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Doing Business Tax Free 2ND Editionby Robert A Cooke
Synopses & Reviews
Save tons of money with the secrets to avoiding income taxes
Could it be possible to run your business without paying federal and state income tax for at least 36 months? What if youre not in businesshow about reducing or completely wiping out your income tax? It may sound too good to be true, but the answer is YES. In this easy-to-use, plain-English book, Robert A. Cooke shows how you can legally use the tax rules to your advantage. Doing Business Tax-Free, Second Edition is packed with tax-saving concepts and ideas and clear explanations on how to apply them to your own situation.
Numerous examples help you understand crucial tax-planning maneuvers and form a game plan, which, with a little professional fine-tuning, will alleviate your income tax burden. Plus, youll save even more money by learning how to keep professional fees to a minimum and shorten your time in the tax preparers office.
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Book News Annotation:
Robert A. Cooke, CPA presents ideas for reducing or eliminating federal business income tax in various business situations. Coverage includes types of businesses, tax deductions, bookkeeping, personal expenses, estate taxes, the Alternative Minimum Tax, and finding professional help. The second edition includes new rules about S corporations, tax classifications of Limited Liability companies, and amortizing the cost of goodwill and other intangibles. The volume does not describe the details of IRS compliance and is not intended to help individuals to prepare their own taxes. It does not include bibliographical references.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
ROBERT A. COOKE, CPA, has had twenty years of experience in public accounting. He has taught numerous seminars on finance and accounting for Prior Resources, Inc., and is the author of several successful books, including How to Start Your Own Subchapter 'S' Corporation and the first edition of Doing Business Tax-Free, both from Wiley.
Table of Contents
Pay No Income Taxes.
Organize Your Business for the Smallest Tax Bite.
Jump into Business and Keep the IRS from Becoming a Greedy Partner.
Keep Two or More Sets of Books (Legally) and Other Accounting Tricks.
Change Personal Expenses into Business Tax Deductions.
Taking Money Out of Your Business.
Spread the Tax Burden Around the Family.
Pay Taxes Late, Years Late, Without Penalty or Interest.
Don't Ignore the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT).
Select and Use Professional Help.
Appendix A: Tax Rate Schedules for 2000.
Appendix B: Often Misunderstood Tax Concepts.
Appendix C-1: IRS Ruling on Deducting the Expense of Investigating a Business.
Appendix C-2: Definition of Research and Experimental Expenditures.
Appendix C-3: Deductibility of Computer Software Research.
Appendix C-4: Self-Employed Status.
Appendix C-5: Business or Hobby?
Appendix C-6: Some IRS Rules on Business Entertainment.
Appendix C-7: Low Tax on Multiple Corporations.
Appendix D: Federal Tax Forms.
Appendix E: Glossary.
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