Affiliate Marketing Management Taxes – FAQ

Affiliate marketing management requires attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and the ability to plan long term. One of the more important aspects of the job involves taxes. The affiliate marketing management team must succeed, accurately, and consistently tracks affiliate tax information over the course of the year. Miss one person and it could cost the company millions.

Here we will answer the most frequently asked questions regarding taxes.

Do I need to send a 1099 to everyone?
While state laws may vary, federal law requires you to send a 1099 to any United States citizen whom you paid more than $ 600. It is up to you if you wish to send a 1099 to anyone that you paid less than $ 600.

What about foreign citizens or companies?
The forms are different for foreign citizens and companies, but the $ 600 limit is the same. You will be required to send a 1042 to all non-US citizens which you paid over $ 600.

When do I need to collect a W9?
There is no required time to collect a W9. However, it is highly recommended to get a W9 before you ever pay anyone. If the person or company never receives pay in excess of $ 600, it does not hurt anything. However, if you pay a person over $ 600 and you do not have it, then you will be liable for taxes on that money.

Do I need to do the same for foreign citizens and companies?
The same does apply to foreign citizens. The difference lies in the paperwork. Instead of a W9, the affiliate will need to fill out and sign a W8.

Does the affiliate have to mail the W9 / W8 in? Egypt will a fax work?
While you can have the affiliate mail or fax the document, the federal government now allows for digital signatures. Therefore, you can send the paperwork via e-mail and the person can digitally sign the document.

A digital signature is just as legal as a written signature but it is easier to keep track of a digital file than a physical file. Therefore, we recommend the use of a digital signature.

Does not my affiliate program track that information?
Sometimes the affiliate network does track this information. Sometimes they do require a W9 / W8 filled out before allowing people to join. However, many also allow the affiliate to change the information at will and it may not be signed.

Additionally, many programs that require the information do not verify the information is correct. Therefore, you can be stuck with an affiliate who put all those in for their social security number.

It is highly recommended you track all the information yourself or with software.

How does the software help?
Software acts as a safeguard to the system. Before you pay your affiliates, you run the mass pay file through the software program. It verifies all the information and sends you an approved affiliate list. …

Affiliate marketing management requires attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and the ability to plan long term. One of the more important aspects of the job involves taxes. The affiliate marketing management team must succeed, accurately, and consistently tracks affiliate tax information over the course of the year. Miss one person and it could cost the company millions.

Here we will answer the most frequently asked questions regarding taxes.

Do I need to send a 1099 to everyone?
While state laws may vary, federal law requires you to send a 1099 to any United States citizen whom you paid more than $ 600. It is up to you if you wish to send a 1099 to anyone that you paid less than $ 600.

What about foreign citizens or companies?
The forms are different for foreign citizens and companies, but the $ 600 limit is the same. You will be required to send a 1042 to all non-US citizens which you paid over $ 600.

When do I need to collect a W9?
There is no required time to collect a W9. However, it is highly recommended to get a W9 before you ever pay anyone. If the person or company never receives pay in excess of $ 600, it does not hurt anything. However, if you pay a person over $ 600 and you do not have it, then you will be liable for taxes on that money.

Do I need to do the same for foreign citizens and companies?
The same does apply to foreign citizens. The difference lies in the paperwork. Instead of a W9, the affiliate will need to fill out and sign a W8.

Does the affiliate have to mail the W9 / W8 in? Egypt will a fax work?
While you can have the affiliate mail or fax the document, the federal government now allows for digital signatures. Therefore, you can send the paperwork via e-mail and the person can digitally sign the document.

A digital signature is just as legal as a written signature but it is easier to keep track of a digital file than a physical file. Therefore, we recommend the use of a digital signature.

Does not my affiliate program track that information?
Sometimes the affiliate network does track this information. Sometimes they do require a W9 / W8 filled out before allowing people to join. However, many also allow the affiliate to change the information at will and it may not be signed.

Additionally, many programs that require the information do not verify the information is correct. Therefore, you can be stuck with an affiliate who put all those in for their social security number.

It is highly recommended you track all the information yourself or with software.

