Scott Gottlieb, CPA
Assistant editor: Susan A. Maffetone, CPA
for Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement ON LINE
Social Security Administration now has a service available on
the Internet for requesting the statement of benefits on line.
The address is https://s3abaca.ssa.gov/pro/batch-pebes/bp-7004home.shtml.
The web site is easy to use in an interview format. You will
receive a response within four weeks (you can no longer request
and view on line due to public concerns over privacy). As soon
as you receive the statement check it for errors. You should
check your earnings records this way every three years. The
personal earnings statement shows your SS history and estimates
how much you have paid in social security taxes. It also estimates
your future benefits and tells you how you can qualify for benefits.
Please feel free to contact us if you should find errors in
the earnings statement you receive and we will direct you on
how to go about getting corrections made.
Ahead for State Internet Taxation in Your Business
your company is thinking of doing business across state lines
on the Internet then you need to know what the tax implications
of this will be. Many state jurisdictions have complicated Internet
taxation rules. Taxes are due in some states for Internet access
charges, sales of goods purchased over the Internet and software
downloaded from the Internet.
If you are planning to be involved in any of these situations
and would like us to research the laws in certain states please
feel free to contact us. We will do our best to keep you in
compliance with the emerging Internet taxation laws.
Software tip of the month - Using Microsoft Binder
users of the Microsoft office series under utilize the programs
offered in the suite of programs. In professional office a linking
program is included called Binder which has many useful features.
Binder allows the user to take files created in other programs
such as excel and word and save them as one operating file.
A Binder can be created as follows:
to programs and open Binder.
In binder go to sections.
In sections go to Add from file.
From your existing files such as spreadsheets highlight the
spreadsheet you want to bind. Double click and it will be
added to the Binder.
Repeat steps 2 and 3.
From your existing files such as documents highlight the document
you want to bind. Double click and it will be added to the
In binder save as new file.
You have just created a Binder with a word document and an excel
spreadsheet. Whenever you open the binder file both files will
be loaded without having to run two or more windows for the
Only bind files that have a relationship together or are used
together. Unless you have sufficient RAM your computer will
operate more slowly. The binder system can be used with any
combination of the office professional programs.
Words of Wisdom:
buying RAM, buy as much as you can afford.
is the time to look for year 2000 compliance software!
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