June 2011                      Newsletter                       Issue No. 1012






In This Issue
Latest News for Tax Preparers
Lastest News for Notary Publics
Summer Contest


I hope you all enjoyed your Fourth of July holiday.  The weather here in California has been beautiful, and this week promises sunny skies. Summer has brought along changes, and I now have included tidbits of information in our newsletter that I found interesting.  Please let me know if you enjoy reading these, as I will include more on the next newsletter.  

We once again are promoting our summer special. But this time we are changing things up and it will be different from last year; we are holding our first contest! Entering the contest is simple, fast, and easy.  All you have to do is 'like' us on Facebook and post a quick reason why you choose Platinum Professional Services.  We will automatically enter you for a chance to win a free continuing tax course of your choice.  At the end of July, we will randomly choose five lucky winners.  Please check it out below.  

There have been more updates with the IRS in regards to tax preparers. The IRS has stated that initially, the IRS will offer two competency examinations: One examination will cover wage and nonbusiness income Form 1040 series returns; another examination will cover wage and small business income Form 1040 series returns; The IRS plans to add a third test to address the competency of the tax return preparer with regard to business tax rules after the three-year implementation phase is completed.  Platinum has added state supplements for anyone wanting to further your tax education.  The courses are five hours and are a complement to our IRS Tax Courses.  

Platinum is keeping current with all the new changes.  Please do not hesitate to call me directly if you have any questions or need clarification.  We would also like to hear from you if you have any suggestions on the best way you would like to retrieve information.  Platinum is active on our Blog, Facebook, and Twitter.  The following are the most recent updates for tax preparers. 
Please read below for more information as well as other updates. 
We are still looking for customers to be part of Platinum's Website.  Did you know it is important to get your own website for your business?  Did you know having a link on our website moves you up in the search engine rankings? Let us know if you are interested in joining our Network page or if you would like to send us a testimonial to be posted directly on our home page.
Lauren Zago                                                           
Platinum Professional Services

Latest News

Tax Preparer Tidbits


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Over 18,000 High-Income Taxpayers Owed No U.S. Income Tax Liability in 2008

New statistics released by the Internal Revenue Service showed that the number and percentage of taxpayers earning over $200,000 a year who owed no U.S. income taxes nearly doubled from 2007 to 2008.

California Budget Deal Includes 'Amazon Tax' 


California Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers have struck a deal to close the state's estimated $15 billion budget deficit, including provisions to force online retailers like Amazon.com to collect sales tax from customers.


New Internet Gambling Tax Bill Introduced


Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., has introduced legislation to amend the Tax Code to regulate and tax internet gambling.


Michael Jackson's Former Manager Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges


Raymone Bain, a public relations specialist and the former general manager of the late pop star Michael Jackson, has pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington, D.C., to charges that she failed to file federal and District of Columbia income tax returns.




Latest News

Notary Public



Alert: A private company

claims to have the first online notarization website and has sent misleading information and made false claims to California notaries

public concerning a new online notarization service.  Online notarization services are not legal in California.  

Notary Services

Why not add Notary Services and create a new source of income for yourself?  Our online Notary Course is available for only $29.95.  Best of all, your Proof of Completion is emailed to you within minutes.
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Mailing Address:
12340 Seal Beach Blvd B271
Seal Beach, CA 90740


Phone: 1-877-315-1772

Fax: 1-877-315-2725

Summer Contest 

Facebook Contest  

Platinum Professional Services is holding a special summer contest.  Five lucky winners will receive a free continuing tax course* of their choice. So how do you enter? Just visit our Facebook Page, like us, and post on our wall with a quick reason why you choose Platinum. We will then automatically enter you in the contest, and five winners will be randomly chosen.

* Five winners will receive a free continuing tax course of their choice.  The tax course is good for six months.  If any of the five winners have already purchased their continuing education course, Platinum will credit their account. The contest ends July 31st.  

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