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    Byram v. United States & the 7 Pillars of Capital Gain Treatment

    The tax code draws a distinction between ordinary income and income derived from the sale of a capital asset, or “capital gain.” In most instances, this distinction is straightforward and there is little confusion about whether income falls into one category or the other. Every now and then, however, a situation develops in which the classification of income is a difficult matter. There is much at stake in the determination of whether income is either ordinary or derived from the sale of a…


    Posted by Jorgen Rex Olson on January 4, 2017 at 10:40am

    Our Workflow Removes Your Paperwork Frustrations

    You're a smart contractor and you know QuickBooks has the Financial Reports, Job Costing Reports and Job Profitability Reports you need to operate and grow your construction company; but it does not provide Benchmarking Reports to let you see how your Construction Company is performing compared to your competitors.?

    Every time you or your bookkeeper opens the darn thing it…


    Posted by Randal L. DeHart, PMP, QPA on May 23, 2016 at 12:41pm

    Business management tips for small business owners

    Current world of business is highly competitive and complex. There is no unifying formula for success. Each and every situation is different. People who are engaged in the business world have to accept these challenges and the way they handle them will determine how successful they are going to be.…


    Posted by Tim Scott on December 9, 2014 at 1:32am

    Understanding Business Education

    Business education refers to various courses designed to provide students essential skills to achieve success in business, especially those for launching and running businesses. These courses range from advanced management science to marketing to basic computer courses taken for personal career goals.

    Business education classes inculcate students the confidence to overcome real life business situations and emphasize…


    Posted by Tim Scott on December 2, 2014 at 9:15pm

    Should I or shouldn't I?

    I'm an RN who is physically no longer capable of doing bedside nursing. I'm looking into Patient Advocate Programs, both general and RN specific.? The cost of these Certificate courses varies from $900.00 up to $7000.00. I'm currently on SSDI, so money is very, very tight.? The program I'd like to go to is around 5K, directed at RN's.? It has an excellent reputation plus has a built in network of alumni.

    The $900.00 course is a generalist program.? It's on line, no face to face, while…


    Posted by Helga Bluestone on August 20, 2013 at 9:27pm


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    Investing In Non-qualified Annuity by Subs Corp

    Can a Subs investment in a nonqualified annuity? ?If so, would the income be reported as other income?Continue

    Started by David Jones in Tax & Accounting Jun 30, 2016.

    Retirement fund for an S Corp owner 10 Replies

    HiMy wife and I are the only 2 shareholders of our S Corp which we set up for her business.I would like to set up a retirement fund that is pre=approved by the IRS. Do you guys have any recommendations on that? We still haven't paid her any salary…Continue

    Started by charyo in Tax & Accounting. Last reply by Mike Fox Jul 12, 2013.

    How has Local Online Marketing Helped Your Business? 5 Replies

    Really, I wanted to ask: a two-part question?Part 1: How much new business are you gaining through local pages and review sites like Google Maps, Yahoo Local, Bing Business Portal, & Yelp?a) Less than 5%b) 5 -- 10%c)10 -- 25%d) more than 25%!!e)…Continue

    Tags: maps, yahoo, bing, google, business

    Started by Steven Good in Marketing for the Small Business Owner. Last reply by Edward Murray Dec 20, 2017.

    Intro 5 Replies

    Hello everyone, I see that I'm the first one to post an introduction here. Interesting. Anyhoooo I actually found this site from the Craig's list events section. Who knew? I've just started with a new company selling sustainable Disaster Resistant…Continue

    Started by Demelza in Introduce Yourself. Last reply by Pat Mckemy Jan 14, 2014.



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