How to tell if your client is a “Real Farmer?”

Fake Farmer

What if I told you that “Old McDonald” did NOT have a farm and was NOT a farmer? e.i.e.i.o…   In my former profession I was employed as a Senior Special Agent with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of Inspector General (OIG), Investigations.  A majority of the cases I investigated involved farm program […]

Due Process OK for Criminals NOT for Remote Sellers #NoNetTax

Remote Seller Due Process

Were the  supporters of the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) looking the “other way” when it came to upholding the “due process” rights of remote sellers. The MFA has made me reflect on my former career as a federal agent.  After I arrested someone for a suspected crime I had to make sure I followed the “rules” when I […]

18 U.S. Code 542 Beware of Alibaba Foreign Purchases Online

18 USC 542 False Statement

18 U.S. Code § 542 –Entry of goods by means of false statements. “Whoever enters or introduces, or attempts to enter or introduce, into the commerce of the United States any imported merchandise by means of any fraudulent or false invoice, declaration, affidavit, letter, paper, or by means of any false statement…shall be fined for […]

What is the U.S. Postal Service, China, EBAY Tri-Lateral Shipping Agreement?

Tri-Lateral Shipping Alliance Signed with eBay GC and China Post

I recently read an article titled, “The Postal Service is losing millions a year to help you buy cheap stuff from China.”  The article shows, “In an effort to ride the e-commerce boom, the Postal Service signed a deal in 2010 with China’s state carrier to sell a special service for small packages entering the U.S. […]

TIP 15A01-02 – FL Tax Exemptions for Pet Food & Veterinarians

By Amanda Levine, Esq. Grocery products for people are generally exempt from sales tax in Florida. The food for our furry friends is not extended the same courtesy. A new TIP released on February 6, 2015 by the Department of Revenue identifies an exception to the general rule. TIP 15A01-02 identifies that effective July 1, […]


By Jeanette Moffa TAA 14A-014 – Medical Scooters Avoid FL Sales Tax On June 5, 2014, the Florida Department of Revenue issued a Technical Assistance Advisement (TAA) on the taxability of scooters in TAA 14A-014 as well as the other prosthetic devices in TAA 14A-029. The purpose of this article is to discuss the advisements […]

Kickstart Accounting Inc. is officially launched!

Please joining us in celebrating the official kick off of Kickstart Accounting Inc. We are excited to begin helping small business owners and entrepreneurs with all of their accounting needs. …read more Source:: PR Log

TAX Filing Season Open- Free E Filing on all returns

The IRS is open and accepting personal and business tax returns now. We are offereing free electronic submissions with all tax returns we prepare. We also offer a free review of your prior year returns. …read more Source:: PR Log

FL Sales Tax – Cash or Accrual Basis?

By James Sutton, CPA, Esq. FL Sales Tax – Cash or Accrual Basis? While the age old question of what comes first – the chicken or the egg – gets much more press, the question of whether Florida sales tax should be accounted for on the cash or accrual basis is probably more important to […]