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[ 0 ] Mar. 7, 2012

What Is A Refund Anticipation Check (RAC)?

A RAC is a check or other type of payment that allows you to get your refund money. RAC fees are deducted from the refund amount shown on your return. The fees include charges for tax preparation and a fee for the RAC. Before you enter into a RAC agreement with a tax preparer, the […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 7, 2012

What Is A Refund Anticipation Loan (RAL)?

A RAL is not a quick, fast or instant refund. It is a high-interest loan. The lender will charge you interest and fees, which will reduce your refund. Before you enter into a RAL agreement with a tax preparer, the preparer must give you a written disclosure statement that explains: ~you aren’t required to take […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 7, 2012

When You Tax Return Is Completed, You Should:

~review the entire return before you sign ~make sure your preparer signs the return ~get your papers back, including copies of all final returns ~get a receipt that contains the preparer’s address and phone numbers

[ 0 ] Mar. 6, 2012

A Tax Preparer Should Never….

~ask you to sign a blank return, an incomplete return, or a return with false information on it ~prepare your return without reviewing the records required to complete an accurate return, such as information about your dependents, child care expenses, or tuition payments ~guarantee that you’ll receive a tax refund ~guarantee that you’ll receive a […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 5, 2012

Mayor Reed Leads Atlanta Delegation To China

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will travel to China from March 23-31, 2012 on a trade mission to encourage foreign direct investment in metropolitan Atlanta and help small-to-medium sized local businesses identify and grow their export opportunities with the world’s second-largest economy. More than 20 Atlanta businesses from industries including civil engineering, commercial real estate, fiber […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 5, 2012

Small Business Boom In Maryland

More than 25% of Marylanders Have Started a Business Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Technology Council (GBTC),  released results of a statewide survey that shows more than one quarter of all Marylanders – 28 percent – have owned or operated a business. The report, On Entrepreneurism: […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 5, 2012

Building Business

Contractors looking for sales, closing more deals, attracting better customers have a new resource. It’s a new blog talk radio show is being introduced to contractors by a contracting business-building expert Henry Goudreau of HG & Associates, Inc., giving them a media to improving their construction businesses. “Contractors don’t fail for a lack of good […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 5, 2012

Hiring A Tax Preparer

Before you hire a tax preparer you should: ~ask for a written estimate of all fees before handing over your tax records ~ask if the preparer will e-file your return ~ask if the preparer will represent you if you are audited

[ 0 ] Mar. 2, 2012

Made in the U.S.A.~Bamboo Tray

Domestic Aesthetic manufactures their Bamboo Tray in Detroit, Michigan. The company is based in Brooklyn, New York. For more info, visit www.domestic-aesthetic.com. The company was supplying metal parts to the auto industry and has now embraced the innovative bamboo tray into its inventory to stay current and vital. The company also has a line of […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 1, 2012

One Day Business Startup

You can start a small business for a wide variety of reasons: flexibility, self-esteem, money, fulfilling a dream. In today’s world, many people want to start a spare or part-time business to generate extra income each month but don’t want to go through what they might perceive as the hassle of coming up with an […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 1, 2012

The Importance of Mental Imagery

Many Olympic coaches preach that success in sports is 90% mental and only 10% physical. You can go for the gold, too, by practicing mental imagery and visualization techniques in your small business. Different uses of imagery in sport include:  mental practice of specific performance skills, improving confidence and positive thinking, problem solving, controlling arousal […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 1, 2012

Learn About Consumer Credit Issues

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has a series of free publications on consumer credit issues including “Choosing a Credit Counselor,” and “Knee Deep in Debt.” To get copies, call 800-FTC-HELP or visit www.ftc.gov/credit.

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