Monthly Archives: May 2011

California and the direct sales industry (6015b retailers)

For over seven years I had the opportunity to work in the direct sales/network marketing industry as a Sales & Use Tax Manager. When I started with the company, it was six months old, had done over six million dollars … Continue reading

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Choose the right tool

There are a variety of methods and tools to keep track of our lives, both through to do lists, journaling products and future planning. Whether that is tomorrow, next week, next month, next year or even ten years from now. … Continue reading

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I.R.S. Moves to Tax Gifts to Groups Active in Politics – NYTimes.com

I.R.S. Moves to Tax Gifts to Groups Active in Politics By STEPHANIE STROM Originally Published: May 12, 2011 Big donors like David H. Koch and George Soros could owe taxes on their millions of dollars in contributions to nonprofit advocacy … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Anybody Steal Your Dream…..

This is a poem I wrote in October 1979. I thought I would share it. The original was written in a journal I was keeping at the time. Don’t Let Anybody Steal Your Dream Don’t let anybody steal your dream, … Continue reading

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Amazon could cut ties in more states over tax dispute | Reuters

Last Wednesday at the ShopSmart Shopping Summit in New York, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos spoke about the proliferation of so called Amazon Laws, and what the company’s actions might be in the future regarding such laws as it relates to … Continue reading

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Pruning the Time Wasters

In my last post I mentioned Peter F. Drucker’s four diagnostic questions that deal primarily with unproductive and time-consuming activities over which every executive (to use Drucker’s term but which refers to any knowledge worker for the purpose of this … Continue reading

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Doest thou love life? Then do not squander time. Time is the stuff life is made of.

“Doest thou love life? Then do not squander time. Time is the stuff life is made of.”   –   Benjamin Franklin According to Peter F. Drucker, in his book The Effective Executive he goes as far as to use the … Continue reading

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Sales & Use Tax – a Q and A – affiliates and the Amazon Law

Q: What is an affiliate? A:  In a business context, there are two general definitions. The first and one that for the present discussion I am not going to be as concerned with is a company that is related to … Continue reading

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Sales Tax Nexus – a Q and A

Today’s post is a little different than the last one – partly in format as well as topic. It will also be part of a series.  I decided to address a topic that is something many small business owners have … Continue reading

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What is Ethical Behavior?

What is ethical behavior? Is it based in religion or is it based only in the secular world? Let’s look at some definitions from various sources and then go from there. Dictionary.com defines ethics as:  a system of moral principles: … Continue reading

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