Need an Offshore Sales Office in a Tax Free Environment?

The 100 year old investment-banking firm of Warburg, Dillon Read (on Park Ave. N.Y.) (now UBS Warburg) has offices in 39 foreign countries - including the Bahamas, the tiny Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and the Channel Islands. Makes you wonder why, doesn't it? Non-resident foreign companies,... Read More

Small Businesses Filing Amended Federal Tax Returns to Recover Money

Small Businesses Filing Amended Federal Tax Returns to Recover Money By Darren Oliver April 15th may be gone but, but certainly not forgotten ? especially if you, like millions of small businesses, unknowingly overpaid your federal taxes and can recover money... Read More

How Home-Based Businesses Can Avoid Giving Uncle Sam More than His Share

How Home-Based Businesses Can Avoid Giving Uncle Sam More than His Share By Darren Oliver With the rush to file your taxes by April 15th, you probably did not consider the possibility that you overpaid.... Read More

Alas! In E-Commerce Taxland

In trying to comply with tax laws for your e-business, you may find yourself falling down the rabbit-hole, going through the looking glass, and attending a Mad Tea-Party.Common sense, logic, and fairness never did apply fully to the field of taxation but this is especially true of e-commerce transactions.1. Canada... Read More

Rearrange Your Affairs For Maximum Tax Savings

One way to maximize your business profits is by reducing your taxes. Frequently, income and other taxes could be lowered significantly if only the taxpayer were willing to plan ahead. By taking some simple steps to rearrange your affairs, you could save a fortune!1. Are You Splitting Your Business Income?You... Read More

Organizing Your Taxes

Does this scene sound familiar? It's April 7. You haven't seen the top of your dining room table in two weeks because of the piles of paid bills, receipts, canceled checks, and unidentified cash register receipts covering it. Your head pounds and your stomach churns as the countdown to April... Read More

Seven Key Tax Deductions for the Self Employed

As a sole proprietor, it's wise to familiarize yourself with the some key deductions that may reduce your tax bill for 2004.Small-business consultants generally recommend that you hire an accountant to prepare your tax returns, payroll and financial statements. But you should also meet with your accountant well before the... Read More

How To Set Up A Tax-Saving Bookkeeping System

One of the most important, but least understood or appreciated aspects of any business is its bookkeeping or accounting system. And, because very few people know much about the reasons for a bookkeeping system, most people are frightened by the thought of the work involved in setting up such a... Read More

Knock-Knock-Knock

Knock-Knock-KnockWho's there?The IRS!The next quarterly payment of estimated income tax for the self-employed is not far off. Network marketers who receive a form 1099 at the end of the year, and/or who are expected to owe $1,000 or more in taxes, must file a form 1040-ES Payment Voucher quarterly to... Read More

How to Reduce the Estate Tax Using the A-B Revocable Living Trust

In a past article I relayed the plight of the widow who stated:"I didn't realize what an A-B Revocable Living Trust meant and that it had to be divided between the survivor and the deceased spouse and that I am limited as to what I can use from his share."She... Read More

In The News:

Scientists have discovered a stellar system where the formation of planets might take place in dust and gas rings within a “warped circumstellar disc around multiple stars.”
A Texas city released nightmarish video this week showing piles of ants floating in floodwaters caused by Tropical Storm Beta.
Damage to coastal areas in Alabama and along the Florida Panhandle has been revealed in new aerial imagery.
Photos of a baby gorilla and its mother have gone viral after the mother was spotted cuddling the miniature mammal.
When a shark attacked her husband during a snorkeling trip in the Florida Keys, his pregnant wife didn't think twice, jumping out of a boat to pull him to safety, a sheriff's deputy said.
In an Atlantic hurricane season that's broken records, a tropical system managed to come back to life a week after hitting Bermuda.
Enceladus, Saturn's mysterious moon that could support life, may be more geologically active than previously thought, according to a new study.
An asteroid will have an "extremely close encounter" with Earth on Thursday, when it flies by the planet at a distance of fewer than 20,000 miles, according to the Virtual Telescope Project.
An invasive bug is spreading in the Northeast and sparking serious problems for apple orchards, with some orchard owners saying they are dealing with thousands of spotted lanternflies a day.
The devastating storm surge from Hurricane Sally that swamped the Gulf Coast last week has left thousands of starfish washed up on one beach in Florida. 
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What is a Federal Tax Lien?

A Federal Tax Lien (FTL) is a legal instrument that... Read More

Tax Trap #3 -- IRS Penalties, Interest and Love Letters

As a small business owner or self-employed person, one of... Read More

Reducing Taxes Through Dividend-Salary Mix Calculations

Should I take wages or dividends from my privately owned... Read More

How to Check the Status of Your Tax Refund Online

So, you were pleasantly surprised to learn that you are... Read More

Knock-Knock-Knock

Knock-Knock-KnockWho's there?The IRS!The next quarterly payment of estimated income tax... Read More

IRS Lock-In Letters ? What?s An Employer To Do?

Employers often ask employees to designate the amount of tax... Read More

The Tax Man Cometh... To Search

You're at your office, or home, and the doorbell rings... Read More

E-commerce Taxation

The means and types of businesses have transformed with advent... Read More

IRS Certifies 2006 Toyota Hybrid for Clean Fuel Deduction

The Internal Revenue Service has certified the 2006 Toyota Highlander... Read More

To Tax or Not to Tax - This is the Question

To tax or not to tax - this question could... Read More

Anticipating Your IRS Refund Can Cost You Plenty

While accountants are reaching for aspirin, millions of Americans are... Read More

SFR Substitute for Returns: IRS Action on Non-Filers

In the latest Star Wars episode, the evil empire executes... Read More

Truly Bizarre Taxes: The Tax on Illegal Drugs

One can never underestimate the enthusiasm that politicians have for... Read More

Taxation of Forgiven Debt: The 1099C & You

Often people fall on hard times and stop paying on... Read More

Electronic Commerce Taxation and Pakistan

Assume a buyer in Pakistan downloads software from the Internet... Read More

IRS Offer-in-Compromise, Hype or Hope?

"Settle for Pennies on the Dollar! IRS debts settled for... Read More

Tax Reduction Tips

In the rush to get tax returns prepared and filed... Read More

About Income Taxes; Tidbits

1812The first attempt to impose an income tax on America... Read More

Tips and Simple Guidelines on How to Calculate Payroll Taxes

Managing a business small, medium or big requires you to... Read More

IRS Statute of Limitations: Do Taxes Ever Expire?

Many Americans believe that an IRS debt is a debt... Read More

Understanding Basic Tax Terms

If your like many, you don't always understand what people... Read More

Small Business Tax Deduction - Write-Off Bad Debts

Practically every small business has receivables that it cannot obtain... Read More

Are You An Innocent Victim of These Popular Myths?

Misconceptions, misinterpretations and just plain "untruths" are floating about income... Read More

Correspondence From The IRS ? Yikes!

It's a moment every person dreads. You pick up the... Read More

How Likely Are You To Be Audited?

Statistics for IndividualsUnfortunately, the IRS increased its rate of auditing... Read More