Employment Taxes – What Are They?

Written by Richard A. Chapo

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In general, you must deposit these taxes by check or cash to an authorized financial institution, typically your bank. Check with your tax professional to make sure you are not required to userepparttar Electronic Federal Tax Deposit System (EFTPS). Regardless ofrepparttar 149651 payment method, you will then report them on Form 941,repparttar 149652 Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return

Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)

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Employment taxes can be frustrating for a small business owner. They are, unfortunately, a necessary evil as your business grows.

Richard Chapo is with Business Tax Recovery - Obtaining tax refunds for small businesses for overpaid taxes. Go to our article section to discover tax strategies and deductions.

Ten Tips for Choosing the Right Direct Sales Company

Written by Susie Cortright

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10. E-commerce. Doesrepparttar 149660 company have an e-commerce option? Many direct sales companies are now offering replicated websites so each representative can promote an individual online presence. A few direct sales companies even have shopping carts alongside these websites so you can make sales online, too, withrepparttar 149661 product dropshipped fromrepparttar 149662 home office.

Take your time researching your options. When you have foundrepparttar 149663 company that's right for you, you'll know it.

About the author: Susie Cortright is the creator of the award-winning online magazine http://www.momscape.com as well as a representative for a rapidly growing new direct sales company. Learn about the company she chose here: http://www.momscape.com/scrapbooking/business.htm

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