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online accountants and/or business advisors/lawyers???

    • 1 posts
    June 6, 2012 12:45 PM EDT

    I don't know how trustworthy these virtual professionists seems though

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    • 59 posts
    January 22, 2008 8:43 AM EST
    Hello!  I`m an online CPA, how can I help you?

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    Gina L. Gwozdz, CPA
    http://GLGcpa.com
    http://TaxTreasures.com

    • 59 posts
    January 30, 2008 1:56 AM EST
    I guess I`m mostly trying to figure out how much it would cost to have someone do a tax return for a corporation. and advice about how that all works. we started a corporation towards the end of last year, but haven`t done any business with it yet. I don`t think we should have to do anything with it for this tax season, but next year we will for sure, and I don`t think I`ll really want to mess with it by then. but it would obviously be good to make sure we keep the right kind of records this year.


    When someone calls me and says the above, I ask them the following questions to make sure they do not have a reportable transaction, even though they feel they have "not done any business with it yet":
    • What state did you incorporate in?  This is because some states require an annual filing regardless of whether or not you did any business.
    • Did you elect S-Corporation status?  I always ask this so I know what type of corporation I`m dealing with.
    • Did you do all the paperwork yourself, or did you hire an attorney or online corporation to filing your legal paperwork with the state?  If so, you have attorney fees, which if reported you get to deduct.  If you never file a return in the year you incurred the expense, you do not get to deduct it?
    • Did you apply for a Federal EIN?
    • Did you incur any expenses in researching this business?  If so, you have expenses that are deductible ONLY if you file a return in the year of the expenses.
    Then based on how those questions are answered, I usually have several more questions.  Why not send me an email with your phone number and tell me when a good time to call you is and we can discuss this?  There won`t be a charge for the phone call, if you`re worried about that.

    Best wishes,
    Gina

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    http://GLGcpa.com
    http://TaxTreasures.com

  • January 25, 2008 5:55 AM EST
    There are a lot of bookkeepers starting virtual services these days.  I`ve been doing work this way for a couple of years and already have a decent out of state client base.
     
    Linda
  • January 28, 2008 3:54 PM EST
    Eight32 ~
     
    If you`re talking about trying to find a virtual bookkeeper, you`ll find a considerable quantity of them by typing "virtual bookkeeping" or "virtual assistants" in the search bar.
     
    You can also search "outsource bookkeeping".
     
    Gina and I are both here if you have questions, as are several others here at the network.
     
    Good luck.
     
    Linda
  • January 29, 2008 11:33 PM EST
    I do strictly bookkeeping and make sure everything`s in order for the tax preparer.  Gina would be the one to go to for the taxes.
     
    Out of curiosity, what type of business are you in? 
     
    Linda
    • 11 posts
    January 22, 2008 7:46 AM EST
    every other type of business seems to have online services... can anyone recommend something like this to me??? I would love to have an online lawyer and an online CPA... any opinions?
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    January 27, 2008 11:38 AM EST
    sweet, I will check out your sites, thanks! I am not able to bring anything up by googling, or maybe I just don`t know what to look for, which is why I asked here.
    • 11 posts
    January 29, 2008 4:54 PM EST
    I guess I`m mostly trying to figure out how much it would cost to have someone do a tax return for a corporation. and advice about how that all works. we started a corporation towards the end of last year, but haven`t done any business with it yet. I don`t think we should have to do anything with it for this tax season, but next year we will for sure, and I don`t think I`ll really want to mess with it by then. but it would obviously be good to make sure we keep the right kind of records this year.