Find The Best Tax Resources Right Here

Written by Maria Marsala, Business and Life Coach

Where can a business owner obtain tax information? When you don't know what questions to ask, it's very helpful to take some classes, and read a few articles prior to visiting with a CPA. Enjoy these resources:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) The IRS hasrepparttar best free classes around! Call your local office to find out whenrepparttar 117733 home business or sole proprietorship classes are held. The home business class is a half-day class;repparttar 117734 sole proprietorship class is a full day. The difference between these two classes --repparttar 117735 extra half day -- is spent dealing with employee tax information. Take a class every year. Expenses are deductible and I bet you will learn quite a few things each year.

Web site at, or call toll free (800) 829-3676. Ask for Business Kit Publication 454 and STEP Publication 1057 (Small Business Tax Education Program). Tell them what type of organization you are considering, how many employees you will have, etc., so they can send you other free helpful publications. They'll even send you a very nice Tax Calendar. Just ask for it!

Local Authorities Let's look at some local taxing authorities. In some states,repparttar 117736 Department of Taxation provides monthly classes for new business owners. They cover state-specific topics such as business income tax, occupancy tax and sales tax.

While we're onrepparttar 117737 local level, don't forget to contact your county, city or town revenue offices, too. Yes, everyone gets inrepparttar 117738 act of collecting some sort of tax! It could be yearly, quarterly, or monthly. Atrepparttar 117739 very least, call each entity to see what they need from you and what materials or classes they provide. Don't want to call? The end result is fines and penalties later on -- usually many times more than you would have paid inrepparttar 117740 first place.

Web Sites Althoughrepparttar 117741 IRS isrepparttar 117742 premier source for tax information, below are other suggested web sites to visit. Peachtree and Intuit (Quicken, QuickBooks) offer bookkeeping, accounting and tax software.

Sandy Botkin, CPA and attorney, is one ofrepparttar 117743 most well known national lecturers inrepparttar 117744 field of tax reduction and audit proofing techniques for small business.

10-Hours (or 10-Days) To A Spotless and Organized Kitchen

Written by Maria Marsala, Business and Life Coach

Sometimes it helps to organize a room all at once. However, for home-business owners, spending another entire day inrepparttar house isn't always a desirable thing. What may be more desirable is to spend 60-minutes each day working on a project. The steps below will assist you (as they have me) to reorganize your kitchen.

Day 1 ~~if you don't have a pad on your refrigerator, set aside a piece of paper somewhere inrepparttar 117732 kitchen forrepparttar 117733 next 10 days. Userepparttar 117734 top part ofrepparttar 117735 page for "things to buy" andrepparttar 117736 lower half for other notes. ~~put a chair inrepparttar 117737 middle ofrepparttar 117738 kitchen floor and assess what needs to be done. Make a list. ~~start to pay attention to where you are placing things that are inrepparttar 117739 dishwasher. Take a mental note of what items are in cabinets that would be better off somewhere else. ~~take your step ladder out, cleanrepparttar 117740 light fixtures and change any bulbs that aren't working.

Day 2 ~~Question: What does an empty box, a step ladder, a telephone book, a cloth, a car and one hour have in common? ~~Answer: They're what you'll need to cleanrepparttar 117741 pantry or if you don't have one, your food cupboards. Remove allitems you haven't used inrepparttar 117742 past year... or won't use inrepparttar 117743 next few months. Make sure everything is packed properly for storage. Then you can put unused/unwanted food inrepparttar 117744 box, contact your local non-profit food pantry, and putrepparttar 117745 box in your car (for now).

Day 3 ~~If you have a self-cleaning oven, turn it on when you wake up. If not, spray or cleanrepparttar 117746 inside ofrepparttar 117747 oven. Then later, rinse it off. ~~Defrostrepparttar 117748 refrigerator. It's good to put everything in coolers then clean when everything is defrosted. Even frost-free's need cleaning every now and then.

Day 4 ~~Putrepparttar 117749 stove burners, other stove and fan parts inrepparttar 117750 dishwasher. Cleanrepparttar 117751 top ofrepparttar 117752 range and fan. ~~Cleanrepparttar 117753 inside ofrepparttar 117754 dishwasher and outside of all appliances. Add jet dry torepparttar 117755 dishwasher.

Day 5 ~~By now you should have a nice list of items you may want to purchase... such as new shelving paper, food or containers, cleaning supplies, ect. So go out, buy yourself lunch, go shopping, and bringrepparttar 117756 box of donated food to your local food pantry. ~~If you don't have a shopping pad on your refrigerator, consider adding "small pad and magnetic strip" to your shopping list. Then when you get home, gluerepparttar 117757 magnet torepparttar 117758 back ofrepparttar 117759 pad. ~~Make your life easier inrepparttar 117760 kitchen. Purchase two inexpensive and dishwasher proof items - a bag of plastic clothes pins and a pair of scissors. Userepparttar 117761 clothes pins to close bags of chips, cereals, pasta, etc. Scissors that stay inrepparttar 117762 kitchen come in handy for many things.

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