Why don't high schools teach students how to prepare a basic income tax return? Or at least, why don't they inform students about income taxes?
I see other answers here saying that they do teach their kids explicitly how to do taxes. I don’t.Why?Most kids don’t find it that interesting, and don’t retain much of what we teach.This is often the answer to “why don’t schools teach us stuff we can use?” Many well intentioned teachers try to instill real-world skills into their students, but students don’t usually find it engaging, and most forget it by the time it comes to use it.It’s because stuff doesn’t feel relevant… until it’s relevant. Once you realize you need the information, you suddenly become motivated, and you learn it fairly quickly (as long as you possess the prerequisite skills, more on this later.)It’s not that we shouldn’t try to teach relevant skills, but to actually add educational value, it needs to be skills that students are interested in picking up.Doing your taxes ISN’T THAT DAMN HARD.Seriously. It’s not.Time consuming? Yes. Frustrating, it can be. Annoying the other 364 days where you had to keep careful records? Sure.But actually doing taxes is not that bad unless you are a small business owner.You get your (sometimes free) tax software and answer all the questions and fill in appropriate boxes.It’s so easy that…Parents could teach their kids in an afternoon.We’re supposed to be teaching your kids the stuff that takes lots of time, or that you can’t.Teach your kids to cook.Teach your kids to fold laundry.Teach your kids to do their taxes.They’ll learn it better from you anyway. We don’t have time for that.Yes, I understand that not everyone comes from a good home, but we don’t have time to teach all life skills in the classroom.Teaching kids how to do taxes isn’t financial literacy.Oh, I definitely teach exponential growth, and the danger of high interest loans and credit cards. I try to instill numeracy. We talk a little about budgeting, saving, and investing.But teaching kids how to fill out a form is not preparing them to handle their finances.Tax law changes constantly. Anything we teach will be obsolete in 5 years.We teach students enough material that will be obsolete. No need to add to the list.And finally…We give students all the prerequisite skills to do their taxes.Math classes are constantly:asking students to take percentagestransferring numbers from here to thereoptimization problems (how can I get the biggest return)forcing students to follow specific directions for complicated processesMath is abstract. We don’t cover all possible applications. But we try to prepare students for anything by exposing students to lots of potential applications.We’ve got a lot to teach. We also provide specific financial math classes if students want to take them.Please just let me teach Algebra.
What should Amazon sellers know before filing their taxes?
The cost of your product for you. How much did you pay for it. Include shipping. So keep track of your purchases.The IRS will want to know beginning and ending inventory value. I guesstimate because it really doesn’t affect a pass through seller.Amazon will send a 1099-R specifying how much they’ve paid you to send your product to a buyer. This will include the $3.99 (for small items) shipping charge, so remember to have kept track of what your real shipping charge is. Don’t forget to keep track of mailing materials you’ve bought throughout the year and how much postage you paid for each item.Fill out Schedule C (or C-EZ) with as much of the info as you can. You might have advertised, for example. What did that cost? Did you use your home for your business? Calculate the home office amount (you need square footage and other info to determine the percentage of your home used). Did you buy any electronic equipment? You can amortize the cost of things like computers.Put the money made in the correct space. Add up all the costs in their correct spaces. Subtract costs from income.I can’t think of anything else right now. Amazon is very good at getting 1099s out. It’s up to you to keep track of all the other stuff.I recommend using a tax calculation product like TurboTax. It asks all the right questions and does the arithmetic for you.Whether you use software or have a tax guy, you’ll still need to keep good records of all the stuff you’d need to put on Schedule C. So, keep track. Possibly use a ledger. Keep your receipts.
Which forms do I fill out for taxes in California? I have a DBA/sole proprietorship company with less than $1000 in profit. How many forms do I fill out? This is really overwhelming. Do I need to fill the Form 1040-ES? Did the deadline pass?
You need to file two tax returns- one Federal Tax Form and another California State income law.My answer to your questions are for Tax Year 2018The limitation date for tax year 15.04.2018Federal Tax return for Individual is Form 1040 . Since you are carrying on proprietorship business, you will need to fill the Schedule C in Form 1040Form 1040 -ES , as the name suggests is for paying estimated tax for the current year. This is not the actual tax return form. Please note that while Form 1040, which is the return form for individuals, relates to the previous year, the estimated tax form (Form 1040-EZ ) calculates taxes for the current year.As far as , the tax return under tax laws of Californa State is concerned, the Schedule CA (540) Form is to be used for filing state income tax return . You use your federal information (forms 1040) to fill out your 540 FormPrashanthttp://irstaxapp.com
How do I fill my schedule without burning myself out?
Have certain weekly events scheduled on certain days. Wednesdays, I have a meeting with my support group at church. Every other Monday, I go out to dinner with my dad. Thursdays I go visit my dad. Have certain days free in case something comes up, but scheduling events on specific days that repeat- or even having certain days be activity days- is definitely an excellent method.
What is the perfect workout schedule and amount of calories to gain muscle, tone, and fill out?
I don’t think there is a “perfect” workout, or workout schedule, or calories to gain the results you want, the results will vary over different individuals. Don’t focus on searching for the perfect one, focus on finding what works for you, listen to advice from other people, try and get your own evaluation on what you have tried.Also, keep in mind that muscle gaining is a process, not an event, sometimes you are gaining muscle but you just don’t “see” the results, don’t get upset, if you feel good, if you feel you are doing the right thing, give it an other week or so and check, some times the results are just about to notice, but be patient.Having said that, I would give you some ideas based on what work for me. You have to eat a lot of protein, not a lot of calories (the rule of 1.5gr-2gr. per pound of weight is an OK rule in general), if you eat a lot of calories, you might gain some muscle, but they will be hidden under an important layer of fat and you will feel “bigger”, just not muscular, this is one of the biggest changes in approach in the past 2 decades vs. before.Try to eat a lot of protein sustained during the day, 30–40 grams per meal, and with some snacks also if you don’t reach the daily goal. Compliment those proteins with fiber, vegetables have micronutrients that are important to your body (maybe undiscovered yet, but think of your body as a finely balanced machine, if you lack something, other parts do not reach max efficiency nor gains). So, just eating meat, fish and poultry will not do it alone. Try to eat carbs on all meals (or skip carbs at night) but reduced portions, be more afraid of carbs than of fats. Do not eat in excess, never, eat what you want in reasonable portions or very small portions if it is something you shuldn’t be eating in the first place and avoid at all cost the primary sources of empty calories like Candy, Sodas, etc.Workout between 4 to 6 days a week, at least 3 days try to train big muscle groups (back, legs, pecs), it is not true that only through lots of weight you gain muscle, you can also train with less weight and adding reps until you can do no more reps (but not like 30 reps, except for body weight training like push ups) 8–18 reps will do if you have limited access to weights, or if you are coming out of an injury, or if you want to prevent injuries. This last thing is very important, injuries are one of the primary sources to keep motivated people away from training!I hope that helps.
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