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Edition 78

By Jeff Stimpson

Tax Considerations of Turning Your Hobby Into a Business

For many, owning a small business is the American dream. However, the tax situation incurred by turning your hobby into that business can be a real American headache. Still, who can resist the allure of a job that’s loved and makes the hours fly? You don’t have to resist it. Just be sure of what you’re getting into with Uncle Sam.


How to Differentiate Yourself as an Accountant

In a highly competitive business landscape, even we accountants face the challenge of setting ourselves apart from our peers. The accounting profession has changed significantly in recent years, with technological advancements, changing regulations, and shifting client expectations. To thrive in this environment, as accountants, we must possess strong technical skills and differentiate ourselves by offering unique value to our clients. The hardest part of establishing our unique value is objectively looking at our accounting journey and pinpointing our most significant achievements.

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A ChatGPT Plus User’s Guide to Effortlessly Creating Custom GPT Apps with GPT Builder

In an astonishing breakthrough that’s flipping the tax world on its head, certified tax planners now have the power to craft their very own AI-powered tax genie, thanks to the revolutionary GPT Builder. Gone are the days of sifting through stacks of tax codes and legislation. With a few clicks and a sprinkle of AI magic, these financial wizards are conjuring up custom tax strategies that promise to save fortunes. Dive into the future of tax planning where technology meets savvy to create the ultimate tax-saving ally. This isn’t just a game changer; it’s a wealth transformation phenomenon!

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An S Corporation Basis Decision That You Need to Know About

The Estate of Thomas H. Fry v. Commissioner is an opinion that anybody who deals with S corporations needs to know about. You may have read about it as a taxpayer win and it is. Another reading is that it is a cautionary tale to not do what Thomas H. Fry and his team did with his S corporations, Crown Disposal Inc (CD) and CR Maintenance Services Inc (CRM). Think of the win part of this opinion as a life jacket that might come in handy if you run your ship into the rocks. Better you should pay attention to the rocks and avoid them.

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