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Guest Writer:  Michael Longsdon of ElderFreedom.net* Immigrants moving to the United States often have their hands full with immigration paperwork, assimilation into their new communities, and even tax considerations. Despite these challenges, many come with a vision of the American dream. Use this guide to help you make your American Dream a reality! Down to Business Many new transplants are eager to find a way to support loved ones back in their home country. Sometimes,

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Avoiding the Net Investment Income Tax with Significant Participation

Uncle Bill’s Net Investment Income Tax Quandary Suffice it to say that Uncle Bill had a good year in 2021. As you may remember from this article, Bill and Ethel’s daughter Moon (neé Jaime) was one of the initial investors in a small online book retailer based out of Seattle that was founded by her friend Jeff. When the website took off, Moon made a pretty penny (or 304 billion pretty pennies). Bill invested a

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Enjoy Tax Benefits When You Hire Freelancers for Your Business

Tax Benefits When You Hire Freelancers for Your Business Guest Writer:  Michael Longsdon of ElderFreedom.net* As a business owner, saving money and time is an important part of maintaining a successful operation. When looking for areas to cut back, your business tax obligations can be a good place to squeeze out some extra savings if you know what you’re doing. One approach you may have overlooked is considering freelancers over hiring full-time employees. Depending on

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Briefly Taxing’s Guide to the Income Tax Refund Process for Individuals

It was a Tuesday in 2016, if memory serves, when your mother called you to let you know about the unfortunate events that had beset your Mainer family the week prior. After some brief research (thanks, Google), you discovered that the tornado was the first to hit York County, Maine in nearly a decade, and it was the first major tornado since October 10, 1966.[1] If a tornado were going to hit Biddeford, somehow Uncle

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Partial Payments of Tax and Deposits with the IRS

Sunday afternoon rolls around, and the last thing on your mind was explaining the pros and cons of making partial payments of tax and deposits with the IRS to a relative who still sees “Charlie” lurking in his backyard from time to time. Nonetheless, of all of your relatives, Cousin Elmer is, surprisingly, the least offensive to you. You may remember that Elmer is currently working with only seven and a half fingers and a

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A Primer on Employment Tax Withholding

When the IRS is involved, monetary transactions are never as simple as they appear on the surface. The late, great comedian Mitch Hedberg once told a story about being given a receipt after buying a doughnut. I bought a doughnut, and they gave me a receipt for the doughnut. I don’t need a receipt for the doughnut. I’ll just give you the money, and you give me the doughnut, end of transaction. We don’t need

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Effect of the Build Back Better Act on Corporate and Partnership Taxation

On September 15, the House Ways and Means Committee voted to approve sweeping changes to the Internal Revenue Code through the Build Back Better Act, which proposals, if ultimately passed, will have a significant effect on the taxation of corporations and partnerships. We discussed the changes proposed to affect estate and gift taxation in an earlier article. In this article we explore the effect of the Build Back Better Act on corporate and partnership taxation.

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