Accounting and Tax Services for Small Businesses and Individuals in the Des Moines, Iowa Area and Beyond

My Tax Season Recap: Business is Booming, But I’m Starting to Hate this Crap

How was my tax season? Better than 2015 or 2016 in terms of no surgeries or health problems. Yay! Better than ever before in terms of volume and billings. I was about 40% busier this year than last year. I also have about 40% more tax returns on extension compared to last year. Again, yay! And yet, I'm really starting [...]

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My Tax Season Recap: Business is Booming, But I’m Starting to Hate this Crap

April 28th, 2017|2 Comments

How was my tax season? Better than 2015 or [...]

Bookkeeping Software is Deceptively Simple

April 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Here’s the problem with Quickbooks, or any other software solution for bookkeeping: it’s deceptively simple.

Can an Iowa Tax Return be Amended from Joint to Separate Filing Status?

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Unlike with federal tax returns, taxpayers can indeed amend an Iowa return to separate filing status after filing the original Iowa return jointly.

Small Business

305, 2016

You Can Afford Employees But Not an Accountant?

Things business owners have actually said to me: "I hired employees but can't afford an accountant."

1203, 2015

Why Do Unethical Clients Bother Working With Tax and Accounting Pros?

I'm always confused when an unethical client bothers seeking out the help of a licensed professional.

State Taxes

2404, 2017

Can an Iowa Tax Return be Amended from Joint to Separate Filing Status?

Unlike with federal tax returns, taxpayers can indeed amend an Iowa return to separate filing status after filing the original Iowa return jointly.

1004, 2017

Why Does Iowa Make You Add Federal Self-Employment Tax to Income?

On the Iowa 1040, taxpayers are required to add federal self-employment tax for the current year into income for Iowa purposes. Why does Iowa require this?