Jim Blasingame - Small Business radioJim Blasingame is one of the world’s foremost experts on small business and entrepreneurship. He is president and founder of Small Business Network, Inc., and creator and award-winning host of The Small Business Advocate® Show, the world’s only weekday radio talk show dedicated to small business, nationally syndicated since 1997. TaxMama® is a regular guest on Jim’s show and below you will find interviews where they cover topics ranging from entrepreneurship through to avoiding a tax audit.


When your spouse is a business owner

Featuring Eva Rosenberg

 


Why you shouldn’t leave all business matters to a single business partner.

Featuring Eva Rosenberg

 


When taxpayers want tax preparers to break the law

Featuring Eva Rosenberg April 03, 2014

 


 

Why you should check on your social security account

Featuring Eva Rosenberg April 03, 2014

 


 

Don’t be scammed by phony IRS phone calls

Featuring Eva Rosenberg April 03, 2014

 


 

Why freelancers should focus on legal entity status

Featuring Eva Rosenberg November 04, 2013

 

 

If you’re a freelancer, what is your legal status? Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal why every freelancer should determine which legal entity is right for them and operate – and pay taxes – within that scope.

 


 

Tax advantages of being a freelancer

Featuring Eva Rosenberg November 04, 2013

 

 

Here are tax advantages every freelancer needs to know. Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal some of the good things a freelancer can take advantage of in the tax code.

 


 

Tax rights & obligations now that DOMA has been struck down

Featuring Eva Rosenberg August 29, 2013

 

 

The Supreme Court’s Defense of Marriage Act ruling created tax scenarios. tEva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the various tax and benefits issues facing the parties and their employees.

 


 

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion

Featuring Eva Rosenberg August 29, 2013

 

 

Don’t let tax avoidance turn into tax evasion. Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to talk about what tax evasion can look like in a small business, and reveal how a small business can get themselves into dire straits with the IRS.

 


 

How small business exporters get in trouble with the IRS

Featuring Eva Rosenberg August 29, 2013

 

 

Exporting is good business, but foreign bank accounts can create problems. Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on some of the things you have to do if you open a business bank account in another country.

 


 

Preparing to fund your tax date deadlines

Featuring Eva Rosenberg April 05, 2013

 

 

Do you know how to fund your tax deadline payments? Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the different tax deadlines that you have to fund by April 15, including estimates tax and IRAs.

 


 

Use your self-directed IRA to purchase investment real estate

Featuring Eva Rosenberg April 05, 2013

 

 

Your self-directed IRA can be very versatile. Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to explain how to use the funds in a self-directed IRA to partially or completely pay for a real estate investment, including mistakes to avoid.

 


 

What is your business exit strategy?

Featuring Eva Rosenberg April 05, 2013

 

 

We’re all going out of our businesses for good one day, either head first or feet first. Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the inevitable exiting of our businesses, and recommend several steps to prepare for a financially successful departure.

 


 

How to write off your vacation as a business expense legally

Featuring Eva Rosenberg December 06, 2012

 

 

Would you like to write off your next vacation as a business expense? Tax expert, Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to outline ways to make most if not all of your next vacation expenses tax deductible.

 


 

How well did the IRS do its job in 2012?

Featuring Eva Rosenberg December 06, 2012

 

 

What score does the IRS get for doing its job this year? Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to report that the IRS gets a good grade for learning how to focus on high-percentage activity that offers the most return.

 


 

What wil the fiscal cliff mean to your taxes?

Featuring Eva Rosenberg December 06, 2012

 

 

How will going over the fiscal cliff impact your taxes? Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the implications for your taxes if the government goes over the fiscal cliff.

 


 

Why would an employee use a stolen Social Security number?

Featuring Eva Rosenberg September 19, 2012

 

 

Are you checking the validity of the social security number of each employee? Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how some people use stolen Social Security numbers to scam the system and how to validate the numbers of your employees.

 


 

Likely ways Social Security numbers are stolen

Featuring Eva Rosenberg September 19, 2012

 

 

Stealing and using Social Security numbers is a felony. Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to explain how identity thieves steal Social Security numbers of newborns from hospitals and how to keep check on yours.

 


 

How one IRS whistleblower got rich

Featuring Eva Rosenberg September 19, 2012

 

 

The Swiss Bank whistleblowers received a $104 million payday from the IRS. Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the reward provisions for turning in legitimate tax fraud, plus a caution for false accusations.

 


 

Are all your workers properly classified?

Featuring Eva Rosenberg July 10, 2012

 

 

Do you properly classify your workers? Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to talk about why even part-time summer student workers should be classified as employees and not contractors.

 


 

If you’ve misclassified workers, the IRS wants to help you

Featuring Eva Rosenberg July 10, 2012

 

 

The IRS wants to help you if you’ve misclassified workers. Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (form 8952) that helps if you’ve been misclassifying workers as contractors instead of employees.

 


 

How do you contact the IRS if you’ve misclassified workers?

Featuring Eva Rosenberg July 10, 2012

 

 

Should you use a tax professional to make contact with the IRS? Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to encourage you to get a tax professional to help you work with the IRS when you’ve misclassified worker as contractors instead of employees.

 


 

America has a safety net for small businesses

Featuring Eva Rosenberg March 15, 2012

 

 

America has a safety net of resources for small businesses from incubators to chambers of commerce. Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the free assistance and networking resources available for both startups and existing small businesses.

 


 

Don’t forget to file your corporate extension or return

Featuring Eva Rosenberg March 15, 2012

 

 

Today’s the day! Make sure your file your corporate extension or return. Eva Rosenberg joins Jim Blasingame to discuss today’s deadline for filing a corporate extension, plus the new form for an extension to pay.