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From the Archives: Handling Franchise Fees on a Tax Return

By | May 30th, 2018|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , |

It's a holiday week so I'm re-publishing popular blog posts from the past. This post from 2015 talks about dealing with franchise fees. ----- Originally published February 16, 2015 Scenario: client is a sole proprietor. They enter into a small ($5,000), 5-year franchise agreement. The client is paying the $5,000 over a 24-month period. The client [...]

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From the Archives: You Can’t Rent Out the Dream Home, But What if You Could? Part 5 of the HGTV Series

By | January 3rd, 2018|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , |

This is part 5 out of 6 disjointed, strange posts in 2012 about what would happen (tax-wise) if someone won the HGTV "Dream Home." As you'll see when you read it, it was hard to follow, but it remains popular almost 6 years later.

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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2017

By | December 27th, 2017|Categories: From the Archives, Potpourri of Tax Topics|

It's time to look back at the most-popular posts on this site in 2017.

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From the Archives: Can a College Professor Deduct the Cost of Materials for “General Knowledge”?

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , |

It's a holiday week, so I'm re-publishing popular blog posts from the past. Just like Monday's "From the Archives," this one from last September is about college professors and their work-related expenses. ----- Originally published September 26, 2016 Image courtesy of Pixabay.com College professors may be entitled to certain deductions on their tax returns for classroom [...]

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From the Archives: The $250 Educator Expense Deduction and College Professors

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , , |

Can an adjunct professor take the $250 front-side deduction for teacher supplies. Short answer: no.

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