|Posted on June 30, 2020 at 7:45 PM||comments (0)|
We congratulate you for making it through the Pandemic and getting back with your Business Operations. We are excited about the endless Possibilities and Opportunities, that the future holds for us. We look forward to working with you in making this Possible.
Governor Larry Hogan recently announced the next round of safe and phased re openings in conjunction with stage two of the " Maryland Strong: Road map to Recovery" Plan. We are also aware that, the Federal Government will forgive part of your PPP Loan, as long as 60% of the Amount goes towards Paying your Employees.
In light of these re openings and Loan Forgiveness Rules, the Maryland Department of Labor has notified all unemployment claimants who are on temporary layoff or are furloughed due to COVID-19 that they are required to return to work if called back by their employer. If a claimant refuses an offer of work, it may result in the delay or denial of the claimant’s benefits.
Labor’s Division of Unemployment Insurance requires employers to report the following information within 15 days of when they offer work and it is refused by the employee:
If your Employees refuse to get back to work, there is a New Employer Tool for Updating Return to Work Dates and Reporting Job Refusals Online, which is included below.
Employers who have a valid Maryland account number and FEIN may easily report job refusals and update return to work dates by utilizing the Division’s new online application available at https://secure-2.dllr.state.md.us/net207/welcome.aspx. The application will accept an updated return to work date up to 30 days in the past and up to 12 months in the future.
Employers without a valid Maryland account number, such as federal employers and those who are out-of-state, may report job refusals and update return to work dates by emailing [email protected].
However, please note there are circumstances where a claimant has “good cause” to refuse an offer of work, including:
Upon receipt of this information from the employer, Labor will schedule a telephone fact-finding appointment with the claimant where the claimant will be able to address the failure to return-to-work/job refusal issue. The employer will also be contacted to provide the circumstances of the job offer. After the Division has collected the available facts surrounding the job offer, a determination will be made.
We are aware, that this may be a tedious and additional workload for you; As your Trusted Bookkeeping, Accounting and Payroll Provider, we are excited to let you know, that we can assist you with this Task, as well as any other Services, you may require to allow you settle down and work on your Business.
Call Us on any of the Numbers Below and Let us know, how we can assist you:
C - 2020-422-4586
O - 301- 485-8109
To your Business Success.
Rosemary Anyanwu, CFE.
Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor
Professional Bookkeeper & Accountant.
|Posted on May 15, 2020 at 3:44 AM||comments (1)|
Congratulations to Rosyan Bookkeeping Services
Today marks 8 Years of Our Company.
Birthed from a Labor & Delivery Room
Became a Reality at the Birth of a Third Child
Became liberated from the High Costs of Child Care Expenses.
Became a Business Support to many Businesses.
Became an Employer of Labor
Became a QuickBooks Training Center
Became a Bedrock to Many Homes and Families.
Became a Leading Example to Youths and College Interns.
Became a Support to Non-Profits.
Became a Successful Business.
Became Hope to our Clients.
Breaking through the Pandemic
And Coming out Stronger......................
To Many More Years of Business Success.
We are grateful to all our Clients, Colleagues and Friends. Thank you for all your Support.
Thank you for standing with us through the Years. We know, these are unprecedented times and there are a lot of challenges during these Period, but we want you to know, that we will get through this together and come out stronger.
Don't hesitate to call, if you need a Supportive Ear. We are a Call and a Click away. Together, we will celebrate and get through this.
We love and appreciate you.
All you Need to Know about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).
|Posted on April 6, 2020 at 11:58 PM||comments (1)|
All you Need to Know about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).
The Trump administration announced a $349 Billion Relief Package for small businesses that are being impacted by the effects of the coronavirus. Many are having to close their doors to prevent the spread of the virus. This situation, in turn, has led to companies having to reduce the hours of workers or even let them go altogether.
The Relief Package Program is a Part of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) offered in Government - backed Forgivable Loans to help Small Businesses continue paying payroll costs and certain operating expenses.
