As a business owner, you are required to track each time you take money from your business profits as a draw or owner salary payment for the purpose of calculating the Estimated Quarterly Self-Employment Taxes you will owe to the IRS. You will setup an EFTPS (Electronic Federal Tax Payment System) account with the IRS. It is recommended you set aside approximately 30% of the money you take for your tax payments. Your IRS payments will include Federal Income, Medicare and Social Security tax. Self-Employed business owners are responsible to pay both the employer and employee portions of Social Security and Medicare tax in addition to Income tax. Our firm creates monthly journal entries to record the salaries or draws that business owners take. We calculate the estimated self-employment tax and provide a monthly amount to pay to the IRS. We create bills in your QuickBooks Online account to book your self-employment tax liabilities and send reminders of tax payment due dates. While we understand that these payments are due on a quarterly basis, it is recommended you make monthly payments to better manage your business cash flow. For more information on self-employment tax please visit this link: Self-Employed Individuals . To setup your EFTPS account with the IRS please visit this link: Setup EFTPS Account

Your Accountant Creates Quarterly Estimated Tax Liability Reports

With Lend A Hand Accounting, your accountant calculates and tracks the self-employment taxes you that you will owe to the IRS each quarter based on your monthly owner salary or draws. A custom report is created and uploaded into the From My Accountant folder located within your secure document upload portal. This report is used to file and pay your EFTPS payments. Our clients make their own EFTPS payments on a monthly recurring basis and file their own quarterly returns with State agencies such as Employment Security if they have not selected Full-Service Payroll in QuickBooks Online. Your accountant will match money spent that comes through your bank feeds to the bill entries made to book your self-employment tax liabilities. The process of creating monthly journal and bill entries for your owner salary or draws creates expenses on your Profit and Loss report, as well as equity and liability transactions on your Balance Sheet. The outstanding liabilities on your Balance sheet are cleared when IRS payments are matched to bill entries.

Your Accountant Reconciles Owner Equity and Payroll Liabilities

With our Owner Salary or Draw Posting Service, your accountant reconciles your self-employment expenses, owner equity and tax liability account distributions each month. The transactions in these accounts are compared with your quarterly or monthly tax payments, and validated against your Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet reports. When IRS tax notices are received, they are uploaded into a folder within your secure document upload portal. Any IRS tax notices received will be reviewed by your accountant. Signing a tax authorization form will allow your accountant to contact tax agencies on your behalf.

Regina Pitts
Regina PittsChief Financial Officer
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Your Personal Guide to Seamless Accounting: Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor at Your Service

Hey there! I’m Gina, and I’m the proud co-founder of Lend A Hand Accounting. Why did I start this? Well, I believe that everyone should have access to affordable, efficient, and flexible accounting and bookkeeping services. It’s all about making sure these essential services fit snugly into your budget without any fuss.

We’ve ditched the traditional hourly rate system and adopted a flat fee pricing. You might be wondering, “Why does this matter?” Well, this way, you know exactly what you’re paying for upfront and there are no unexpected surprises. You get to pick and choose the accounting services you need, like a customized menu. And the best part? You’re in complete control of when you start or stop using our services. We’re essentially just a call or a text away, no need for endless phone calls or draining trips to the accountant’s office.

I’m not just any accountant though. I’m an Advanced QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor. That means I’m equipped with advanced expertise and resources to help you leverage QuickBooks Online to its full potential. My goal is to make your accounting process smooth and efficient so you can focus on what you do best – running your business.

Ready to get started? Reach out to me directly at 360-637-4799. We can even kick things off immediately if you’re ready. Simply create a free account, and I can instantly take a look at your books and let you know where you stand.

At the end of the day, we’re here to serve you. We really appreciate the trust you place in us and we’re eager to meet all of your accounting and bookkeeping needs. Looking forward to being part of your team!

Take care,

Gina

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