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-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

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Access to E-records by Taxing Authorities: A Case for Pakistan (Part II)

All tax authorities to e-commerce transactions should investigate the record... Read More

Marriage or Divorce ? Check Your Social Security Number

Newlyweds and the recently divorced should make sure that names... Read More

Some Folks Pay A Lot Less Tax Than Others On Very Same Income?Did You Pay Too Much Tax In 2004?

Someone once remarked, "Next to being shot at and missed,... Read More

The Implications of Income Tax Charge on Estate Planning

OverviewIn the Pre-Budget Report of December 2003 the Chancellor Gordon... Read More

Save Money on Taxes - Is the Only Way to Get Your Tax Savings is to Sleep With an IRS Agent?

Tilting the Tax Laws in Your Favor.In order to accelerate... Read More

Tax Reform, My Way

We need real tax reform and we need it now.... Read More

Take Control of Your Taxes

As everyone in the U.S. knows, we have just passed... Read More

Corporations Failing To Claim AMT Exemption Overpay Taxes By $11,000

Does your incorporated business pay alternative minimum tax ["AMT]? If... Read More

Small Business Tax Issues for Self-Employed Individuals

The United States is a nation of entrepreneurs. There are... Read More

What the Tax Software Companies Dont Want You to Know

Haven't done your taxes yet? No problem. Now there is... Read More

Tax Trap #5 -- Ignoring The IRS (and the 5 best ways to contact them!)

We all love to criticize the IRS, don't we? And... Read More

Organizing Your Taxes

Does this scene sound familiar? It's April 7. You haven't... Read More

Donating Cars To Charity - New Tax Rules

On June 3, 2005, the IRS released guidance on charitable... Read More

Taxing Overseas Firms for SOX Compliance

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, also called the Public Company Accounting Reform... Read More

Gambling Income and Expenses - Tax Requirements

Hit a big one? With more and more gambling establishments,... Read More

Hurricane Katrina ? How To Use Your Business Loss To Get A Refund on 2004 Taxes

With the massive losses caused by Katrina, the economy of... Read More

Access to E-records by Taxing Authorities: A Case for Pakistan (Part I)

Background issues of access to recordsTo assess the records at... Read More

The Annual Gift Tax Exclusion: Getting The Edge

Whether helping the kids with a down payment on their... Read More

Business Tax Loophole: Leasing Assets To Your Corporation

While there are many equally valid reasons to incorporate, saving... Read More

Tax Jokes and Quotes

Do you realize that some tax forms ask you to... Read More

How To Get An Instant Pay Raise

As a gentleman was leaving my class recently, he wanted... Read More

What to Do If You Can?t Pay Your Taxes

The end of tax filing extensions is quickly approaching. What... Read More

Euro Tax Haven Threat

Media reporting of a new EU savings tax directive has... Read More

Furnishing Evidence in E-Tax Compliance

Self-assessment relies on taxpayers voluntarily meeting their tax obligations. This... Read More

The Internet Tax Man Cometh

Q: I was contacted by the city tax collector to... Read More

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