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P.O. Box 510157
New Berlin, WI 53151-0157
Phone (262) 827-2880
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Latest News
WISCONSIN SALES & USE TAX SPECIAL WORKSHOP
2017-18 LAW CHANGES
Being Offered 4 different times in March (click on announcement link below for dates)
This program is being presented by: Russ Bredeson & Holly Hoffmann (WI Department of Revenue)

THERE IS A LOT ON THE LINE.... and it is your responsibility! Get the information you need to manage your sales & use tax responsibilities effectively.

THIS EXTENSIVE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR CONTRACTORS WHO ARE REQUIRED TO INCORPORATE THESE CHANGES INTO PROCESSES FOR MANAGING THE SALES AND USE TAX REPORTING.

Training & written materials will cover:
  • Sales & Use Tax Overview
  • Recent law changes including the BUILDING MATERIALS EXEMPTION FOR CONTRACTS WITH EXEMPT ENTITIES AND THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT EXEMPTION
  • Sales and use tax for contractors
  • Exemption Certificates
  • .... and much more!

Yes, there are NEW law changes. One change goes into effect Dec 1, 2017 and the other July 1, 2018. So.....folks will definitely want to attend to get more information and ask questions! These workshops are specifically designed for CONTRACTORS.

There will also be discussion of some seemingly complicated law changes that need to be explained because of the last changes to the law and the upcoming changes. This is an opportunity to set the record straight.

Click here for the meeting announcement and register soon! You can also register online.


NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT!
Rely on the Association for important & timely Professional Education through one-hour Webinars. Click for a list of all upcoming events.

UPCOMING EDUCATION EVENTS
Great Value For All Your Training Needs!

Collecting Commercial Debt Series
Download Announcement & Registration

WHY CONSIDER MOVING
YOUR CREDIT CARD MERCHANT PROCESSOR?
  • Better rates (perhaps thousands of dollars in savings)
  • Better personalized customer service
  • Better security
  • Better international banking relationships
  • Learn why WCA & members are moving to TSYS for the above reasons & much more!
Check your effective overall rate based on this method & call us to help you FIX IT if necessary:
  • On your merchant statement find your total fees paid and your total volume processed.
  • Divide the total fees by total volume.
  • For example $300 fees divided by $10,000 in volume would equal .03% or 3 percent.
If you are paying above 2.5 percent it should be reviewed!
If you are paying above 3.5 percent it should be reviewed quickly!
Above 4 percent....Houston we have a problem!!! 

Call WCA, 262.827.2880, Dianna at X225 to put you in touch with our knowledgeable partner at TSYS.


TAKE A 10-MINUTE BREAK!
In anticipation of a full-series of recordings to prepare for CCP & CPC training & testing, we're pleased to offer these complimentary brief but valuable listening sessions. Enjoy!

Expediting Bank Reference Requests
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COFACE INTERNATIONAL REPORTS


Don't let this amazing offer pass you by! The Business Credit Management Association (BCMA), Wisconsin Credit Association (WCA) is offering a year-end special on Coface International reports. From now, through December 31st, we're offering a special 50% discounted price on all Coface International reports ordered!

What a perfect time to update information on an existing customer, or get a fresh report on a new or prospective customer. Never tried Coface reports'....now's the time to do so!

Please contact either Lisa (ext. 224), or Gail(ext. 223), to take advantage of this amazing offer!




Experian has launched a new report that's geared to suppliers-the Supplier Profile Report. Do you vet your suppliers? Do you evaluate their risk, check their OFAC or diversity status, and want additional information on their business and other affiliations, as well as payment trends and public record information prior to bringing them on as a supplier for your company needs? The Supplier Profile report will give you all that and more! Email Lisa for a free Supplier Profile Report or credit reporting information in general.





We are your professional credit association, and are here to assist and provide services to our members in every facet of their day-to-day activities: credit reporting services, industry credit groups, educational sessions, collection services, credentialing program, resume referral program, and temporary help services, to name a few. Click on the topic of your choice, provided on the left side of this page, for additional information. You're important to us, and we pride ourselves in making our client's needs our top priority! Call us or click on Info Request, below, if you have questions on any of the services that we provide.


Flat Rate 20%
When to Place an Account for Collection
A frequently asked question is this: When should I place an account with a third party for collection? The answer is that when you do so it should not be based only on how many days past due the account has become. I think it is unwise to impose artificial deadlines such as this: "Any customer more than 150 days past due must automatically be placed for collection." I encourage creditor companies to adopt a policy that allows them to exercise their good judgment - which after all is part of what credit professionals are paid to do.

In general, an account should be placed with a third party for collection when the credit department feels that it is no longer making adequate progress in its collection efforts. Serious consideration should be given to immediate placement with a third party collection agency exist alone, and especially if they exist in combination:
  • A customer has bounced checks to you or other vendors;
  • The customer refuses to replace the bounced check;
  • The creditor company is no longer making progress toward clearing the unpaid balance;
  • If the customer will not take your calls;
To continue reading this and learn more about the 20% saving opportunity, click here.

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