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January 28th, 2008

Is Your Business Fueling Childhood Obesity & Poor School Performance?

HomeBizNotes.comDepending on the products you sell or the services you provide, you may find an additional tax on these items if you live in New Mexico (USA).  According to an article at Levine Breaking News, US State Wants to Tax TVs, Video Games to Fight Fat, Fund Education, a Democratic lawmaker, along with the Sierra Club, […]

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January 26th, 2008

Will Your Business Be Affected By Tax Rebates?

With this talk about tax rebates to stimulate the economy in the United States, do you wonder how it will affect your home business?
If the rebates do go through, who will pay for them? There’s no free lunch, much as some people think there is. Someone has to pay.
So will our taxes eventually go up […]

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January 13th, 2008

Win Free Tax Software For Your Home Business Tax Horror Story

Tax time is approaching so you’ll want to get all your facts and figures together.  Kelly Erb at Taxgirl is sponsoring a contest, Win Free Tax Software on Taxgirl, with the prize being software from TaxAct for five lucky winners.
All you need to do is post your tax horror story in the comments section of Kelly’s […]

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December 30th, 2007

Tax Time Approaching For Home Business Owners

With the end of the year in sight, our minds will be turning to taxes…at least for individuals and business owners in the United States.  What can we still deduct, purchase, invest?
Kelly Phillips Erb at Taxgirl has some answers to tax questions in Ask the Taxgirl: Blogging Reviews .  As blogging reviewers, product testers, book reviewers, […]

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November 18th, 2007

Tax Time Is Coming for Home Businesses!

The end of 2007 is approaching faster than most of us would like to think about…and that means we must consider wrapping things up taxwise.
Kelly, at Taxgirl, will be answering year end tax questions about charitable donations, individual tax planning or reporting.  For submitting your question, Ask the Taxgirl.
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September 28th, 2007

More About Tax Deductions for Home Business Owners

Kelly, at Taxgirl, gives us something to think about today on her Fix the Tax Code Friday question.  She extends the discussion about deductions that she initiated on her Problogger guest post.
Should there be a separate Standard Deduction alternative for self-employed persons?
She also has another very good post on deductions for home businesses here….  Some of […]

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September 27th, 2007

Tax Deduction Advice for Home Businesses

“What can businesses deduct?” Kelly Phillips Erb, from Taxgirl, says is one of the most frequent inquiries she receives.
Kelly has answered this in a guest post at Problogger, 46 Tax Deductions that Bloggers Often Overlook.  Even though this post is directed at bloggers (one type of home business), most of the deductions are applicable for any home business…whether […]

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July 31st, 2007

Sales Tax & the Home Business Owner

Whether one collects sales tax for mail order and Internet sales often presents a quandry for the home business owner. 
*What if you live in a no tax state but sell to customers in a state where there is a sales tax?
*What if you have a sales tax in your state and sell to someone in […]

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July 1st, 2007

When Home Business Owners Give Employees Gifts…

Kelly, at Taxgirl, brought up an interesting point in her post, iPhone,uTax, concerning gifts from businesses to employees.  She connected this information with Apple giving it’s employees free iPhones.  However, those phones aren’t completely free come tax time.  They’re considered compensation, and as such, should show up on the employees’ W-2’s.
If you have employees in […]

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February 24th, 2007

Tax Tips From a Home Business Owner

Tammy Powley, who writes b5media’s Jewelry & Beading blog, has written at least two posts recently about getting the information ready for her taxes. It’s sometimes interesting and informative to learn what someone else is doing.
“This [taxes] is one of the things a lot of jewelry makers [and other home business people] […]

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