Have an accounting, tax, or bookkeeping question? See the list below, or submit your own question with the form at the bottom of the page.
Do I really need an accountant?
If you have a business of any size, a trained professional is a necessity to manage compliance with Federal, State and local tax and regulatory agencies.
What if I haven't done my taxes in a few years?
We can get you caught up and if you owe money, we can help you set up a payment arrangement with the government to minimize penalties and interest.
Can't I use an online program to do my taxes?
There are excellent online programs in the marketplace, but the tax code is over 70,000 pages and no software can think of every question to ask to minimize tax obligations, because it's not tailored to your individual situation. That’s where we come in, to make sure you are paying the lowest legal tax possible, by understanding your situation and asking the right questions.
What's the difference between doing taxes for an individual and a small business?
The two are quite different as far as the government is concerned. Businesses have to concern themselves with production credits, depreciation expense and different methods of calculating net taxable income. Individuals need to know how to determine if they qualify for the child tax credit or dependent credit or if their new roof qualifies for an energy credit. We can help with all of these and literally hundreds more issues.
What is Method and how can it help my business grow?
Method is a third party application that integrates and syncs with both QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online. It allows for the maximum flexibility of customization by letting the user create “apps” for appointment scheduling, detailed customer relations management information, planning email campaigns for marketing and tracking huge amounts of data, among many other options.
What should I do if I am receiving notices from the IRS?
We can help set up a payment agreement and be your advocate to the IRS in the event of notices and tax obligations.
How can I owe less on my taxes?
There are many ways to reduce your tax liability, such as deductions, credits, and deferred revenue recognition. We have been helping taxpayers for more than 20 years, attending more than 60 hours in continuing education each year to make sure we know all the ways to minimize your tax expenses.
Do I need to have a bookkeeper or accountant on staff to keep my business running?
Most companies could use the services of a staff bookkeeper to keep their businesses well organized, but the cost for even a part time bookkeeper can run $12,000-$16,000 per year, not counting payroll taxes, workers compensation, disability and the necessary on site space. We have a different solution. We offer remote bookkeeping services that will keep you up to date on a daily basis without the cost of hiring, training, retaining and paying for another employee. Our fixed price and value price arrangements also keep you from falling into the pit of hourly billing, instead giving you monthly or weekly fees you can count on and the highest level of confidence in the work and reporting.
What is Quickbooks and how can it support my business?
Quickbooks is the most widely used accounting program in the world. Our team has more than 20 years of experience with the entire range of Intuit products. Whether your business is mid-sized, home based, brick-and-mortar, or a new start-up, we have the tools and the products to handle all your accounting needs.
I have a business idea, but I don't know what to do next. Can you help me?
We specialize in assisting new businesses: getting their accounting systems prepared, making sure all government forms are properly filed and selecting what kind of business entity is best for your idea. Creating a business plan, getting your documents in order and setting up your accounting system are the cornerstones of a successful new business and we will be there to help.
I already have Quickbooks, but I still need to track inventory, process credit cards and manage employee time sheets. Do you have any recommendations?
Zaroczynski and Associates is an Intuit Reseller and solution provider. We can help businesses (young or established) to find the very best applications to work with and support their QuickBooks software.
My business is expanding and I'm hiring people for the first time. What are my tax and legal obligations?
Hiring and payroll is an especially complex area of business and, outside of sales tax, where the most government penalties are levied. You need to fulfill your state hiring and filing requirements (when to remit withholding and payroll taxes), your obligations for workers compensation and disability, Federal withholding and remittance rules, and any other mandatory regulations. Especially now with the Affordable Care Act, it is very easy to become entangled and out of compliance, incurring penalties without evening realizing it. We excel in managing payroll issues and can even provide payroll services to you if you require them.
What things do I need to keep track of if I'm a small business owner?
The simplest answer is EVERYTHING. Every dollar that goes out the door and every dollar that comes in needs to have documentation. We can help make sure it finds its way into the proper accounting “basket” so that you know what your taxable income is, whether you have enough cash flow to meet your obligations, when to expand your business, and so on. We make sure you always know where you stand,
What tax services do you offer and how much do they cost?