Leslie joined Tzinberg & Associates in early 2008. She studied at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2008, and a Master of Science in Accounting in 2010. She was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 2011. Her responsibilities at the firm include financial statement preparation, tax planning, and tax return preparation. She is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and enjoys using new technology to help clients succeed.
For many business owners, September tends to bring a bit of a slowdown. The chaos of getting kids prepared for going back to school has passed, and a focus on saving money tends to kick in as people prepare for the coming holiday spend. Combined, this can often translate into a lull for business owners.
This is a friendly reminder that the Q3 tax estimate payment deadline is coming up fast. Be sure to make your payment by September 15, 2018 to avoid penalties. Currently, penalties for late or no payment average about 4 percent. And wouldn’t you rather keep that money in your pocket?
According to new rules from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, meals and entertainment tax-deductible expenses for businesses have undergone considerable reform. Because the explanations of new deduction guidelines can be confusing, we’ve created this brief outline for you. A visit with your accounting professional to ensure your Chart of Accounts is correct may also be beneficial.