SJG is Hiring: Part-time Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

S.J. Gorowitz Accounting & Tax Services, P.C. is an, award-winning, boutique, CPA firm located in Alpharetta, GA supporting expanding and emerging businesses and their owners. With a great commitment to our values, we care about one another and our clients, and we pursue the highest standards. Our team members are honest, kind, and fun. This is not your typical CPA firm. We genuinely enjoy one another and our clients, and believe that the best work gets done in a supportive, happy work environment. We are seeking a team member who enjoys collaboration and wants an opportunity to work in a professional CPA firm environment with diverse clientele. If you are a driven and enthusiastic professional with two years minimum in an office administration role, joining the SJG team is a great opportunity to excel and continue your growth. Some benefits of joining our team Work with confidence by taking advantage of our quarterly professional development program with coaching to assist … [Read more...]

QuickBooks 2018 Offers Great New Features and a Compelling Reason to Upgrade

Quickbooks 2018

Each year Intuit releases an upgrade to QuickBooks™ Desktop accounting software and discontinues support for versions greater than two years old. This year, on May 31, 2018, Intuit will cease support for the 2015 version of QB Desktop and SJG, therefore, recommends that businesses using versions 2015 or earlier should upgrade now. We are excited about this years’ QB 2018 release as it includes several new and quite a few improved features that make this upgrade one users should take notice of. Included in the Pro, Premier, Accountant, Enterprise versions, users will find: Multi-Monitor Support: Now users can view QuickBooks on up to three connected monitors at once, whereas previously QuickBooks only provided support for one monitor. This feature update is good news for the many users like myself who are taking advantage of the multi-monitor support in other applications. Access this feature from the Menu Bar by selecting View > Switch to Multi-monitor Mode. Past Due … [Read more...]

2017 Form 1099 News Alert – Here is what you need to know.

1099 Form

When: 1099s are required to be sent to vendors by January 31, 2018 and the corresponding 1099s and summary Form 1096 are also required to be sent to the IRS by January 31, 2018. Who needs to be issued a 1099-MISC? Generally, you should include all vendors to whom you’ve paid $600.00 or more during the year that are not incorporated. Your list likely includes individuals, partnerships, and some corporate entities, including: Contractors Non-employees Rental payments for office space, equipment, or machinery Royalties paid in the amount of $10 or more Exception: Attorneys should be issued 1099s, regardless of whether the attorney/firm is incorporated or not incorporated. Why: Why are these forms required in the first place? The payments made to vendors are a tax-deduction to your business. By issuing 1099s, you not only verify your expenses but also help the IRS track keep track of who received the income and match that to their income tax returns. If the rule … [Read more...]

2018 Changes to IRS Standard Mileage Rates

2018 Changes to IRS Standard Mileage Rates

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sets standard mileage rates for business based on an annual study of fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile, including depreciation, insurance, repairs, tires, maintenance, gas and oil. Beginning January 1, 2018, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be: 54.5 cents for every mile of business travel driven, up 1 cent from the rate for 2017. 18 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, up 1 cent from the rate for 2017. 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations. The business mileage rate and the medical and moving expense rates each increased 1 cent per mile from the rates for 2017. The charitable rate is set by statute and remains unchanged. Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering whether deductions apply to you: Business miles are miles you’ve driven specifically for business. Business miles are NOT miles … [Read more...]