How does the software help?
Software acts as a safeguard to the system. Before you pay your affiliates, you run the mass pay file through the software program. It verifies all the information and sends you an approved affiliate list. …

The Imperialistic State

Webster defines imperialism as a policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force. It can be arguably said that by the turn of the 20th century the United Sates began to stretch it's rule of democracy to the far corners of the globe. In truth the election of William McKinley edged the United States closer to that lofty pinnacle of dominance, regime change and nation building that we are seeing today. The global reach of our policies and military actions from the past 116 years has gained the United States the recognition as the most prolific imperialistic nation since Great Britain was during the late 17th and 18th century.

Since the beginning of the 20h century the United States has only continued playing into the hands of the power elite. It has been this power elite who have and are the movers and shakers that have steered the United States into too many needless wars costing trillions of dollars and millions of lives while at the same time recklessly endangered the economic stability of this once great nation. In too many instances policy decisions for the last hundred years whether military or not only continued filling the coffers of those who wield the real power. It was Major General Butler that quoted "I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism. I suspected I was just part of the racket all the time. Now I am sure of it. " Today, our military continues to be just a tool used by government, and the power elite. We may think that our elected officials do the bidding of their constituents but in truth they are only figure heads in an never ending ploy to beguile the public into thinking that their concerns really matter.

We have to go back to 1898 when President McKinley following the sinking of the USS Maine declared War against Spain. This war even though it lasted only a few months was the start of Americas imperialistic agenda that continues today. The sinking of the USS Maine was not sabotage nor an act of war perpetrated by Spain but was an accident brought about by the extremely hot weather which accelerated the temperature of the ships boiler to the point that the munitions stock piled right next to it set off the explosion that sank the ship. A convenient cover up to capitalize on what was really an accident. But the hysteria that followed by the mass publication of the Hearst's newspapers convinced the public that the United States was justified in going to war with Spain. This was just the first instance in along line of ploys to induce public sentiment to act without knowing the real truths behind what is really a hidden agenda. …

HVCC – Knowing the Basics of the New Home Appraisal System

Home valuation is the process of evaluating the market value of the property for sale through assessments made by professional home appraisers or property surveyors. Home appraisal is basically a very essential component in the process of home mortgage because it is the basis of the amount to be approved by the lending company or book.  If you apply for mortgage loan, the bank or lender will not immediately approve your application. Important concerns must be considered including the home appraisal and the result of the assessment of the worth of property you wish to acquire. With the implementation of the new federal law on home appraisals known as Home Valuation code of conduct or HVCC, a brand new shift in the mortgage process was initialized.

What exactly is HVCC?

HVCC is a federal law that provides basic guidelines on the new process concerning home valuation or appraisals. In the new law, any professionals that have financial connection with the bank or loan officials can no longer order or appoint their own appraisers to do the property valuation. The creation of HVCC originated from a complaint with the appraisal process done in assessing the worth or market value of a particular property. The federal government provides this regulation in order to ensure the impartiality, independence and accuracy of the appraisal being performed.

With HVCC, all appraisers are licensed and provided by a single certified appraisal management company. No other appraisers are given the right to appraise or evaluate any real estate property, those who still do will not be honored and recognized by the bank or lending company. The efforts of the government through HVCC aim to improve the standard and credibility of the appraisal system in giving a fair and accurate home valuation.

What are the effects of HVCC?

The new home valuation code of conduct, despite its noble objectives and basis for creation still has certain loopholes and setbacks recognized by mortgage providers and lenders. The approval of the mortgage application certainly takes longer to be approved with the implementation of the new appraisal system. The time consuming effects brought a lot of buzz among lenders and borrowers who are directly affected by HVCC rules and regulations. In terms of the appraisers especially those who are not employed or associated with the certified appraisal management company, unemployment is definitely imminent. Others who find it hard to be hired for their services opted to change careers and shift to a different profession. However, there are also good points in the implementation of HVCC especially in providing opportunities to professionals who are experts in the field of home appraisal. As long as they are connected with appraisal management companies licensed by the government, career advancement is certainly guaranteed.

Home valuation code of conduct or HVCC is another of the many support provided by the federal government to those who wish to acquire a house of their own. Following the right procedure in searching for financial assistance like mortgage will definitely …

New Home Security Technologies

New Technologies for Home Security

Technology for home security is constantly evolving. While there are still the traditional methods to include smoke alarms, home security systems, and others, there are also many new things on the market. The new technologies are exciting while giving homeowners better peace of mind.

Fingerprint Door Locks: Today, fingerprint door locks are one of the newest forms of technology, which can be used on front, back, or garage doors. Different from coded devices where a person would enter a special code, the fingerprint door lock actually recognizes a person's unique fingerprint.

