Tag Archives: Secretary

Happy Thanks for All the Gifts Week

Is there someone you forgot to thank? Is that Thank You card burning a hole in your pocket? Is Mom pestering you about calling your aunt? How long have you meant to thank him for that locket?   Well, for all you procrastinators, you ‘I meant to do it’ divas, you folks with good hearts […]

How do these people survive?

ONE Recently, when I went to McDonald’s I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets. I asked for a half dozen nuggets. ‘We don’t have half dozen nuggets,’ said the teenager at the counter. ‘You don’t?’ I replied. ‘We only have six, nine, or twelve,’ […]

Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009

Key provisions in the bill: Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance 1) The credit is renewed to home purchases under contract as of April 30th, as long as the purchase closes within 60 days. (That means you don’t have to rush to close escrow by the end of this month. Whew!) 2) Other homeowners qualify for […]

Cash For Clunkers

Courtesy of David & Mary Mellem, EAs Cash for Clunkers (not a tax issue but…) This is not a tax issue, but contains a part you may be interested in knowing about. We have already heard from clients asking about this so we figured we’d share what we found. HR 2346 was passed by the […]

News Release – Stimulus Package – Final Version Summary

CCH Special Tax Briefing Final Stimulus Plan Provides Tax Breaks For Individuals, Businesses, Environment, Government (RIVERWOODS, ILL., February 13, 2009) – Senate and House conferees have agreed on the final provisions of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the major “economic stimulus” measure of the new Obama administration, according to CCH, a Wolters […]

The Bailout Bill – EESA

[Note: You will find all working links in the Resource Box below, as always.] Today TaxMama sits here, scouring the news sites for tangible information about the Legislature’s voting over the weekend. What’s the final score on the $700 billion bailout? What else went down while we were caught napping? First of all, the California […]

My Acting Career

Today Mary tells us that she just moved to New York to pursue an acting career. Mary says, “I currently work as a secretary, but I plan to take auditions and classes in my days off and evenings. I would like to deduct my classes and other such expenses as business expenses related to my […]

Cool Negotiation Skills

On July 17th, 1946, the temperature in Detroit was 97. The 3 brothers walked into old man Henry Ford’s office and sweet-talked his secretary into telling him that 3 gentlemen were there with the most exciting innovation in the auto industry since the electric starter. Henry was curious and invited them into his office. They […]

Incorporating Myself

Today TaxMama hears from Bob in Los Angeles who wants to know, “Can only lawyers and paralegals provide incorporation services in the state of California?”