April 15th has come and gone. Many of us are still wiping the sweat off of our brows from all the frantic activities of saving some tax and filing our returns. And many of us have made a new new-year resolution—one that we make every year around this time—to never leave our tax planning and filing for the last minute. If only we could hold ourselves to that one.

But, for those who are more determined than last year to take this latest resolution more seriously, here are some tips on better tax planning for the next year from Adam Ginsberg, one of the leading coaches on wealth building and management.

Tax Tip #1
Itemized Tax Deductions Vs Standard Tax Deductions

The 2009 IRS data shows that 45 million Americans claimed more than $1 trillion in tax deductions by itemizing them compared to the 92 million tax payers who only claimed $700 million by way of standardized deductions. Going by these statistics, it does not take a math genius to figure out that itemized deductions are better for your financial health. This should be incentive enough to get you started on next year’s tax planning early. Adam Ginsberg suggests that you consult a tax accountant as soon as you can and understand the various heads that you can itemize your deductions under. Next, you keep track of any expenses that you incur under these heads and bring them to your accountant before you file your returns next year. Be sure to pat yourself on the back when you compare your tax savings on itemized deductions with your standard deductions that you claimed this year.

Tip #2
Make Money on Your Tax Money

If you are already saving some dollars on your taxes by filing for itemized deductions, you could make some more money still by planning your taxes in advance. Adam Ginsberg suggests that you bring out your calculator and figure out how much tax will you owe Uncle Sam next year by taking your current tax payout and adding what you estimate will your tax grow by in the coming year (forecast your income growth etc.). Now divide that figure by 12 and what you get is your monthly tax liability. Now, instead of foraging into your savings, taking a loan, or using your credit card to pay the tax collector together at the end of the year, you could put aside the monthly installment of your estimated tax liability into a short-term deposit or look for other interest-earning venues where your tax money would not only be safe, but will also earn interest for you the entire year. So, not only do you earn interest on your tax money, but also save interest on a possible loan or credit card payment of your tax.

While these two tips should be motivation enough to make an appointment with your tax accountant today, we would love to hear your thoughts on why we should start our tax planning early this year. Leave a feedback comment or drop us a line.

Adam Ginsberg wants to help you to save money by educating you on taxes, which would help you have a financially sound 2013.  Read more of Adam Ginsberg Resources for other tips.

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a scam is defined as ‘a fraudulent or deceptive act or operation’. And an even simpler definition for kids is ‘a dishonest way to make money by deceiving people’. Take for example, the Ponzi scheme, or emails from Nigeria or some other country offering you millions of Dollars in exchange for a small amount of money to execute the transfer. Some scam artists even go to the extent of declaring you lottery or sweepstake winners and just ask you to pay the tax component of your winnings beforehand. Yes, these are scams, but none of them will sell you a product that you can use.

Adam Ginsberg offers products and online business tools to help those who purchase them. Ginsberg asks people to pay money to buy his products in order to help them generate a healthy income for themselves by using these products. Adam Ginsberg does not scam people; he is not a con artist. He is just a businessman trying to sell his wares. And a successful businessman at that! Adam Ginsberg is respected as a pioneer and one of the foremost authorities on eBay entrepreneurship, having sold millions of dollars worth of products on eBay and other places on the internet for over 10 years.

Mr. Ginsberg has grown from being a successful trader to developing his own system that he has used to make money for himself before putting it out on the market for other people to buy and use for their own successes. He has training programs to teach people how to use his product. He offers a money-back guarantee and a year-long performance guarantee. Can it get any more legitimate than that? These types of assurances and guarantees are not the kinds of things you’ll find in a scam.

But like any other business, there are bound to be some dissatisfied customers. There are people who have found his system, after allegedly implementing its procedures, to be inadequate in their efforts to turn a profit. Their inability to succeed at their venture could be due to any number of reasons, but they blame Adam for it, and label their experience as an “Adam Ginsberg Scam”.

The complaint from these dissatisfied customers is that Adam Ginsberg’s products “don’t work”. The truth is, there are thousands of people out there who are making it work rather profitably. Those that complain about Ginsberg say they don’t get any support from him and his team; but Adam Ginsberg makes himself personally available for any customer who wants to talk to him. He has a dedicated team of customer support officers available on email and toll-free phone numbers to help with complaints or any allegations of scam or fraud.

