Review Some Sample Questions we've been asked

Below is just a small cross section of what type of questions Accounting Express are asked, however there are many more questions that are more detailed that you need to advise of a professional and that is where you can find out from Accounting Express.

What will happen if I claim more on my W-4?

Withholding allowances directly affect how much money is withheld from your pay. The more you may claim on your W-4 allowances will lower the amount of income tax that’s taken out of your check. If the total number of allowances you’re claiming is zero, this will means you will have the most income tax withheld from your take-home pay.

I am trying to attach my QB bank account to my bank..How do I do this?

Go to banking on QB and click on Bank Feed. Follow the questions such as bank routing number bank account and location of bank. After you have filled in the information needed the account will “find” the bank and info you put in, you will need your ID and PW of course to “attach” to the account. After all that is done you QB will then populate the account with your transactions and match them.

I was told I needed a subaccount what does that mean?

When an account in your chart of accounts such as Insurance seems to cover too much you can divide the account into one or more subaccounts such as Health, Executive Insurance, Auto etch. In your chart of accounts, each one of these sub accounts appears indented below its parent accounts. This allows you to keep track of what is being paid out for any specific insurance you have.

I have a small corner grocery store I bought do I charge Sales tax on all items?

You must find out from the state you are in what items that state charges sales tax on. Many states will not charge sales tax on certain items and need to set up your computer system to know what items are taxed and what items are not taxed

I’m the owner of my business and do I need Workmen Compensation Insurance if I have no employees

Not all employers are required purchase workers'; compensation insurance. If you are the sole owner, a workers'; compensation policy may be what you need until you have employees who are not owners. There are exceptions however they may include farmworkers, domestic employees, and seasonal workers. You must know your State’s requirements and be sure if Workers Compensation is needed you must get this form of insurance. State will audit you If you need it and should you not have this insurance you will be find substantially with penalties.

I am starting a new business what do I need to do and is there a cost?

First you need to start by knowing if you want to be an LLC (Limited Liability Corporation) or an S-corp or you just want to be a dba filing with you state. There are difference of course between all the types of filing for a business and that will require an answer from Accounting Express since there are several areas that need to be answered before an application is filed with your state. There is a filing fee while you will need to pay.

What do I need to have filed out for my first employee I hire?

They need to file out a W-4 that you can go on line and retrieve the form from your state. can also send you all the necessary forms are required. There is also an I9 that needs to be filed out as well as having a copy of a valid driver’s license or passport or some official form of an ID

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Ask the Expert cost?

This service connects you with one of our professionals from only $35 to $250 per question, depending on the complexity of the answer. You will be allowed up to 2 follow-up questions.

What will appear on my credit card?

The charge will appear as “Accounting Express” on your credit card statement.

How will I be identified with my question?
Your name or email address will not appear with your question and any follow up questions.
Will others be able to see my question and answers?

Yes, once the expert has answered your question(s) the question will be visible to other paid members. Remember to NOT include identifying information about you or your partner(s).

How will I know when my question has been answered?

An email will be sent to you letting you know to log in.

What type of experts do you use?
Accounting Express recruits true experts in their field such as Accountants, CPA's, Tax Professionals, Payroll and even HR Specialists, and others who are clearly experts in the field.
How do I ask my question?

Go to the Ask a Question page to purchase a question or request a one-on-one concierge appointment. Once that is done, you can post a question to our online system. Please note that you are still able to post your question, even if your order says it is processing. We will then respond to you no later than 48 hours, but usually within 12 hours. You can then engage in a discussion with our assigned team member and get your question answered.

Initial questions must be no longer than 1,500 characters, including spaces (about 300 words) and must be posted in the initial space provided. Longer questions that exceed the automatic limit or that are continued in a second comment window will be deleted without reply.

You will have two weeks to submit your follow-up questions, at which point the thread will be closed. Please contact us if your thread was closed before you were able to ask your remaining question(s).

Can I give personal information?
We highly recommend not putting information either in your screen name or in your questions that will identify you to others.
Can I post pictures or documents?
Many times people want to send pictures or documents related to the questions. The experts are allowed to receive 2 files per question. If you have questions or need additional documents, your expert will provide you links to upload those documents if relavent.
What if I want to contact Accounting Express?
Feel free to email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’ll answer as soon as possible during the week between 8am—5pm ET, excluding holidays.
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