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Balance Budget Act 1997

 

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NEWS BYTES
October 1997

Editor: Scott Gottlieb, CPA
Assistant editor: Susan A. Maffetone, CPA

Request for Earnings and Benefit Estimate Statement ON LINE

The 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.

Note: 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.

Planning Ahead for State Internet Taxation in Your Business

If 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.

Comments: 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.

Accounting Software tip of the month - Using Microsoft Binder

Most 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:

Go 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 Binder.

In binder save as new file.

Congratulations. 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 different programs.

Suggestion: 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.

October Words of  Wisdom:

When buying RAM, buy as much as you can afford.

Now is the time to look for year 2000 compliance software!

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