EXM System launched Feb 28th is an invite only club for a small group of very lucky people.
They will only be inviting 19 people.
To get an invite you have to track down someone with an invite and ask them for it.
Each EXM System member only has two invites to give away.
Tax rebates for people who "go green" by installing solar panels or wind turbines on their homes or swapping their company car for an electric vehicle will be announced by Alistair Darling tomorrow.
Although his pre-Budget report will include few giveaways as he promises to rein in a £180bn budget deficit this year, The Independent has learnt that the Chancellor will give householders and drivers a financial incentive to play their part in saving the planet.
Types of this, types of that...
A new website has just launched called Types.org.uk
The website aims to list all different types of everyday things, from beer to trees!
The website will be a human edited Wikipedia of varieties.
Many people that are new to a subject want to be able to see a quick synopsis of a topic.
Types aims to cater to this group of people, by providing short, sharp information and lists to help you quickly get to the heart of a new subject.
The website was launched in October 2009, and should be fully operational by January 2010.
New Chester Teen Health Magazine (link) was set up originally to provide useful health information for children and teenagers in the New Chester area.
By putting information into an easy to read format and distributing it to all the major schools, colleges and social outlets - they hope to create a wide coverage.
Set up in 1994 by Paul and Sharon Richards with the help of New Chester's local governors.
New Chester Teen Health Magazine's mission statement is to "inform and involve".
To achieve this, New Chester Teen Health Magazine want to not just help by providing all the information kids need, but also to involve them in the creative process of producing the magazine.
Click here to visit the New Chester Teen Health Magazine homepage.
New Chester Teen Health Magazine is supported by HK17.com
CallFire.com, a California-based, open-source VoIP consultancy company, announced a new Do-It-Yourself Lead Generation webinar, “DIY Lead Gen,” for businesses interested in generating leads by using Power Dialing, Opt-in Voice Broadcast and intelligent Call Tracking to drive new business in the U.S. and Canada.
The company, who recently attended and exhibited at TMC’s ITEXPO West, began as an open-source VoIP company that offered many VoIP based products such as Auto Dialer and Voice Broadcast.
CallFire’s AutoDialer can add an additional four lines per agent and leave automated machine messages, eliminating time an agent would usually spend on simple tasks, maximizing a company’s performance and time management.
With clients demanding VoIP integration projects, the company was required to develop a reliable, enterprise-level VoIP platform, which is why the DIY Lead Gen will be essential for companies eager to improve their businesses in the telecom world.
The first portion of the seminar will educate business owners and at-home sales persons on how to save money by using cloud call centers and cloud telephony tools to connect themselves to other industry networks.
Tax time is now officially passed and you've had a month to recover from the assault on your bank account and senses. So, it is time to kick back and relax now, right? Nope. You should be getting your act together when it comes to your taxes for next year.
I am not going to harangue you about getting organized for your 2010 taxes. I am a human being as well. I fully recognize the last thing anyone wants to do at this point is worry about taxes for next year. No, I am talking about something else in regard to getting your act together for 2010 - tax planning.
Financial planners promise you the sun when it comes to investments. Well, we've all seen how that has been working out lately. While few people have made money on investments lately, there is another way to make money in general. You can cut your expenses. What is one of your biggest expenses? Taxes!
Mention tax planning and people often get visions of exotic offshore destinations the rich use to hide money. The picture of Richard Branson water skiing with a nude super model on his back comes to mind. While such scenarios exist, they are not what I am discussing. Instead, I am talking about simple tax planning that can save you a bundle. Let's look at an example.
After eating breakfast, I pop the dishes in the dishwasher and turn it on. I head out into the garage to work on something. A nasty smell reaches me. I come back in to find soapy water all over the floor and smoke coming from the dishwasher. Crikey! I need a new dishwasher. I head off to the local appliance store and end up buying a dishwasher that slices, dices and predicts the future. It costs me $900.
So, what does my new dishwasher have to do with taxes? I just missed a big tax savings. If I had purchased an Energy Star certified dishwasher, I would've been able to claim a tax credit of $300 or so. "Energy Star" is a certification that a device is energy efficient, which the government is promoting. Now keep in mind this is a tax CREDIT. Tax credits are incredibly valuable. They are not deducted from your gross income. Instead, you figure out what you owe Uncle Sam and then deduct the tax credit from that amount. Yep, a dollar for dollar deduction.
This is only one example, but it shows you how a bit of tax planning can make a world of difference in what you pay in next year. Hiring a proactive accountant is really a good move. They can create a strategy for you to use losses, deductions and tax credits to wipe out your tax bill. You can even write off their fees. Now that is tax planning for the regular guy - you and me!
A company is a separate entity from an individual. A company is a legalised body, meaning that it can sue and be sued. Today, the issue of getting into debts does not only imply to individuals. Companies also run into serious debts owed to so many individuals. Therefore, if you are making a claim against a company, you will realise that there are so many others making such claims over the same thing you are laying claims on, and this is common when making claims on companies than on private individuals.
When a Corporation Enters Into Economic Difficulty
The financial existence of a corporation will depend on its business standing and the remaining capital that it possesses. Just like every individual will seek for a loan, a corporation too can get into debts and if the corporation fails to redeem it debts in a situation of economic crises, the debts would further increase. Remember that the taxes of the corporation are just a fraction of what is owed by the corporation to others.
With the advent of economic hardship, a corporation will still want to maintain its feet in doing business. This means that its main concern should be to pay its workers. When this is taken as main concern, the corporation may fail to meet up with other financial obligations such as paying its taxes. This has resulted in state as well as federal administration to use the same means of collecting taxes from individual on corporations.
When this is done, the administration will have a power or legal right over the assets of the corporation and this will be sold to financiers who are willing and able to redeem the debts of the corporation. Whoever pays for the debts of the corporation to the administration has the right to recover what he has paid from the corporation. Keep in mind that this is a form of business in which the investor must make profits on what he has invested.
The distinction in having a lien over the assets of a corporation to that of an individual is found in the incidence of liquidation. It is normal that any creditor will seek legal redress to have his money. But the principal debt plus any other thing added to it that has to be gotten from pursuing a corporation that is in debts is not something that will be easy.
However, it should be noted that if you have legal authority over the assets of a distressed corporation, and if the corporation is getting into liquidation, what is owed to you is secure. But you must know that you will be faced with so many other claimants seeking redress against the corporation. Remember this is very possible because a corporation is more likely to deal with so many people than an individual.
The Advantages of Insolvency
Most insolvency proceedings will restrict the obligations of an ailing corporation to pay interest. It should be noted that in a Supreme Court hearing, it was decided that an owner of a non-consensual claim that is more than protected like a tax lien will be entitled to interests, but will not be entitled to other charges except there is an accord that these should be paid. This will apply equally to federal lien holders. But Congress has decided that a holder of a state lien must be entitled to interest as well as any justifiable fees and charges provided that these are greater than the claim.
One further difficulty to the lien holder is that in some cases, the corporation may invoke the law relating to the limitation period to bring an action against it. If this is successful, the claimant will be stopped or prevented from bringing an action against the corporation, but this will also depend on the facts presented before the courts. If the asset over which there is a lien is lesser than the value of claim, the claimant is found to have been under protected and will forfeit any interest on the claim.
If you own a lien over a corporation, take note that you will be faced with competing interests either from different claimants or even from the law itself even if your claim has a right of way over those of others. This is a hazard which you must be prepared to deal with if what you stand to benefit is of great value.
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