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FATCA has been implemented, but it is not strong many groups still harboring strong political and legal animosity. FATCA is now legally in force, but the Treasury department is promising “to go easy” on enforcement for the first two years since delays and high costs leave many areas of the world still unable to fully comply with FATCA. FATCA has greatly increased global concern over the use of foreign accounts to evade government taxation, yet there is still conversation as to whether this is the correct solution to solve the problem or if it will just cause more damage to the United States and innocent, tax abiding Americans. The post FATCA Implemented, But Not Strong appeared first on SmartFinds Internet Marketing. ... (more)

Dynamic Sitelinks Improves Your Google Adwords Advertising Performance

Google has introduced a advertising option you won’t want to miss! As part of Google’s Adwords advertising platform features of ad extensions, Dynamic Sitelinks has been made available to all businesses at no additional charge. Sitelinks help people reach a web page on your site by clicking to the very page specific to what they are searching — directly from your ad, with just a single click. I discussed ad extensions in March with the article, “Understanding Ad Extensions in Google AdWords” as a means to improve your advertising performance. Ad ext... (more)

Improvements To Help Your Paid Search Advertising (PPC) Campaign Budget

Since when do readers want to be insulted or put in a position of feeling stupid? Probably never. As an industry author and owner of a web marketing agency I have to keep up with industry news. For this reason I look over quite a variety of editorials. What I found interesting during the first half of this year are articles titled along the lines of “mistakes you’re making” concept. Try searching on any combination of words like “ppc”, “paid search advertising”, and the word “mistakes”. The number of editorials being critical... (more)

Did you win big? Uncle Sam wants his share

Big or small, each prize earning is fully taxable Jeffrey S. Freeman, J.D., LL.M Between NBA Playoffs and the Kentucky Derby, May might have been the lucky month for your pocketbook. Nearly 165,000 watched as California Chrome raced to victory, earning his owners more than $1.2 million. Those earnings are fully taxable, but so are the all the earnings won by the gambling crowds. Whether you win big on the Price is Right or $500 at the local Bingo hall, the IRS has been collecting taxes on prizes and awards since 1986. The rules are very clear that regardless of how you won or came... (more)

Ignorance and The IRS Don’t Mix

Whenever you play Monopoly you eagerly await the Get out of Jail free card so your stay can be brief and painless. The IRS doesn’t play by the Boardwalk or Park Place rules. Ignorance to the tax laws is not an excuse that the IRS will acknowledge. Actions speak louder than words and often the IRS will use you actions to show if your mistake was willful or not, thus determining how serious your consequence will be. The post Ignorance and The IRS Don’t Mix appeared first on SmartFinds Internet Marketing. ... (more)