If you're a Business Owner, these are Two (2) Main Options, that are available for Small Businesses and Non- Profits to obtain financial support during the coronavirus outbreak. They are:
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan:
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan is dedicated to guarantee Businesses, the loans they need to cover 8 Weeks of Payroll Expenses, along with some Utility and Rent Costs, as well as Payments of Interest on any Mortgage Obligation. Businesses will have to maintain Payroll fully for the Next 3 Months. It is important to note that the Loans can be fully forgiven, if the Businesses keep employees on Payroll or re-hire them by June 30th.
Important Facts about PPP:
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program ( EIDL):
This Loan is to provide Economic Relief for Businesses experiencing a Temporary Revenue Loss due to COVID-19. This Loan will guarantee a Bushiness/Non-Profit Organization, a Grant of $10,000 which is considered as " Advance", that you don't have to pay back. It funds low- interest Loans, that your Business can use to cover operating expenses, which you will need to repay back.
Important Facts about EIDL:
We are aware that these Applications require submitting your Financial Statements and Payroll Documentation to speed up your Loan Determination Process. We are excited to announce that, we are available to help you with furnishing these Documents and making them available to make this Possible.
Feel Free to Reach out to us and let us know, how we can assist you.
|Posted on April 3, 2020 at 4:04 PM||comments (2)|
We are aware that these are unprecedented Times and there are a lot of challenges during these Period. We are encouraging you to rise above this Situation and remain confident, that you will come out Stronger, Bigger and Better off.
President Trump just signed off a $2 Trillion Relief Bill, which will come in form of Stimulus Checks to offer Assistance to Millions of American Household, affected by the Corona Virus Pandemic. We are aware that most of us have Questions and we want to enlighten you more about, what in this for us.
The Following are the Basic Things to know about the Stimulus Checks:
It is important to note that if the Income Exceeds the threshold, the Amount will be reduced on a Sliding Scale.
We are available to help you with all the Questions, that you may have , regarding the Stimulus Check as well as any other Question on the Stimulus Package. We are also available to assist you virtually. Call us on 202-422-4586 to set up an Appointment.
It is always our Pleasure to Help you.
|Posted on December 18, 2017 at 7:15 PM||comments (5)|
As the Year is coming to an end and Tax Season is drawing closer, it is important to remember The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015 that was passed by Congress in 2015, which became effective last year. We had published a Detailed Article - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/new-w-2-deadline-2017-business-owners-employers-take-note/
With this New Act, Employers and Small Businesses have January 31 Filing Deadline to submit Forms W-2 and W-3 to the Social Security Administration (Whether you file using Paper Forms or electronically). This New Date also applies to certain Forms 1099-MISC reporting Non-Employee Compensation such as Payments to Independent Contractors.
As a Result of this, the filing deadline for 2017 W-2s and 1099 forms (including Form 1099-MISC) is January 31, 2018. The deadline for providing W-2 forms to employees and 1099-MISC forms to Independent Contractors for 2017 has not changed. This deadline is still January 31, 2018.
Note to Employers: It is important that Employers become adequately prepared to complete the Year-End Tasks. This means:
Please remember, that Extension of Time to file these Forms is no longer automatic. You can only request for One 30- Day Extension and this extension is NOT AUTOMATIC. You will have to submit a complete application on Form 8809, Application for Extension of Time to File Information Returns. This Form should be completed as soon as you notice that as Extension is necessary, but no later than JANUARY 31.
This Extension does not affect extensions of Time to furnish Forms W-2 and Forms 1099 to your Employees and Independent Contractors.
There are penalties for Failure to file these Returns or Furnish Correct Statements and these Penalties are not palatable.
The Penalty amounts shown below apply for filings due after December 31, 2017:
The IRS urges Tax Payers to still plan to file their Returns as they normally would do, but prepare to exercise some patience, as we have noticed that these changes have brought some delays in getting Tax Refunds. The Refund Delay is an added way to help the IRS combat Tax Fraud by beefing up its effort to authenticate Tax Payer Filings.
At Rosyan Bookkeeping Services, We are committed to helping you with your W-2s, W-3s and 1099 Filings, as well as furnishing you with helpful information regarding your Tax Filings. Let us know how we can help you.
