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What Makes CSI Different?

Mar 3, 2021 11:43:30 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business payroll, small business bookkeeping, small business accounting, small business operations

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Any reasonable small business owner would ask themselves, "What makes CSI Accounting & Payroll so special? What do they do that my current bookkeeper and annual tax accountant don't? What about my payroll provider?"

You're here for a reason, and that reason is because all professional services are not made equal.You may have a need that is not being met with your current services. Let's see if we can be a good match for each other!

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Is Your Small Business Ready For the New Minimum Wage?

Dec 29, 2020 5:13:44 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business payroll, small business operations

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If you haven't heard yet, the Minnesota minimum wage has increased, and so has the national minimum wage for government contractors. If your company currently employs Minnesota workers at minimum wage or utilizes federal contractors at minimum wage, are you ready to make any necessary changes to reflect the increase?

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End of Year: IRS Changes Due to COVID-19

Nov 25, 2020 10:07:24 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business payroll, small business bookkeeping, small business accounting

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Brian Paulson, the owner of CSI Accounting & Payroll, has put together some end-of-year planning tips.

He writes, "Everything we do is focused on the core belief that we succeed in life by helping others succeed. This letter is one complimentary piece of our intense planning and research effort throughout the year to help in your success. Feel free to share it with anyone you know who could benefit."

This section covers a unique topic: changes in the IRS due to COVID-19. Pandemics definitely don't happen every day, but they can result in massive government changes.

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act - What We Know So Far

Mar 20, 2020 2:22:58 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business taxes, small business payroll, small business operations

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law on March 18, 2020.

In the coming days and weeks, federal regulatory agencies, including the Department of Labor (DOL) and Health and Human Services (HHS), will provide guidance on how to execute or implement the new requirements. In the meantime, employers and advisors must rely on a good faith interpretation of the act’s text.

We are sharing everything we know below and will not be able to answer follow up questions about the act until agency guidance has been released, which will take some time. We will update the HR Support Center when we have more information, and we encourage you to check there.

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What Minnesota’s New Wage Theft Law Means for Your Business

Jul 24, 2019 9:11:00 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business payroll, small business operations

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A new piece of legislation by Minnesota lawmakers puts unprecedented pressure on businesses to make sure that they’re providing accurate documentation of employee wages. As of Monday, July 1st, 2019 employers are required to provide employees notice at the start of their job laying out wage or salary amount and the benefits available. Employers must also provide additional information in their pay stubs and include allowances taken out for lodging, food, and other incidentals.

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How the New Amendment to Minneapolis SST Work Laws Will Affect Your Business (Even if You Don’t Live Here)

Jul 22, 2019 12:33:46 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business payroll, small business operations

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A recent change in Minneapolis work law could affect your business -- even if your headquarters, facilities, or office(s) are not located inside the city.

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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 small business payroll, small business accounting, small business operations

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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. 

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

Sep 11, 2018 6:30:59 PM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business payroll, small business accounting, small business operations

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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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CSI Accounting & Payroll Wins National Award

May 23, 2018 11:21:55 AM / by Brian Paulson posted in small business payroll, small business accounting, small business operations

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It has been a privilege to help many wonderful Minnesota small businesses reach their goals and grow their companies. Your success has given CSI owner, Brian Paulson, the platform to help other accounting and payroll firms come up with better ways to serve their clients through his work with the Professional Association of Small Business Accountants (PASBA).

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5-Step Payroll Checklist for Small Business Owners

Oct 12, 2017 10:29:22 AM / by CSI Accounting Staff posted in small business payroll

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For many small business owners, payroll is a headache. According to Score, the majority of small business owners spend up to five hours doing payroll every month. Some owners are spending ten hours or more.

As a small business owner, your time is valuable. Extra time spent on payroll is time you could be spending running your business and driving growth.

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