How to MAXIMIZE Productivity when Your Office Is at Home. Part One

woman with checklist binderYour office is at home. You can actually walk from your kitchen to your office. We all know there can be many perks to having a home office: flexibility, time with family, and even working in your pajamas. The key is to maximize productivity as if your office were offsite. Here are three tips on how to do that:

1. Set yourself up for success

2. Push the reset button

3. Manage your mind


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1099 Processing Time is Here!

women with list1099 forms are those required by the IRS to report payments to vendors made during the year, and are due to the recipient by January 31, and to the IRS February 29th (paper) or March 31st (electronic). IRS instructions state a form 1099-MISC is necessary to file for each person to whom you have paid during the year:

*At least $600 in services (see for specifics)
*At least $10 in royalties
*Any fishing boat proceeds; or
*Gross proceeds of $600 or more paid to an attorney.

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As someone who really loves technology and very much dislikes paper, I’m always amazed at how many people I lady asian clipboard 42574234._ copyspeak to on a regular basis who say “oh yeah, I think I have that SOFTWARE/TECHNOLOGY/SYSTEMS but I just don’t use it. I guess I should since I’m paying for it.” Often times individuals and/or businesses come to me to help them streamline and automate their systems. When I consult with someone, I address four basic areas:


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Received a Notice from the IRS? Don’t Panic!

Candy Messer - Received a Notice from the IRS Don't PanicLetters from the IRS are often unexpected. Although many notices are sent to request a payment, they are also sent for a variety of other reasons as well. Specific issues concerning your account, a correction to your income or payroll tax return, or a change to your account, are all common reasons the IRS is contacting you.

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