Groups are smaller communities within the larger ActiveRain. Join groups created by others. or start your own and
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This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
so you can be a bit wiser about your purchase.
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ActiveRain University (ARU) provides free on-line training. We coach, consult and support real estate professionals about real estate trends, technology and social media.
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
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Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
It pays to stay on top of our game this year, every year really, but the IRS is really putting the petal to the metal on fines for late and non-filers. It's time to start thinking about this now and make sure you have the proper TIN (Taxpayer Identification Number) on file. The TIN is an individual's social security number (SSN) or a business's employer identification number (EIN).
The 1099-MISC form is pretty simple with just a few fields; however, accuracy is key. One tiny mistake can cost you a lot from the IRS, not to mention inconveniencing your client if they rely on the information (most do). The IRS has been encouraging property managers to e-file their 1099s for some time. E-filing has numerous benefits as well: it is cheaper, more accurate, saves paper, and is instant. You can also wait to file later with the IRS if you e-file, if you wish. If you are using a product specialized for the property management industry, it may have e-file support built right in so it's as easy as a click of the mouse to submit all your 1099s instantly and then automatically mail copies to the recipients.
-- IRS Penalties For 2012 Tax Filing --
Copy B of the 1099 must be furnished to the recipient by January 31st, 2013 and the filing deadline for reporting to the IRS is February 28th if filing by paper, or March 31st if filing electronically. Being prepared and meeting this deadline can save you from incurring IRS penalties. The IRS has instituted the following penalties for late or non-filers. The penalty applies if you fail to file timely, you fail to include all the information required to be shown on a return, or you include incorrect information on a return. The penalty also applies if you file on paper when you were required to file electronically, you report an incorrect TIN or fail to report a TIN, or you fail to file paper forms that are machine readable.
The amount of the penalty is based on when you file the correct information return. The penalty is:
$30 per return if you file correctly within 30 days after the deadline; maximum penalty of $250,000 per year ($75,000 for small businesses).
$60 per return if you correctly file more than 30 days after the due date, but by August 1st; maximum penalty $500,000 per year ($200,000 for small businesses)
$100 per return if you file after August 1st or you do not file the required information returns; maximum penalty of $1,500,000 per year ($500,000 for small businesses)
* The IRS considers any business making an average of $5 million in gross revenue or less a small business.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.