It’s 6:30 a.m. and I can hardly keep my eyes open.
Aside from all the travel, I have to admit that I have a terrible, deep, dark secret when it comes to books. Shh….please, don’t tell anyone.
When it’s a good book, and I am more than halfway through it at the end of the day, I a compelled to finish reading the book before I go to sleep. It’s an uncontrollable reaction to really good writing. Have you ever read anything my Orson Scott Card? His stories have fully developed characters that you come to care about. They are well researched and follow totally logically, once you accept the science fiction premise of the story. This book was Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus. VERY RELEVANT for today’s world!
Actually, I need to go back and read his whole body of work. Some of his books, I read more than 20+ years ago – it’s time to re-read them.
Anyway, once again, operating on about 2-3 hours of sleep, I bring you today’s issue of Ask TaxMama.
Note: For those who could not find yesterday’s edition? Apologies. It seems the newsletter went out prematurely. The site went live after the newsletter. See what happens when you set everything up so you can go out of town and cover your responsibilities for the week before you hit the road! The link works just fine now.
REMEMBER TO GO OUT AND VOTE ON TUESDAY! VOTE FOR SOMEONE!
It’s an important eletion – and even the ballot measures are important.
Our Job Advice of the Week is about remembering to smile during your interview. Hmmm…something you should do when you record video lessons, too, I would think. I wonder if I remembered to smile? Oh well, we’ll find out.
Today Money Funny brings up the spirit of Halloween. Incidentally, if you didn’t get a chance to get candy, consider another alternative. Hand out books and toys you’ve outgrown. Very few calories. The children are apt to see this as a refreshing change from all the chocolate and candy they’re used to getting.
In today’s IRS News we learnd that 279,000 people seeking Stimulus Refunds and regular refunds filed tax returns with incorrect addresses. They haven’t received over $266 million – because the checks IRS sent out came back undeliverable. If you’re one of those people who were in the process of moving when you filed (or shortly afterwards) and didn’t have the forsight to use your new address on your tax return…read today’s IRS News to learn how to salvage your refunds.
TaxQuips this week includes questions about deducting mileage when you do pro bono work, the tax consequences of Daddy paying off a mortgage, sort of day trading, and dealing with a bounced paycheck.
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TAX CALENDAR 2008
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
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