Tax Planning

The Home Office Deduction Explained

by Bert Seither February 6, 2014 Business

By Bert Seither, small business consultant It has become increasingly common for self-employed entrepreneurs and small business owners to be working from a home office. With more people using the Internet to conduct business and technological innovations like Skype and FaceTime for face-to-face communication purposes, more people continue to discover the benefits and financial savings […]

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Common Overlooked Tax Issues in the UK

by Carpenter Box November 22, 2013 Tax evasion

We can all make errors when it comes to working out our taxes. Here are some common overlooked tax issues: 1. Not checking your tax code Your tax code is important, and tells your employer or pension company how much money you are entitled to be paid tax free – tax will be deducted from […]

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IRS says legally married same-sex couples can now file taxes jointly

by Bert Seither October 14, 2013 Finance

By Bert Seither, Director of Operations at Corporate Tax Network About the author: Bert Seither is the Director of Operations at Corporate Tax Network, a national accounting and business development firm. For nearly 10 years, Seither has assisted small business owners to help put their companies on a path to prosperity. The Internal Revenue Service […]

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When IRS Tax Problems Seem Insurmountable: Is Relief Possible?

by Ladyblogger July 28, 2013 Finance

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can seem like a giant monster with uncontrollable issues for a person who may have experienced any kind of tax issues. The simple truth is that a tax problem does not go away. You cannot owe the IRS money and think that they will forget or forgive. In fact, the […]

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The basic principles of agreeing a settlement of tax enquiries

by EdwardHandsandLewis June 11, 2013 Blawg

  In 2007, HMRC published the litigation and settlement strategy (LSS), which was revised in July 2011 following some key cases.   The LSS sets out the principles and standards which HMRC should apply when settling disputes with taxpayers. The general principles include:   Each dispute should be settled on its own merit. There should […]

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Google, Amazon and Starbucks – how they avoid paying tax

by MFielding June 5, 2013 Law

If may not be illegal, but some find that fact that huge international companies are avoiding paying millions of pounds in tax immoral to say the least. But with little that can be done to force these firms to pay their ‘fair share’, it would seem the procedure known as tax avoidance is set to […]

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Claims under the Inheritance Act

by EdwardHandsandLewis April 30, 2013 Blawg

It is widely thought that in England we are free to leave our property by Will to whomsoever we choose.  However, should you fail to adequately provide for those who relied on you, then some of those people may be able to claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, if they […]

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Hiring a Tax Attorney: the Hows and Whys

by Hailey Andersen January 6, 2013 Tax Planning

A tax attorney is someone with specialized knowledge of tax laws who works with individuals to find solutions to a multitude of problems that may arise. Some of the most common reasons that a person may need to contact a tax lawyer is when he or she needs to file an estate tax return, needs […]

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Behind the IRS audits

by Lilly January 2, 2013 Tax evasion

(US Law) An IRS audit is an investigation of your finances and tax returns by US authorities in order to verify the correct amount of your taxes. IRS audit can be intimidating for most of the people. You never know when IRS is going to request your documents and start an investigation, that’s why you […]

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States Repealing Estate Taxes in 2013

by sequoialegal December 14, 2012 Estate Agency

In the past few years, states have been starting to realize how much of a financial hardship an estate tax can be on a family. In an effort to keep people from moving out of state to avoid paying these taxes, have started to repeal estate taxes. An estate tax is a tax applied to […]

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International Tax Planning Made Easy in Cyprus

by Shaiya Ong November 9, 2012 Corporate Tax

Cyprus belongs to the top three destinations in the world that offers the friendliest offshore tax rates. It shares similar features with the tax transparency in Ireland and Switzerland, but the strategic location of the country makes it a better choice in comparison to the two. Become one of the many businesses who are enjoying […]

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Cyprus: A Great Tax Haven and International Tax Planning Destination

by theodion May 25, 2012 Tax Planning

A recent piece of research that has been conducted by KPMG has revealed that Cyprus is considered as one of the friendliest offshore tax havens located in Europe. Similar to Switzerland and Ireland, there is transparency in the tax structures of Cyprus. Also, it is one of the places that flaunt the highest percentage of […]

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5 Reasons to Guest Blawg

by Legal Author September 13, 2011 Accident Claims

A key component of blogging, guest blogging is, as the term suggests, where a blogger writes as a guest on another blogger’s blog. While this may be obvious, it may not be apparent to some why guest blogging can be useful. Here are 5 reasons why you may wish to increase your own or your […]

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