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TaxConnections Worldwide Tax Blogs Honors Top Writers

Kat Jennings

TaxConnections Worldwide Tax Blogs honors the top writers who contribute their knowledge and expertise to our readers worldwide. Their tax blog contributions have enabled our readers to learn about tax news around the world as well as the chance get to know the personality of our writers.

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TaxConnections – A Tax Media Network Driving Business To Tax Professionals

In the next 2.5 years more than 3 Billion people will come online, flipping internet capacity on its head from 25% today to more than 75%! Thousands of tax professionals, representing more than 75 countries, have already positioned themselves in front of the taxpayer traffic at www.taxconnections.com.

Our members are gaining more business and the biggest clients of their tax careers through subscription membership. Read the Testimonials: https://www.taxconnections.com/testimonials

What do you receive with a TaxConnections Membership?

1. Full page biography/advertisement on you and your tax expertise positioned in front of Read more

10 Top Tips From “The Best Tax Webinar of The Year”

The feedback from in the “Best Tax Webinar of The Year” was extraordinary as we drew more than one thousand attendees. Many asked for a copy of the presentation and we are now producing a better version for those who attended and those who wanted to attend and were unable to do so. As a result, we are now in production with a 30 minute video presentation that will be available in a week covering the following topics:

1. How to gain authority over millions of pages of tax professionals on the web in one day

2. How to move your tax reputation to viral status; we discovered this secret when we noticed thousands of visitors going to one of our members profile page

3. How tax professionals are landing the biggest tax clients and tax jobs of their careers Read more

A Tax Professional’s Secret Weapon

There is one gift I would like to give every tax professional; this one gift will attract more people to you and greatly improve your business opportunities. The future of your success in the tax profession will start with how you have prepared your Professional Summary in your online profile. This is someone’s first glimpse into the heart of your tax expertise and promotes your tax reputation. Without building a strong online tax reputation you are invisible to the world and our goal at TaxConnections is to create more visibility for our members than they would have anywhere else. We build strong online tax reputations at TaxConnections by driving millions of interested site visitors to our members profiles. The secret to your online success is converting this increased traffic into action and I will teach you how the pros do it! Read more

Self Employed And Worried About Retirement Plans? Read On…

Manasa Nadig, EA

Manasa Nadig, EA

You did it! You quit your job and started that small business that had always been your dream! Exciting times, thrilling ups & downs, you are your own boss–but wait, you do miss the paychecks that arrived regularly every other week. You also miss the medical benefits that the company paid for & that retirement plan you contributed to. What’s more, you also miss that extra oomph on your paycheck-the employer contribution to the company 401(k).

In this post on Employer Retirement Plans for Small Businesses, let’s closely examine the Individual 401(k). This is also known as the Solo 401(k). Unlike other retirement plans, a solo 401(k) is only for sole proprietors or S Corps who have no employees. A spouse can contribute if he or she earns income from the business.
It comes in both the Traditional & Roth version. Just like IRA’s, Traditional is money put away pretax & is taxable when withdrawn. The Roth 401(k) is funded with after-tax dollars & is tax free when withdrawn. One can also split the contributions between the two. Loans can also be taken against savings in 401(k)’s.

Why I like these plans?

•They are ideal to sock away large amounts of money in the good years.

•It helps you save both as an employer & an employee. Here’s how for 2013 – you can contribute a maximum of $33500 (Up from $33000 in 2012) as an employer AND $17500 (Up from $17000 in 2012) as an employee- not to exceed a maximum of $51000 (Up from $50000 in 2012) or 100% of the employee’s compensation, whichever is lesser. Read more

Ireland – An Ideal Location For Intellectual Property Trading Companies – Withholding Tax and Stamp Duty – Part 4

Apart from a highly skilled, English speaking workforce; membership of the E.U.; an excellent standard of living for employees seconded to Ireland; a large network of international routes and a successful track record of investment, research and development from United States corporations there are many advantages to setting up Intellectual Property Trading companies in Ireland.

