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Tax Forms: Where To Go To Obtain Them

Tax Forms: Where To Go To Obtain Them

By Lindsay McCane January 20, 2014

It’s the time of year that everybody dreads…tax time. While it something that we all try to avoid doing, it simply has to be done. So, where do you start? First, you need to decide how you plan to file …

Senate Votes In Favor Of Online Sales Tax Bill Senate Votes In Favor Of Online Sales Tax Bill

The Marketplace Fairness Act – a piece of legislation that will force online businesses to collect state sales tax regardless of their physical location – was set to go before the Senate for a final vote last night. It was …

Should The U.S. Pass Online Sales Tax Legislation? Should The U.S. Pass Online Sales Tax Legislation?
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Update: It passed. Currently in the U.S., state governments are only obligated to collect sales taxes from online retailers that are based in their own states. If an online sales tax bill makes it to law, states could collect from …

Senators Seek Extension To Internet Tax Freedom Act Senators Seek Extension To Internet Tax Freedom Act

Unless you’re buying something online, the Internet is a tax free service. That all might change in 2014, however, if a bill barring the government from taxing the Internet isn’t extended. Fortunately, two senators are already on the case with …

Google Reportedly Avoids $2 Billion In Income Tax Google Reportedly Avoids $2 Billion In Income Tax
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Bloomberg is reporting, citing a recent filing by a subsidiary in the Netherlands, that Google avoided nearly $2 billion in worldwide income taxes last year by shifting $9.8 billion in revenues to a Bermuda shell company. The fact that Google …

Amazon UK: $11 Billion in Sales, No Taxes Paid Amazon UK: $11 Billion in Sales, No Taxes Paid

Amazon, the largest online retailer in the UK, last year posted sales of more than $5.2 billion in that country, but didn’t pay any corporation tax on the profits, which prompted an investigation by Britain’s tax authorities. Regulatory filings by …

FCC's Lifeline Revamp - Is It Enough? FCC's Lifeline Revamp - Is It Enough?

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On January 31, the FCC announced a complete overhaul of its Lifeline program. The program has been around for 25 years and is part of the Universal Service Fund. Its purpose was to help low-income families and those that live …

Tax Season 2012: W2 Deadline Tax Season 2012: W2 Deadline
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If you did not get your W-2 in the mail today, don’t blow a fuse. According to IRS rules, employers have until Jan 31 to get your W-2s in the mail. Most should arrive today, but give it until tomorrow’s …

Video Game Tax For Oklahoma? Video Game Tax For Oklahoma?

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Oklahoma State Representative William Fourkiller is concerned because he sees a lot of fat violent children. According to Fourkiller, video games rated teen, mature or adult only by the Entertainment Software Rating Board are making children violent. Also of serious …

Internet Sales Tax Returns to Congress; eBay Makes Their Case Internet Sales Tax Returns to Congress; eBay Makes Their Case
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eBay’s Todd Cohen made a spirited plea to the House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary earlier today against the proposed remote sales tax. Were the proposal to pass, Cohen fears that small businesses will suffer the most and, given …

Talks Surface of a Newspaper Industry Bailout

“You gotta be freakin’ kidding me!”

Amazon Closes NC Affiliate Program, Before Vital Tax Legislation Vote

It appears as though Amazon’s email to affiliates regarding North Carolina’s pending taxes was not a bluff. I just received a follow-up email from the company saying it has decided to shut down its affiliate program in the state, as of today.

North Carolina Following New York’s Lead With Affiliate Taxes

It appears that North Carolina is about to follow New York’s lead and implement a tax collection scheme that will see Amazon.com shut down its Associates affiliate program in the state. Today, all Amazon Associates in NC received this gloomy email from the online retailer:

TurboTax Using Social Media To Brighten Up Tax Season
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If you are among the millions of Americans dreading the next few days until April 15th, you are not alone. Tax season is upon us and as every form of media conspires to remind you of the significance of Wednesday, whether you do your own taxes or not, you are likely feeling some pressure.