Home Office Self-Employed Deduction

The home office tax deduction can be tricky question and there is no short explanation. When you have your own business, there are many deductions that are cut and dry. This one is not. And there’s an IRS take back on this one if you use the original method. Most taxpayers are unaware of this, and it can cost quite a bit in future taxes. Please note that this applies to homeowners. Tenants need not be concerned about the issue emphasized here.   Who Qualifies for Home Office Deduction Some people have one room in their home that is exclusively used for their business. Their computer in that room is… Read More

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It’s Divorce Season. Are You Ready?

It’s Divorce Season. Are You Ready?   What is Divorce Season? Did you know that more people decide to divorce in the first four months of the year than any other time of year? That’s why they call it divorce season. It does make sense. The families have all gotten through the holidays. The spouses may have been giving it one last try to see if the holiday spirit would revive the relationship. Unfortunately in many cases that is not successful. As the marriage continues to unravel men and women begin to take a close look at their lives and realize they may need to prepare for a new start… Read More

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New 2018 Tax Law Standard Deductions and Itemized Deductions Guide

Did You Know??? Itemized Deductions are NOT Just For Homeowners with Mortgages. For 2018 tax returns Standard Deductions have increased substantially. The biggest question individuals have when preparing their tax returns is whether to take the Standard Deduction or claim the mysterious Itemized Deductions on the IRS form Schedule A. Here’s the info that can help you save you the most tax dollars, taking the higher of the standard or itemized deductions.. :First, identify your Standard Deduction based on the chart below, taken from the IRS Publication 501.   Table 6. New Standard Deductions for 2018 Tax Returns If your filing status is … Your standard deduction is… Single or Married filing… Read More

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Natural Botanicals, Cancer and Anti-Aging

Reprinted from www.tovasgarden.com What if Betty White could turn back the clock and look, act and feel like at 25 year old?  Why do dogs & cats age differently than humans?  Do people in the North Pole age differently than people in other places?  These are some of the simple questions that molecular biologist, Bill Andrews, asked from the time he was a child through much of his career in his quest to find a cure for aging. Andrews won Time Magazine’s award this year, 2019, as one of the Top 100 Longevity Leaders in the World.  But, more importantly, this quest to cure aging led to  he and his… Read More

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Do You Suffer From MATHLEXIA?

What is Mathlexia?   To my surprise, “mathlexia” is actually a disorder, commonly known as dyscalculia. The 1974 work of a Czechoslovakian researcher, Ladislav Kosc defines this disorder as “a structural disorder of mathematical abilities” caused by impairment to the parts of the brain used in mathematical calculations, without simultaneous impairment to one’s general mental abilities. (In layman’s terms: You’re bad at math because parts of your brain aren’t working properly, but you’re not otherwise mentally handicapped.) It has also been referred to as “math dyslexia” and “math learning disability.” The Urban Dictionary defines it a bit differently, “The inability to do math in your head.” So if you’re not good… Read More

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Divorce Mediation Facts and How To Prepare

Divorce Mediation Is Supposed To Be Different. I say supposed to be different, because what the legal system calls Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures can be very similar to litigation, or in some cases can be like blindly agreeing to just get it over with. Here are the details for those that are considered “The Latest and Greatest” divorce processes.   Collaborative Divorce with a Mediator Here’s the skinny on collaborative divorce. Husband and wife each hire an attorney. The attorneys try to negotiate a settlement. The major advantage is that this is an out of court process. This is best for those couples who have accumulated a large asset base and… Read More

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5 Divorce Mistakes That Can Cost You Lots of Money… and Sleep

Whoosh! That’s the sound of money from divorce mistakes flying out of your wallet. You chase after it, but never seem to catch up… You’re doing everything you think you’re supposed to, but nothing is working. Your accounts seem to become self-draining, and you can’t seem to stop the leaks. You wonder what you’re doing wrong…  and why this has become so complicated. Chasing your money, running from meeting to meeting… And your emotions are all over the place, like your money. You’re frantic about your future because it seems everything is unknown. Then… suddenly at 3 am… in a panic… you wake up. It was all a bad dream…… Read More

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Tax Implications of Divorce Property Transfers

When property and financial assets are divided in divorce, certain assets or portions thereof are transferred from one spouse to the other. The most common are the marital home, financial accounts and jewelry. During the marriage, such transfers are considered to be gifts of a non-taxable nature. Transfers for purposes of divorce are subject to specific regulations in order to maintain the same non-taxable status. As per the Internal Revenue Service Publication 504, Divorced or Separated Individuals , the following are required:   Transfer Between Spouses Generally, no gain or loss is recognized on a transfer of property from you to (or in trust for the benefit of): Your spouse,… Read More

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Internal Inflammation Transformation

Internal Inflammation and Organic Nutrition Spoken in her own words, Megan Brown describes the rapid, unexpected onset of inflammation and how she was able to assist her body to heal itself. Reversing her inflammation problems is truly remarkable! “A picture is worth a thousand words… Let me tell you about that picture on the left…. ?I already ate clean and healthy! I was raised that way. (Thanks, mom!❤️) ?I didn’t eat fast food or drink soda…I was a big believer in just eating right and exercising. I honestly thought that was enough….I took care of myself!!! ?I was a collegiate athlete, avid runner, marathoner, ultra marathoner, and Boston qualifier.  ?While… Read More

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Abnormal Blood Cells and Organic Solutions

Amazing Results When Supporting Blood Cells! Positive changes to your body are accomplished on a cellular level, and can be observed with a laboratory microscope as you will see below. When you have a complete physical, what is a major test doctors rely on to diagnose any number of abnormalities? The blood tests, of course. There are so many issues discovered in evaluating blood cells, there are too many to even begin naming. But the differences between unhealthy and healthy blood cells are quite obvious, as you can see below.     What if you could make a positive impact on your blood cell problems by simply supporting your body in healing… Read More

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