The IRS issued technical guidance detailing this information in https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/iw2w3.pdf
|Posted on November 16, 2017 at 2:40 PM||comments (2)|
The IRS had announced sometime in October, that effective from January 1 2018, the contribution limit for Employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans and the Federal Government’s Thrift Savings Plan will be increased from $18,000 to $18,500.
This is surely a Big Deal. As we all know, this extra $500 can help us more than we may think and it could also mean up to $70,000 more in your retirement account, assuming you decide a retirement age of 67 for yourself and at a 6 percent annual rate of return.
This is also important to know, as we have only few weeks to the end of the Year and most of us have less than 3 Payroll Cycles to the end of 2017. We need to ensure that we are working towards reaching the limit of $18,000 for this Year and if you are over 50, try to ensure that your Payroll Company implements your catch-up contribution limit of $6,000. It’s been discovered that most time, they don’t implement it, unless you inform them.
If you have not been contributing the maximum amount to your 401(k), this IRS Announcement is a useful reminder to push your contribution rate higher. Even if you’re not saving that much, increasing your savings rate by a percentage point or two every year, and anytime you get a pay raise will make a Big Difference to you in Retirement.
In addition to this announcement, the income ranges for determining eligibility to make deductible contributions to traditional Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), to contribute to Roth IRAs and to claim the saver’s credit is also increased for 2018.
Taxpayers can deduct contributions to a traditional IRA, if they meet certain conditions. If during the year either the taxpayer or their spouse was covered by a retirement plan at work, the deduction may be reduced, or phased out, until it is eliminated, depending on filing status and income. If neither the taxpayer nor their spouse is covered by a retirement plan at work, the phase-outs of the deduction do not apply.
Here are the phase-out ranges for 2018:
Highlights of Limitations that Remain Unchanged for 2018:
Please Note that If you don’t have a 401(k), there are other ways to put your money to work. Consider alternate retirement savings accounts, such as Roth IRA , Traditional IRA and/or Health Savings Account.
The IRS issued technical guidance detailing these items in Notice 2017-64
|Posted on August 11, 2015 at 1:33 AM||comments (14)|
Today, we will be taking a look at an essential expense item in a Business. When you have a Business, you will surely have Payroll Expense. Even if you work alone, after all the expenses are paid, you are the payroll expense. At the beginning of every business, a Business owner does mostly all the work in the Business, but as the Business grows, it becomes impossible to juggle it all together.
Payroll Expense is a bunch of complex array of talent, thinking and behavior. Every Business gets its life from People with ideas, dreams, passions, skills, courage, imagination and other purely human qualities. All these inevitably make Payroll an expense Line item that cannot be neglected. Let's take a look at some No- Compromise Facts about Payroll Expenses, and I promise, that these will be mind blowing for you as you manage your Business.
Having explained these facts, we will look at the three (3) Groups of Payroll Costs. They are :
A) Compensation : These are the amounts paid directly to the Employee or a Third(3rd) Party for Services provided, work done and legal compliance( Child Support, Court Ordered Payments or Automatic Payroll Deductions for Loan Payments. Examples are Salaries and Wages.
B) Taxes: These are amounts paid directly to the respective governmental authorities for both the employee's withholdings and the required employer matching Unemployment Taxes. Examples are Social Security, Medicare and Federal Unemployment and state Unemployment.
C) Benefits: These are Payments that are made to the beneficiary and the benefits providers based upon the agreed terms between the 3rd Parties (Employee, Employer and the Benefit Provider) .Examples are Health Insurance, Vacation/Sick Time with Pay, Dental/ Vision/ Cancer, Retirement and Life Insurance.
In conclusion, Payroll is truly more than an expense to be managed and controlled..... It is something extremely personal because it is about Peoples' lives. Given the proper attention, Planning and financial discipline, A Business’s Payroll expense should be a source of pride to any Business Owner. If not, you are missing what Business is all about.
