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Wow me yo yo yo CPA strength back again with another video and let me just say I'm really excited about this one really excited about this one I'm excited about all of them this is gonna be I believe my 200th youtube video so yeah anyways it's been an awesome ride so far here's to another 200 if anybody hasn't told you how smart you are you can do all things CPA strengths told you that this morning and if someone says different you can give them my number and have them holler at your boy cuz I'll tell them they need to date then just stop with her negativity anyways this is uh this is what what series is this bro I don't know you have a lot of freaking series is dog yo who are you bruh Community College's CPA Community College is certified it's a certified public accountant Community College - one of the five hundred thousand certified public accountants in America Community College to walk in any boardroom and have some degree of respect just because of my designation year anyways this is going to be H&R Block I worked at H&R Block in the for the 2022 tax season my second tax season which was I did the 2022 tax year H&R Block in 2022 so you were kind of a year behind that's kind of how the tax tax preparation goes like thing about we're in 2022 now when it's over when we're in 2022 we'll do 20:17 taxes anyways this is from I went from Community College to certified public accountant and I totally skipped H&R Block maybe I saved it for what I had more viewers I don't know I didn't do it on purpose I'm saying the video is just kind of call me I didn't really have a video this morning so I started listening to to some TD jakes and just waited for a video to call me and this video called me I thought this video can help the most amount of people like this video will help somebody this this video will inspire and motivate somebody and so to have that as really the main focus of your day you might not be giving me the most monetary benefit right now but it is giving me the most other benefit like an inside like an inside happiness just to know that what I'm doing right now is going to help somebody and I'm just telling my story it's just very cool anybody's gonna practice story dog yes ok sorry 2022 and you can go back and look at the series I'll put a card up to the series here Community College - CPA what I think is important that I do think that's a cool journey but start with a fighter program attacked here 2022 I did H&R Block tax year 2022 and that's what we're going to talk about this video tax year 2013.


What are some skills that every 18-year-old needs to survive in life?
Oh my gosh, I love this question.  I'm going to spend a lot of time on this answer!Financial Skills:  How to open a checking and savings accountHow to balance a checkbook, emphasizing the use of debit cards and how banks process transactions"Credit" - What is it, how do you build it, how do you repair itCredit Cards - How interest works, how to take advantage of rewards and balance transfersLoans - What are the different kinds of loans, how do you get them, and what's involvedInvestments - What is the stock market and how does it work, what are Treasury Bonds, and what's an IRA.  How do those things factor into a wise investment strategy for your retirement?Taxes - How taxes work, what deductions are, how to file a 1040EZ formTipping - How to quickly calculate a tip and split a tab at a restaurantHow to read a contract and interpret "fine print"Health Skills:Medical Insurance - how it works, what it costs, how to get itHow to fill out common medical and dental formsHow to find a general practitioner, dentist, and so onBasic First Aid - CPR, the Heimlich, how to treat minor injuriesHome Skills:How to cook!  You don't need to be on Master Chef, but learning how to cook a few basic dishes, how to use a knife properly, use basic kitchen appliances, and so on.How to clean!  I have no idea how so many kids don't know how to vacuum, sweep, dust, do dishes, make a bed, and clean and fold laundry.How to grocery shop - picking fresh fruit and vegetables, planning your shopping and meals, etc.How to use hand tools - hammers, axes, handsaws, et ceteraHow to move - opening or transferring utility accounts, moving companies, apartment and home leases.How to sew a button onHow to fix a running or clogged toilet.Life Skills:How to plan and budget your time!How to think critically.Negotiation - Preparation, discussion, clarification, negotiate, agreement, and implementation.Leadership!  Vision, strategy, people skills, managementCONFLICT RESOLUTIONStress management!Problem solving!Study Skills:OrganizationTime managementFinding legitimate sourcesNote-takingCritical readingEssay planning and compositionAcademic referencingHow to use search engines effectively!Employability Skills:How to write a resume and a cover letterHow to interviewProfessional communications skills (both written and verbal)Interpersonal skills in a professional environmentProfessional developmentPublic speaking!How to use a computer - Windows, Google, and MS Office basics at a minimumPersonal:How to interact with the policeHow to tie a tie!How to iron clothesHow to establish a healthy exercise routineHow to maintain proper personal hygeine and groomingMANNERS - It varies from culture to culture, but the underlying principles of all manners remain constant: a respect for others, and a desire to treat all people with honesty and consideration • just as you’d like to be treated.Alcohol:Knowing your limitsHow to mix a basic set of drinksTravel: How to book airline tickets and hotelsHow to pack wellHow to travel lightAutomotive:How to drive - Actual skilled instruction on driving, a la Teen Safety & Survival - Skip Barber Racing School, both automatic and manual transmissionsThe basics of how a car worksThe basics of car maintenanceHow to change a tireHow to parallel parkHow to jump start a carWhat to do if you get into an accidentRead a road mapSex:Comprehensive sexual education including the vectors and effects of sexually transmitted infections, what are and how to use the various forms of contraception, what is PrEP, etc.The Campsite Rule - Leave them in better condition than you found themSafe, Sane, and Consensual - How to have safe sex, do it while you're sober, and with full informed consent from your partner.
