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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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Zen Mensch Accounting

Not For Prophet:
Protect Your Mission With Best Practices

I love non-profits: the missions, dedication and eagerness to be of service.  Now you didn’t sign up as Executive Director to practice your accounting or legal skills, but without basic structure and controls the fruits of your labor can be washed away quickly.  The names and details have been changed in these examples: Years ago
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Richard Streitfeld – Buddhist Mensch

Stay In Your Groove
(Keeping Records Without Going Off Track )

Q: How long should I keep tax records? B. Madoff, investor A: In general it’s advisable to save documentation supporting your tax return for seven years. The IRS generally has three years from the date of filing to audit your return, but up to seven if it suspects you under-reported your income. If you didn’t
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Zen Mensch Accounting

Om Vey! Q And A with the Zen Mensch CPA
(Mindful Answers, What’s Not To Like?)

I’m aqua-phobic and I always pay my taxes on April 15, unless it’s raining. Wait a month and I ALWAYS receive a penalty notice from the IRS.  Why is my CPA screwing up and why haven’t I switched? Your tax return is due April 15, but taxes must be paid throughout the year, whether you are paid
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