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Month: August 2019

What the Pizza Shops Don’t Tell You About How to Make Good Pizza

What the Pizza Shops Don’t Tell You About How to Make Good Pizza

I recently wrote an article about how to make pizza dough at home as more and more people are trying to find ways to cut costs on their grocery bills. Around my area you can buy pizza from the chains like Pizza Hut and Dominos fairly cheap but in order to get good pizza from an Italian place you are looking at probably $9-12 a pie. If you have to feed a family like I do that would be at least a $20 evening just for pizza. So, I decided to embark on trying to find a pizza that I could make at home that was every bit as good as the good Italian restaurants. However, what I found out about the ingredients may surprise you. Enjoy every bite here papa john’s coupon.

Through my research online I found out that making a pizza that tastes and resembles those found in Italy and good American pizza shops really comes down to finding the right ingredients. Mainly it’s the dough that can make or break your pizza as tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese that are good quality are a little more easy to find at specialty stores. The flour to make a good pizza dough however is not that easy to find. I was able to determine that pizza shops normally make their dough using either a special high gluten flour not normally found in stores or speciality flour that is milled directly in Italy and sold in the states … Read More

How The New Tax Laws Might Impact Your Finances

How The New Tax Laws Might Impact Your Finances

Taxpayers (and tax professionals) are facing a unique set of challenges as the November Presidential election approaches and end-of-the-year tax planning looms. If Congress and the White House fail to act by December 31st, favorable Bush-era tax cuts will expire, along with a variety of business and investment tax breaks, raising income tax rates to levels last seen in 2001.

Unfortunately, our current political and legislative environment only adds to the uncertainty as Republicans and Democrats are both hesitant to act until they know who will occupy the White House next year. This political gridlock combined with a fragile economy and the possibility of rising tax rates has been dubbed by many as Taxmageddon. So what does all this mean for taxpayers? How will the 2012 tax filing season be affected and what approach should taxpayers take for tax planning in 2013? Our best advice is to stay informed of the possible changes that may affect your business and your personal tax position.

Staying in the Know

Many favorable tax provisions expired at the end of 2011. Unless Congress acts and passes retroactive changes by December 31st, many taxpayers will be affected by the following expired provisions when filing their 2012 income tax returns. Historically, many of these temporary provisions have been extended, but this year there is no guarantee that Congress will take action in time.

  1. Increase in the alternative minimum tax exemption (AMT Patch),
  2. Deduction for state and local tax for itemized filers,
  3. Deduction for PMI (premium mortgage
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