QBO Still Not for Government Contracts

QuickBooks Online Still Not for Government Contracts Technology is moving at warp speed and this holds true for accounting software as well. For the last 20+ years, QuickBooks Desktop has been the go-to accounting software for small businesses, including government…

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Uncompensated OT Hours

Uncompensated OT Hours Government contractors with salaried employees could potentially have uncompensated overtime (OT). Uncompensated OT affects Incurred Cost Submissions, Proposed Budget Rates, Indirect Rates, and billing the government. Improper handling of uncompensated OT can result in the contractor most…

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ICS Schedules Explained

ICS Schedules Explained Have you seen all the schedules on an Incurred Cost Submission (ICS)?! The ICS seems to never end. Why are there so many schedules and what do they do? Before explaining all these schedules, a quick review…

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Indirect Costs and Billing Rates

Indirect Costs and Billing Rates For government contractors there is a considerable amount of emphasis on indirect costs. The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) provides the parameters for grouping these costs. Per FAR 31.203(c), “logical cost groupings” are for indirect costs….

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How to Maintain FAR Compliance in QB

How to Maintain FAR Compliance in QB One of the areas of concern to government contractors is meeting the requirements for bookkeeping under Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). While the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) does NOT approve or recommend any…

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Government Contracting Mystery

Government Contracting Mystery The world of government contracting is often a mystery for those looking in from the civilian world. To clear up some of the mystery, here are answers to some common questions. What IS DCAA and FAR? A…

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More Unallowable Costs

More Unallowable Costs Government contractors must adhere to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which provides businesses the guidelines on contract procurement. Under FAR, there are costs that are not billable to the government, such as, organizational costs, fines and penalties,…

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Allowable or Unallowable?

Allowable or Unallowable? Most business owners try to avoid nondeductible expenses for tax purposes per the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules. Government contractors take this a step further by avoiding unallowable costs as per Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).  What makes…

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How Can the HUBZone Help?

How Can the HUBZone Help? The world of government contracting can be a difficult world to establish a new business, especially a small business. This has been addressed through the ‘Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997’.  As a result, the…

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