How do I submit income tax returns online?
Here is a step by step guide to e-file your income tax return using ClearTax. It is simple, easy and quick.From 1st July onwards, it is mandatory to link your PAN with Aadhaar and mention it in your IT returns. If you have applied for Aadhaar, you can mention the enrollment number in your returns.Read our Guide on how to link your PAN with Aadhaar.Step 1.Get startedLogin to your ClearTax account.Click on ‘Upload Form 16 PDF• if you have your Form 16 in PDF format.If you do not have Form 16 in PDF format click on ‘Continue Here’Get an expert & supportive CA to manage your taxes. Plans start @ Rs.799/-ContinueWhat are you looking for?Account & Book KeepingCompany RegistrationGST RegistrationGST Return FilingIncome Tax FilingTrademark RegistrationOtherStep 2.Enter personal infoEnter your Name, PAN, DOB and Bank account details.Step 3.Enter salary detailsFill in your salary, employee details (Name and TAN) and TDS.Tip: Want to claim HRA? Read the guide.Step 4.Enter deduction detailsEnter investment details under Section 80C(eg. LIC, PPF etc., and claim other tax benefits here.Tip: Do you have kids?Claim benefits on their tuition fees under Section 80CStep 5.Add details of taxes paidIf you have non-salary income,eg. interest income or freelance income, then add tax payments that are already made. You can also add these details by uploading Form 26ASStep 6.E-file your returnIf you see “Refund” or “No Tax Due” here, Click on proceed to E-Filing.You will get an acknowledgement number on the next screen.Tip: See a “Tax Due” message? Read this guide to know how to pay your tax dues.Step 7: E-VerifyOnce your return is file E-Verify your income tax return
How do I apply for a Schengen visa from India, and what are the financial requirements? I would like to know how much funds I need to show on my bank account for a 14-day trip to Europe.
First thing first “Finalizing the Visa Consulate”:If you are planning to tour more than two countries in the Schengen area then apply for visa to the embassy/consulate of the country you will be residing in for most of the travelling days, often referred as the main destination. If two countries have the same number of days then choose the one where you are planning to land or exit.In case you do not have a fixed itinerary (not recommended, though), and you plan to visit several countries in the Schengen area randomly, then apply to the embassy/consulate of the country which you are entering first.Since now you know which embassy you need to apply, next is how to apply and what are the documents required.Long trail of documentation:The most painful part is this, where you need to prepare the documentation. I will keep the checklist simple and prrationale on why they ask for the particular document which will help you understand the significance of it and you can produce a substitute, if possible and required1) Valid passport (issued within the last 10 years and with at least 3 months validity after the scheduled return, passports with observations regarding the front data page are no accepted) with at least two empty pages Nothing much to say, of course you need a valid passport. Since the maximum stay with a Schengen visa can be of 90 days, so 3 months validity is required on the passport. Two blank pages, because one will have Visa sticker and the other page will have Indian immigration stamps and the stamps from the Schengen country where you are landing and exiting.2) 2 passport pictures according to biometric specifications, not older than 6 months Go to the studio and get a photo of the dimension 35 mm in length and 45 mm in height. Your face (the start of the hairline in the forehead till end of your chin) should be between 32 mm to 36 mm. Get the photo in a light background, white is preferred. Detailed information can be obtained here Cheap Tip: Do not go to any fancy studio and spend a bomb on just the photo. The consulate needs a clean and clear photo with the above mentioned specifications (which are very general) and not for featuring you as a playboy model, so save the buck.3) Leave letter of your company (if employed)This letter serves as a proof of return to your own country, so make sure the letter clearly states your designation, since when you are working with the company, leave dates (mandatorily covering your entire stay), date on which you will resume your duties.No-objection certificate of school or university (if student) This is pretty much same as the above.4) Proof of financial status If employed:Payslips of the past three months / employment contract Preither of them, not both. Prthree latest Payslips, as it clearly states how much you are earning and if you are capable of surviving a European trip. This document helps the Visa officer gauge your financial status and also validates that the money earned is legal.If self-employed:Certificate of Proprietorship or other proof of ownership (proof of land title, proof of income from agriculture (sales form) etc.) 5) Income Tax Return (ITR) form or Form 16(Certificate of Income Tax deducted at the source of salary)It ensures that all the fund in your bank account is earned