We know you are super busy as a small business owner, this is why we cannot stress highly enough why it is smart to get help with your taxes!

Why It Is Smart To Get Help With Your TaxesRunning a small business comes with enough paperwork and stress. There’s so much to juggle when you own your own business that sometimes you need a helping hand. Unless you’ve had some real experience with accounting or a similar subject, getting help with your taxes will likely save you time, money and potential hassles in the future.

While you may have kept a tidy collection of receipts and transactions, you may not be aware of new deductions in your personal or business taxes. You may also fail to pay any new taxes that have gone into effect or lost out on a few deductions that you didn’t know you qualified for. If you provide any form of health insurance to your employees, things could get complicated quickly. With Obamacare going into effect soon, the tax codes will be changing enough that if you haven’t stayed up to date (or taken a few classes), you probably won’t know what to do.

Do you know how to take advantage of all the business credits that are relevant to you? Driving expenses, office supplies, and a whole host of other expenses may qualify for rebates or deductions come April, but many business owners are afraid of being audited if they request such deductions. That’s why you need a trusted company to help you take advantage of the money you deserve, but may be afraid to ask for.

With the sea of paperwork and red tape to swim through, from your W-2 form to pay stubs and receipts, a professional payroll team will be the life saver your business needs. If you do your homework before choosing your payroll service provider, you can rest assured that all of your taxes will be taken care of completely, correctly and on time.

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If you’re trying to put a paper like a Living Will or Medical Power of Attorney in place or sign some other important document in the Denver or Boulder metro areas, you’ll most likely need a Notary to help you out.

But what does a Notary do? A Notary, sometimes called a Notary Public, is an official who is sworn in, and bonded in the U.S. state where they live by the Secretary of State. Depending on the state, the process of becoming a notary public can vary, but is rather similar from state to state.

What Services Does A Notary Perform | Denver Boulder NotaryGenerally, a Notary will witness the signing, or execution, of documents. They verify that the person signing the document is who they claim to be, by checking a photo identification, and that they understand what they are signing, and are not being forced to sign it. After they sign it, they sign, stamp (or seal) it.

A Notary can also do some other tasks that aren’t as common as notarizing a document. They can also certify a copy of an original document. They either write a certification and sign the copy of the document, or attach a separate certification page, after witnessing it being copied. They can also administer an oath or affirmation. This means that the Notary is the witness to the person making the oath or affirmation. A notary will ask the person making the oath or affirmation to raise his hand as they do in court and speak the oath as it is written or required by whichever body wrote it. In some jurisdictions, they can also perform weddings!

Very importantly this year, they can deliver absentee voting ballots. They must witness the ballot before it is cast, witness it being marked then deliver it to the election officials. Most importantly, if a Notary can’t verify that someone is who they say they are, or feels that something may be fraudulent, they can, and should, refuse to notarize a document or administer an oath. So should a Notary in the Denver or Boulder area.

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We KNOW, you are too busy running your business and making money to pay attention to your books. The problem with that is you could be losing money EVERY month because you are not watching out for your income and expenses. Litte things fall through the cracks that add up to big money in the long run.

If you would like to find out how to stop losing and start making more, check out our Denver Boulder Quickbooks Expert page.

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