This week is the end of both the month and the year so please get all your transactions for 2017 in so all BTE Members will have accurate records. The BTE offices will be open until the mail arrives and then will close the month and the year.
END OF THE YEAR THINGS TO DO:
END OF THE YEAR TAX PLANNING AND DONATIONS:
Tax time is here for many traders. If your accounting gurus want you to spend down your balance to zero before the end of theyear,call us for ideas. Charitable deductions will probably rank pretty high on the list. You can donate trade dollars to 501 (3)c charities at full blown retail if your accountant approves. We have numbers to call if you have deduction questions
PUT YOUR TRADE DOLLARS TO WORK:
Advertising is often a gamble. We toss out the dice (cash) and wait for results - which may or may not be as expected. However, the magic of barter can make this less of a gamble since you have invested less in the way of out-of-pocket funds into the equation. This represents a great "trade advantage" you have over your cash-squandering competitors. Contact our office for advertising ideas and referrals. We have access to radio, TV, internet based promotion and printed publications throughout the state.
This would be a good time to meet with a tax professional and start getting your information that you will need in just a few months.
BTE Members DO NOT spend cash to have have some one prepare your income taxes! BTE members should use a BTE member like DownTown Office Management, 336 West First Street, Ste 105 Flint, MI. They offer evening & weekend appointments plus free electronic filing for BTE members. To make your appointment with someone who understands trade call 810-249-9800.