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Apr

11

2016
Postal Service Decreases Rates

Postal Service Decreases Rates

On Sunday, April 10th, the United States Postal Service decreased postal rates by 4.3%. First-Class Stamps dropped from $0.49 to $0.47, First Class Metered Mail dropped from $0.485 to $0.465, and finally Postcards dropped from $0.35 to $0.34. The decrease in rates comes as a reversal of an increase set into effect in January of 2014. This original increase of 4.3% was designed to assist...

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Mar

23

2016
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Beware: Turbo Tax Phishing Attack

By now you have probably received some sort of scam email requesting personal information or another form of phishing tactic aimed at stealing your personal information. If you were unfortunate enough for you spam box to not filter out these messages, then we hope you were fortunate enough to not open the message or click on any links. The latest scam comes across impersonating a...

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Feb

11

2016
Small Tax Preparation Time

Small Tax Preparation Time

With tax season well under way, many businesses are preparing to file their tax returns with the IRS. Before the returns are finalized there a numerous steps that a small business should take to ensure accuracy and efficiency during the filing process. Here is ASAP’s take on the steps that should be taken: Decide if you need professional assistance or not. Many small business owners...

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Jan

27

2016
1099 Basics

1099 Basics

With the final days of January upon us; it is getting down to the last minute for issuing 1099 Forms. Let’s review the basics and look at the background behind the form. What? The 1099 form is an information return the IRS requires payers provide to any individual or unincorporated business whom they have issued $600 or more in rents or compensation; also required for...

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Jan

06

2016
Close up of miscellaneous income form on table with calculator and glasses

Year End Essentials

Just like that Year End is upon us again, and if we are not careful we will all drown from our work loads. However, with ASAP Accounting and Payroll by your side you can relax, for we offer the metaphorical lifeboat to save you from drowning in your workloads! First things first, make sure the W4 form you issue new employees are up-to-date. The 2016...

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Nov

20

2015
Small Business Saturday Tips and Tricks

Small Business Saturday Tips and Tricks

Saturday November 28 marks the fifth annual Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday was created by American Express to encourage consumers to shop locally and small during the holiday season. Since the preverbal doors of Small Business Saturday opened in 2010, over eighty-eight million people have shown up to “shop small”. So, is your business ready for Small Business Saturday? If you want to take...

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Feb

19

2015
Where in the World is Keegan?

Where in the World is Keegan?

Keegan, our beloved marketing intern, is a student at Fort Lewis College in Durango where he is studying Web Design. He’s been working with ASAP since last Spring to help ASAP’s team manage our websites, newsletters, and develop online materials and presentations. He has recently been given the wondrous opportunity to take his studies abroad to the city of Regensburg in Bayern, Deutschland (Bavaria, Germany)! His...

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Feb

01

2015
ASAP’s Help Center, ‘Incredibly useful’!

ASAP’s Help Center, ‘Incredibly useful’!

Have you noticed the new Help Center menu on our website? ASAP’s put our customer support online, providing you with 24/7 access to our knowledge base. Filled with FAQs, resource articles, support information, and more – you’re go-to place for quick answers. Use the search bar tool to quickly find relevant information based on what you are in need of. Can’t find what you’re looking...

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Dec

19

2014
New Year Preparation | BEFORE YOUR LAST PAYROLL

New Year Preparation | BEFORE YOUR LAST PAYROLL

 Employee Information; verify current and former employees addresses and SSNs (ASAP’s W2 Edit List) Special Procedures; schedule additional Payroll Runs (such as Bonus Runs, Owner/Adjustment Payrolls, etc.) – These must be processed in 2014, notify ASAP if you need to schedule such payrolls. Benefits Data; confirm compensation, benefit/pension plan contributions such as those based on 2014 plan limits. Health and accident insurance premiums paid on...

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