Tax Secrets - How Drew Miles Helped Me

How about a Tax Tip?

As we all know Taxes are a necessary evil. While none of us like paying taxes there are many strategists out there that can make your life a lot easier when that dreaded day arrives.

Recently I received a "Tax Tip" that saved me a ton of money and allowed me to reinvest some of that money back into my business.

I met a man names Drew Miles. Drew is a tax and asset protection expert and to me he is a modern day "hero". This simple strategy he gave me will probably save me 175,000 dollars over the next 2-3 years and who knows how much after that.

Without going into to much detail about the tip due to time constraints just know there are over 100 deductions that most business owners don't realize and this can bring down your net income greatly while allowing you to spend pre-tax dollars on those ventures.

There are many great people in this field. People like Sandy Botkin and Diane Kennedy are all great as well as a host of many others. YOu can do a Google search for Tax Strategists and find many others.

If taxes are going to burden us lets at least use some of these secret tips that the government doesn't tell us about to our advantage. I call these tax tips.

Don't fear tax strategists and asset protection strategists they are there to help you and to teach you how to save money in this ever changing world.

Charles Light - Author, Speaker Entreprenuer.

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Ocasio-Cortez wants to raise the tax rate on high earners. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act already did  Brookings InstitutionIn the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Republicans imposed a top tax rate between 60 to 70 percent on high-income corporate executives. Adam Looney argues ...
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The super rich at Davos are scared of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposal to hike taxes on the wealthy  CNBCThe super rich attending Davos have misgivings about Ocasio-Cortez's proposal to boost the tax rate on earnings above $10 million to 70 percent.
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After someone stole my tax refund 2 years ago, I found the best way to protect myself is also the easiest  Business InsiderI already filed my taxes with the IRS using H&R Block. It took about an hour, and I should get my tax refund within 21 days via direct deposit.
National Savings Certificates (NSC) vs tax-saving FD: Which one should you choose for 80C exemption?  Times NowNew Delhi: National Savings Certificates (NSC) and tax-saving fixed deposits are two most popular debt instruments used by taxpayers to save tax under ...
Dear CRA: Shut Up And Take My Paper Tax Return  HuffPost CanadaOnce again it's tax time and that means it's also time for my annual battle with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), but it's not for the reason you might think.
Tax saving guide for FY 2018-19  Economic TimesBookmark this page as we will be updating it with stories regularly to help you through the tax-saving season this year.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Tax Hike Idea Is Not About Soaking the Rich  The New York TimesAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez has kick-started a much-needed debate about taxes. But the debate, so far, has been misplaced. It's obvious that the affluent ...
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Revealed: wife of Putin's spokesman faces questions over US tax affairs  The GuardianFormer Olympic champion Tatiana Navka may have underreported income, claimed wrong status and owed unpaid property tax.
How is your tax slab calculated?  LivemintRemember that your entire income doesn't get taxed at one rateBesides your tax slab, you also have to pay cess on your total tax outgo.
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Former deputy tax commissioner Michael Cranston found not guilty  The GuardianSenior public servant did not misuse his position to help his son, court finds.

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