Jerry Jones CPA
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a CPA that you deal directly with, that knows the Self Storage business, that works in all 50 states and is there for you when you need him?
In addition to being the best tax advisor I have had the pleasure of working with, Jerry is first and foremost a wonderful person. Building my first storage facility and being a rookie to the industry, I was nervous on what I could expect in my first year of development. With all of the ups and downs of this first year all I can say is I had absolutely no worries when it came to the the most important part of our business - the numbers. Jerry Jones took the time to answer every question or concern we had when going though this process. If you are in the storage business give yourself a leg up and apply Jerry’s experience and expertise of this expanding and ever changing industry. You will be thankful you did.
Bill Pederson
Lock it and Leave it storage

If You Could Save 2%± on Your Credit Card Sales, Would You?

Mobile-Payments-Giant-Square-Aims-to-fossilize-The-Cash-RegisterSpecifically for new customers (and potential ongoing customers), would it peek your interest?

If your managers used IPads to set up a new customer, they could show the customer the unit, sign them up on their IPad, have a lock in hand, and then use the Square to take the credit card. Square is easy to use and only costs 1.75% with automatic deposit into your accounts. You could close the whole deal right at the unit’s door. This along with your insurance policy on the IPad, your manager has completed the whole transaction before he/she gets back to the office.

logo-sloganAlso, you should think about using PayPal/Bill Me Later along with normal credit cards. The good news is that the Bill Me Later system is just like a credit card, but they have great incentives, like no payments for 6-9 months, bonus points, etc. There is no credit card to carry, just goes thru the PayPal system and does not cost you a dime. Just think, they could charge 3 months up front and no interest on the card for 6-9 months. Obviously, all the usual credit card issues are there, but Bill Me Later is becoming the go to “credit card”.

Just some ideas. 

 ADA Requirements

Just got back from the AZ Self-Storage convention.  A lot of great ideas and thoughts, but one I wanted to get out immediately was regarding the ADA requirements (click here to download pdf of complete ADA Requirements). I am sure all of you are already complying, but thought I would just send you an article to refresh your memory on those requirements.

Don’t forget, you do not have to “hold” spaces, just make them available, and if you have structural issues with office/bathroom requirements, there are variances you can apply for.

Any questions, give me a call 1.775.828.0767.  I am not the expert, but I know an Attorney that is all over it.

Happy renting………

Jerry Jones
The Self-Storage CPA

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Tax Fraudsters Swamp Net with Bogus Emails

Some even look like official e-correspondence

The deadline for filing taxes may have expired, but cybercriminals impersonating the IRS in email scams — crafted to steal your tax refund — are just getting warmed up.

An estimated 95 percent of the email moving across the Internet in the past three months — and purporting to come from IRS.gov — was fraudulent, according to results of an email traffic survey supplied to USA Today by messaging security firm Agari.

“Like the sun rises in east and sets in the west, every year, come April, phishers who specialize in tax fraud come out to try to get you,” Agari CEO Patrick Peterson said.

How Scams Happen

Cybercriminals are well-versed in local, state and federal tax rules throughout the U.S. and in other nations.
• They’ll use bogus forms to trick a victim into divulging log-on credentials for tax authority and bank accounts. Or they’ll entice the victim into clicking a malicious attachment or Web link that turns control over to the attacker.

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