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Tips For Staying One Step Ahead Of Tax Issues

Jon Neal, Tax Advisor, Tax Blog, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, TaxConnections

The last thing you need as a small business owner is to have to spend time unraveling tax problems you could have avoided. There are many tax issues that can trip up small business owners — here are a few.

Mixing Business And Personal

Keeping your personal bank and credit card accounts separate from your business accounts isn’t always easy. But “commingling” business and personal accounts creates a record keeping nightmare. When it’s tax time, you may not be able to identify all the appropriate business expenses. As a result, it could be difficult to accurately determine your business income and you might lose deductions. Read more

Resolve Tax Issues And End The Misery The IRS Is Making You Go Through

Robert Marsh, Tax Advisor, Tax Blog, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA, TaxConnections

Owing the IRS is a very severe problem for you. Although it may take several years for the IRS to catch up with you, they are very unrelenting and merciless when it comes to getting back every single penny owed. When it is time to collect, they will make your life a living hell and cause you devastation in all aspects of your life.

IRS Audit Representation

Our clients rarely talk with the IRS. We take control on your behalf so you need not leave your job to handle any paperwork or official procedures of the IRS. Read more

Recent PLRs Highlight: How Not to Run a Charitable Organization

William Byrnes, Tax Advisor

Organizations described in IRC 501(c)(3) and exempt under section 501(a) must be both organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes. You have failed to produce documents to establish that you are operated exclusively for exempt purposes and that no part of your net earnings inures to the benefit of private shareholders or individuals. You failed to respond to repeated reasonable requests to allow the Internal Revenue Service to examine your records regarding your receipts, expenditures, or activities as required by section 6001 and 6003(a)(1) of the Code and Rev Ruling 59-95, 1959-1 C.B. 627. You did provide information stating that your organization has been inactive and that there have been no operations conducted or planned. As such, you fail to meet the operational requirements for continued exemption under Section 501(c)(3).

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Taxes And The Sharing Economy

Annette Nellen

I define the sharing economy broadly as including both sharing assets and one’s time. Four characteristics:

  • Monetizing unused time and assets.
  • Using technology to match those with resources to those willing to pay for them.
  • Providing assets where temporary need exists (such as bike share).
  • Operating in the broadest space possible (including digital services provided to a global marketplace).

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Sharing Economy Encouraged To Share With And By The IRS

Barry Fowler

If you’ve ever been picked up by an Uber driver or know someone who’s rented a room through Airbnb, then you are aware of the ‘sharing economy.’

In the past few years, the ‘sharing economy’ has become a targeted focal point for the IRS. Needless to say, they really want their “fair share” of this rapidly growing business segment.

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Detrimental Sales Tax Issues That Your CFO Faces

Monika Miles

In our multi-state tax consulting practice in Silicon Valley, we often see that sales tax is an afterthought in companies’ finance departments. Why? Many companies have net operating losses (NOLs) for income tax purposes, and they often don’t consider the ramifications of sales tax. Further, many of our clients sell intangible products—like software, Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms, or digitally downloaded information—and those items don’t seem to be taxable. Plus, in California most of those items do qualify for sales tax exemptions; but that’s not the case in all states. As such, with an already long “to do” list, CFOs and corporate controllers may not put sales tax concerns on the front burner. In a recent blog post, we explained why it’s not a good idea for a company’s corporate controller to take on the burden of sales tax. In some organizations, however, these responsibilities fall to the CFO. This post explains why this likely isn’t the best option, either.

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Meet Dr. George Mentz, CEO – GAFM Global Academy of Finance And Management

Get to know TaxConnections Member George Mentz, JD, MBA, GAFM Global Academy of Finance and Management, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

George Mentz presented at the recent TaxConnections Internet Tax Summit where he discussed the top tax ideas for the Presidential Candidates, 2016, with insight on possible changes to the tax code and tax reform.  Listen to this intense discussion about the candidates and to the key tax issues that can help working families become more productive and help make this country great again.

See all the video’s from the Internet Tax Summit with PowerPoint Presentations, Bonus give-aways, etc., HERE.

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Digital Economy, Tax Issues And Due Diligence

We’ve been in the “digital economy” for some time, yet it continues to evolve with new business activities and ways of living. And, we see “old economy” businesses, like Ford Motor, move more into the new economy.

I define the digital economy from the perspective of how people and businesses engage in it:

• Transacting business with virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin;

• Providing digital goods and services; and

• Transacting business enhanced by the Internet, such as finding customers, including Read more

TaxConnections Internet Tax Summit – Free Ticket

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We have received many calls regarding TaxConnections Internet Tax Summit September 21-23rd 2015. For the very first time in history, we are inviting Tax Experts to educate taxpayers and businesses on very important tax issues most people have no knowledge of these days. The information we are receiving from leading tax experts is Read more

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