legally. Though my experience is that, they hardly care how you have earned the money. If they see there is enough fund available in your account then they are fine.6) Personal bank statement of the past three months with sufficient fundsHere they look into couple of things, first, money in your account is sufficient to cover your entire stay in Schengen area during your travel period. Second, the fund has not been deposited all of a sudden to inflate the available balance. I have written below in detail on how much you should show in your bank account, so keep reading. The bank account statement can be online, but make sure it is a bank statement with details of transaction and not just an account summary. You can show travelers cards (with statement stating available balance), credit card statement, and fixed deposits in your name or joint accounts. If anyone is sponsoring you (like your father or mother), a sponsoring letter addressed to the consulate from him/her and his/her bank statement for last 3 months.7) Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in the Schengen area.This is vital, I have read and heard personal experiences where the Visa has been cancelled due to discrepancy in accommodation arrangements. Make sure you have confirmed hotel bookings with details of the property owner/manager and property details (address). If you are staying at friends/relatives place then copy of their passport (with valid residence permit, in case of non-EU citizen) and an invitation mail will be sufficient as long as you are sponsoring your own stay.8) Flight and transport reservation Again, very vital. Many applications got rejected because of fake bookings. DO NOT make a fake reservation. Search for flights which has minimal cancellation charges and book your flights well ahead of travel date (45-60 days prior) to get a good deal. If you are travelling within Schengen countries then it is advised to show them train/bus bookings for inter-nation travel. One need not show travel details within the country, say if you are travelling within Italy (Rome to Florence) then need not show prior bookings. But if you are travelling from Italy to Switzerland then it is advised to show a confirmed booking.9) Travel Insurance Vital to get visa and also for your own sake. If something unwanted happens and you need to avail medical services then you will be ripped off everything as healthcare is expensive in whole of Europe. The travel insurance must cover Euro 30, 000.00 in case of hospitalization and must cover emergency medical evacuation and repatriation of remains. The list of approved travel insurance companies can be fetched here.10) Proof of civil status Marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable or Aadhaar Card.11) 1 copy of your passport’s data page Print the first two pages and last two pages of your passport in an A4 size paper.12) Residency proof, if address in the passport falls outside the jurisdiction region of the consulate: Which consulate or which region you can apply? You can apply at the region (North, South, East or West) where you are residing for last 6 months.This is something none of the blogs available in the internet have mentioned clearly. In case you are a domicile of different region and applying at a different region (domicile of Uttar Pradesh, North and working in Bangalore, South for last 3 years), or simply if the address mentioned in your passport does not fall under the jurisdiction region of then consulate then you need to preither a copy of your rent agreement, or a letter from your company HR clearly mentioning your address or some utility bill (electricity, water or telephone bill).13) Duly filled application form Kept at last, because it is important. You can either fill an online application (recommended) or also can fill an offline application. German consulate online application can be filled here , similarly other Countries• application form can be found in the respective VFS website. Self-Declaration Form can be found here, required only for German consulate. It is recommended to fill the online application form, it not only saves time at the application center but also legibility is better than the handwritten one.14) Cover Letter A letter addressed to the consulate you are applying. It must contain the followingPurpose of visit (tourism, visiting friends or family)Detailed itinerary If you have a sponsorExplain your personal relationship with your sponsor and the reason why they will be sponsoring your tripIf you cannot submit any of the required documents, write about the reasons why you cannot submit and explain alternative documents that you may have submittedYou can also mention the reasons why you will not overstay the visa period (employment, personal assets, etc.), explain your rootedness to the countryCool Tip: You can attach the itinerary separately which will enhance the readability of your letter.Write to me at universallocalite@gmail.com if you require a specimen cover letter or template of itinerary, I will be more than happy to help you with one.Visit my blog-How to obtain a Schengen Visa-Rules and tips
What are good resources to become a US tax expert?
