Smith Office Solutions

9725 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy

Suite 230

Beaverton, OR 97005



July 2011


Smith Office Solutions Wants You to
  SOAR with Us to the Cloud  




We have this to offer to you!

QuickBooks will let you try it free 30 days with to as many seats as you want.

If you like it and pre-pay for 3 months, we will give you 2 seats free in the first month. This is a cost savings for you of $115.00. Seat cost per month: 1st Seat at $50.00; additional Seats at $65.00 each.  You don't need a seat for everyone that will be using QuickBooks.  Employees may share a seat if they are not on it at the same time.   


Contractor VS Employee

Individuals who are hired and compensated for services are employees. Their compensation earned for services are taxable unless specifically excluded by law.
           Generally, Oregon law requires employers to withhold and pay income taxes from employee wages along with unemployment and workers' compensation. Also, employers may be subject to TriMet or Lane Transit District payroll taxes. Transit payroll taxes are employer paid and based on the gross payroll paid employees within the TriMet or Lane Transit districts.

Individuals who meet the statutory definition of an independent contractor are not employees and their compensation earned for services are not subject to withholding or transit payroll taxes. The Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) defining an independent contractor lists specific criteria that an individual must meet to be considered an independent contractor. Individuals who do not meet ALL of the standards are employees and their compensation earned for services are subject to withholding and transit payroll taxes.

Per the State of Oregon Website


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Employee v.s. Contractor



Issue: 1


In This Issue
Mileage Rate Increase
Welcome Amy

IRS increases Mileage Rate to 55.5 

The rate will increase to 55.5 cents a mile for all business miles driven from July 1, 2011, through Dec. 31, 2011. So, for the first six months of the year, the mileage is 51.0 cents a mile.  They sure like to complicate things!


Welcome Amy


Amy Ford  is our newest member of Smith Office Solutions. 

She comes to us with a BA in Accounting from Washington State University, and over 15 years of Experience. 

When she is not working, she enjoys gardening , taking her dog Lilybean for walks, and spending time with her family.



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