Rich Streitfeld, CPA

Posts by Rich Streitfeld, CPA

Zen Mensch Accounting

Pre-Winter Mensch
Tax Organizing Edition
with Survey Says! Bonus

What Can I Do To Minimize Payment Pain? As with anything, that which you avoid persists. Right? Get a handle, get a grip — will you owe for this year? Get help if you need it — your accountant can project your liability if you provide her some basic information. Maybe you need to add
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Zen Mensch Accounting

Making A Living As An Artist
(Starvation is NOT an Option)

Q: I’ve never made a dime even though my art hangs in all the major museums. Now I am told the tax people could reclassify my activity as a hobby? –P. Picasso, penniless in Paris A: Well monsieur, I cannot speak for how the socialist French tax their artists. In the United States there is
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Zen Mensch Accounting

Deaden the Debt

The Holidays are coming (Oh No!) so this seemed a good time to discuss the hangover — debt. This guest article is reprinted by permission from Larson Gunness’ groundbreaking book, Peace, Love and Financial Planning; an illustrated guide to money Larson is a local financial advisor and creative entrepreneur — click here to see what
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Zen Mensch Accounting

“But Officer…” The Hazards Of Late Filing

Call it the miracle of compound interest. Or the government’s interest in collecting taxes. However you cut it, your household or sole proprietor business can easily rack up hundreds or thousands of dollars in late fees even if you are just a few months tardy.   Q: “But Rich, I filed an extension.” –Over-extended, Milwaukee
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