A Match Made in Dallas

A Match Made in Dallas – The Deciding Factor in this CEO’s Tax Case Where is “home”? Home is where the heart is. Home is wherever you make it. Home is wherever I’m with you. And, of course, I’ll be home for Christmas. But what does the tax man think of all of this?  In 2009, Greg Blatt was Executive Vice-President, General Counsel & Secretary of InterActive Corp (IAC), which ran 150+ web sites including About.com, Vimeo, and The Daily Beast. Blatt’s title sounded impressive, but IAC had reorganized him out of much of his responsibility, and he started looking for a
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TurboTax Made Me Do It – On Filing Your Own Taxes

Filing your own taxes using tax software can be very tempting One of the highlights of living in our technologically-advanced age is the ability to buy tools to do almost anything. If your kid fractures his arm playing baseball, you can hop on over to Amazon and order an orthopedic bone saw for less than the cost of a tank of gas. Then you can (probably) head over to YouTube and watch a video explaining how to smooth off the rough edges and set it for best results. You might not want to do that all yourself. But the tools are there
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Oops! You Fail To File Taxes

Penalties aren’t the only risk if you fail to file taxes Mark Twain once said, “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well.” But Twain’s advice doesn’t always pay when it comes to taxes. The calendar watchers at the IRS charge a 5% per month failure to file penalty, up to 25% of the amount due, along with a half %  per month failure to pay penalty, also up to 25% of the total amount due. And the IRS isn’t the only tax man to pay attention to deadlines, even if they
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Ent Head Podcast

Diane Gardner is guest starred on Ent Head Podcast with show host Matthew Gonzalez CLICK HERE TO LISTEN  Diane Gardner, from Adept Business, discusses tax planning concepts well ahead of the curve as you grow from a mixture of small ticket to large ticket items. She further answers: What are clients asking and not asking to help save money on taxes as they grow? What can a business do to protect themselves as they offer more benefits to their employees as they grow? What can be done to help a business as they move toward High Ticket Pricing? Diane Gardner is
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How To Lose Money By Not Defining Your Niche

Diane Gardner  is guest starred on How to Lose Money Podcast with show host Josh Thomas CLICK HERE TO LISTEN  In this episode, Diane Gardner shares an incredibly important lesson that applies to all entrepreneurs and employees. In business, you have to aim for a specific group of people. The more specific, the better. If you don’t aim for anything, you likely won’t hit anything. Diane Gardner is an expert tax coach, Quilly award recipient, and best-selling author whose proactive planning approach gives clients a leg up on Uncle Sam and helps them dodge the tax bullet. Diane saves small
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Best EVER Podcast Show

Diane Gardner  is guest starred on Best Ever Podcast with show host Joe Fairless    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN  Taxes are most investors and entrepreneurs biggest expense. Diane is dropping some tax saving knowledge on us! From hiring family to other advanced tax savings strategies, so many great tips in this episode. Diane Gardner is an expert tax coach, Quilly award recipient, and best-selling author whose proactive planning approach gives clients a leg up on Uncle Sam and helps them dodge the tax bullet. Diane saves small business clients between $5,000 and $50,000 in as little as 60 minutes! Her tax
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Bottoms Up!

What’s With Beer Tax?! What were you doing at the end of your day on Friday, August 4? Were you knocking back a bottle of suds at your favorite happy-hour bar? Enjoying vacation time with a cold one overlooking a beach or a harbor? Maybe feeling ripped off paying $14 for a tallboy of St Louis’s finest at your local ballpark? Well, hopefully you were doing something like that, because the first Friday in August is International Beer Day! Beer is the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage — chemical tests of ancient pottery jars reveal that brewers produced beer as long
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Making More by Paying Less – Save on Taxes

When affluent clients want to save on taxes, they turn to accountants, attorneys, and financial advisors, among other advisors. And we can make a nice living helping clients accomplish that goal. (At the risk of sounding self-serving, it’s because we’re worth it.) But you won’t find any tax professionals populating the Forbes 400, or your hometown paper’s list of richest local residents. Having said that, there are a few people who have made legitimate fortunes helping people pay less tax. They just aren’t working where you think they are. Most of us don’t give much thought to tariffs, simply because
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A Match Made in Dallas