As a Business owner, your job is to prepare yourself and your Business for Growth, why don't you let us manage your Payroll Expenses and take care of your Payroll taxes? You will be glad you did. Give us a call on 202-422-4586 and let's discuss how we can help you.
|Posted on August 5, 2014 at 2:49 AM||comments (26)|
It's already the eighth month of the Year, We are gradually getting to the end of the year, and soon it will be time for Year End Reports. In our last Newsletter, We discussed the concept of Cash Flow and how it affects our Business Operations; this month, we will be looking at tips to manage our Business Cash Flow.
Being in Business for yourself is like being an Air traffic controller, especially in the area of cash flow management ; You can imagine trying to control 100 Airplanes landing simultaneously on two runways; this can be an upheaval task, but we regularly see clients line up their monthly bills, their projected income, business projects and business expenses and try to combine all these activities, at the same time, trying to ensure a steady cash flow into the business; you can imagine, the projected outcome, if all these activities are not properly coordinated.
Cash Flow is the heartbeat of every Business, and if a Business does not have the cash on hand to pay their vendors, they will definitely run into problems. The main Cash Flow Problem, that Business Owners face is as a result of Lack of Creative Cash Management. Below are some Tips to overcome the Ups and Downs of Cash Flow Problems in your Businesses:
1) Always Schedule All Payments: Most Business Owners line up their monthly bills, compile them, sit down and issue all the checks and set up Bill Payments at once; but the trick is to have a " Holding Pattern". It is advisable to schedule each payment, in order to get to your vendors in a timely landing, without affecting other Cash Flow activities.
Every Business has Three (3) tiers of Checks Disbursements Groupings:
a) Must Pay Group- These are payments that can hurt you, either in cost or ability to operate your business, if they are not paid. These include items like Taxes, Rents, Payroll and Service Charges.
b) Important to Pay Group - These are payments, that have a reasonable grace period, and if not paid, a financial penalty can be incurred, as a result of Nonpayment. These include Utility Bills , Credit Card Payments and Insurance Payments .
c) Flexible Payment Plan Group - Suppliers, Vendors and Wholesalers, that supply most Small Businesses are the best sources of flexible credit financing. Most of them will continue to work with you, if you arrange a regular payment plan with them.
2) Make Payments on your Revenue, not on uncollected Sales : I am sure, that none of us will want to land a plane, hoping that the runway is beneath us in the fog bank, as also Business owners, it is not advisable to make projected payments on uncollected revenue. You may wander, what happens to Credit Facilities, Guess What, Most Credit Facilities still have a timeline for payment.
3) Do not use Payroll Taxes to float your Business Operations: Studies have shown that most Business Owners use the Tax liabilities, collected during payroll, to float their businesses, rather than remitting the payments to the appropriate Tax Authorities. They don't realize that they spend more in potential penalties, fees , interests, time and aggravation, if they engage in this act. Tax Liabilities grow, if they are not remitted at the appropriate timing.
4) Establish Relationships with your Credit Provider: It is very important for every business owner to plan for a rainy day. Having a great relationship with a vendor, that gives you a credit facility, avoids cash flow storms, which might bring in a sense of desperation or lack of control.
5) Invest in a Good Bookkeeping/ Accounting Service: It is important for Business Owners to have a grasp of their cash flow and understand the effect on their business growth. A Good Bookkeeping service is invaluable to your business, particularly in preparing your monthly financial reports and cash flow statements, which will help you, see how your Business is doing as well as maintaining your Business Cash flow.
Understanding and Managing Cash flow has been a challenge for many Business owners, but with the application of these tips, it is possible to grow your Business to a greater level , and also have enough funds for other activities, that will bring more revenue into your Business.
Please feel free to contact us on 202-422-4586, if you will need further help on how to manage your Business Cash flow and financial Reports. We will love to help you. Remember: The best time to take control of your Cash Flow is RIGHT NOW.
|Posted on July 2, 2014 at 1:55 AM||comments (110)|
Welcome to the month of July. We are done with the first half of the year and started the countdown to the remaining half of the year.
