Fiscal Cliff Notes: The Disconnect Between the Media and the Real World

Posted by Michael Hartzell on Wed, Jan 09, 2013

A week ago you read the story and watched a video on FOX News here.  The dramatic news story made a point that things are bad...very bad. And things are going to get worse.  David Lightfoot is in the thick of business reality and offers his thoughts and perspectives regarding the "fiscal cliff":

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Tags: Taxes, Government, Business Success, News

Len Krick Interviewed on FOX News PLUS Big Tax Solutions

Posted by Michael Hartzell on Thu, Dec 27, 2012

The fiscal cliff, automatic tax increases, health care requirements are only part of the conversation in this interview on FOX News with Len Krick. This short discussion about the effect of the increases in Federal taxes on the sale of privately-held businesses may enlighten you or give you post-Christmas depression.

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Tags: Taxes, video, Business Success, Business Services

All 50 States to Pay Internet Sales Tax if Marketplace Fairness Act Passes

Posted by Michael Hartzell on Fri, Aug 03, 2012

In the news is more discussion about the implications of the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would mandate businesses in every state to collect internet sales taxes based on the destination of products purchased.  Is the "no tax" policy for Internet purchases an unfair loophole or legitimate?

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Tags: Taxes, News, Legal

The Small Business Tax Infographic from

Posted by Michael Hartzell on Wed, Aug 01, 2012

The small business owner is feeling the tax burden but may be unsure of how or why.  The biggest challenge to small business owners is complying with government regulations.  The has created this infographic to shed some light on the subject:

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Tags: Taxes, Government, Landing Pages

Starting a Freelance Business – How to Take Care of Legal, Tax and Contractual Paperwork

Posted by Michael Hartzell on Sun, Jul 22, 2012

If you are new to freelancing or thinking of becoming a freelancer, you’ll no doubt have lots of questions, especially about the legal and regulatory paperwork you need to obtain and manage throughout the business year.

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Tags: Taxes, Government, Business Planning, Legal

How to organize receipts for tax time with technology [infographic]

Posted by Michael Hartzell on Thu, Jan 05, 2012

Tax time?  How can it be faster and easier to organize the receipts?  If you have manila envelopes, flat boxes and discipline; your job is already done.  If not, you have two choices:  The old fashioned way:  Muscle and Time.  The 21st Century method:  An App on the smart phone or a scanner and email. 

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Tags: Taxes, video, APPS, Productivity

Small Business Tax Mistakes Infographic

Posted by Michael Hartzell on Thu, Apr 07, 2011

Intuit is on the ball with the latest blog article talking about tax mistakes small business owners make.  Note that the deadline this year is April 18th.  Can't make the April 18 Deadline? Use Free File to e-file Form 4868, an extension to file. *see video below.

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Tags: Taxes, Accounting, Business Services

Does Bankruptcy Clear IRS Tax Debt?

Posted by Michael Hartzell on Tue, Dec 28, 2010

As 2010 comes to a close, it is time to tackle taxes and planning for your business.  If you are an entrepreneur who believes that debt is overwhelming and bankruptcy is the next step, here is an article from Wystan North:

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Tags: Taxes, Business Planning, Legal, Business Services

Affiliates Beware: Will Your State Kill Your Business with Amazon Tax

Posted by Michael Hartzell on Sat, Mar 13, 2010

So what will you do if your business success depends on affililate income?  Move to another state?  Listen carefully.  Stay in touch with Quansite.  Set up Google Alerts for Affiliate Tax (or other related terms).  Sharpen the saw with weekly news updates from your government or "watch organization" such as The Tax Foundation.

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Tags: Taxes, Business Success, Business Planning, Legal