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New York’s Bagel Tax

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Want your bagel sliced in New York? There’s a tax for that. The state’s Department of Taxation and Finance has begun enforcing a previously little-known provision that adds sales tax to “sliced or prepared bagels (with cream cheese or other toppings)” and also bagels consumed in the store, according The Wall Street Journal. Note that […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 26th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

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Does Philadelphia Really Have a Blogging Tax?

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In the past few days, there have been several stories about Philadelphia’s requirement that bloggers who make any amount of money on their sites buy a business privilege license. Has Philly really become the City of Unbloggerly Love? The uproar began last week with an article in The City Paper. According to the story, Marilyn […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 25th, 2010 at 10:19 am

Tax Denier Denied: Wesley Snipes Going to Jail for Failing to File Tax Returns

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The decades’ long battle between action star Wesley Snipes and the IRS reached an abrupt conclusion last week when a 3-judge federal appeals court panel upheld Snipes’ three-year prison sentence for failing to file tax returns between 1999 and 2001. In 2008, Snipes was convicted of three misdemeanors in Florida, but was cleared on felony […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 22nd, 2010 at 9:49 am

Small Business News Roundup: 7/9/2010

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This week we have tax, financing, lending, and spending information as well as a collection of media reports that tell us how small businesses are doing. Let’s jump right in: IRS starts mopping up Congress’s tax-reporting mess: CNNMoney.com reports on how the IRS is handling the new mandate that would “require any taxpayer with business […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 9th, 2010 at 10:22 am

Small Business News Roundup: 6/11/10

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Earlier this week we talked about how some small businesses in California and elsewhere are seeing health insurance cost increases that may even put them out of business. What follows are more small business stories that you may find interesting and useful, but first one note: pay special attention if your small business is currently […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 11th, 2010 at 10:52 am

Small Business News Roundup: 4/30/2010

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Here are some of the hot stories in small business news this week: Business Tax Index: Best to Worst Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship and Small Business: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council has released its 2010 data, finding that the five best tax systems for small businesses are in South Dakota, Texas, Nevada, Wyoming, and […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 30th, 2010 at 9:47 am

Small Business News Weekly Roundup: 4/23/2010

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Want to know what’s going on in small business news around the Internet this week? Here are some of the top stories: New Tax Laws Galore for Small Business Owners: Entrepreneur.com runs down new tax laws on the books for 2010 that will affect small businesses. For instance, the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 23rd, 2010 at 6:09 am

Small Business News Weekly Roundup

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Since so many faithful LegalZoom customers are small business owners or aspiring small business owners, we thought it would be useful to point you in the direction of some of the most interesting discussions going on in the small business community. Here are five recent hot topics: Small Business Relief to Drive Economic Growth: LegalZoom‘s […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

April 16th, 2010 at 9:07 am