Our Newsletter for this month is on an integral part of every business; an area that is generally misunderstood by most business owners, but interestingly plays an important role in every organization. Have you taken time to look at your Cash flow Statement? Can you tell where Funds are disbursed in your Business? Do you understand the effect of your Spendings? The art of struggling to understand and manage your cash flow can be a huge distraction to your business; in this series, we will be providing you with quick tips on the basic method of understanding your cash flow.
Our Areas of Concentration will be on:
- Definition of Cash Flow
- Drivers of Cash Flow in a Business
- Facts about Cash Flow
- Quick Tips on Understanding your Cash flow and applying it to your Business.
- Managing your Cash Flow effectively.
What is Cash Flow?
Cash Flowis the movement of money into or out of a business, project or financial product, and can be measured at any specified period of time.
The Following are the drivers of Cash flow in a Business:
It is worthy to note that your Cash Flow originates from 3 Basic Operations:
a) Cash Flow from Operations
b) Cash Flow from Investing
c) Cash flow from Financing
Most Business Owners have problems with Understanding their Cash Flow because of the following facts:
a) A Profit or Loss in a Business does not equal Cash Flow.
b) An Increase in Cash in your Business is not always good.
c) A Decrease in Cash is not always bad.
Many Business Owners have problems understanding and interpreting their Cash flow, because of the technicalities involved; but I want to challenge you today, to take the simple test below, write down your answers and put it into practice, and watch your business grow; I bet you will be so thankful for this enlightenment:
By doing this exercise periodically, you will have a better grasp of your cash flow, and see its effect on your Business growth. I will like you to try this exercise and forward your feedbacks. In my next article, I will be giving you tips on how to effectively manage your Cash flow in your Business.
Please feel free to contact us, if you will need further help in understanding your Cash flow and producing your Cash Flow Report. We will love to help you.
Remember: The best time to take control of your Cash Flow is RIGHT NOW.
|Posted on May 8, 2013 at 2:30 AM||comments (21)|
It is important for every business owner to have an effective accounting system in place, so that they can increase their efficiency and manage their finances effectively. When a client comes to us in need of Bookkeeping /Accounting Services, it is noticed that most of the time,many of the business owners do not have an accounting system in place and this puts their businesses and finance in a great mess.
An accounting System is the basis of a good business and goes a long way, in showing how the business can handle its profits,manage its expenses, handle its payroll and invariably increase its net worth. We always advise our clients, to get QuickBooks, to handle their accounting/bookkeeping records.
QuickBooks is a set of accounting software solution that is designed to manage payroll, inventory, sales,purchases, invoices, receipts and other needs of a small business. It is usually tailored to meet the needs of every different industries and business types. We always encourage our Clients to use Quick Books and if they cannot afford it; we can set up their company QuickBooks file on our system, and prepare their reports and send in electronic files to them, to view, their company financial position.
We will go ahead to list a few reasons,why you should use QuickBooks for your Business Accounting Software:
We also advise our clients on the suitable type of QuickBooks to use for their business and invariably help them in setting up the Software,to suit their Business type.
These are just a few of the reasons for using QuickBooks Accounting Software for your Bookkeeping services; we have found out that most business owners always underutilize a lot of the QuickBooks features, either because of ignorance or lack of training.
You can always contact us to train you on how to best utilize your QuickBooks Software.We offer various QuickBooks services at very affordable rates. Our QuickBooks Services include:
- QuickBooks Setup
- QuickBooks Personalized & Group Training
- QuickBooks Supervision/Review
- QuickBooks Support
- QuickBooks Tune Up
- QuickBooks Cleanup
- And many more
It is always important to make the best use of your QuickBooks software in order to get the best financial reports for your business. Using QuickBooks Accounting Software is a smart and affordable way to get a handle on your books. Accurate records enhance educated decisions for your business and will save you money.
WHY DON’T YOU CALL US TODAY ON 202-422-4586 to schedule an appointment; so that we can show you the best way to use your QuickBooks Software, and if you do not have one, DON’T WORRY, We can always purchase one for you or set up your QuickBooks Company file on our system and send you regular reports, so that you can manage your business effectively and make great business decisions.
Please also feel free to fill out our contact form, so that we can get in touch with you to respond to your needs. We will love to help you.