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Reduce Your     The Internal Revenue Service collects only on your taxable income. So an easy way
Tax Bill        to cut your tax bill is to REDUCE your taxable income. You do that by claiming
                deductions when you file. But the exact way you take these deductions depends on
                your personal circumstances. The best way to reduce your taxable income is to have
                a home-based business (HBB) where you claim deductions due to your business.
                The Tax Laws benefit the business owners not employees!!!!


Definition:     A Home-Based Business (HBB) is any business or service that you are offering and
Home-Based      you use your home as your main office to operate your business.
Business


What is                A Network is an interconnected or interrelated chain, group, or system.
Network                Marketing is to expose for sale in a market.
Marketing?
                Note: The most successful people create networks (television network, radio
                network, computer network, etc.)


Tahitian NONI   As a TNI Network Marketing distributor you are building a network of people
Inc. Network    distributing Tahitian Noni Juice and/or products. You'll be entitled to tax breaks,
Marketing       which will enable you to reclaim a substantial portion of your tax dollar, dollars
Distributor     normally taken by the IRS. Tax laws that allow Network Marketers to garner
                substantial tax breaks are the same laws that benefit GM and IBM. The only
                difference between most Network Marketing businesses and these Fortune 500
                entities in the eyes of the IRS is their size, and the fact that Network Marketers can
                also deduct many expenses from their homes and daily lives. If these expenses
                contribute to the success of their Network Marketing home-based business, then they
                are fully tax deductible!



Benefits        Benefits of having a Home Based Business(HBB) in Network Marketing:
                   1. Reduce your Taxes
                   2. Claim all deductions even if you did not make any money with your business
                        (The income you are earning can be from your job)
                   3. Option of getting a lot more money back just from the taxes taken from your
                        paycheck at your job (this would still be your taxable income)
                   4. Get your money NOW instead of later.
                   5. A percentage back from your expense column (more tax refund)


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How to Get a          1. Increase the number of your dependents (deductions) so you will be taxed on
Raise on your            a lower income
Job by having a       2. Lower taxable income means you pay less in taxes at the end of the year then
HBB in                   once you file your taxes be sure your deductions from your HBB exceeds
Network
                         your income from your deductions claimed.
Marketing
                      3. Get more money back and get more money on your paycheck NOW.



Get your          Notice that as an Employee: an employee taxes are your first expense!!!!
money FIRST
                       This means before YOU even get your check on your job the government
                        already gets its cut out of it!
                       So, when you get a raise on your job the government gets a raise which again
                        is taken out before you get your money!

                  Notice as a Business Owner: a business owner taxes is your last expense!!!

                         This means that after you have done all of our spending for your business,
                          the government then comes and taxes what is left after that.
                         As you can see this makes a big difference!!!!!




Scenarios:        As you will see from the two scenarios below the way to reduce your taxable income
                  is by having a home-based business.
 Job w/o HBB
                         For each scenario there are two incomes to show the difference when
      Vs.                 making this amount of money.

  Job w/HBB              These charts deals with averages and all depends on your activity in the
                          business.

                         Compare the taxable income and the amount that would be paid out in taxes.
                          This shows how much we are saving in the amount of taxes that we do not
                          have to pay at the end of the year.


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                          JOB WITHOUT HOME-BASED BUSINESS
              INCOME           DEDUCTIONS      TAXABLE INC                PAYMENTS
               $30,000             $4,200         $25,800                    $7,740
              $100,000            $14,000         $86,000                   $20,000

                            JOB WITH HOME-BASED BUSINESS
  INCOME            EXPENSES         DEDUCTIONS    TAXABLE INC            PAYMENTS
                   (LIFESTYLE)
  $30,000              $9,500          $14,400         $6,100                 $864
  $100,000            $67,000          $15,600        $17,400                $5,248


                          Example of Personal Expenses
             1040/1040A            Employee                 $40,000
               TAXES             $8,000 (FED)              - $12,000
                             $4,000 (STATE/FICA)
             HOUSING             $1,000/Month              - $12,000
             UTILITIES         Cable, Phone, Gas,           -$4,800
                                 Water, Electric,
                                    Internet
              TRANS            $400/Mo (car note)          -$6,000
                              $100/Mo (Insurance)
               FOOD              $20/Day x 365             -$7,300
                                Yearly Total of            $42,100
                                  Expenses

                            Example of Business Expenses
             Schedule C                 TNI IPC                 $40,000
               MILES             $20,000 Miles @ 48.5           -$9,700
        (IRS Publication 463)          cents/mile
           HOME OFFICE             25% of Mort./Rent            -$3,000
        (IRS Publication 587)
             UTILITIES            Cell Phone, Internet,         -$1,600
        (IRS Publication 587)       Home Phone, etc
                KIDS                    Age 7-18                -$5,150
         (IRS Publication 15)
       MEALS/ENTERNMENT             $75 w/o Receipt             -$8,300
        (IRS Publication 463)
                                    Yearly Total of             $27,750
                                        Expenses
Expenses          One thing that you want to take notice of is that with having a HBB is that your
                  expenses to maintain your lifestyle takes away from our taxable income.