Sure, sometimes there can be delays in getting a resolution for an odd complaint, but what business doesn’t have these delays? Adam Ginsberg is human, and so is his business venture. The fact that people have differing experiences of success and failure does not imply that there’s an Adam Ginsberg scam. Different people will use his products differently, and get different results from it.  What is sad though, is that people who are unsuccessful or dissatisfied are quick to jump on their keyboards and brand Adam Ginsberg as a fraud and a scam artist on the internet, without realizing that their irresponsible words are accessible to hundreds of millions around the world, and sets off a chain reaction of rumor mills and free-flowing, ill-informed opinions that not only tarnish the reputation of a businessman like Adam Ginsberg but also deprives so many people of the wonderful opportunities that Adam has to offer.

So, if you are one of those people who are not satisfied with Adam’s products, and tempted to consider them some sort of scam, Mr. Ginsberg invites you to get on the phone and speak to him before you unleash your anger on the internet. Adam is waiting for your call.

It’s that time of the year again. Time to bring out the calculator, bank statements, the folder with all your investment receipts and everything else needed to do the one thing that cannot be put off for later….file your Tax Returns!

Adam Ginsberg, one of the foremost authorities on wealth building and internet entrepreneurship offers some useful, practical tips that could save you time, and possibly, some money too!

Tax Tip #1

Don’t leave it to the last minute

Here’s a last minute advice for all those who are waiting for the last minute to file their tax returns. It may not be a good idea to leave filing your tax returns till April 15th. As it often happens, you may miss out on saving some tax by forgetting to attach a deductible expense or by some other foresight. While it may be late for this year, you could start early in the next. Filing taxes and financial planning are very important for every earning individual and should not be treated as low-priority chores. Instead take out a few days in the beginning of April (take off from work if you have to) and get your tax filing paperwork in order.

Tax Tip #2

Get Professional Help

It is always a good idea to take the help of a professional tax preparer to prepare your returns if you fall under a high tax bracket. There are many provisions in the tax law to reduce your taxable income, and hence your tax liability. Besides a professional tax preparer will be updated with the latest revisions in the tax law, which will help you in filing your returns more accurately.

Tax Tip #3

Invest to Save

If you fall under a higher tax bracket and suddenly realize that you could save some tax by making a few investments, then go ahead and do it while you still have time till April 15th. The best investments are in an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) that can help you reduce your taxable income by $5,000, and in a Health Savings Account (HSA), which can reduce your taxable income by $6,250 on a family policy. Again, get in touch with a professional tax advisor to explore more ways to save your tax liability.

While these tips may be of some help for the last-minute filers of tax returns, you could also use them to start early for the next year.

Check this space for more tax tips from Adam Ginsberg…coming soon! 

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Running a home based or Internet business can be an exciting and fulfilling endeavor, especially if you’re fulfilling a lifelong passion.  The secret of being successful when it comes to opening your own home business is to be consistent and to stick with it for the long haul according to about.com.  Here are three ways to run a successful home based business that will bring you satisfaction instead of draining your time and resources.

1)  Keep Your Workspace Separate

Make sure you have a separate area within your home to work.
2) Have a Schedule
The biggest problem entrepreneurs have when starting their own home based business is that they don’t have a boss structuring their day.

3) Stay Connected

Make sure you keep an organizer, diary or smartphone with you at all times.  You will most likely meet business contacts or come up with new ideas when you’re away from home.

Leaving your corporate job to start a home based business can be a scary endeavor but it’s becoming more and more common due to the decline in the economy.  It’s also a great way to get rid of overbearing bosses breathing down your neck or a 45 minute commute during rush hour.  Working from home can be a very rewarding experience as long as you stick with it and follow the three tips I shared above.  Do you have any tips to share? Please feel free to share them in the comments below.

For more on eBay business resources and tools you can check out my Secrets of an Auction Millionaire or Success with Adam.  Also you get a free eBay report from me by following the given link and sharing your name and valid email address.