May 12, 2015
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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Tax Deductions For Your Home-Based
The following is a list of tax deductions you may take for
home-based businesses. You can deduct a percentage of many expenses
based on how much of your home you can qualify for a deduction. For
example, if you have a 2,000-square-foot home and a 200-square-foot
office, you could deduct 10% of many expenses.
Here are the
most typical deductions:
- A percentage of rent, if you rent or lease.
- A percentage of your mortgage interest, if you’re buying
- A percentage of real estate taxes and homeowner association
- Household supplies and cleaning services for the business
portion of your home.
- Repair and maintenance of your home office.
- Utilities (electricity, gas, water) attributable to the
business use of your home.
- Trash collection.
- Furniture in your household that you convert for use in the
- Phone services, minus the base local service for the first
line into your home. (Lines devoted to the Internet and faxing
may be entirely deductible.)
- Business use of your automobile from the time you leave your
For more information, see IRS Publication #587, "Business Use Of
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How To Get Maximum Deduction On
Using trade dollars to secure business gifts certainly makes
sense. After all, they build goodwill and valuable name recognition,
which ultimately converts into increased sales. These gifts are
tax-deductible too, so long as they’re business related.
There is one catch however — the deduction for gifts is
limited to $25 per year, for each recipient. Anything above that
amount may not be deducted. Twenty-five dollars doesn’t go very far
these days, so the key to obtaining maximum deductions for business
gifts is to choose, whenever practical, another category for the
When possible expense your gifts as "entertainment"
or "advertising," since these categories have no ceiling for
legitimate deductions. Many giveaways legally fall into the
advertising category. Such items include door prizes, handout and
direct mail samples, awards for subscription sales, uniforms for a
baseball team, and contest prizes.
If prizes or awards are
given to employees, however, they usually would be tax-deductible as
“compensation” expenses. And employee bonuses are almost uniformly
considered to be compensation, regardless of whether they are
incentive or seasonal.
(For more specific information on
this topic consult with your CPA.)
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Are You Climbing The Better-Listener Ladder?
The six steps to becoming a better listener form a LADDER:
L: Look at the person who’s speaking.
A: Ask questions.
D: Don’t interrupt.
D: Don’t change the subject.
R: Respond verbally and nonverbally.
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Surprise — Brainstorming Best
Done In Private!
Experts that have studied the popularity of brainstorming
sessions in team situations, admit the results of such group efforts
are usually mediocre. Paul Paulus, professor of Psychology at the
University of Texas, has conducted extensive studies on the number
and quality of four people brainstorming together versus four people
brainstorming by themselves.
He concludes that typically
group-brainstorming sessions perform at about half the level they
would if they had brainstormed alone. So no more excuses —
grab that cup of coffee and a yellow pad or iPad and get to work!
The Growth and Use of Secondary
Capital (New Money) Creates Unprecedented Wealth In Today's New Age
There are many forms of secondary
capital — which can be defined as any financial instrument that
measures and communicates value in a common language. Would you like
to see and learn more about the many forms of secondary capital?
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