Tax consultants or tax advisors, are experts in tax law, planning and compliance. They serve individuals as well as businesses by staying current on new tax law and positioning taxpayers for short and long term tax optimization. A tax consultant typically expands on the role of tax preparer. While tax consultants prepare tax returns, they also often work closely with clients throughout the year to ensure client tax liability is minimized. Tax consultants are strong written and verbal communicators able to explain tax law and strategies in a way that is accessible and easy for clients to understand. Tax consultants work for public accounting firms, law offices, financial consulting firms and many even have their own independent tax preparation and consultation businesses. In all settings, tax consultants can be expected to perform duties that include:Conducting research on tax lawsStrategizing with clients to minimize tax liabilityCommunicating with clients to explain tax issuesPreparing tax returnsEstate planningKeeping clients compliant with their tax obligationsTax consultants generally hold bachelor’s degrees in accounting, finance or a related field, however, because no formal certification is required, individuals often take on advisory roles after years of experience in another tax related profession. Ultimately, professionals with both formal education and tax experience are best positioned for these careers. Obtaining licensure as a CPA demonstrates the formal education and professional experience needed to support a future as a successful tax consultant. However, Internal Revenue Service employees may have years of experience, yet no formal education and be very well suited for advisory roles allowing them to obtain positions as tax consultants because of their relevant experience alone.Related:Sales tax consultants
Do you think millennials have been raised and taught for failure?
I think what you are suggesting in your question is thatthere is an issue with what we teach kids in schools in the United States.And you would be more than super correct about that.Sex education is a JOKE.We don’t teach TYPING anymore.We don’t educate people on the use of COMPUTER APPLICATIONS.We don’t freaking teach people HOW TO FILL OUT TAX FORMS.We don’t teach people HOW TO FILL OUT COLLEGE APPLICATIONS.We don’t teach people HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR MEDICAL INSURANCE.We don’t teach people HOW TO APPLY FOR LOANS.We don’t teach people BASIC LAWS THAT THEY NEED TO KNOW.WE don’t teach people HOW TO VOTE IN CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS.I could go on and on and on and on.School does so very very little to prepare people to enter the “adult world,” it’s sickening.However, I think this has been largely a problem for a long time now, not just with people teaching millennials, but virtually every generation.
My employer made me fill out a w-9 he pays me by the hour and with holds taxes from me this isn't legal is it either he needs to have me fill out a w2 or not with hold taxes am I correct about this?
Think of the W-9 as a vehicle between a pay provider or a vendor and an independent contractor. When a W-9 is involved, we typically do not use the terms "employer" or "employee". Rather we use the terms vendor and independent contractor. If you have filled out a W-9, then the person paying for labor sees the worker as an independent contractor, not an employee. In this case you get a 1099-MISC and not a Form W-2 at the end of the year. (People and companies that pay for labor often prefer to pay workers as independent contractors, instead of as employees, because the payor does not have to pay employment taxes or prother benefits.) If you fail to fill out and pra completed W-9 when one is requested of you, then the person paying for labor is required to hold back part of the pay to the independent contractor (mandatory back up withholding). However, if you have provided a signed W-9 back to the person paying you, then you are correct, the payor should not be withholding anything (unless you have more than one single status as a worker for this company?) If you have filled out and returned only a W-9 to the person who pays you, and know for sure you have not also filled out a W-4 (to be treated as an employee and later receive a W-2), and you can also produce paycheck stubs that show withholding for Social Security and Medicare, state taxes (FICA, MED, etc.), then you should raise this issue with your tax preparer and ask if you should consider filing a Form SS-8 when you complete your tax return. Better yet, print out and bring a Form SS-8 into work now, and ask to speak with someone in human resources, personnel, or the accounting office at the company about that Form SS-8. An SS-8 form should sufficiently scare the bejesus out of the company. If some foul play is at work here, the concern over a Form SS-8 will make people sit up and pay attention. If it is something else (like some of your work is as an employee and other more independent projects are paid out to contractors instead of employees,) then an SS-8 will still be effective... the person paying for labor will go out of their way to then be as clear as possible in explaining their actions. Two final thoughts: 1) Remember, it does not matter what they are doing or not doing, or whether it is legal or questionable. It only matters what you can demonstrate or prove. If you don't get real, live paychecks or at least a stub or advice of deposit that shows withholding, then it will be difficult for you to demonstrate what has or is happening. 2) Sit with a professional tax preparer this coming tax season - and just pay for the service. If you've never seen or filled out a Form SS-8 before, now is not the time to venture it on your own. I can probably figure out how to change the oil in my car by myself. I go to a mechanic for an oil change for a reason.