This means that anyone in the household, as well as friends, can have the fingerprint encoded and then any time they need to enter the home, they would place the finger onto the door lock, which would read the print and allow access. Anyone without the fingerprint in the system would never be able to get inside the home.

There are many brands for fingerprint door locks but all work off much the same concept. In fact, if the homeowner has remodeling going on in the home or has someone house sitting, the person could be provided with temporary access and then when no longer allowed inside, the fingerprint would be removed from the system, easily and quickly.

Electronic Pet Doors: Many homeowners have dogs and cats that could benefit from a pet door but the traditional style also provides access to the interior of the home for intruders. However, with electronic pet doors, the animal would wear a collar with a small device attached, one that would work with the door system to provide easy in and out access. With the electronic pet door, a person or even animal without the attached device would not get in.

Cameras: New technologies for home security are also seen in the form of miniature cameras, which are wireless and therefore, can be placed outside or inside as a means of protection. With this system, the homeowner could be on vacation and still have the ability to see goings on at the home from a laptop computer, one that has special software installed. If someone were breaking in, the homeowner would then call 911 and law enforcement would be able to catch the intruder in the act.

Typically, a homeowner will place anywhere from two to six cameras in and outside of the premises. All information received is in real time and live. In addition, the homeowner would be able to view multiple locations around the home and even have the ability to maneuver the cameras in different directions. These cameras are incredible, many designed with both day and nighttime lighting features. Best of all, the installation for home security cameras, especially the wireless type, is easy.

Personal Emergency Response: Another technology for home security that people overlook is the personal emergency response system. With this, an elderly person or perhaps someone with a disability that became ill or took a bad fall could call for help …

Entrepreneurial Dissociative Identity Disorder

DID, better known as Split Personality Disorder. The term conjures up thoughts of Law and Order SVU episodes depicting maniac serial killers and the likes. Perhaps from now on when you hear the term you should think of…..

me?

You see, when I spend time reflecting on issues in my life and problems that I face. The biggest, most serious, most difficult to fix problems all stem from the same source. A source that I feel can best be described as Entrepreneurial DID. While it is not exclusive to those who call themselves entrepreneurs, it does seem to be more visible in them than in others. Hence the tag of Entrepreneurial DID.

So what does it mean?

I will use myself as a case study and explore some examples in my life. Warning: I have not figured out everything to know about the different psychological patterns humans face. I only am aware of what I have found to be true from my experience. I offer here what I have discovered that works to control and harness this condition.

#1. Definition

Entrepreneurial Dissociative Identity Disorder is the manifestation of different personality traits in a person. These many different traits group together and come to form different personalities in each of us.

What is important to know:

Only one personality can be in control at any given time.

The ability to quickly transfer power from one personality to the other is of vital importance to your success.

It is important to be blunt and objective with yourself about what personality you want to rule.

So, a case study of Jordan on his EDID.

Part one: Who am I and what are my personalities?

I am a 19 year old entrepreneur. I am interested in real estate, girls, income, writing, poker, self improvement, religion, the beach, travel, and happiness. I am also a person who has trouble describing themselves when asked.

What are my personalities:

#1. The Entrepreneur: This personality looks to turn everything into an opportunity. No time should be wasted, everything I do should make me money, I have no limits. These are just a few of the personality traits and mindsets that this personality adheres to. This personality is uncomfortable when it is not moving forward. It constantly creates new ideas for business’s to be created and how to improve business’s that are already established. This personality is the mastermind and the all powerful. It can not subjugate to other personalities. If it is forced to be controlled it will disappear. This personality can enlist other personalities to do it’s bidding at a moment’s notice. But it can never be ordered around like lesser, weaker personalities. This personality holds all the cards.

#2. The Teacher: This is the side of me that wants to bring others along on my journey. It is the part that believes that other people can be taught to succeed like I am being taught to succeed. The Teacher recognizes that without Teachers he would not …

Home Alarms With Surveillance Systems

When we think of Video Surveillance systems the image of high dollar homes or businesses come to mind. This technology is no longer available only to the rich and famous. Although video surveillance is not necessary for our home security there are many people how like the idea of ​​knowing that their home has video protection.

If you currently have a home security provider, contact them to inquire about their video surveillance options. It is possible to install this security solution in tandem with your existing security system. Many packages are available with wireless components allowing for easy installation.

