ALSD Guest Author Lauren Silviera

8 Tips and Tricks to Keep an Office Organized for Life

Does your office yearn to be clutter-free? We all struggle.  Lauren Silveira  is a professional organizer and one of the partners can personally attest to her skill!  As Lauren says, “creativity, simplicity and helping others are my passions.” Read on: Have you ever considered asking yourself what the clutter within your office space is costing
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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

“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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Zen Mensch Accounting

A Midsummer Night’s Mensch
(Much Ado About Some Things)

Q: I file the IRS 990 information return for my non-profit.  Why does it ask me if my organization offers indoor tanning services? –Sunshine on my Mind, Anchorage A: It’s Obamacare, silly.  Section 10907 of the Affordable Care Act imposes a 10% penalty on indoor tanning services offered by for-profits or non-profits. (You didn’t notice all the
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