How can I make my life more positive?
You are sitting in an examination hall.There are so many things that can go wrong.Maybe you forgot some accessories.Maybe you are falsely accused of cheating.You just skippped a chapter you shouldn't have.How do you deal with them? Do you ever credit yourself for holding yourself together inside an examination hall?No. Because it's somewhat involuntary. You just don't have an option. You have to face it. Tackle it. Come out as a winner.Because you just never think ‘what if I don't?’That's a quality in all of us. No matter how much you get nervous. But somehow you actually have to deal with it when it's an absolute necessity.The outcome can be good or bad.But you face it.Then there are animals.Lions and deers. Why do you think it's a lion at the top of the food chain?Both are fast. Very fast. One uses it's speed to run away. The other uses it to catch animals and feed on it.Hence, the lion feeds on deer.You observe the similarities in these situations?Attitude.You observe the differences in these situations?Choices.When it's the survival of the fittest, a living being is forced to face/tackle/fight/survive in a situation.You can either run away. You can either face it.Facing it is a positive aspect. Running away is the negetive aspect.It's all about choices.The moment you start to live each and every opportunity in your life as an absolute necessity, you start to become positive.Stop procrastinating the fight. Deal with it.How to do it?You have a question paper in front of you and you are facing a really complex problem.You recall what the teacher once told you:“It's the application of the most basic concepts. And your failure to apply those, is what makes a solution more difficult to achieve.”Clear the basics first. Then proceed towards complex problems.Life is like a complex problem.Before we solve this complex problem, we'll turn to the basics of algebra.You have negetivity in life of variable magnitude.Let's say - 5.The problem is to make it positive.-5 + 6 = 1-5 +7 = 2…and so on.Anything bigger than the negetive number gives us a positive value.That's how algebra teaches us to make something positive.Change the algebra to life.Change the something to someone.Finally, add positive things in your life to eradicate negetivity.Apply basic rules. Positive…ThoughtsPeopleHabitsRoutineDietBehaviourControlBeliefAnd the most important of all…
Why do I have to figure out my taxes? Why can't the government just figure out what I owe and bill me?
In the USA, the main obstacle is tax preparers (Intuit who makes TurboTax, H&R Block, etc.) who lobby fiercely against “voluntary auto-filing” because they would lose a lot of business if filing taxes were simpler. So they consistently spend millions of dollars lobbying Congress to prevent this from happening:How the Maker of TurboTax Fought Free, Simple Tax Filing (Business Insider)The Tax Complexity Lobby (Forbes)TurboTax Maker Funnels Millions To Lobby Against Easier Tax Returns (TechCrunch)The tax-prep industry lobbies hard to keep Tax Day a torture for you (LA Times)Tax preparers lobby heavily against simple filing (Sunlight Foundation)Filing taxes could be free and simple, but H&R Block and Intuit are still lobbying against it (ProPublica)Here’s an excerpt from the last link above that summarizes one proposal for automatic filing from a few years back, and refuting some objections about easier filing. It’s pretty clear that the only losers from this proposal are tax preparers and others who have a vested interest in tax preparation staying complicated."It's voluntary," Austan Goolsbee, who served as the chief economist for the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, told ProPublica. "If you don't trust the government, you don't have to do it."Goolsbee has written in favor of the idea and published the eof $2 billion in saved preparation costs in a 2022 paper that also said return-free "could significantly reduce the time lag in resolving disputes and accelerate the time to receive a refund."Other advocates point out that the IRS would be doing essentially the same work it does now. The agency would simply share its tax calculation before a taxpayer files rather than afterward when it checks a return."When you make an appointment for a car to get serviced, the service history is all there. Since the IRS already has all that info anyway, it's not a big challenge to put it in a format where we could see it," said Paul Caron, a tax professor at University of Cincinnati College of Law. "For a big slice of the population, that's 100 percent of what's on their tax return."Taxpayers would have three options when they receive a pre-filled return: accept it as is, make adjustments, say to filing status or income, or reject it and file a return by other means.It should make us all very angry that our collective time is being wasted so a few companies can make a few more dollars!
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