If a person starts a home based business, what forms would the person need to fill out to get it recognized as a real business?
It’s really going to matter on where you live. Generally in the US, if you are going to run a small business as a sole proprietor with no employees, you’ll register a “dba” or “doing business as” form with your local county, register for sales tax with the state, and it’s a good idea to get an EIN from the federal government too. Go slow, ask questions, and there’s lots of help to get through the simple forms. Usually costs about $50ish bucks for the dba, and the other two are free. You DON’T need a lawyer for that. But it’s never a bad idea to have a business lawyer, even if you don’t use them right away. Business insurance is more important. Good luck!
Is there a company which does personalized tax returns in the Bay Area? They meet you and get all the details and prepare the returns, not like H&R Block or TurboTax where you need to fill an online form.
There are a ton of Enrolled Agents in your area, who will meet with you, get more information than you even realize affects your finances, and create a high-quality tax return for you. Go to www.naea.org, the National Association of Enrolled Agents. They will refer you to some high-quality tax people.
How do I properly get depreciated fixed items from QuickBooks 2015 to TurboTax Home and Business 2014?
Probably can't be done. My professional version of Intuits tax software (ProSeries) does not have that capability (at about $4,000) so I doubt very seriously that a $80 personal version would.
For taxes, does one have to fill out a federal IRS form and a state IRS form?
No, taxes are handled separately between state and federal governments in the United States.The IRS (Internal Revenue Service) is a federal, not state agency.You will be required to fill out the the necessary tax documentation for your federal income annually and submit them to the IRS by April 15th of that year. You can receive extensions for this, but you have to apply for those extensions.As far as state taxes go, 41 states require you to fill out an income tax return annually. They can either mail you those forms or they be downloaded from online. They are also available for free at various locations around the state.Nine states have no tax on personal income, so there is no need to fill out a state tax return unless you are a business owner.Reference:www.irs.gov
How do you fill out a car accidet release form, and what purpose does it serve?
If this is a release given to you by the insurance company, it is a contract regarding your settlement. You are agreeing to accept a stated amount of money in exchange for releasing all claims arising out of the accident. After you sign the release and send it back to the insurance company, they will send you a check for the stated amount. The release ends the claim.If that is not what you meant, or if you have other detailed questions, please elaborate.
If a marine is on a special mission or secret mission, do they have to pay for a flight home, and what is the form to fill out?
If a real Marine was on a real secret mission, he wouldn’t be telling you that he was.
Why don't schools teach children about taxes and bills and things that they will definitely need to know as adults to get by in life?
Departments of education and school districts always have to make decisions about what to include in their curriculum. There are a lot of life skills that people need that aren't taught in school. The question is should those skills be taught in schools?I teach high school, so I'll talk about that. The typical high school curriculum is supposed to give students a broad-based education that prepares them to be citizens in a democracy and to be able to think critically. For a democracy to work, we need educated, discerning citizens with the ability to make good decisions based on evidence and objective thought. In theory, people who are well informed about history, culture, science, mathematics, etc., and are capable of critical, unbiased thinking, will have the tools to participate in a democracy and make good decisions for themselves and for society at large. In addition to that, they should be learning how to be learners, how to do effective, basic research, and collaborate with other people. If that happens, figuring out how to do procedural tasks in real life should not provide much of a challenge. We can't possibly teach every necessary life skill people need, but we can help students become better at knowing how to acquire the skills they need. Should we teach them how to change a tire when they can easily consult a book or search the internet to find step by step instructions for that? Should we teach them how to balance a check book or teach them how to think mathematically and make sense of problems so that the simple task of balancing a check book (which requires simple arithmetic and the ability to enter numbers and words in columns and rows in obvious ways) is easy for them to figure out. If we teach them to be good at critical thinking and have some problem solving skills they will be able to apply those overarching skills to all sorts of every day tasks that shouldn't be difficult for someone with decent cognitive ability to figure out. It's analogous to asking why a culinary school didn't teach its students the steps and ingredients to a specific recipe. The school taught them about more general food preparation and food science skills so that they can figure out how to make a lot of specific recipes without much trouble. They're also able to create their own recipes.So, do we want citizens with very specific skill sets that they need to get through day to day life or do we want citizens with critical thinking, problem solving, and other overarching cognitive skills that will allow them to easily acquire ANY simple, procedural skill they may come to need at any point in their lives?