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6 States That Tax the Daylights Out of the Rich

Living in any of these six states as a top income earner could prove painful to your pocketbook.<p>Let's face facts: No one likes paying tax to Uncle …


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Always Monitor Your Business Risks - Identity Theft

You and I as business owners need to take time to understand various threats when it comes to business identity theft.

Identity Thieves Are Getting Smarter. Here Are 4 Ways They Could Be Targeting Your Business

Be vigilant about protecting your company's sensitive information.<p>The concept of identity has always fascinated me: it's tied to the way we define ourselves and relate to others. But I'm also constantly thinking about the ways in which we secure and manage digital identities -- and yes, that's …

Identity Theft

To Buy Or Lease A Car

Today we are talking about the differences financially of purchasing a car or to lease. To buy or lease, that is the question.

Car Leasing Strategy

Here are some leasing strategy for your next car. But remember, leasing always cost more then buying. So we need to talk about some strategy to …


Is it better to buy a home you can afford but don’t want or to stretch?

By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin<p><b>Q</b>: I got divorced in October and have an 8-year-old child. When my “divorce apartment” lease was up, I bought in a town about 15 to 20 minutes away, in a different school district. It was a mistake that I guess didn’t really hit me until I made it.<p>Very …

Personal Finance

7 tips for dealing with debt collectors

Have you ever been contacted by a debt collector? According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Credit Panel, about 26 percent of consumers with a credit file has a debt that is being collected by a third party.<p>“This number seems to be increasing,” says Mike Sullivan, personal …

Personal Finance

Pyramid Schemes

Michael Lodge, www.lodge-co.com<p>There are so many good articles out there that explain what a Pyramid Scheme is. This article is from the Federal …


Do Your Due Diligence On MLM's

It takes some work before you can work. Too many people are creating MLM videos that are selling you a load of nonsense. Make sure you understand …


Accountant - Client Privilege? Nope!

The IRS generally can't even make your attorney to produce documents. The attorney - client privilege is strong so that client (civil & criminal …


August 11, 2018

Listen to Church Sunday - Don't Give Up! | World of Business and Taxes | Podcasts

God is always on the alert, constantly on the lookout for people who are totally committed to him, to his plan, so that he can bless you.


Cristiano Ronaldo gets reprieve in tax settlement case

Spain's taxman and Cristiano Ronaldo's advisors made the deal to settle claims for hiding income generated from image rights while he was playing for …


​IRS issues proposed regulations on new 20 percent deduction for pass-through businesses​IRS issues proposed regulations on new 20 percent deduction for pass-through businesses

<b>IRS issues proposed regulations on new 20 percent deduction for pass-through businesses</b><p>The Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations today …



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If You Don't Want To Have Your Business Suspended? File your SOI!

If you are in California and you have legal business entity you have to file your Statement of Information with the Secretary of State timely. You …

Man admits not paying taxes on over $800K in side job money

The federal government lost out on over $300k in taxesA Monmouth County man admitted in federal court Thursday to filing false tax returns from 2012 …


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Employee Ethics Must Be Monitored

All businesses must monitor their employee ethics, personal and business. One bad apple can take a whole company down.


Independent Contractors And Contracting

You need to be advised on what it takes to be an independent contractor, be aware of your rights as an Independent Contractor, you are running a …


Political Tuesday: Maxine Waters Strikes Again With Harassment

Two individuals were harassed this week from the Maxine Waters mob on conservatives. As they had their breakfast at a resturant all of a sudden …

Maxine Waters

Pay Attention To Your Accountant

A common mistake of businesses is that you don't pay enough attention to your accountant. If you need an accountant call our office at: 888.681.1518 …

Church Sunday - He Knows All Your Needs Even Before You Ask


Trump says tariffs are working, U.S. and China are talking

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that his strategy of placing steep tariffs on imports of goods from China is "working far better than anyone ever anticipated," and that Beijing was talking to the United States about trade.<p>"Tariffs are working far better than …

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How to Tell If Your Business Is Unsellable (and 4 Ways to Fix It)

Selling your business is a complicated process with many pitfalls. These 4 major mistakes will slam the breaks on your deal faster than you can say EBITDA.<p>Deciding to sell your business is a big decision and one that you don't make very often. You weigh the pros and cons of your exit strategy, read …


Manafort did not disclose foreign accounts on tax returns, accountant testifies

An accountant who prepared Paul Manafort’s taxes said Friday the former chairman of President Trump’s campaign did not tell the IRS about foreign …

Donald Trump

3 Business Terms All Self-Employed People Need to Understand

stephiejo / PixabayStarting a business is more than quitting your day job and putting together a website for your new project. It involves the law, …

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