Simple Ways to Protect Your Creative Work

Written by Stephen Bucaro

----------------------------------------------------------- Permission is granted forrepparttar article below to forward, reprint, distribute, use for ezine, newsletter, website, offer as free bonus or part of a product for sale as long as no changes are made andrepparttar 117347 byline, copyright, andrepparttar 117348 resource box below is included. ----------------------------------------------------------- Simple Ways to Protect Your Creative Work

By Stephen Bucaro

Being productive and creative gives importance and meaning torepparttar 117349 lives of many people. In some cases, it may also provide them with a means to earn a living. Unfortunately, other people feel that it is easier to just steal someone else's work. How can a creative individual protect their work from thieves?

Any work you create is automatically protected by copyright law fromrepparttar 117350 moment you create it until 50 years after your death. To receive this protection, you must mark your work withrepparttar 117351 word "Copyright" andrepparttar 117352 copyright symbol followed byrepparttar 117353 date thatrepparttar 117354 work was created.

Obviously a thief can easily remove your copyright notice or replaced with one of their own. If legal action is required to stop a thief from using your work, you will be required to PROVE that you wererepparttar 117355 original creator ofrepparttar 117356 work.

Proof of original authorship includes anything that can be accepted as evidence in court. Along with witnesses, you can submit sales receipts, and email or postal messages related torepparttar 117357 work. If a customer returns your material, you should saverepparttar 117358 receipt and packing material as possible evidence.

A common method of establishing proof of authorship is to mail or ship yourself a copy or photograph ofrepparttar 117359 work. The postmark or shipping seal onrepparttar 117360 unopened package becomes evidence ofrepparttar 117361 date thatrepparttar 117362 work was created.

Secrets the IRS Does Not Want You to Know

Written by Collin Almeida

Secretsrepparttar IRS Does Not Want You to Know

by Collin Almeida

For average Americans, taxes arerepparttar 117346 single largest bill they will pay. Almost 40% of every working person's wages go to taxes: that's more than most people pay in utilities, rent, car loans, or education expenses. And whilerepparttar 117347 burden of most bills can be lessened by working harder and earning more money,repparttar 117348 tax liability only increases, so earning more money just equals paying more taxes.

Most Americans don't realize that Uncle Sam's piece of their hard-earned pie is so enormous. After all,repparttar 117349 amount is divided into a number of small deductions: federal taxes, state taxes, county taxes, Medicare, social security, and so on. Each individual chunk looks like a reasonable price to pay in order to keeprepparttar 117350 country operating smoothly, but when added togetherrepparttar 117351 sum is staggering. The majority of people resign themselves to a lifetime of working too hard for someone else, paying too much in taxes torepparttar 117352 government, and then struggling to maintain a comfortable life after retirement. But they've been brainwashed! The truth is every person can learn to work less and keep more of their earnings, not by cheatingrepparttar 117353 IRS or by hiring a staff of overpriced accountants, but simply by following repparttar 117354 American Dream and becoming an entrepreneur.

Business owners, especially those with a home office, have a tremendous advantage overrepparttar 117355 average working taxpayer. While most people pay taxes onrepparttar 117356 total amount they earn, business owners only pay taxes onrepparttar 117357 amount left over after their expenses. Imagine being able to deduct work- related transportation and clothing expenses from a paycheck before taxes come out. Imagine being able to write- offrepparttar 117358 rent, utilities, remodeling, and cleaning expenses every April.

It is possible. Business owners can legally deduct all of these expenses from their revenue before Uncle Sam comes to collect his fee, and so canrepparttar 117359 average American simply by starting a home-based business. For home-based operations, repparttar 117360 IRS treats home and living expenses as tax-deductible business expenses. These eligible expenses could include repparttar 117361 following:

Furniture Landscaping Postage Meals Travel Newspapers & Magazines Phone Bills Computers Insurance Donations Cleaning Services And much, much more

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