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Is it Business or Politics when talking about Taxes (FairTax.org)

I love the USA and can’t imagine being a citizen of any other country because of the potential of the person you can become in our nation. Are you ready for it…. buuuuuut… no nation is perfect and should always be focused on how to do things better.  Because my IQ may not be at the level of the top intellectual (I used spell check to get that spelled right. LOL) thinkers, I count on them to provide concepts and ideas that I could never imagine.  The most recent one is in regards to the USA tax system.  Because the average American has no chance of understanding the current 71,684 pages of tax code, there has to be a better way to more efficiently fund the needs of our nation and allow the citizens to gain a better hold and understanding of their hard earned income.  Welcom to the Fair Tax!  Go to the website and read a little info below:

The FairTax Act (HR 25, S 13) is nonpartisan legislation. It abolishes all federal personal and corporate income taxes, gift, estate, capital gains, alternative minimum, Social Security, Medicare, and self-employment taxes and replaces them with one simple, visible, federal retail sales tax  administered primarily by existing state sales tax authorities.

The FairTax taxes us only on what we choose to spend on new goods or services, not on what we earn. The FairTax is a fair, efficient, transparent, and intelligent solution to the frustration and inequity of our current tax system.

The FairTax:

  • Enables workers to keep their entire paychecks
  • Enables retirees to keep their entire pensions
  • Refunds in advance the tax on purchases of basic necessities
  • Allows American products to compete fairly
  • Brings transparency and accountability to tax policy
  • Ensures Social Security and Medicare funding
  • Closes all loopholes and brings fairness to taxation
  • Abolishes the IRS

The last bullet may be exciting for some and very uneasy for others.  As a business owner, what I see is an opportunity to improve a part of a large company, our government, to improve efficiency and increase the revenues by collecting from all.   When I say all, I mean those who may be visitors or legal or illegal citizens and those who may be in professions that while they do have income, legal or illegal, we see little if none of it being accounted for through our current tax system structure.

Make time to understand the Fair Tax and see what a positive difference it can make for ALL our citizens.

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When was the last time you had to send a fax?

The opportunities are  fewer and farther between when I am requested to fax something. With all the technology available, if every organization would choose to, we could almost be paperless in many areas.  The only paper bill received to my home and/or company is for city water.  All other bills are now sent by email and available online when we log in.  This should be no different with all of our communications.  While most word processing applications   can now save documents in to a .pdf file, you may want to produce your own .pdf’s from pictures, scanned images, etc.  Here are two FREE apps to take advantage of, that should be accessed and available on your team’s computers:

1. Cute PDF is the free version of commercial PDF creation software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a “printer subsystem”. This enables virtually any Windows applications (must be able to print) to create professional quality PDF documents – with just a push of a button!  Installation requires the following also: GNU Ghostscript is an open-source interpreter for the PostScript language and the PDF file format.

2. FaxZERO lets you send a fax for free to anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.  Simple fill in the fields, and attach your .doc or .pdf.  Great service as needed.  And in case you have a customer that doesn’t know how to scan and email a document to you (there are still some out there) remember to setup your FREE Efax account.  You will be provided your own fax number, but the fax will come to your email.

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Do you have an Inner Geek?

For small business owners, sometimes you have to be your own tech support and maybe learn skills you weren’t planning on learning to maintain costs. Along the way you may actually enjoy the process and realize the value of the technology.  Recently our team has learned the value of user testing our websites before releasing it to the public.  Scott has also become a tester for UserTesting.com to increase his knowledge on the different concepts used to increase traffic and to find our why users leave website.

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Links updated again!!

If you are part geeky or have a business and are always looking for new software/programs/websites, this page is for you. Links Scroll to the middle/bottom section of this page.  Utilize any of the links on that page to support your operational efforts.

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