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An Overview of Writing Off a Car For Business

If you use your car for business purposes, there are a few ways to claim this deduction. For example, qualified performing artists, members of the U.S. armed forces, and fee-basis state or local officials are all eligible for business vehicle write-offs. Similarly, individuals who use their car to attend medical appointments or volunteer their time can claim miles for specific trips if they itemize their deductions on Schedule A.

Tax advantages of writing off a car for business

A car you use exclusively for business purposes is one of the most lucrative ways to reduce your tax liability. This is because it can double as a personal vehicle, while the business use percentage is based on how many miles you drive in your business. However, if you want to get the most out of this deduction, you’ll have to keep detailed records of the expenses you incur in your business vehicle. And now, you’re wondering how to write off a car for business? You can also use MileIQ to verify your business vehicle expenses. (more…)

What Is a VPS? What Is a dedicate server?

If you are finally ready to get your website up and running, it’s probably safe to say you’re looking into purchasing web hosting. And it’s a battlefield out here for beginners. There’s a glossary of new terms — what is a kernel?! — and acronyms seemingly dropping from the sky. One that you’ll hear a lot: VPS hosting.

What Is a Virtual Private Server?

First, let’s define what VPS actually stands for — virtual private server.

In layman’s terms, a server is a powerful computer that stores all of the data and files that make up your website. When someone types your domain name into their web browser, that powerful computer “serves up” your website to the searcher’s screen.

Now for the virtual aspect: VPS uses virtualization technology to split that one powerful server we just talked about into multiple virtual servers. Think of it this way: it’s one piece of physical hardware that functions like several separate servers. (more…)

Taking Care of an Aging Parent? Consider These 6 Tips

Are you taking care of an aging parent? You’re probably feeling overwhelmed, especially if you’ve never done it before. There are so many things to think about, from physical care to even getting time off work. But looking at the big picture can be daunting. This article will provide some helpful advice on caring for your aging parents with five tips.

1. Get Support

You can’t do it alone, and you’ll need all the help you can get. Find a job at home or ask your employer to give you time off work to care for your parent(s). Find a support group or caregiver with experience in this type of situation, and try to find out as much as you can about what works best. If there are any other family members with knowledge of taking care of an older person, they could be invaluable resources. (more…)

Choosing the Right VoIP Phone

As the VoIP phone industry continues to grow, so does the number of phone solutions available to businesses. Picking the right phone might be challenging, but when you consider these aspects you will be sure to pick an option that will work nicely for you as well as your business.

What Size Display screen should you have?

VoIP phone display screen are available in many different sizes. Consider if you need a small display, large display, or medium display; Be sure you pick a size which works for you. (more…)

Government assisted programs

Lifeline is a government-assisted program that assists qualifying individuals from low income families to have access to affordable and reliable phone services. Individuals can qualify for the program based on federal or state-specific eligibility criteria. The program includes unlimited texting, free monthly data, and free monthly minutes.

Households are considered low income if the income of the household is below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. In addition, (more…)

Founding A Company Culture Dedicated To Accountability

One of the most important cultural values for businesses to prioritize is accountability. A business and its employees’ accountability has an immense impact on how successful that business can be. This is made possible through employees willing to take that extra step and reach higher levels of productivity to contribute to their organization. This post will provide a more in-depth look at this corporate value and how organizations can develop and promote it.

Research conducted recently has indicated that the capability of managers to hold employees accountable is a necessary skill for the position. However, about 80% of managers’ report they possess “little to no” ability to meaningfully keep their employees accountable. (more…)