The tax code is SO huge, that most agents couldn’t possibly know all the law. Plus, they don’t go by the “law”, they go by the tax manual.
What constitutes a deductible business expense?
The decisions of tax auditors are NEVER final. You always have the write to appeal. The appeals office is tasked with trying to negotiate a settlement. Still not final. After that, you can take it to tax court and have it heard. The higher up the ladder you go in the IRS, the better chance you have of an accurate and fair assessment.
His newest book .. Dan Pilla’s Small Business Tax Guide.
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Lucas Miles joins Joe to discuss the dangerous rise of progressive Christianity in his highly anticipated new book, The Christian Left: How Liberal Thought Has Hijacked the Church
Lucas Miles is a trusted voice in the American church who has consistently addressed some of the most challenging topics in theology, politics, and culture. He is the host of Faithwire’s The Lucas Miles Show and a cohost of The Church Boys podcast
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The Washington Post has labeled President Biden as a “recidivist” after he continues to repeat a trio of false claims that are “impervious to fact-checking.” One of those has earned the president four Pinocchios.
“It’s still relatively early in the Biden presidency, so patterns are hard to discern,” Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler wrote in a column on Friday. “But there are three claims President Biden has made that appear impervious to fact-checking, given that he’s already said them at least three times.”
Topping the list of whoppers is Biden’s claim that the number of Americans who have perished in the pandemic has exceeded the number of people killed in “World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War combined.” More than 500,000 people have officially died due to COVID-19 but that number is nowhere near the mortality totals of those wars.
The number of servicemen who were killed is approximately 580,000 and the combat deaths totaled more than 390,000. Making his claim even more ridiculous is the fact that Biden has now started including the almost 3,000 deaths that occurred on 9/11. He’s repeated this fib at least four times and was awarded two Pinocchios.
Number two on the list concerns former President Trump’s tax legislation that he signed in 2017. Over and over, Biden has claimed that 83 percent of funding connected to that bill would go to “the top 1 percent” of Americans. In reality, according to the Tax Policy Center, over 80 percent of taxpayers were recipients of a tax cut in 2018 and the top 1 percent received 20.5 percent. That falsehood earned Biden two Pinocchios.
In an interview clip released on Friday, Hunter Biden said that the laptop first reported on last fall by the New York Post “could” be his, potentially casting doubt on past comments from President Biden that he thought the laptop was Russian disinformation.
“For real, I don’t know,” Hunter Biden told CBS’ Tracy Smith in response to a question about the origin of the laptop during an interview for “CBS Sunday Morning.”
Smith then asked the younger Biden whether the laptop “could” be his.
“Of course certainly,” he responded. “It, it, there could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me. It could be that I was hacked. It could be that it was the — that it was Russian intelligence. It could be that it was stolen from me.”
“Yes. Yes. Yes,” Biden told Fox News’ Peter Doocy on Dec. 22 when asked if he thought the stories about his son – which were largely sourced from the laptop – were a Russian smear campaign. “God love ya man. You are a one horse pony.”
Doocy’s question did not specifically mention the word “laptop.” But Biden in October also claimed that the laptop specifically was part of a Russian “disinformation… smear campaign.”
“Do you believe the recent leak of material allegedly from Hunter’s computer is part of a Russian disinformation campaign,” Biden was asked on CBS’ “60 Minutes.”
Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) erased a controversial Easter Sunday tweet after the former Atlanta preacher was accused of heresy.
“The meaning of Easter is more transcendent than the resurrection of Jesus Christ,” Warnock tweeted Sunday morning. “Whether you are Christian or not, through a commitment to helping others we are able to save ourselves.”
The former pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached was lambasted on social media.
Nationally syndicated radio host Todd Starnes wrote: “Heresy spewed by a heretic.”
Others questioned if his obviously blasphemous tweet was written by a staffer because it would be bizarre for a Christian to write those claims. Fox News reports Warnock gave a Sunday service talking about how it has been a lonely season due to the coronavirus.
