Richard Streitfeld – Buddhist Mensch

YEAR-END TIDBITS

Q: You’ve been preparing taxes for 98,172 years. What kind of mistakes do you see year after year? – Mel Brookstein, the 1000 year old man A: Here’s one! Self-employed or taxpayers with substantial investments often do not keep accurate track of their estimated tax payments. The IRS and States do keep track, so you
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Richard Streitfeld – Buddhist Mensch

What’s the Use Tax?

You know about sales tax.  But did you know about state “use tax”. If you did and you ignored it, you have plenty of company. But now, Rhode Islander’s — especially businesses — need to understand and account for it. Use tax is essentially sales tax that does not get charged at the point of
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Richard Streitfeld – Buddhist Mensch

Tax Wish-List
Campaign Season Edition!

Q: I borrowed $300,000 to go to law school. Now I am finally able to make a modest living but my income is “too high” to deduct my student loan interest. That’s Chutzpah! Ellen Dershiwitz, Attorney A: Yup! Don’t you love it? You borrow money to go to school to get a good job, then when you
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Richard Streitfeld – Buddhist Mensch

Frequently Asked Questions:
Demystifying S-Corp Distributions

Q: How do we take distributions from our S-Corp? –Sol Sagan, Billions and Billions of Stars, Inc, Scituate A: Structured properly, distributions from an S-Corp can save the owners thousands of dollars annually in payroll taxes. How? Distributions are profits remitted directly from the company to the owners without going through payroll, therefore not subject
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