Backyard Bookkeeper

Let someone else do your dirty work.

QUICKBOOKS DISASTER?

2825 E Cottonwood Pkwy Ste 500

Salt Lake City

UT

USA

Phone: (801) 990-3227

Fax: (801) 951-7223

Email: info@backyardbookkeeper.com

For media or customer service questions, contact Alex: alex@backyardbookkeeper.com

Behind on your payroll taxes? Keep reading…

A common trap that business owners fall into when cash flow is tight is not paying their payroll taxes. Most bills we pay are directly linked to something we need on a regular business–utility bills, for instance, or a subscription to online advertising. If we don’t pay it, we stop receiving the service or lose access to the product. It’s a little harder to see the connection when it comes to payroll taxes, especially when it may take the IRS months or even years to notice that you haven’t paid. Continue reading

$1000 bill from the Utah State Tax Commission? Don’t Panic!

“Annual Withholding Reconciliation Not Filed or Incomplete”

Every fall, the USTC sends out hundreds, possibly thousands of notices to employers around the state that they owe $1000 for neglecting to file their TC-941R for the previous year. It may sound like a government scheme to trick extra money out small businesses, but it’s not. It is simply a way to spur employers into action.
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How To Not Forget To Renew Your Business License Each Year

Last year, the renewal notice never arrived in the mail. Instead, we just got a postcard from the Division of Corporations in early October that our business registration was now late for 2011. It wasn’t that big of a deal; the renewal costs $15/year and the late fee was only $10, but it was irritating that they wouldn’t give us any leeway when we didn’t even receive the first notice. In an informal survey of clients and companies we’ve worked with, it seems like that first postcard goes missing as much as 50% of the time.
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Accounting For Holiday Bonuses

As the holidays approach, are you thinking of your employees and how wonderful they’ve been? Have you been thinking about how you would like to give them a bonus, but you are unsure how to account for it in the books?

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Making The Relationship Work

Now that we’ve been in business for over two years, we’ve run the gamut of client-bookkeeper relationships. Backyard Bookkeeper has helped in several situations where a previous accountant or office assistant defrauded, stole from, or otherwise messed up the books of the business. We have also dealt with some difficult situations of our own. Based on these experiences, I’d like to make a couple observations and offer some advice for dealing with your own bookkeeper or clients, as the case may be.

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Our YouTube Channel

Alex has created a YouTube channel for us to share bookkeeping tips, Quickbooks advice, and other useful videos. Our first video is just an introduction to the company! View it here:

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Rocky, business owner

I tried to manage my Quickbooks by myself for many years and was just not getting the result I wanted. I have found Backyard Bookkeeper to be a great fit to my business and gives me the time to spend on more productive things in my business. Thanks guys! R. H.

Al, attorney

After opening my own firm, I quickly realized handling my own bookkeeping was a losing proposition – not only did not I not have sufficient knowledge, I was losing valuable time that could be better spent doing what I do best. I contacted Backyard Bookkeeper. They came to the rescue, assuming my Quickbooks mess, and quickly organized and streamlined both my internal bookkeeping, but also took over my billing. Backyard Bookkeeper is immediately responsive, and 100% competent. I am very happy with their service and highly recommend any small business give them a try – you won’t regret it.

Tami, business owner

I am thrilled with the service I have had from Julie with Backyard Bookkeeper! A recent computer crash left me with a feeling of dread.  After trying to install/restore backup on my own – I encountered errors and was at a standstill. Julie was prompt to respond to my problem, arranged for a time when we could work on a resolution, and within minutes she had my data restored and had me back up and running my small business! Julie is very knowledgeable about QuickBooks and is a resource I am thrilled to have by my side when I need her! I highly recommend Backyard Bookkeeper to other business owners.

Cindy, bookkeeper

I contacted Julie DeLong on two separate occasions for help with some bookkeeping issues that I was having. Julie responded immediately and helped me solve my problems. She understood every issue that I was having and gave me clear, concise resolutions for each. Having her as a resource has made my job so much easier! I highly recommend her and am so grateful to have her to turn to when I have a problem!

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