Tag Archives: Marketing

Undercover Mystery Shopper Income

Today TaxMama® hears from Cassandra in the TaxQuips Forum, who really IS a Mystery Shopper. “I am a mystery shopper and work for 30+ different companies. To some, I give my Social Security number – to others my EIN. Do I need to report the income I earned for the companies I supplied my EIN […]

Direct Sellers Personal Use of Product

Today TaxMama® hears from Bill in the Tax Quips Forum who raises a good question. “I have a lot of independent distributors asking about deducting their autoship of product for personal use. They say that their tax person said you can claim the deduction because you have to “be a product of the product” or […]

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 […]

Home Office Red Flag

Today TaxMama hears from John from Georgia, who is wary. “I run my network marketing business from home, but heard that taking an office in home deduction is a red flag to IRS. Help!”

New Federal Regulation Affects Tax Resolution, Tax Negotiation and Tax

Complimentary Webinar Who should attend: All tax professionals who prepare amended return, work with tax audits, or audit reconsiderations, tax debt reduction or re-negotiation. Why: There are HUGE penalties in this law for those involved in tax debt reduction who collect fees from clients in advance – as in, retainers. You must learn the new […]

Franchise Costs

Today TaxMama hears from Bill in North Carolina, with this question. “What is the tax treatment of equipment that is included in the payment of franchise fee? Is it all considered amortizable start-up cost? Or is the equipment depreciated separately starting with the day it opens for business? I am concerned about local business property […]

Logos and Websites

Today TaxMama hears from Floyd in Northridge, CA. He tells us “I need to know how you handle logo design and website design expenses for a new company.”

Focus on what you do best

“Advertise your specialty. Employers are looking for specialists with specific experience solving the problems they currently face. So don’t try to be everything to everyone in your resume, which could confuse your reader. Focus on what you do best.” Alesia Benedict Get Interviews Contact Alesia for Resume Advice! Ask TaxMama :: Where taxes are fun […]