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IRS Audit Technique Guides (ATG) Updated 2023

IRS Audit Technique Guides (ATG) Updated 2023

IRS audit technique guides and technical guides are meant to provide guidance to auditors on specific topics.  These guides address issues specific to a profession, an industry, tax credits, and deductions. These guides are also extremely beneficial in educating taxpayers on their specific tax situations and reporting obligations.  In the event of an audit, these … Continue Reading

20+ Reasons You Could Be Audited

20+ Reasons You Could Be Audited

How Your Federal Return Is Initially Examined For Potential Audit All federal income tax returns are added to what the IRS calls its Master File after they are checked for basic errors.  From there the returns are scored using the Discriminant Function System (DIF) and then processed through the Unreported Income DIF (UIDIF). The IRS’s … Continue Reading

How To Write Product Reviews With Examples

How To Write Product Reviews With Examples

If you review products on a routine basis you’ll find that writing quality product reviews is harder than it seems. You are typically being asked to provide honest product-specific feedback (good, bad, or otherwise) that a purchaser might not otherwise have known about prior to making a purchasing decision. If you’re just going to give … Continue Reading

Vine Participation Tax Considerations

Vine Participation Tax Considerations

Disclaimer: the following information is purely “food for thought” and should not be construed as tax advice. Everyone’s tax situation is different. Please consult a tax professional for guidance for your specific situation. Amazon Vine is a program in which participants have access to promotional products at no cost. The total value of the Vine … Continue Reading

About Amazon Vine With Tips & How To Get Invited

About Amazon Vine With Tips & How To Get Invited

What Is Amazon Vine? Amazon Vine is a program in which actual Amazon customers who have been identified by Amazon as having previously submitted high-quality reviews on their purchases are invited to provide unbiased reviews about products made available to them at no cost (for free). Per Amazon, the Vine Voices Program offers select customers … Continue Reading

How To Pleat Dollhouse Miniature Curtains By Hand

How To Pleat Dollhouse Miniature Curtains By Hand

If you want to pleat curtains for your dollhouse windows and don’t want to make a pleater board, you can get similar results just by pleating with sewing needles.  One of the benefits of pleating by hand is that the pleats will look more natural, and you can pleat larger pieces of fabric.  The pleats … Continue Reading

Copycat Ikea Plant Ball Swedish Meatballs Recipe

Copycat Ikea Plant Ball Swedish Meatballs Recipe

This copycat recipe is based on Ikea’s vegetarian plant balls, which are used in their restaurant as a meat-alternative option for their Swedish meatballs plates.  This recipe combines the traditional ingredients of a Swedish meatball with plant-based protein options using ingredients commonly found in most grocery stores. The meatballs in this recipe are light, moist, … Continue Reading

Copycat Ikea Swedish Meatballs Using Ikea’s Own Recipes

Copycat Ikea Swedish Meatballs Using Ikea’s Own Recipes

These recipes are the actual recipes that Ikea released to the public at the start of the 2020 Covid pandemic.  They provided the recipes when everything shut down so that customers could get their “Ikea meatball fix”. Ikea released two recipes.  One recipe was posted on Twitter and other was posted on their website.  The … Continue Reading

How To Clean And Restore Silver Plated Items

How To Clean And Restore Silver Plated Items

After inheriting and cleaning a very large collection of heirloom silver plated items, I learned that using any shortcuts such as chemicals or acidity do more damage in the long run. The best way to clean tarnished silver If these are silver plated pieces that you want to cherish for years to come, the only … Continue Reading

How To Cleanly Cut Cork Board Sheets Without Crumbling

How To Cleanly Cut Cork Board Sheets Without Crumbling

  Should You Heat Cork Before Cutting? Several online resources suggest soaking or steaming cork to make it easier to cut, especially for projects using wine corks. Heated cork expands and its elasticity becomes more uniform (it normally has elastic anisotropy properties – one directional).  This can help provide a cleaner cut and makes sense … Continue Reading

How To Repair A Pop-Up Camper’s Roof Side Wall Boards

How To Repair A Pop-Up Camper’s Roof Side Wall Boards

  Before You Do Anything! Take a lot of photos and measurements. Take photos of the interior to capture how everything is attached to the side board. Measure the distance of the support poles and bolts from both the ceiling and from the corner of the roof. Measure the locations of the exterior support bolts … Continue Reading