Services We Offer
Welcome to Rhoda K. Lauver, CPA. When you have financial questions�.Call Rhoda for Professional answers.
Rhoda is here for:
- Individuals who need help with income taxes,
- Entrepreneurs starting their own businesses,
- Small business owners with accounting, payroll, and tax questions,
- Businesses or organizations that need the expertise of a controller - part-time,
- Leaders in business or organizations with relationship issues.
Rhoda provides personalized assistance to help you use QuickBooks effectively and efficiently tailored to your needs. This cost effective advice and assistance will help you efficiently use your resources to achieve your specific business accounting goals.
QuickBooks set-up and training
Rhoda K. Lauver specializes in customized set-up and training specifically for your business. No need to listen to someone teach aspects of QuickBooks that are not needed for your business. Rhoda will first understand the needs of your business or organization and then set-up the functions and reports that you need and prefer. Training will be tailored to your needs.
QuickBooks help and support plans
New to QuickBooks
I have found that initial set-up and training works best if we agree before we begin and contract to insure that set-up and training are complete and you will be able to use QuickBooks independently to post your transactions and prepare reports you need.
The time required is estimated based on your knowledge and experience with computer processing.
Quarterly On-call Support Plan
After the initial set-up and training, Rhoda is available on-call to answer questions and problems as they arise. Support plans are quarterly and can be purchased until you feel comfortable using QuickBooks for your recurring needs.
Year-end and Special Needs
After you are comfortable with QuickBooks, special needs may occur, you may need a new report or need to use a feature of QuickBooks, such as payroll, for the first time. Rhoda is available to assist or prepare year end adjusting journal entries.
QuickBooks problem solving
Do you have questions about QuickBooks? Rhoda Lauver is here to answer your questions. Posting, unusual transactions, adjustments, understanding the flow of transactions, reports, setting up accounts properly for taxes, Rhoda will help with these questions and any other problems you may have.
QuickBooks payroll help
- QuickBooks is a convenient way for you to prepare your own payroll and payroll tax returns.
- Payroll is complex because of the number of rules, federal, state, and local that must be complied with.
- Rhoda will help you set-up QuickBooks to manage your payroll successfully.
You may be comfortable preparing your paychecks, but want someone with more experience to take responsibility for properly preparing the payroll tax returns. Rhoda can use your QuickBooks file to competently prepare your payroll tax returns.
Tax Return Preparation
�Pay your fair share of taxes, but no more than your fair share.�
Rhoda K. Lauver
Individual tax returns
- Rhoda Lauver personally meets with each of her tax clients to understand their documents and situation. Rhoda will ask about possible deductions and credits, the client may not have been aware of. She will answer your questions and take the time to explain the process.
- Rhoda files all federal and state returns electronically, if allowed by law. Direct deposit is available for refunds in as little as eight days from the date the return is filed. Electronic payment of federal and state taxes due is a convenient option that saves the costs of mailing.
- Rhoda will prepare estimated tax vouchers, if tax withholding will not cover the amount of tax owed.
- Rhoda attends many seminars each year to stay current with the tax law that is always changing.
Typically rental income is reported on Schedule E, and expenses associated with owning and managing the property, including depreciation of your assets are deducted from the income to determine the net taxable income.
Business tax returns
Business returns take many forms.
Rhoda will discuss the options available to a new business and make recommendations for the type of return that will best fit the needs of your business.
Individual owned businesses and single member LLCs that have not incorporated will file Schedule C as part of their individual Form 1040 income tax return. Other schedules that may be required include a depreciation schedule, a home office schedule, information for car and truck expenses, schedules for gains or losses on sale of business property, calculation of allowable contributions to self-employed retirement plans.
Corporations, LLC, and Partnerships
Whether your business requires a Form 1120, Form 1120S, or Form 1065, Rhoda will professionally prepare your returns to comply with all applicable laws and minimize your income tax liability.
Miscellaneous Tax Returns
Rhoda prepares many types of miscellaneous tax returns and forms, just a few examples are listed below.
Businesses paying wages are required to prepare and give to each employee a W-2 form each year and to submit the wage information to federal, state, and local tax authorities.
Business making payments for services to individuals of $600. or more are required to issue a Form 1099-Misc to the independent contractor. Caution:
The IRS has guidelines to distinguish between an employee and an independent contractor. Call Rhoda today if you are not sure of the correct classification.
Sales and Use Tax Returns
Payroll and payroll tax returns
Rhoda K. Lauver, CPA will accurately prepare your paychecks or paystubs on a timely basis. Payroll tax deposits can be paid electronically to insure they are received by the due date to avoid penalties.
Start-up Business Assistance
�There is nothing I enjoy more than advising an entrepreneur about the options, advantages and disadvantages and requirements of owning and operating your own business.�
Rhoda K. Lauver
Thinking about starting your business? There is so much to know, where do you start?
Advising prospective and new entrepreneurs has been a specialty of Rhoda K. Lauver, CPA from the start. What is necessary, what is recommended, and what is unnecessary costs? Rhoda will be happy to discuss taxation of various types of business entities, accounting, and general business information.
- What registrations are required?
- What permits are necessary?
- How can I best keep my records?
- What taxes will I owe?
Rhoda can give you answers and recommend other professionals that you need to consult.
�I have a unique perspective to help those in business. Not only am I a certified public accountant, I have been an employee, have audit experience, currently I am a business owner of a small service business and of Rhoda K. Lauver, CPA. I have also studied marriage and family therapy to give me insight into relationship dynamics, insight to assist with personal challenges, and understanding of the influences of people with whom we connect.�
Rhoda K. Lauver
- Conflict resolution
- Couples in Business
- Entrepreneurial Life
Are finances causing relationship issues, call Rhoda.
Discuss you goals and desires with Rhoda. Evaluate the pros and cons of having your own business. Will the reality meet your expectations?