Tag Archives: Small Business Advocate

Ask TaxMama Issue 635 – Swallowing Tax Pride

Dear Family, This year, the Swallows Day Parade will be held in San Juan Capistrano on Saturday morning. Each year, they welcome back the swallows who return on March 19th. Folks in Southern California can join in the fun via Amtrak’s Surfliner (SNC station) and walk over to the festivities. (The southbound train will get […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 633 – Daylight Savings Time

Dear Family, Twice this week, Rick told me this weekend is Daylight Savings Time. I brushed him off. It makes no sense. This EARLY in March?!!  Darned if he isn’t right!

Ask TaxMama Issue 603 – Success and Failure

  Dear Family,  You’ve heard the old Chinese (or is it Jewish) curse – may you live in interesting times!   This week, I am.  One of the things I write about in the very first chapter of Small Business Taxes Made Easy is failing because of success. It’s a warning to business-owners to make provisions […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 602 – It Feels like Summer

  Dear Family,  The first bit of news this morning was that Jack Kevorkian has died. What a bold, amazing man he was, campaigning for the right to assisted suicide. Of course, none of the obituaries I’ve seen answer the question that’s on everyone’s mind. Did Jack get an assist?  It’s been a busy week […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 601 Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Dear Family,  This weekend is the Memorial Day Weekend. Speaking with TomBuck earlier this week, he tells me his community goes out to the cemetery to honor all the local war veterans, alive or dead. In a close-knit community, this is just one of the many instances when people connect. One of the nice things […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 600 – Wow Quite a Milestone!

Dear Family, Join me today at 11:00 am PT, as I visit Paul Petillo, author of Retirement Planning for the Utterly Confused (love that title!) on Financial Impact Factor Radio.  600 issues of Ask TaxMama!  Wow!  Thanks to all of you who have been with me since the beginning. It’s been an interesting roller coaster […]

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 […]

Stupid Tax Tricks – Things Not to Do

None of us enjoys paying taxes. We see the very rich layer of society getting away with murder financially and naturally want the same privileges in life. Besides, getting something for free always holds appeal. As a result, tax return schemes get ever more complex. Internal Revenue Service’s databases can cross-reference Social Security numbers with […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 464 – We Began With Freedom

Dear Family, Oh we have such a treat for you. My long-time Internet buddy Jim Blasingame, the Small Business Advocate wrote a rousing essay for the 4th of July – We Began With Freedom. You’re really going to enjoy this! http://taxquips.com/index.php?id=892 Have you seen the new Wall-E movie? Wow, for me? It’s totally narcisstic. An […]