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Can I Receive Interest On A Sales Tax Refund?

January 23, 2013 by Ed Becker

The simple answer is “yes,” but each case is different.  Check out the article I found pertaining to this at the following link: Elusive Sales Tax Refunds

Fiscal Cliff Averted- New Tax Rates

January 3, 2013 by Ed Becker

The fiscal cliff was avoided late Tuesday evening so what does this mean to your tax rates. Here is a brief summary Tax rates For tax years beginning after 2012, the income tax rates for individuals will stay at 10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33% and 35% (instead of moving to 15%, 28%, 31%, 36% and […]

Sales Tax Check Up Time

January 2, 2013 by Ed Becker

As sales tax laws constantly change, is your Company compliant?  There are experts out there who stay on top of these changes, you should check out are friends at Sales Tax Defense who provide helpful hints for check ups.

Sales Tax Penalty Abatements

December 21, 2012 by Ed Becker

An honest mistake can be viewed differently by a sales tax agency, so don’t just pay the penalty without talking to an expert.  OSYB suggests using a professional such as Mark Stone of Sales Tax Defense, check out his comments on sales tax abatement.   He really knows his stuff.

Fiscal Cliff Ahead-No Great Options

December 17, 2012 by Ed Becker

Great article written in Forbes Magazine on the Fiscal Cliff that awaits us.  Seems that all parties don’t have the solution for this one.

Are Your Books Cooked?

December 13, 2012 by Ed Becker

It appears as though the SEC is spending much of their efforts going after ponzi type schemes and missing a much bigger picture pertaining to accounting fraud. For a great post on financial statement revsions happening as a result of fraud, check out this post called “Cooking The Books: Financial Statement Revisions”

Personalized Holiday Gift Ideas for Small Businesses

December 10, 2012 by Ed Becker

Its holiday season and do you know what to get your contacts and staff? If you answered no to either of these then check out  this blog on “5 Personalized Holiday Gift Ideas” by Rachel Hartman.  

Football Season is Here and so are Taxes on Gambling

September 12, 2012 by Ed Becker

With the start of the 2012-2013 football season comes office football pools, trips to Las Vegas, Superbowl grids and Fantasy football.   This is an exciting time for football fans and also a time when the casual gambler needs to understand the tax rules as it pertains to betting. Gambling winnings are fully taxable on your […]