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Recent Tax Court decision could wreak ha

Glover v. Comm, a recent tax court decision, presents several issues to Merchant Mariners. Mr. Glover worked for Reinauer Transportation. His tugs pushed oil coastwise as far as Virginia. The tugs wou

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Recent Tax Court decision could wreak havoc on Mariners

State Taxes and Mariners

Suz asked this question So, what about if you live in one state (TN) and work as a merchant mariner in another state (HI), 45 days on/45 days off rotation? Do you pay HI state taxes, or does the payro

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State Taxes and Mariners

Mariner Tax Update January 2011

E-Filing alert! How many times have you read that mariners cannot E-File? How many websites have posted this. Year after year. And then all of a sudden preparers start proclaiming “mariners can

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Mariner Tax Update January 2011

Employee vs. Non-Employee LLC and S-Corp

I’ve been a client of yours for a few years now and I had a general tax question concerning my wife’s job status. She currently works full time for a marketing firm in “Deleted”

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Employee vs. Non-Employee LLC and S-Corp Planning for Mariners and their families

Maritime Tax Preparers and the Alternati

What they don’t want you to know… This video points out the tremendous effect of the AMT on merchant mariners. Seamen taking business deductions and offsets may very well be realizing litt

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Maritime Tax Preparers and the Alternative Minimum Tax

Deductible opportunities in education for mariners

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by on August 25, 2010 at 1:50 pm

Pursuing Higher Education Underway

Technology has certainly changed the way we do business! It has also drastically changed learning. I have taught many e-learning classes where I never come in contact with the students. This is daunting to say the least. As an instructor this poses new challenges. “How do I get my point across without being in a classroom?” This is similar to the time tested exercise – “write down instructions on how to tie a shoe lace” I’m standing by the bunny ears approach…
E-Learning has opened up many avenues that were not available to professionals in years past. People don’t have to lose valuable time commuting to a class room. More importantly, people in areas without higher learning institutions can pursue their educational goals. Hopefully it will only be a matter of time before E-Learning becomes an integral part of the maritime community. (more…)