Taxes Made Easy for Your Home-Based Business

Written by Kathy Burns

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The book continues in this massive information manner throughout. Additional chapters tackle accounting methods (cash, accrual or hybrid), explaining how each works, whatrepparttar IRS rules are concerning accounting methods and which may berepparttar 117929 best for you.

Allowable deductions are also covered in detail. One chapter is completely devoted to Transportation deductions and another explainsrepparttar 117930 most common other business deductions such as computers, books, magazines, meals, insurance and retirement plans.

One chapter explains howrepparttar 117931 sale of your home plays into your home office tax reports, another detailsrepparttar 117932 payment of state, local, self employment and social security taxes, and another even tells you which records you should keep and for how long.

Throughoutrepparttar 117933 book, explanations are given as to which IRS forms need to be filled out for which purposes. Carter even devotes one entire chapter to explaining Form 8829 (Expenses forrepparttar 117934 business use of your home) line by line. Atrepparttar 117935 end ofrepparttar 117936 book he also provides a comprehensive example of a married couple: What their income was and from where, how they reported their income and deductions and so on. Included withrepparttar 117937 example are all forms, filled in, that this couple submitted torepparttar 117938 IRS for that year.

Every single chapter in this book includes a Notes section atrepparttar 117939 end. The notes' section is an annotated reference list that tells you where to find government laws and codes, free publications, court cases cited inrepparttar 117940 book and more. This information alone is a goldmine of reference material. In addition, there are breakout boxes speckled throughoutrepparttar 117941 book to provide working examples of major points being made.

In summary, this book provides an extremely detailed look atrepparttar 117942 legal and monetary side of running a business from your home. It provides a wealth of information on its own, and expands on that to provide comprehensive reference materials for anyone that wants or needs them.

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (out of 5) Pros: You don't have to have a PhD to understand it Cons: Some ofrepparttar 117943 information can be overwhelming, especially when references to various IRS form numbers are given. Consideringrepparttar 117944 complexity ofrepparttar 117945 topic however,repparttar 117946 author did an excellent job. Recommended: Highly Office Shelf: Reference Availablility: In Stores Now - Check Amazon Price

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How to Take Off Fast with Your Internet Business

Written by Kevin Nunley

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Let's say you aren't an expert in html and don't particularly feelrepparttar need to do it all yourself. Here's my recommendation for getting on-line fast and easy. Spendrepparttar 117928 $15 or so to get your own .com address. It'srepparttar 117929 easiest kind of address for customers to remember. Sign up with one ofrepparttar 117930 e-commerce providers that gives you a browser-based design system. All you have to do is type in your headlines, copy and paste in your text, and pull up some graphics to enhance your products and services.

Register with search engines. has a great free one- click registration form that gets your site onrepparttar 117931 spider list ofrepparttar 117932 major search engines. It’s been pretty successful for me, though they need to updaterepparttar 117933 site. Research abounds on other low cost search registrations. You can often expect significant numbers of visitors to find you through search engines, outperforming most other forms of promotion.

Tellrepparttar 117934 World Why They’ve Come torepparttar 117935 Right Place

Share your story. Tell how you got intorepparttar 117936 business you're in. Be sure to tell WHY you do what you do and what values, pleasures, and challenges make you continue inrepparttar 117937 business. But most ofrepparttar 117938 copy shouldn't be about you. Tell people how you help customers. Talk aboutrepparttar 117939 successes your customers have had. Quote your philosophy on how everyone needsrepparttar 117940 BENEFITS your product or service gives customers. This isrepparttar 117941 kind of story your customers and prospects can get into.

Be sure to include your contact info. Sites with insufficient contact information are not only inconvenient when you have a question, but they can cause skepticism in visitors. (Who IS this cyberspace business owner?) For service-oriented businesses, including your photo instills trust in customers.

Get business going fast by placing some e-zine ads. E-zines are online publications sent to people who have requestedrepparttar 117942 piece be sent. The lists can be quite large, and these are avid readers. Pick e-zines that have interesting content. Boring 'zines don't pull well.

For a busy person trying to get up and running onrepparttar 117943 Net fast and cheap, it's hard to beat these simple steps.

Kevin Nunley provides marketing and copy writing. Read all his free tips at Take advantage of his professional copywriting deals and popular promotion packages. Reach Kevin at or (801)328-9006.

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