Category Archives: Business Development and Marketing

Buying a Business

  Today TaxMama hears from Josh in the TaxQuips Forum who is concerned. “I’m interested in purchasing a business which was owned by a sole proprietor. He owes back taxes. Would I be liable for those back taxes if I purchase this business?”

It’s a WAHM Thing!

Way back in the beginning, when the commercial Internet opened up, working mothers found that it was a great place to interact and share information. A variety of sites sprang up, help out, and fizzled out. Some survived.   Today, let me introduce you to the launch of a Work at Home Mom site that will […]

IRS Marks Small Business Week by Showcasing Tools, Resources; Spotlights Tax Benefits Available in 2011

WASHINGTON ― During Small Business Week, May 16-20, the Internal Revenue Service encourages those who are self-employed or own a small business to take advantage of certain tax benefits and learn about IRS resources that can help them meet their federal tax obligations. “When you’re running a business, you don’t need to be a tax […]

Deducting Free Services

Today TaxMama hears from Jenna in the TaxQuips Forum, who needs help. “I work as a cosmetologist.  I am considered self-employed and rent a chair in a local salon.  I give free haircuts throughout the year during my normal business hours.  Could these haircuts be tax deductible?  If so, would they be considered advertisement or […]

TaxMama’s® 10 Tips for Business Success

Running a business or a department is complex, with innumerable people and government agencies pulling on you from all directions. With the endless demand for reports, it’s amazing that anyone is actually able to get work done, produce a product or finish a project. Yet, we do, don’t we? And we do it well. In […]

Making a Living

Today TaxMama  wants to talk to you about making a living in today’s economy.  It’s not as easy as it used to be  – but you can’t simply wait until conditions improve.

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable June 2010

    REPLAY today’s session – you can listen and SEE the session Today’s topics included: Introductions of some participants Testing of microphones ;~) Questions about the new PTIN Registration Brief overview of the new Testing issue for “Registered Tax Preparers”. NAEA’s survey about the Enrolled Agent title – and changes. Discussion of  IRA or 401(k) to […]

People to Meet in June 2010

Today TaxMama hears from Pastor Derrell a new student in the EA class, who explains why he feels the need to  make a living doing taxes. That brings to mind other people you’d also find interesting. So, today, let me introduce you to a few special people – no special order. Just good, interesting people […]