The main focus of this article is the tax advantages which can be summarized under the following headings and viewed in Parts 1 through 4 on TaxConnections Worldwide Tax Blogs:

1.  Corporation Tax – Part 1
2.  Capital Allowances – Part 2
3.  Research & Development Relief – Part 3
4.  Withholding Tax – Part 4
5.  Stamp Duty and Summary – Part 4

4. WITHHOLDING TAX

In general, Irish resident companies must deduct 20% withholding tax on dividends and other profit distributions.

There are, however, a number of situations where shareholders can receive dividends free from withholding tax from an Irish resident company providing certain documentation is filed.  For example: Read more

Ireland – An Ideal Location For Intellectual Property Trading Companies – Research & Development Relief – Part 3

Apart from a highly skilled, English speaking workforce; membership of the E.U.; an excellent standard of living for employees seconded to Ireland; a large network of international routes and a successful track record of investment, research and development from United States corporations there are many advantages to setting up Intellectual Property Trading companies in Ireland.

The main focus of this article is the tax advantages which can be summarized under the following headings and viewed in Parts 1 through 4 on TaxConnections Worldwide Tax Blogs:

1.  Corporation Tax – Part 1
2.  Capital Allowances – Part 2
3.  Research & Development Relief – Part 3
4.  Withholding Tax – Part 4
5.  Stamp Duty and Summary – Part 4

3. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT RELIEF

Background

The 2012 Finance Act introduced a new tax relief which allowed a company to surrender a portion of its R&D tax credit to key employees engaged in research and development activities.

This relief reduced the employee’s Income Tax (but not Universal Social Charge) on relevant emoluments providing the employee’s effective income tax rate didn’t fall below 23% in any tax year.

To be eligible for this relief: Read more

Ireland – An Ideal Location For Intellectual Property Trading Companies – Capital Allowances- Part 2

Apart from a highly skilled, English speaking workforce; membership of the E.U.; an excellent standard of living for employees seconded to Ireland; a large network of international routes and a successful track record of investment, research and development from United States corporations there are many advantages to setting up Intellectual Property Trading companies in Ireland. 

The main focus of this article is the tax advantages which can be summarized under the following headings and viewed in Parts 1 through 4 on TaxConnections Worldwide Tax Blogs:

1.  Corporation Tax – Part 1
2.  Capital Allowances – Part 2
3.  Research & Development Relief – Part 3
4.  Withholding Tax – Part 4
5.  Stamp Duty and Summary – Part 4

2. CAPITAL ALLOWANCES

Capital Allowances are available for capital expenditure on the creation, acquisition and/or licence to use certain “specified intangible assets” which includes:

1.  Copyrights
2.  Patents and registered designs
3.  Trademarks, brands, domain names and service marks Read more

Ireland – An Ideal Location For Intellectual Property Trading Companies – Corporation Tax – Part 1

Apart from a highly skilled, English speaking workforce; membership of the E.U.; an excellent standard of living for employees seconded to Ireland; a large network of international routes and a successful track record of investment, research and development from United States corporations there are many advantages to setting up Intellectual Property Trading companies in Ireland. 

The main focus of this article is the tax advantages which can be summarized under the following headings and viewed in Parts 1 through 4 on TaxConnections Worldwide Tax Blogs:

1.  Corporation Tax – Part 1
2.  Capital Allowances – Part 2
3.  Research & Development Relief – Part 3
4.  Withholding Tax – Part 4
5.  Stamp Duty and Summary – Part 4

1. CORPORATION TAX

Ireland has one of the lowest corporation tax rates on trading income in the world.  The standard rate is 12½% on trading profits.

A 25% rate is charged on non-trading and foreign source income.  It is the rate applied to “passive income.”

To be eligible for the 12½% Corporation Tax rate the following criteria must apply: Read more