Security cameras are available in a wide range of options. Some cameras can be equipped with your security lights while others are installed alone. These cameras are available with wired or wireless installation. Cameras are available as small spy-like cameras or large cameras that can be seen by potential intruders. Manufacturers are designing this home security solution as attractive additions to the exterior of your home.

When video is captured by the home security surveillance system the video feed can be viewed on closed-circuit television. Monitors are available in color, black & white, or vivid digital models. The monitor you select will be dependent on what will work with the video equipment you choose to install. These security solutions are available in high dollar or affordable packages. Some business and home security systems are sophisticated enough to provide you with touch-screen systems. The solution you choose will be dependent on your personal tastes.

If you consider adding video surveillance to your home security solution do not neglect the ability to record video. If an intruder is detected and caught on video you will need a recording to give to law enforcement personnel. Digital recorders (DVR) are available on the market today that will allow you to record 4, 8 or 16 channels of video.

While this solution can easily be added as a do-it-yourself project there are benefits to having a professional monitoring service install this home security solution. Many of the top names in home security can provide video surveillance. Simply contact the provider to ask about the particulars. Video solutions are available for businesses, homes, schools, and government offices. These providers, such as ADT, can provide the ability to remotely monitor these organizations using web based solutions. This is a great way to keep an eye on your business or home from a location away from home. …

Decorating Speakers

Most people have speakers that look alike. They are either black or brown and that's it. I do not know about you, but I think that's pretty boring. That's why I have started decorating my speakers. I try to make them look interesting. There is no law that says speakers have to be a certain color. You do not need to design your room around what your speakers look like. You can change your speakers to a unique color and then change the feel of the entire room. This can be a lot of fun and I can teach you how to get started.

The first thing you need to do is forget about anything you know about the color of speakers. From now on their color is whatever you want it to be. This might be a hard concept to grasp, but with the right amount of meditation you should be able to accomplish it.

Now, you can take the speakers you already have and change them into something a little better. I recommend using your imagination. There is not any one right way for making a set of speakers look better. You just do whatever you want to them and then they look different than they did before. I could list a ton of ideas, but that might change your own unique imagination. I would not want to do that because then you would not get exactly what you want.

Think about it like it's the first time you ever tried a certain food. If someone had told you a way it would taste, you may have tasted it that way. If you went into the experience having no idea what it was going to taste like, then you experienced it for yourself. That is the same way you need to look at the speaker situation. You want them to be created from your own well of creativity. You can only do this if you look at them without any ideas from other people.

It's really a great opportunity to do something on your own. Speakers are very traditionally boring looking. Because of that they are just begging for creativity. That means that you can go in any direction with your craft because there is no real precedent to follow. I guess the great artists are able to look at everything like this, but for the rest of us it helps to start with something easy like speakers.

After you get going with your speakers you should find new and exciting ways to decorate them. You should write down all of your ideas, so even if you go one way rather than another you can always go back to your other idea later.

I hope this guide helps you with your designing of your speakers. It is an exciting time for you. You are going to get a lot done with this speaker decorating. You could change the entire feel of your house. Also, it could lead you …

Law and Order Theme Songs

Whenever people start talking about the popular TV show, Law and Order (and who does not?), Invariably someone has to sing the opening strain of the theme song: "dun dun dun dun daaaaaa." It's that familiar, and that closely associated with the show.

It's not an accident. It's the work of famed composer Mike Post. Few people in the music industry have made such a mark on one aspect of the business as Mike Post has on TV theme songs.

Remember "Hill Street Blues"? It won two Grammys in 1981 – Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Instrumental Composition. Post's songs not only work for the shows they are written for, but are so good, so catchy, so memorable that they chart on the radio. Such was the case with the "The Theme from Hill Street Blues." Another Post song, "The Greatest American Hero," actually hit # 1 on the Pop charts. Both were popular in the early 1980s.

Mike Post has a talent for, among other things, penning great music for cop shows: The Rockford Files, the aforementioned Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue, Law and Order … and many many more.

"… Post's ability to encompass a show's character in his music is what has landed him atop the elite class of Hollywood composers. Only Pat Williams, Henry Mancini and Dave Grusin have attained comparable levels of success and respect in this field." –Museum Of Broadcast Communications

Before his success in television, Post worked as a session musician for a number of major artists including Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin. He played guitar on Sonny and Cher's # 1 hit, "I Got You Babe," in 1965. He won a Grammy at age 22 for Best Instrumental Arrangement on the Mason Williams' guitar classic, "Classical Gas." …

Last Will and Testament Formalities: Executor of the Estate

The executor of the estate, also referred to as the personal representative, is usually appointed by the individual who creates the will. In fact, his name is included within the will along with the specific responsibilities that he must complete. The executor of the estate is entitled to a fee for performing his duties, provided the will is valid and legally binding.

