Categories: "Professional"

Professional Welcome

Welcome to the professional section of my blog. The blog entries in this section are intended to cover subjects in my primary areas of expertise, particularly accounting and information technology. Design, consulting and business related topics are some of the other areas I have focused on in the past. My resume can be reviewed at http://www.tylerhosting.com/dbell/resume to see what projects I have been involved with in these areas.

The categories are not broken down further, but the following are some of subjects of interest in each of the areas that I anticipate discussing.

Accounting
Taxation, consulting, non-profit

Business
Manufacturing, inventory control

Consulting
Small business

Financial Planning
Individual financial, retirement, and tax planning

Information Technology
Web development, database development, software, project management

Tax Accounting
Individual and business tax law, preparation, and planning

The efforts in this section will also be focused on identifying solutions in these areas than discussing personal concerns. When I consolidated my blogs into one I decided to leave most of the older log entries of a personal nature in a separate section for now. 

Tax Credits and Amendments

Andrea is a 26 year old female that was unemployed for all of 2013 and decided to go back to school to complete her criminal justice degree in the fall. She registered in August, received a $1,000 scholarship, a $2,750 Pell grant, a $2,000 student loan.. more »

A Bit of Tax Advice

I have been preparing tax returns for aVITA site for the past three years. In the course of my work there I continue to be amazed at how much tax firms attempt to charge for tax preparation. Taxpayers either can't afford their fees or have resolved from… more »

Destroying the social network

When advisors talk about business promotion the one thing that I hear the most often is "embrace the social network" and strategically use it to make yourself known. I predict that in the not too distant future the benefits of social networking… more »

Reporting 1099-MISC Income

When a client comes in for their tax preparation and presents you with a 1099-MISC, what is your response? Unless you are familiar with your client's activities, you should probably ask questions to determine how to handle it. more »

VITA Royalties

Training for royalty transactions in VITA are brief and instructions for how to enter them in Taxwise are not easy to find. With some trial and error and investigation, I believe I understand how to best enter them in Taxwise. It is rather… more »

VITA (Taxwise) Intro

Working at VITA is quite a learning experience. Working with the IRS, non-profit organizations are able to offer free tax assistance to low-income individuals via the "Volunteers in Tax Assistance" program. To adequately staff the site, the VITA… more »

Unexpected Taxes

On an annual basis, taxpayers may be surprised by the additional taxes they may be liable for. Here's a few of those situations. Employer provided credits In anticipation of providing credits for some expenses you may have, some employers include those… more »