Conservative Allie Beth Stuckey called it an “absolutely inane–albeit unsurprising–tweet from narcissistic heretic Raphael Warnock,” adding “there is nothing more transcendent than the resurrection of the God-man, Jesus…”
Georgia’s Republican majority passed a law this week which President Biden notably called “Jim Crow on steroids”, that prohibits electioneering within several dozen feet of a poll, requires identification to register for an absentee ballot and expands weekend early voting.
“I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game,” Manfred said Friday.
Kemp fired back at Manfred’s decision, pointing out that MLB is based in New York — a state he said still has “stricter” voting laws than Georgia.
“It’s so hypocritical… Major League Baseball’s headquartered in New York, Delta [Airlines] is flying in New York. I’m sure Coca-Cola sells a lot of product in New York. When you look at New York’s voting laws, you have to have an excuse to vote absentee by-mail in New York. You do not in Georgia,” Kemp said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is struggling to give consistent and clear messaging on what vaccinated people should and should not do.
On Friday, the CDC announced that vaccinated Americans could travel safely in the nation without having to quarantine or get tested for COVID-19.
However, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said that while people can travel, they still should avoid doing so. “We are not recommending travel at this time,” Walensky said at Friday’s press briefing, pointing to the rising number of cases.
“That said we are at 64,000 new COVID cases today, and our numbers continue to increase… I still continue to worry that with 80% of the population unvaccinated, we still have a lot of work to do,” Walensky said.
The whiplash in CDC messaging quickly drew criticism in the press.
Vermont is opening up coronavirusvaccine eligiblity to anyone over 16 years of age who identifies as Black, Indigenous or a person of color — prompting fierce criticism online for excluding White people.
Republican Gov. Phil Scott tweeted about the move on Thursday as states gradually opened eligibility to various populations. So far, the process has tended to focus on people who are vulnerable because of their occupation, age or health status.
“If you or anyone in your household identifies as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color (BIPOC), including anyone with Abenaki or other First Nations heritage, all household members who are 16 years or older can sign up to get a vaccine!” Scott tweeted.
The state’s website advertises “BIPOC household focused clinics” in Northern and Southern Vermont. For the Burlington area, the state offers a vaccination form that specifies eligibility is for BIPOC individuals and members of their household. The first question asks: “Do you identify as Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color (BIPOC)? This includes anyone who is non-white.”
Other eligibility categories include people 50 years and older, people 16 years or older with high-risk health conditions, English language learners and people in immigrant/refugee communities, health care personnel and residents of long-term care facilities, people who work in the public safety system and school staff and child care workers. The immigrant/refugee category similarly offers “community-specific clinics.”
Reverend Patrick Mahoney, of the Christian Defense Coalition, has been working in Washington, D.C., for 30 years. Over that time, he has held many events on Capitol Hill, including prayer vigils on Good Friday.
But Rev. Mahoney’s permit to hold a Good Friday prayer vigil on Capitol Hill tomorrow was denied. So, he’s suing Speaker Pelosi and Vice President Harris in her capacity as president of the Senate.
Why was his permit denied? The Capitol is not closed. Members of Congress have been showing up for work and casting votes regularly. You can make appointments to see members and visit the leadership in their Capitol Hill offices.
Do they really think Rev. Mahoney is a security threat? There’s absolutely no security risk at all. Besides, Congress is out of session for two weeks!
But using January 6th as the excuse, the only thing being banned is the First Amendment – the freedom of assembly and the freedom of religion. And that’s very telling.
A professor of Theology and Baptist Studies at Duke University Divinity School says that a social media post in which he called evangelical Christianity “the greatest threat to human existence” was “taken out of context.”
“Worse. Evangelical Christianity is the greatest threat to human existence today. It must be laid waste,” wrote Duke Divinity professor Curtis Freeman in a now-deleted tweet.
The professor was responding to another user on Twitter.
