Are You Ready for the Tax Deadline?
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I’m sure you’re as excited as I am to make sure your extended tax filing is as accurate and economically-
filed as possible, and to make sure it’s on time.
That’s what this edition is all about! Plus, water bowls and stuffed giraffes!
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Wishing You Heaps Of Fun, And A Healthy Serving Of Beans.
Pardon Me: Do You Have The Time?
Bean There, Done That
Monthly Bookkeeping Wisdom From Your Friendly Bean-Counter
Do you remember how Cinderella had to get out of there before midnight, which was when her fairy godmother’s magic was due to wear off, and her stylish late-model carriage was going to turn back into a big orange pumpkin?
And, speaking of orange, do you recall that Broncos game (pick just about any one last year) where Denver was behind and had to run their “two-minute drill” to try to score before the end of the game, in order to make their losing score look more respectable?
Also, do you remember that one outer space alien movie (pick just about any one from the 1980s) where the ship’s “self-destruct” countdown timer had been set, and the good guys had to get out of there before they were all blown to microscopic particles of space dust?
What do all of these famous scenarios have in common?
That’s right: They all appear in this edition of Bean There, Done That.
Also, you may note that in each scenario, someone is facing long odds as they race against a deadline.
These deadlines are hard-and-fast. Midnight strikes, and that carriage is a pumpkin. That countdown timer reaches zero, and “ka-boom.” And when the stadium clock reads “0:00,” the refs can’t wait to blow the whistle and get away from the Bronc- er, I mean, hit the showers.
No delays… no more extensions… OUT OF TIME.
Well, your Certified Public Accountant (CPA) has a deadline like that, too, and it’s coming up in less than a month.
That’s the deadline for your CPA to get your taxes filed – assuming you filed an extension – and when that clock strikes midnight, if that filing isn’t finished, your finances may well suffer a fate worse than “ka-boom,” or even worse than turning into a pumpkin.
But see, like our other heroes, your CPA has work to do before the deadline.
(If your firm is a “C” Corp or sole proprietorship – or if you’re filing an individual return – and you’ve had an extension filed, your CPA only has a precious few days to finish your filing. If your non-profit firm had an extension filed, your CPA has until November 15… but that will be here before you know it, too!)
So just as the Broncos had to complete at least one pass (just one pass… any pass… please), and just as Captain Kirk had to get the transporter beam to work, and just as Cinderella had to get the prince to totally dig her – your CPA has to check and double check your return to make sure you won’t be liable for penalties, all before time runs out.
That’s where you and I come in!
We can’t give the prince a magic love potion, we can’t help get the transporter working (“Ah’m goo-in’ as fast as Ah can, Captain!”), and Lord knows there’s nothing we can do for the Broncos.
But we CAN make sure your CPA has all your bookkeeping buttoned-up so she can file an accurate return on your behalf.
This will mean your CPA can spend less time making sure you have an accurate, timely tax filing… and THAT means YOU will save money, since the best CPAs tend to charge for their valuable services, and they charge by the hour.
Let’s schedule some time to talk about your bookkeeping and finances, and make sure everything is accurate and clear for your CPA well in advance of the looming extended-filing deadline.
It’ll be like completing a pass through the transporter to beam your CPA the glass slipper she’s been looking for!
- 1What kind of gas mileage would you say a big orange pumpkin gets?
- 2How far can you throw a glass slipper? How about if your line misses their blocks and the pocket collapses?
- 3How much money could you save if your CPA had to spend less time on your extended return… all because your books were more organized than a collection of microscopic space dust particles?
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Sadie’s Paw Prints
Don’t Let Your Dog Have A Drinking Problem
Sadie here – Dottie’s faithful canine companion – with a note of reminder for all you two-leggers out there who are fortunate enough to have been adopted by a dog.
One thing I’ve noticed is that, when autumn rolls around and the weather starts to cool down, humans sometimes get out of the habit of drinking plenty of water.
It’s easy to remember to drink water when it’s super-hot outside, and you’re more-than-usually thirsty. But we dogs see less human water-sipping, starting around this same time every year.
So first, I want to remind YOU to keep drinking water. It’s good for you. Your human scientists say you really ought to get about two liters of water a day, year round, no matter what the weather’s like, and no matter what a liter is, for goodness’ sake.
But here’s the big reminder: Just because you feel less thirsty, because of the change in seasons or for whatever reason, we dogs still need our drinks!
When humans forget to drink their water, it sometimes happens that they forget to fill our water bowls, and that just ain’t cool.
So make a habit of drinking water… but also make a habit of checking your canine friend’s water bowl often. Make sure your fur baby has plenty to drink, all the time.
We thank you from the bottom of our doggie hearts.
Seeing Spots? That’s Good!
One of our favorite non-profit groups is the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund (KACF), and we’re very proud to support them in their efforts around the globe to preserve wildlife.
Our friends at KACF recently reminded us that giraffes are extremely endangered – almost extinct! Many people don’t know this… and nobody talks about it.
We can’t let our long-necked spotted buddies go the way of the dodo.
For one thing, there are far too many animated movies featuring giraffes that our kids just adore… and it’d be kinda nice to be able to assure those kids that there will still be actual, live giraffes in the world when they grow up!
Speaking of kids and giraffes, YOU (yes, YOU) can help KACF’s efforts to save the species by spending just a few bucks to buy one of their really-cool plushie stuffed giraffes for the little wildlife lover in your family!
This isn’t just ANY stuffed giraffe. It’s a replica of one of the giraffes KACF is working to preserve by relocating them to safer places and having them wear stylish telemetry collars (so the preservationists can stay aware of the giraffes’ movements).
You might rather have a stylish telemetry collar for your toddler, but those are a bit pricey and not generally available to the public. So do the next best thing… and get that toddler a plushie giraffe!
You can find all the information you need here: