Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Oh, the hype ... lies ... and edited video tapes


June --

I am a writer that is still having a time finding a tax person with your indie point of view. But the good bookkeeping I have learned from you has been a plus. Can I get your updated version of biz expenses?

Also, I am hearing that massive tax increases are coming in January 2011. Can you please post what these tax increases are on your blog as you can? This would really help in my monthly bookkeeping.


Thank you, Donna
Lakewood, NM


Hello Donna,

Thanks for letting me know that my advice is a help. Expense list sent a while ago so on to your question.

So many indies write me and say that they heard such-and-such but they don't tell me where they heard such-and-such. Aunt Tillie? A CPA? The yoga teacher's husband?

And I must tell you that just about all the such-and-such is hogwash. As is what you heard.

Anecdotally, I have seen taxes go down for my clients. The refundable and non-refundable credits available have increased. The reading I must do to keep up on the new tax breaks is daunting.

And, it's not just my experience. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says that: "This is the second-lowest percentage in the past 50 years."

I am so pleased that you asked before acting. And, as my husband the former reporter always says: Check your sources then check them again.

Best,
June

2 comments:

RoadScribe said...

Thanks with a hug from D.M. Simonds

June Walker said...

You are welcome!

-- June