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Bookkeeping Backups

The recent events of the fellow who flew a plane into the IRS building in Austin caused a client to call me regarding how that situation may affect him receiving his refund.  I have been encouraging my clients to mail letters to the IRS by certified mail.  Doing this allows you to prove to IRS you actually did mail your tax forms to them before the deadline date.  Your tax professional should be giving you a copy for your records so resending should be fairly easy.

What would happen to your business if a plane hit your office building?  It's terrible to imagine.  I would encourage you to consider subscribing to a service which backs up your computer's contents and stores them for you in the event your office is burgled or burned.  Maybe a second computer at home with your computer's contents backed up online will help you recover faster and be ready for business sooner.

Richard J. Garcia | 02/20/2010