Archive for February, 2013

, Tablets and interactive boards being used by elementary school students

Tablets and interactive boards being used by elementary school students

Now, all classrooms in both public and private schools of Selma and Dallas County in Alabama  are paperless.

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, Worried about an audit? Make sure all income is included

Worried about an audit? Make sure all income is included

While it has been known that with proper documentation and honest reporting many Americans can avoid an audit, there are still extra steps taxpayers can take to ensure their records are clean.

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, How many offices are actually paperless?

How many offices are actually paperless?

Many businesses continue to rely on paper, even when the alternative is often more appealing. So how can we make the switch?

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, Universities opting out of campus directories

Universities opting out of campus directories

According to the Daily Iowan, the University of Iowa's newspaper, the paper copy of the school's directory will no longer be printed to help the school become more sustainable.

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, What is a 1099-K form?

What is a 1099-K form?

To keep better track of revenue gained by small businesses, in 2011 the IRS introduced the 1099-K tax form, targeted towards small businesses that make much of their income through online payments.

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, Other tools needed for a paperless office

Other tools needed for a paperless office

Besides bulk scanning services, other tools are needed to allow an office to be completely electronic. Sarah Purewal of PC World suggests tablet and smartphone applications that can help a businesses go paperless.

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, Paper surveys still needed to count everyone

Paper surveys still needed to count everyone

The Department of Housing and Development requires the number of both sheltered and unsheltered people to be reported every other year.

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, Taxes for freelance workers vs. full-time employees

Taxes for freelance workers vs. full-time employees

To cut back on spending, some businesses turned to freelance workers instead of full-time to avoid paying benefits. 

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, Courts may soon see paperless system

Courts may soon see paperless system

Now that the Illinois Supreme Court has allowed e-filing, Madison County Courthouse will likely be using the system in the future. 

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, Banks using e-readers for more secure data

Banks using e-readers for more secure data

An iPad application allows the Bank of New Hampshire to use digital documents during board meetings. 

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