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:


Georgia State Senators Aim to Eliminate Transportation Taxes
U.S. News & World Report
ATLANTA (AP) — A group of state senators are proposing to remove all taxes on transportation. The Senate Finance Committee Wednesday heard a bill that would allow the state to better collect taxes from ride booking services such as Uber and Lyft.

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Forbes

Taxes From A To Z (2017): G Is For GI Bill
Forbes
It's my annual "Taxes from A to Z" series! If you're wondering whether you can claim wardrobe expenses or whether to deduct a capital loss, you won't want to miss it. G Is for GI Bill. In 1944, President Roosevelt signed into law the Servicemen's ...


Bloomberg

Canada Tax Tweaks to Hit Oil-and-Gas Drillers and Uber Riders
Bloomberg
Oil-and-gas drillers, doctors, bus riders and brewers will pay more tax under the 2017 federal budget -- though most Canadians will see little change in their personal or corporate taxes. Justin Trudeau's Liberal government expects to raise C$4.79 ...
Budget 2017: Hello Uber tax, goodbye transit creditCBC.ca
Trudeau government hiking taxes on smokes, booze, pursues tax cheatsCTV News
From taxes on alcohol to GST on Uber rides: The top seven ways this budget will help or hit your pocketbookFinancial Post
CanadianBusiness.com -The Globe and Mail -Canoe
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Democrats Try Again to Raise Taxes on Wealthiest Montanans
U.S. News & World Report
(AP) — Democrats are trying for a third time this legislative session to raise taxes on the wealthiest Montanans. The bill heard Thursday is sponsored by Democratic Sen. Edie McClafferty of Butte and reflects the plan in Gov. Steve Bullock's budget ...


NBC New York

Spa Castle Owners Arrested for Failing to Pay $1.5 Million in Taxes: AG
NBC New York
The family owners of a popular spa destination in Queens have been indicted on felony charges for failure to pay $1.5 million in taxes over the course of three years, authorities announced Wednesday. The owners of Spa Castle Inc., a 100,000-square foot ...
Spa Castle owners busted for tax fraudNew York Post
Spa Castle Owners Busted For Failing to Pay $1.5M in Taxes, Officials SayDNAinfo
Queens' Spa Castle owners charged with tax fraudNew York Daily News
Gothamist
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Philly.com

No property taxes, no problem: Study finds controversial abatement has been positive for Philly
Philly.com
When Philadelphia's City Council ushered in sweeping property-tax relief in the late 1990s, politicians, developers and many residents saw the move as much-needed relief for a city in decline, one that had been losing population, jobs and homeowners ...


CBS News

Should you pay your income taxes by credit card? Um, no
CBS News
A big tax bill is like hay fever. You don't want it, you try to avoid it — and then April rolls around and it hits you hard. Now you have to figure out how to take care of it. Taxes have to be paid, and putting them on your credit card might seem a ...

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NPR

Episode 760: Tax Hero : Planet Money : NPR
NPR
One professor had a way to make filing taxes easy and painless. It worked. People loved it. But then a big tax lobby heard about it...
The Stanford Professor Who Fought the Tax Lobby - PriceonomicsPriceonomics

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Yahoo Finance

These 2 companies lobby to make your taxes more annoying
Yahoo Finance
Each spring, Americans are collectively aggravated by filing taxes. The problem isn't paying them—that's usually done each paycheck—the problem is filling out arcane forms, using a website to help you, or having to hire someone to just take care of ...

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Washington Post

The time traveler's tax break: How a GOP tax perk motivates only magic investors
Washington Post
Right now isn't soon enough for Republicans who are eager to get rid of Obamacare's taxes. Instead, Republicans' latest proposal would repeal the taxes retroactively, giving taxpayers back anything they paid on earnings dating after Jan. 1 of this year.

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