A recent Tax Court case (Powell, TC Memo. 2016-111) reinforces the importance of keeping a detailed mileage log to support your business deductions. In this case, a taxpayer used his personal vehicle in his marketing business. He kept a detailed log with the exact miles driven, destination and purpose for some activities.
Tax policy is an important part of this Presidential campaign. Here is some information that might help you decide which candidate's tax policy is best for the United States economy:
• During President Obama's two terms, taxes have been increased significantly with the promise that these tax increases would reduce the deficit and increase economic growth.
Anyone who knows me understands that I cannot stand hypocrites. After I read this story my blood was boiling. Buffett has been in the news a lot over the last several years pushing his "Buffett Rule". Meanwhile, he has cleverly structured his tax situation to avoid paying taxes.
I personally take my responsibility as a citizen seriously. It is my opinion that I have no right to complain if I am unwilling to do anything to help rectify the situation. Consequently, I frequently attend local government meetings to monitor their activities and make my voice heard. I also write letters and emails to my elected representatives and write letters to the editor.
If you listen to any of the world’s leading investors they will tell you that nothing is more important to long-term investment success than a clear investment philosophy. More important than a sound investment strategy? Yes, they will tell you, because strategy, while important, is nothing more than a manifestation of an investment philosophy.
Any protection strategy that focuses only on insurance can leave you and your family vulnerable to the threat of legal system which doesn’t necessarily share your objectives.