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How To Actually Generate Customers On Professional Networks: Part 1

Asked by Julbert Abraham from AGM - LinkedIn Marketing & LinkedIn Training

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If you're wondering if you can get clients from a professional network such as LinkedIn or Alignable (or any... Read Full Answer

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

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What is List Building all about?

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Celebrating Small And Locally-owned Businesses With Bill Brunelle of Independent We Stand

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As a Small Business Owner, Should I Save And Document All My Receipts?

By Esther Kilada · Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 · Tagged in General Discussion

Samantha Zishka from West Ridge Bookkeeping & Accounting Services, LLC
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

You need to keep receipts if you are using your business checking account for personal purchases.

If your business checking account is solely used for business then there is not a need to keep receipts for purchases under $75.

But, if you run personal purchases through your business checking account you SHOULD ABSOLUTLEY keep all receipts to verify if personal or business purchase.

Bob Lukey EA from Robert's Accounting & Tax Service
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Monday, June 19, 2017

I tell all my tax clients to save any receipt they perceive as related to their business. If they do this I can accept or reject a receipt as being business related. It's the receipt they don't bring that could have been accepted that can't be a business expense. Some of my clients scan their receipts and give them to me in a pdf This prevents future fading of a receipt and easy access in the event of a future need. Additionally if they bring every thing tallied in a Excel worksheet I can cross reference the pdf and the worksheet for my due diligence. As much... (more)

Travis Yates from Remington Agency
5 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Absolutely unless you just want to pay the IRS more money.

Nancy Hall from Nancy S Hall CPA
7 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Let' s make it simple. First keep all receipts. I use a scanner. Have a separate business bank account and use your business debit card for purchases. That will give you a nice record on your bank statement. Avoid using cash. Be extra careful about meals and entertainment. At IRS Forums, IRS says you should write down the business purpose of the meals and entertainment on the receipt. With good records you can feel safe in making every deduction. Bottom line is if you don't have receipts or bank records, you will lose out on deductions.

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