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?
Selecting a CPA goes far beyond a professional to prepare the tax return, or even to help with a little planning to reduce taxes. Jerry not only has the expertise and experience to meet and exceed the tax prep requirement, but goes far beyond with retirement planning and he advises in making business decisions that could have a tax impact in the future. What really sets Jerry apart from the crowd is that he not only has a lot of Self-Storage experience, but he cares about my business, and looks for ways to help me make MORE money. Anyone can find a CPA to spend money, but it is rare to find one that actually INCREASES my revenue…and then protects it from taxation! Jerry is a “keeper”!
RK Kliebenstein
Author “How to Make MORE Money in Self 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 — 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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