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How to add Proactive Accounting Team to your QuickBooks Online (QBO)

  1. Sign in to QuickBooks Online.
  2. Click the Gear Icon > Manage Users.
  3. Go to the Accountants section and click Invite Accountant.
  4. Enter SMELLINGER@PROACTIVEAT.COM in accountant’s email address.
  5. Enter Sherrie Mellinger in the first and last name box.  This step is optional.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Click Finish.

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Q & A

Question: I’ve been divorced and making alimony payments to my ex-spouse since 2015.  I’ll make alimony payment of $24,000 in 2018.  I heard that the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) doesn’t allow me to deduct my alimony payment on my income tax. – John S.

Answer: You will continue to deduct your alimony payment from your income tax and your ex-spouse must claim it as income.  The new rule applies to those entering their divorce or separation agreement after December 31, 2018.

Question:  I own a marketing agency and I routinely entertain prospective clients and current clients golfing at my country club, attending a college basketball game, football game, etc.  I spend about $12,000 per year.  Can I deduct 50% or 100% of that cost? – Ken M.

Answer: Any expenses prior to 2018, you were able to deduct 50% of the entertainment cost.  However, any entertainment expenses after 2017, you are not able to deduct any of it until 2026 under the TCJA.

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