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How the Government Shut Down Affects Tax Season For You

Jan 9, 2019 10:28:32 AM / by Lee Goudzwaard-Vaught posted in taxes, small business, accounting, small business advice, small business resources

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The current government shutdown is affecting all kinds of nationally funded programs, but nowhere is it more evident than how it has shaped tax season this year. Already different because of the passage of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, the real monkey wrench comes from the fact that 800,000 federal workers in nine different departments aren’t able to work. These departments include Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, State, Transportation, and Treasury .

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The Three Biggest Changes to Tax Law in 2018 That Affect You Today

Nov 16, 2018 11:04:00 AM / by Lee Goudzwaard-Vaught posted in monthly accounting, taxes, small business advice, small business accounting

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Tax law isn’t static, it’s constantly changing. Deductions that were available last year aren’t available this year, the amount you can deduct changes, even changes in how dependents work for deductions. We’re asked all the time about this, so here’s what you need to know about the three biggest changes to tax deductions in 2018.

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How Too Much Profitability Can Hurt Your Business

Oct 30, 2018 11:12:00 AM / by Lee Goudzwaard-Vaught posted in monthly accounting, taxes, small business, bookkeeping, accounting, small business advice, small business accounting

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You’ve grown your business, take pride in a satisfied customer base, and have increased profitability year after year -- what’s the problem with that? As the poet Biggie Smalls once so eloquently rapped, “Mo money, mo problems.” While it’s obviously the goal to succeed as a business - and profitability is part of that equation - here’s how too much profitability can hurt your business -- and where you can get the help you need.

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Why Doing Your Own Payroll is a Huge Mistake

Oct 24, 2018 7:02:00 AM / by Bret Asmussen posted in payroll, small business, small business advice, small business resources, outsource accounting

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When you own a small business, it is imperative that you find ways to save money wherever you can. It’s not a matter of want, it’s a matter of need. You take pride in doing your own sales, your own customer service, heck, you might even shovel your own driveway. That’s why it makes perfect sense to do your own payroll right? Maybe not. Here’s why it’s a waste of time to sit in front of a blank spreadsheet with your head in your hands.

Payroll Software is Subscription-Based, Meaning You Keep Paying for the Same Thing Year After Year. Paying for payroll software isn’t usually a one-time fee. Every year you’re paying for a “newer” version of the same old software with a bunch of “new” features that don’t really feel all that different.

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Many Strengths. One Goal. CSI, PASBA, and you.

Sep 11, 2018 6:30:59 PM / by Lee Goudzwaard-Vaught posted in monthly accounting, payroll, small business advice, small business resources, small business accounting, outsource accounting

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CSI is a proud member of the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants, or PASBA. CSI Accounting & Payroll has won several prestigious PASBA awards including Small Business Accounting Firm of the Year and PASBA's 2018 Lifetime Achievement award. Here is a short video that highlights the PASBA model and how its service and price model for accounting, bookkeeping, tax, consulting, and payroll provides tangible benefits, especially for small business owners:

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