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Forum: Daycare and Taxes 11-01-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,033
Posted By magsgma
Thank You Tom!

Thank You Tom!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-15-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,033
Posted By magsgma
Thanks Tom, Yes I agree. I do believe that I...

Thanks Tom,
Yes I agree. I do believe that I should refund the money, and I shall...
What I need to know - since it has already been invoiced through MM at the whole amount. Should I have them...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-10-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,033
Posted By magsgma
Refunding Child Care Fee

I have a client that paid one month in advance. After the 2 week trial I need to term this family. I want to refund the amount that he will not be coming. How do I handle this properly? I need an...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-15-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,829
Posted By magsgma
Tom: Still could not e-file :-( Have to mail my return

I want to thank you for your help anyway.....
My tax preparer could not get their system to accept my return for e-file. :(
I gave her the information exactly as stated, but she said it wouldn't...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-15-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,829
Posted By magsgma
Next year I WILL be starting earlier as I am...

Next year I WILL be starting earlier as I am having my tax preparer (also my Best Friend) do my accounting. I just don't have the keeping records gene. She is CFO for our local Orchestra plus she...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-14-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,829
Posted By magsgma
Thanks Tom!! I will see if my tax preparer will...

Thanks Tom!! I will see if my tax preparer will that.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-13-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,829
Posted By magsgma
Couldn't E-File :-(

So today I go to the Tax office to sign my tax forms and was told that I couldn't e-file this year. Something new about the 8829 & the T/S because I had some exclusive use and some T/S anyone else...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-15-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By magsgma
:Sunny::Sunny::Sunny::Sunny::Sunny::Sunny::Sunny::...

:Sunny::Sunny::Sunny::Sunny::Sunny::Sunny::Sunny::Sunny:
Oh Happy Days! Congratulations and prayers for your spaces to fill up as you would like.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,009
Posted By magsgma
Agreed... Our Elf is a different one than elf on...

Agreed... Our Elf is a different one than elf on a shelf. He is Christopher Pop -InKins. He plays hide and seek each day with the children, but does not do naughty things. He watches to catch the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,158
Posted By magsgma
This is in reply to the OP and the question as...

This is in reply to the OP and the question as whether I would call a girl a HE. I would not contribute to gender confusion. And I would not conform to the world's new age verbage and a made up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,636
Posted By magsgma
I have both. I tried lowering my cell phone by...

I have both. I tried lowering my cell phone by going with a "throw away" phone service I tried two different companies. They didn't fit my needs couldn't get service in a lot of places since they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-02-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,496
Posted By magsgma
LOL! GREAT Answer!:lol:

LOL! GREAT Answer!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,222
Posted By magsgma
LOL! Yes I know what you mean I had an 18 mos old...

LOL! Yes I know what you mean I had an 18 mos old with a leg cast and boy could he go!

Thanks for the clarification I was worried that it was just someone (neighbor or disgrunteled family...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,222
Posted By magsgma
He was too "busy" to speak with you about a...

He was too "busy" to speak with you about a serious injury to a child?
How do you know it was an official Police officer - did the number come up on caller ID?
I really understand your relief in...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-18-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,295
Posted By magsgma
Agreed -- anything you need to know about Family...

Agreed -- anything you need to know about Family Child Care taxes/record keeping - Tom Copeland is the go to person...happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,889
Posted By magsgma
[I already responded but didn't realize that I...

[I already responded but didn't realize that I wasn't signed in]

CCIS Stands for Child Care Information Services. It is the agency that handles subsidized families.
They also give out lists of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,889
Posted By magsgma
Oh I can see it happening. The STARS program is...

Oh I can see it happening. The STARS program is having trouble right now showing that it is "working" There is a large percentage from my area that do NOT participate. They just sent around a survey...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,889
Posted By magsgma
This is not true in my county -- so you will need...

This is not true in my county -- so you will need to see what is true for your area. Although the opposite is true. You need to ACCEPT CCIS families in order to maintain your STAR status.
I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,889
Posted By magsgma
You can set up your program and use the State...

You can set up your program and use the State regs as well as the “Standards” when setting up your Family Child Care you do not need to enroll in KS unless you want to get grants. Just keep in mind...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 06-12-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,431
Posted By magsgma
I just bought 30 books for $3.00 at Goodwill...

I just bought 30 books for $3.00 at Goodwill (they were 10 for $1) There were some Scholastic books and some *Science* books they were in good shape! I found a lot of insect ones which will work very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,889
Posted By magsgma
Hi & Welcome! I am from PA how can I help? I...

Hi & Welcome!
I am from PA how can I help?
I earned my CDA when I worked for the Head Start program. I have been a Child Care Practioner (PA's title not mine) since 1993. I chose not to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,425
Posted By magsgma
I answered yes all day but there are...

I answered yes all day but there are restrictions. First the children are always supervised. The children are given the "rules" use kind hands, don't touch his toys,(he does not touch theirs and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,247
Posted By magsgma
I shower about an hour before children arrive. I...

I shower about an hour before children arrive. I bought some *golf" type shirts in many different colors and wear jeans. In the summer I use tank style tops and capris. Because I have problem feet I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,316
Posted By magsgma
Well put... I understand that the objectives of...