A Match Made in Dallas – The Deciding Factor in this CEO’s Tax Case Where is “home”? Home is where the heart is. Home is wherever you make it. Home is wherever I’m with you. And, of course, I’ll be home for Christmas. But what does the tax man think of all of this?  In 2009, Greg Blatt was Executive Vice-President, General Counsel & Secretary of InterActive Corp (IAC), which ran 150+ web sites including About.com, Vimeo, and The Daily Beast. Blatt’s title sounded impressive, but IAC had reorganized him out of much of his responsibility, and he started looking for a
Read More

TurboTax Made Me Do It – On Filing Your Own Taxes

Filing your own taxes using tax software can be very tempting One of the highlights of living in our technologically-advanced age is the ability to buy tools to do almost anything. If your kid fractures his arm playing baseball, you can hop on over to Amazon and order an orthopedic bone saw for less than the cost of a tank of gas. Then you can (probably) head over to YouTube and watch a video explaining how to smooth off the rough edges and set it for best results. You might not want to do that all yourself. But the tools are there
Read More

Oops! You Fail To File Taxes

Penalties aren’t the only risk if you fail to file taxes Mark Twain once said, “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after tomorrow just as well.” But Twain’s advice doesn’t always pay when it comes to taxes. The calendar watchers at the IRS charge a 5% per month failure to file penalty, up to 25% of the amount due, along with a half %  per month failure to pay penalty, also up to 25% of the total amount due. And the IRS isn’t the only tax man to pay attention to deadlines, even if they
Read More

Ent Head Podcast

Diane Gardner is guest starred on Ent Head Podcast with show host Matthew Gonzalez CLICK HERE TO LISTEN  Diane Gardner, from Adept Business, discusses tax planning concepts well ahead of the curve as you grow from a mixture of small ticket to large ticket items. She further answers: What are clients asking and not asking to help save money on taxes as they grow? What can a business do to protect themselves as they offer more benefits to their employees as they grow? What can be done to help a business as they move toward High Ticket Pricing? Diane Gardner is
Read More

How To Lose Money By Not Defining Your Niche

Diane Gardner  is guest starred on How to Lose Money Podcast with show host Josh Thomas CLICK HERE TO LISTEN  In this episode, Diane Gardner shares an incredibly important lesson that applies to all entrepreneurs and employees. In business, you have to aim for a specific group of people. The more specific, the better. If you don’t aim for anything, you likely won’t hit anything. Diane Gardner is an expert tax coach, Quilly award recipient, and best-selling author whose proactive planning approach gives clients a leg up on Uncle Sam and helps them dodge the tax bullet. Diane saves small
Read More

Best EVER Podcast Show

Diane Gardner  is guest starred on Best Ever Podcast with show host Joe Fairless    CLICK HERE TO LISTEN  Taxes are most investors and entrepreneurs biggest expense. Diane is dropping some tax saving knowledge on us! From hiring family to other advanced tax savings strategies, so many great tips in this episode. Diane Gardner is an expert tax coach, Quilly award recipient, and best-selling author whose proactive planning approach gives clients a leg up on Uncle Sam and helps them dodge the tax bullet. Diane saves small business clients between $5,000 and $50,000 in as little as 60 minutes! Her tax
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Bottoms Up!

What’s With Beer Tax?! What were you doing at the end of your day on Friday, August 4? Were you knocking back a bottle of suds at your favorite happy-hour bar? Enjoying vacation time with a cold one overlooking a beach or a harbor? Maybe feeling ripped off paying $14 for a tallboy of St Louis’s finest at your local ballpark? Well, hopefully you were doing something like that, because the first Friday in August is International Beer Day! Beer is the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage — chemical tests of ancient pottery jars reveal that brewers produced beer as long
Read More

Making More by Paying Less – Save on Taxes

When affluent clients want to save on taxes, they turn to accountants, attorneys, and financial advisors, among other advisors. And we can make a nice living helping clients accomplish that goal. (At the risk of sounding self-serving, it’s because we’re worth it.) But you won’t find any tax professionals populating the Forbes 400, or your hometown paper’s list of richest local residents. Having said that, there are a few people who have made legitimate fortunes helping people pay less tax. They just aren’t working where you think they are. Most of us don’t give much thought to tariffs, simply because
Read More

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