Fees or Payment for the Executor of the Estate

Several rules of thumb or generalized guidelines are in place to help in the determination of the fee that the executor of the estate may collect. The last will and testament often includes clues as to what this fee may be. In some cases, the fee is limited to a predetermined sum of money. In other cases, the fee is put aside since a special bequest is designated to the executor of the estate in lieu of payment. When a case occurs in which the fee has not been determined or a bequest has not been made, the particular laws of the state come into play to calculate an appropriate fee for services rendered.

When no fee has been specified, the state law is used to determine the fees for the personal representatives of the estate. In many states, the fees are determined by the probate court. This court will take into consideration local guidelines and determine what they consider to be a fair and reasonable payment. However, there are some states that use a percentage-based guideline for determining the fee. When this type of calculation is used, it involves a sliding scale where the percentage decreases as the numerical value of the estate increases.

In some cases, the beneficiaries of the estate participate in the determination of the fees or payments to be made to the executor. Typically, this would happen early on in the process. However, it might also occur toward the end of the proceedings when the disbursement of the estate is almost concluded.

Fees or Payment When Multiple Executors of the Estate Exist

In some cases, a will calls for two or more individuals to perform the duties of the executor of the estate. When this happens, the will should be examined for instructions on the payment due to each executor or personal representative. If no guidelines are in evidence, then state law will be used to determine the fees or payment of each executor. It is possible that the fee will be divided equally among the personal representatives. In other cases, some states dictate that each representative will be allowed to collect the full fee as determined by the state.

Extraordinary Fees or Payments for the Executor of the Estate

During the disbursement of some estates, extraordinary fees or payments for the executor of the estate are incurred. This happens when services above and beyond those typically demanded of the executor are called into play. Services that merit extraordinary pay include: conducting or defending litigation for the estate, participating in tax proceedings or disputes, …

Real Estate Investing – Using Options to Purchase Property

Did you know that by using real estate options you can legally take control of valuable properties to generate quick income with only a small amount of money. Learning to understand and use this valuable technique can be extremely valuable to the success of a new or seasoned real estate investor.

In order to take full advantage of this great technique, you only need to understand how the technique works and become familiar with, and follow, your local state laws. Having learned how to use this technique and the law, you will soon be on your way to a great return on your investing efforts.

Here are some very important questions concerning real estate options …

What is a real estate option? Is that the same as a Lease Option? I thought real estate options were illegal! What are the steps in a real estate option transaction? And – How are options used to purchase real estate at discounted prices?

What is a real estate option?

A real estate option is a unilateral agreement:

Between an optionor (The Seller) and an optionee (The Buyer, for the rest of this article I will refer to them only as the Buyer and Seller)

Binding only on the Seller

Where the exclusive, unrestricted, and irrevocable option to purchase is exchanged with the Buyer for valuable consideration

The purchase of the option does not impose any obligation upon the Buyer to exercise the option and or purchase the property

However, the Seller is bound by the agreement to sell the property at the agreed price to the Buyer should the Buyer choose to purchase the property within the option time period

The elements that must be spelled out in an option agreement are:

o Price (consideration) to be paid for the option

o Time-when will the option start and when will it expire

o Strike Price-the mutually agreed purchase price or property during the option period

o Other terms and conditions of the option agreement

Is a real estate option the same as a Lease Option?

Yes and No! The option part of a lease option agreement could be exactly the same as the option agreement we are discussing but the lease option includes a lease for the property.
I thought real estate options were illegal!

Real Estate Options of some kind are legal in most free countries in the world. It is the lease part that may cause some legal problems in certain American States. In order to avoid any problems, be sure to consult with a real estate attorney before entering into any real estate agreement.
What are the steps in a real estate option transaction?

Here is a step by step overview of an option transaction:

1. The Buyer and the Seller enter into an agreement

And the Buyer pays an option consideration to the Seller The Seller grants the Buyer the exclusive, unrestricted, and irrevocable option to purchase property at a fixed purchase price
during a specified period of time. …