Freeman told Breitbart News that his tweet was “a hyperbolic statement referring to the extreme, militant, and radical expression of Christianity that led to the Jan 6 storming of the US Capitol.”
“But it was taken out of context,” the professor added. “It refers to the need for evangelical churches to counter this extreme and violent ideology through teaching and correction.”
While Freeman deleted the tweet, the professor later took to social media to explain why he is “concerned” about “white American evangelical culture,” which he claims is fundamentally rooted in the belief that “black lives don’t matter,” among other things.
“Thx for calling out my excessive rhetoric. Let me try to be more clear,” Freeman tweeted. “I am concerned about the white American evangelical culture that is focused on 5 fundamentals: guns are good, vaccines are bad, science is bunk, news is fake, & black lives don’t matter. These are dangerous.”
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has been pleading with his fellow Democrats for bipartisanship by opposing killing the filibuster — and his colleagues have had enough.
Top-ranking Democrat Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., went after Manchin in an interview on Thursday about the Democrats’ voting rights bill. Manchin is the only Democratic senator not co-sponsoring the For the People Act, which Democrats say can only pass if filibuster rules change.
“I’m insulted when he tells me that it’s more important to maintain a relationship with the minority in the U.S. Senate than it is for you to maintain a relationship with the minority of voters in America,” Clyburn told The Huffington Post. “That’s insulting to me.”
Clyburn implied the Democrats may lose their Senate majority over Manchin.
“Since when do their rights take precedence over your fellow Democrat [Sen. Raphael] Warnock, who saw his state just pass laws to keep him from getting reelected?” Clyburn said. “And you’re going to say it’s more important for you to protect 50 Republicans in the Senate than for you to protect your fellow Democrat’s seat in Georgia. That’s a bunch of crap.”
The majority of Jews in America continue to face anti-Semitic incidents either in person or online, according to a new survey conducted on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League that was released Wednesday.
The poll was conducted in January by YouGov and found that 9% of American Jews said they have been physically attacked because they are Jewish over the past five years, Religion News Service reported.
The poll shows a rise in respondents who say they have “experienced or witnessed some form of anti-Semitic incident.” This year 63% said they had — up from 54% in 2020.
The poll found 56% had “heard anti-Semitic comments, slurs or comments targeting others” and 25% had “been targeted by anti-Semitic comments, slurs or threats.”
“In the aftermath of major anti-Semitic attacks in Pittsburgh, Poway (Calif.), Jersey City and Monsey (N.Y.), American Jews are reporting that they feel less safe in the U.S. today than they were just a decade earlier,” said Jonathan Greenblatt, the ADL’s chief executive officer. Jewish people were fatally stabbed and shot in those cities in 2018 and 2019.
Despite increased security at synagogues following those attacks, almost half — 49% — said they fear a violent attack at their place of worship.
President Joe Biden’s “absurd price tag” for $2 trillion in new spending is no April Fools’ Day joke, but the “latest example of ‘Bidenomics’ in action,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said Thursday, a day after the president announced his extensive new spending plan.
“[It is] blind faith in government spending and regulations, blank checks for left-wing ideologues, and far less money and freedom for families, small businesses, and workers,” McCarthy said in a statement.
The plan comes after $1.9 trillion in deficit spending came last month, in the name of coronavirus relief, and will result in the largest tax increases since 1968, McCarthy said.
“Like his so-called COVID bill that spent less than 9 percent to defeat the virus, Biden’s so-called infrastructure plan spends less than 6 percent to repair bridges, highways, and roads,” McCarthy said. “The rest is a ‘kitchen sink’ of wasteful progressive demands, payoffs for labor unions and radical environmentalists, and job-killing regulations that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez[,D-N.Y.,] recently likened to the Green New Deal.”
You struggling with Depression, anxiety, confusion and so much more!
Dr B. (Dr Bridget Melson) joins Joe to discuss the issues of the day. Feeling like you cant do this home school thing? You can!