Well put... I understand that the objectives of these programs are to ensure that each child has the opportunity for Quality care, however they need to also take into consideration that this is OUR...
Forum: Curriculum 04-26-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,928
Posted By magsgma
I have been using it. I now have mostly infants...

I have been using it. I now have mostly infants and toddlers so do not use it as often. She did have lesson plans for I/T for some of the themes though...
I found for $25 a year it very very much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,155
Posted By magsgma
I have read several of the replies and what I...

I have read several of the replies and what I would say is your "Mistake" is lableing it a Time out. I am not sure what your actions were following that (if you infact made it a "punishment") however...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 02-29-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,626
Posted By magsgma
Hi Mrs. B! Welcome. I am an "old" provider as...

Hi Mrs. B!
Welcome. I am an "old" provider as well ;-) I have not been a member here very long but find the posts interesting and helpful.... And you are right hubby's like to try and fix and...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-29-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,384
Posted By magsgma
Yes -- thank You - very helpful as usual. :-)

Yes -- thank You - very helpful as usual. :-)
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-27-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,384
Posted By magsgma
I withdraw my question... We have decided to go...

I withdraw my question... We have decided to go another route.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-25-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,384
Posted By magsgma
Question Not Just An Ordinary Time Space Question...

I have sent this in an email to Tom Copeland but knowing this is a busy time for him I am not expecting him to answer soon enough. I need to call some people by March 1st.

My Family Child care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,932
Posted By magsgma
Question Do you ask for references before enrolling a family?

What are your thoughts about asking for a personal reference from a potential client?
I just had an email from someone I do not know ask for a Tour..

They do not need care at least a year from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,421
Posted By magsgma
I like to keep current so the 2011 update one...

I like to keep current so the 2011 update one would be great.
As I get closer to retirement age, and knowing that I didn't plan for it as I should have I would like to know what I can do at such a...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-22-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,912
Posted By magsgma
God Bless you Tom - I will check into that -...

God Bless you Tom - I will check into that - thank you!
~~BTW I took the webinar you gave yesterday -- GREAT webinar. I have been a provider for 18 years and always use your books and info but...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-22-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,912
Posted By magsgma
Question State Use Tax

I received a letter yesterday from the State Dept. of Revenue.
It starts off stating:
"To ensure every individual and business taxpayer pays his or her fair share of use tax, thereby keeping the...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-10-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,949
Posted By magsgma
Thank you for that info that was helpful. Based...

Thank you for that info that was helpful. Based on that info I was confident that I was supplying what they need.
Now for the funny part. He never looked at my records! Apparently they didn't think...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 08-10-2011, 04:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,949
Posted By magsgma
Exclamation What do you provide for Gross Receipts

I have to submit gross receipts to the city. What do you provide? I am concerned about privacy issues and the waste of paper. I was considering a copy of the W-10 for the requested year (s) and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,963
Posted By magsgma
Very resourceful!!! Congratulations!

Very resourceful!!! Congratulations!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-23-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,017
Posted By magsgma
Thanks Tom!

Thanks Tom!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 06-22-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,017
Posted By magsgma
Insufficient Funds

Should I include Insufficent funds fee on a parents receipt?
Can I claim these charges from my bank on my taxes?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,177
Posted By magsgma
Yes. I am guessing that is why it is the minute...

Yes. I am guessing that is why it is the minute menu since that is a program that works with the USDA food program. I guess since my state isn't concerned enough to put it on their forms I shouldn't...
Forum: Curriculum 05-02-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,449
Posted By magsgma
Here ya go! I use a couple different ones...

Here ya go!

I use a couple different ones here are a couple of links:
http://www.preschoolpost.com/
http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/christian_resources.html...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,177
Posted By magsgma
Question Sensitive Question

I am enrolling a new student that will start on Monday. When I entered her information into the Minute Menu program it asks for Civil Rights info. There is nothing on our State forms or even my...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-14-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,047
Posted By magsgma
Thanks Tom you have been Most helpful.... God...

Thanks Tom you have been Most helpful....
God Bless!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-14-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,047
Posted By magsgma
That is good to know. So just count as regular...

That is good to know. So just count as regular use not exclusive (the side that is total D/C items/vehicle ??
I wonder if my tax preparer will choke me if I change my T/S for this year (she is...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-14-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,047
Posted By magsgma
Detached Garage and T/S

This is too late for this year, but I want to be prepared for next year.
Is a detatched garage to be counted in the T/S % ?
We have a 2 car detached garage. I have the vehicle that I use for...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-13-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,256
Posted By magsgma
Grandchildren

I thought that you could not count your grandchildren as a daycare expense?
I have been caring for my grand daughter for 5 years. I have never added her costs to my expenses. Am I incorrect?
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-13-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,863
Posted By magsgma
Thanks for your reply Tom. So what I believe...

Thanks for your reply Tom.
So what I believe you are saying is don't use the hours of operations but rather to count those times that she is late as "other activities"
Because I am usually making...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-12-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,863
Posted By magsgma
Hours of Operation VS. Time Children are in Care

Which is correct to use?
I am open from 7:30am - 4:30pm. I have a parent that is chronically late so I have been using my sign in book and was going to use actual hours. But when I calculate and...
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