                  Here is a list of expenses that you can claim:

                         Car/Truck, repairs, Mileage, etc.
                         Interest, Mortgages, Rent, household bills
                         Office expenses (like flooring & carpeting) or Supplies
                         Rent/Lease of equipment, cars, etc
                         Travel, meals, entertainment, etc.
                         Services such as legal issues, repairs, ads, etc.
                         “Other” expenses such as telephone (i.e. Cell phone!), shipping, food,
                          professional cleaning, materials, and hair/nail maintenance!!!

                  List goes on and on……….


Explanation for   What's deductible in your ordinary lifestyle expenses when you own a Network
Deductions        Marketing business?

                  If you legitimately work your business engaged in the following actions, here's
                  what's deductible. Check out the math and examples:

                         Meals: when you discuss business at lunch or dinner with co-workers and
                          friends, your meal is 50 percent tax deductible. Meals: $500: Lunch with
                          co-workers is deductible (Hey, they're prospects!). $4/day times 250 work
                          days = $1,000 x 50 percent deductible = $500


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Explanation for          Entertainment: theater and sports event tickets, and other expenses relating
Deductions                to entertainment focused on building relationships with prospects, retail
(continued)               customers and down-line or up-line distributors. (Remember, by definition,
                          everyone is a potential prospect or customer of your Network Marketing
                          business!)

                         Automobile mileage: is deductible between your home-based business office
                          and a meeting where business is discussed, such as the meals mentioned
                          above, or an opportunity meeting, or even a golf outing with friends who are
                          prospects! Automobile mileages from your home office to day job or other
                          places where you actively encounter prospects and actively discuss the
                          product. (20 miles round trip to work x 250 days x 30 cents/mile).

                         Health insurance for family (Spouse is an employee of your home-based
                          business, who chooses to include you and kids on the plan. That's $16,000
                          Total tax-deductible expenses x 35% combined Federal and State tax rate =
                          $5,600 cash refund from IRS on April 15th)

                         Travel: is deductible -- be it to an industrial center or an island resort if the
                          purpose is to hold an opportunity meeting, to discuss business with other
                          travelers, or to attend a seminar.

                         Spouse Travel: Your spouse's travel can even be deductible if their presence
                          is helpful in closing the sale. Travel expenses for you and spouse to
                          vacationland if you hold opportunity meetings (could be to the friends you
                          are visiting) and your spouse participates.

                         Children Wages: You can also deduct wages paid to your children for help in
                          the business, and if those children are under 14 and have no other sources of
                          income, all wages under $4,000 per year are tax free. It's a great way to help
                          save for college with Uncle Sam's help! Tax free wages for two kids without
                          other jobs who assist you in your Home-Based Business (2 kids x $4,000 per
                          year paid to their savings accounts for college/weddings, etc.)

                         Equipment: Home computers, fax machines, telephones, office supplies, and
                          office furniture are also fully tax deductible. Home office deduction
                          ($150/month) can be used for use of spare room in house out of which you
                          operate your home-based business.
                  NOTE:
                  Requirement-- The IRS's only requirement is that you legitimately treat your
                  Network Marketing business as a business not a hobby. That means regularly
                  working your business. What counts as "regularly working" your business? Just
                  taking the actions you are telling your down-line to take: attend weekly meetings,
                  call prospects regularly, use the product, tell people about the product and, if
                  successful, teach others to do the same.
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You must        You must document everything! Documentation is the key!
Document        The IRS will recognize their right to their home-based business tax breaks
Everything!     Only if they properly document their activities and expenses!

                Documentation is a big word, but a simple process. It merely means writing down in
                your day planner all business-related activities, business- related expenses and any
                revenues you earn. Consistent record keeping will prove to the IRS (on the rare
                chance you have to) that you are truly running a business and not engaged in a
                hobby, whether or not it makes money.


Example of      What do these records look like?
Documentation
                They're simple. Just writing down the persons you spoke with about the business,
                where you went in pursuit of your business, and what you spent in the ordinary
                course of conducting your business. If done in a regular and consistent manner, will
                provide you with proper documentation and a veritable sea of deductible business
                expenses!

                Sure, it takes time to write down your business-related activities every day; but for a
                maximum investment of five minutes a day, the time spent record keeping is worth a
                minimum of $5,000 in tax savings. That's $240/hour of tax savings for the time you
                spent keeping track of your activities and expenses. A pretty good wage for simple
                record keeping!


Conclusion      Success is fun and helping people achieve success is fun, but having the help of
                Uncle Sam is exhilarating. If the people you sponsor actively follow your guidance,
                they should make money; but even if they don't, they can still claim all the
                deductions.

                Remember, to deduct the above expenses, you must be actively working your
                business in the lunches, trips, visits, etc. mentioned above, and be keeping proper
                records. If you are an active Network Marketer, this is not only perfectly legitimate,
                it's good business, AND it's a great reason to show your prospects why they need to
                know in their own Networking business, too!

                I recommend that you consult your accountant and individual tax advisors in
                applying these concepts to your business.

				
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