Dr. B has an M.S. in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Neuropsychology and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in two states. She completed a post doctoral certificate in Medical Neuroscience from Duke University.
Her expertise is in working with at-risk teens, those struggling with anxiety or depression, and working with families to find solutions to get them back on track.
Are you frozen by fear? Feel like your living in the twilight zone?
Dr B can help you get through the haze and get the help and answers you need!
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Devan Cole is a breaking news and political writer for the infamous network and this article was written in response to Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota banning transgender women and girls from competing in women’s sports.
In his article, Cole mentions that “Noem do not explicitly mention transgender athletes, they reference the supposed harms of the participation of “males” in women’s athletics — an echo of the transphobic claim”.
However, it’s not a transphobic claim, it’s a real concern.
The surge at the nation’s border was created by design by the Biden administration to bring in an “open borders agenda,” former acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan said Wednesday, adding that the current situation is the “worst” he has seen in his career.
“They knew what they were doing,” Homan said on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.” “This isn’t incompetence. This isn’t bad management. This is open borders. They designed an open borders agenda, and the men and women of the Border Patrol feel abandoned. They are no longer enforcing the law. They are facilitating illegal entry at the instruction of the administration.”
On Tuesday, Raul Ortiz, the deputy chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, told reporters he expects more than a million migrants will come to the U.S.-Mexico border this year. That would mirror the increase in border crossings in 2019, when almost 978,000 people were taken into custody.
In February alone, the Border Patrol arrested about 100,000 migrants, or the most in any month since 2019, and Ortiz said there are already some higher days when 6,000-plus migrants were apprehended.
But Homan said Wednesday the situation was “totally preventable,” as the Biden administration was briefed by ICE and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and told if they ended the programs put in place by the Trump administration, there would be a “surge like you have never seen before.”
Thousands of tons of steel and heavy equipment stand idle along the country’s southern border as legions of migrants exploit holes in the fence left by President Biden’s decision to halt construction.
From Texas to California, unfinished sections of the wall have become convenient gateways for migrants to enter the U.S. Near the gaps, Border agents park their vehicles to monitor the access points.
Smugglers send groups of asylum seekers through the gaps to overwhelm the agents. When agents leave to intercept or apprehend one group, another group scampers across.
“It’s insane,” said an agent attending to a group of 13 Brazilian migrants apprehended Tuesday near a 100-foot gap in the fence in Otay Mesa, Ca. “The project is ¾ done. At least, they should be allowed to tie together the primary fence. Otherwise, we’re trying to catch these people in the worst possible place. It’s just sucking our manpower.”
Biden issued his stop work order days after entering office in January. He gave Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas 60 days to report back – either continue, modify or terminate the contracts. So far Mayorkas is a week past his deadline.
Meanwhile, the tab footed by taxpayers keeps running up. No work is getting done and experts say canceling those valid contracts – while legal – costs a million dollars a month and the government could end up paying more to cancel the contracts than complete them.
“The contractor hasn’t stopped receiving money, even though they’re not working for two months. The contractors are being paid because they have resources, workers, equipment, materials that can’t be redeployed because they’re still on contract to build a project,” said Associated General Contractors of America’s Brian Turnmail.
“The government is paying contractors up to a million dollars a month to be on standby. That’s going to the total cost. So, if the government takes a long time to resolve the dispute, that will cost taxpayers more.”
President Joe Biden on Wednesday singled out Amazon.com Inc for not paying federal taxes during his address in Pittsburgh, as he spoke about raising the burden of taxes on multinational companies and hiking the corporate tax rate.
Biden’s infrastructure plan unveiled earlier in the day increases the corporate tax rate to 28% from 21% and changes the tax code to close loopholes that allow companies to move profits overseas, according to a 25-page briefing paper released by the White House.
Biden said Amazon was one of 91 Fortune 500 companies that “use various loopholes where they pay not a single solitary penny in federal income tax,” in sharp contrast to middle class families paying over 20% tax rates.