Ask TaxMama Issue 478 – Save Your Neighbor – Save the World

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Dear Family,

It’s a whole new year – 5769 – and a whole new tax season gearing up – 2008.

By now, you’ve either filed your 2007 tax return, or like many who’ve been writing to me, or calling, you’re still too paralyzed to have finished up your bookkeeping. If you find yourself in that position – and end up getting behind, what do you thing life is telling you? Especially if this happens often?

It’s telling you that you have a mental block against doing the bookkeeping. Something powerful, within yourself, is holding you back. When you have this much resistance to something, what’s the best thing to do? Face the facts. You’re never going to get it done. And if you do, it won’t be done well.

So right now is a good time to decide that it’s time to turn all your bookkeeping over to someone who loves to do it. Either hire someone in-house to come in full or part time. Or hire bookkeeper or tax professional who will do a terrific job for you. Getting the right person to work with you will relieve enormous pressure from your shoulders. It will also free you up to do the things you love – like sell your products or services; create products or provide the services – or even just to take the occasional day off without guilt.

Where to go?

There are two places that offer bookkeeper certifications:

You can find tax professionals at – Enrolled Agents – CPAs – find your state chapter to locate someone near you. – all tax professionals

Last week, I asked you for your ideas on how to help your neighbors, local schools or schoolchildren, unemployed folks in your community or industry, seniors, those with disabilities. Thank you for your ideas and responses.

But you weren’t the only one I asked. I put the question out to others around the country. As a result, I have received a wealth of wonderful ideas. Far too many to fit into the (maximum) 1600 word article for MarketWatch (which should be up any day now). So, I’ve decided to turn all the responses into an e-evolving e-book. It will be compiled of all the ideas you sent it – and will continue to send in. You will be able to distribute it to all your friends and neighbors and anyone in your community that needs ideas on how to hold it all together with less money (or no money), without child care, or homes or…
It will be my gift to you.

People need something like this so we can restore our pride in America, our sense of community and camaraderie and simply to survive in tough times. MarketWatch is looking into how they can get on board so we can get even more general distribution of the complimentary e-book. Hopefully, we’ll be able to compile this and get the first version out by the beginning of November.

Please continue to send your ideas and stories to – be SURE to put POSITIVE IDEA in the subject line. Include information about yourself that you’re willing to see in print.

Our Job Advice of the Week is some of the best advice I’ve ever seen even if you’re not job hunting. Be kind to everyone!

In today’s Money Funny you’ll learn about things never to do…that might tempt you, as you lose control in today’s economy.

Today’s IRS News comes to you courtesy of David and Mary Mellem, who outline the latest increases in Social Security Benefits – and the cost of Medicare.

With all the changes in the tax laws lately, I’ll be updating TaxMama’s evolving e-book – The 100% Home-Based Business Tax Solution again next week. Stay tuned!

In TaxQuips this week touched off some passionate discussions about folks who refuse to provide their taxpayer identification numbers for 1099-MISC purposes; folks working on tips who think they don’t have to report all their income; how low-income folks can get extra money back with your paycheck throughout the year; and whether or not a pool can be deductible for medical purposes.

As always, we love your feedback, opinions and ideas.

You are what makes all this fun – and interesting!

Please use the Comments link online.

And remember, when you buy any TaxNerd item, TaxMama will donate all the profits to the Central Asia Institute, where they are building schools for girls in Asia. The best way to achieve peace to earn the love and trust of people around the world by helping them improve their own lives.

Hugs from your favorite TaxNerd,

Eva Rosenberg, EA

Your TaxMama is watching…out for you.


10.31.2008 3rd Quarter Payroll Taxes Due

10.31.2008 3rd Quarter Sales Taxes Due

11.15.2008 Employers Make monthly Payroll tax deposit



Keep your Resolutions:
Here’s a well-thought-out e-book to help you start the
year off properly. It contains a place for you to
list your promises to yourself – and lots of tools to

help you achieve your goals.

Download the book here (just use your e-mail address in this e-mail, so you can avoid subscribing to
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Feel free to share this link with your friends, your clients and your mailing list.

Explore Simpleology 101 – It includes set of step-by-step daily missions for you to follow to get more focused and become more successful this year.

You can check them off as you go.

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