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Freestatetaxfiling Anti-churning rules, Anti-Churning Rules Atmospheric pollution control facilities, Pollution Control Facilities Corporate organization costs, Costs of Organizing a Corporation Dispositions of section 197 intangibles, Disposition of Section 197 Intangibles Experimental costs, Research and Experimental Costs Geological and geophysical costs, Geological and Geophysical Costs How to deduct, How To Deduct Amortization Incorrect amount deducted, Incorrect Amount of Amortization Deducted Partnership organization costs, Costs of Organizing a Partnership Pollution control facilities, Pollution Control Facilities Reforestation costs, Reforestation Costs Reforestation expenses, Reforestation Costs Related person, Related person. Freestatetaxfiling Research costs, Research and Experimental Costs Section 197 intangibles defined, Section 197 Intangibles Defined Start-up costs, Business Start-Up Costs Starting a businesscosts, Starting a Business Anticipated liabilities, Anticipated liabilities. Freestatetaxfiling Assessments, local, Taxes for local benefits. Freestatetaxfiling Assistance (see Tax help) At-risk limits, At-risk limits. Freestatetaxfiling Attorney fees, Legal and professional fees. Freestatetaxfiling Awards, Achievement awards. Freestatetaxfiling , Length-of-service award. Freestatetaxfiling , Safety achievement award. Freestatetaxfiling B Bad debts Defined, Definition of Business Bad Debt How to treat, How To Claim a Business Bad Debt Recovery, Recovery of a Bad Debt Types of, Types of Business Bad Debts When worthless, When a Debt Becomes Worthless Bonuses Employee, Bonuses Royalties, Bonuses and advanced royalties. Freestatetaxfiling Bribes, Bribes and kickbacks. Freestatetaxfiling Business Assets, Business Assets Books and records, Business books and records, etc. Freestatetaxfiling Meal expenses, Meals and Entertainment Use of car, Business use of your car. Freestatetaxfiling , Car and truck expenses. Freestatetaxfiling Use of home, Business use of your home. Freestatetaxfiling C Campaign contribution, Political contributions. Freestatetaxfiling Capital expenses, Capital Expenses, Capital versus Deductible Expenses Capitalization of interest, Capitalization of Interest Car allowance, Car allowance. Freestatetaxfiling Car and truck expenses, Car and truck expenses. Freestatetaxfiling Carrying charges, Carrying Charges Charitable contributions, Charitable contributions. Freestatetaxfiling Circulation costs, newspapers and periodicals, Circulation Costs Club dues, Club dues and membership fees. Freestatetaxfiling Comments on publication, Comments and suggestions. Freestatetaxfiling Commitment fees, Commitment fees or standby charges. Freestatetaxfiling Computer software, Computer software. Freestatetaxfiling Constant-yield method, OID, Constant-yield method. Freestatetaxfiling Contested liability, Contested liability. Freestatetaxfiling Contributions Charitable, Charitable contributions. Freestatetaxfiling Political, Political contributions. Freestatetaxfiling Copyrights, Patents, copyrights, etc. Freestatetaxfiling Cost depletion, Cost Depletion Cost of getting lease, Cost of Getting a Lease, Getting a Lease Cost of goods sold, Cost of Goods Sold Cost recovery, Cost recovery. Freestatetaxfiling Covenant not to compete, Covenant not to compete. Freestatetaxfiling Credit card convenience fees, Credit card convenience fees. Freestatetaxfiling D De minimis OID, De minimis OID. Freestatetaxfiling Debt-financed distributions, Debt-financed distribution. Freestatetaxfiling Definitions Business bad debt, Definition of Business Bad Debt Necessary expense, What Can I Deduct? Ordinary expense, What Can I Deduct? Section 197 intangibles, Section 197 Intangibles Defined Demolition expenses, Demolition expenses or losses. Freestatetaxfiling Depletion Mineral property, Mineral Property Oil and gas wells, Oil and Gas Wells Percentage table, Mines and other natural deposits. Freestatetaxfiling Timber, Timber Who can claim, Who Can Claim Depletion? Depreciation (see Cost recovery) Development costs, miners, Development Costs Disabled, improvements for, Barrier Removal Costs Drilling and development costs, Intangible Drilling Costs Dues, membership, Club dues and membership fees. Freestatetaxfiling E Economic interest, Who Can Claim Depletion? Economic performance, Economic performance. Freestatetaxfiling Education expenses, Education Expenses, Education expenses. Freestatetaxfiling Elderly, improvements for, Barrier Removal Costs Employee benefit programs, Employee benefit programs. Freestatetaxfiling Employment taxes, Employment Taxes Entertainment, Reimbursement of Travel, Meals, and Entertainment Excise taxes, Excise taxes. Freestatetaxfiling Experimentation costs, Research and Experimental Costs, Research and Experimental Costs Exploration costs, Exploration Costs F Fees Commitment, Commitment fees or standby charges. Freestatetaxfiling Legal and professional, Legal and professional fees. Freestatetaxfiling Regulatory, Licenses and regulatory fees. Freestatetaxfiling Tax return preparation, Tax preparation fees. Freestatetaxfiling Fines, Penalties and fines. Freestatetaxfiling Forgone, Forgone interest. Freestatetaxfiling Forgone interest, Forgone interest. Freestatetaxfiling Form 3115, Form 3115. Freestatetaxfiling , Changing Your Accounting Method 4562, How To Deduct Amortization 5213, Using the presumption later. Freestatetaxfiling 8826, Disabled access credit. Freestatetaxfiling 8885, Health coverage tax credit. Freestatetaxfiling T, Form T. Freestatetaxfiling Franchise, Franchise, trademark, or trade name. Freestatetaxfiling , Franchise, trademark, trade name. Freestatetaxfiling Franchise taxes, Franchise taxes. Freestatetaxfiling Free tax services, Free help with your tax return. Freestatetaxfiling Fringe benefits, Fringe Benefits Fuel taxes, Fuel taxes. Freestatetaxfiling G Gas wells, Natural Gas Wells Geological and geophysical costs Development, oil and gas, Geological and Geophysical Costs Exploration, oil and gas, Geological and Geophysical Costs Geothermal wells, Intangible Drilling Costs, Mines and Geothermal Deposits Gifts, nominal value, Gifts of nominal value. Freestatetaxfiling Going into business, Going Into Business, Starting a Business Goodwill, Goodwill. Freestatetaxfiling Gross income, not-for-profit activity, Gross Income H Health insurance, deduction for self-employed, Self-Employed Health Insurance Deduction Heating equipment, Heating equipment. 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Freestatetaxfiling , Capitalization of Interest Carrying charge, Carrying Charges Deductible, Interest You Can Deduct Life insurance policies, Interest on loans with respect to life insurance policies. Freestatetaxfiling Not deductible, Interest You Cannot Deduct Refunds of, Refunds of interest. Freestatetaxfiling When to deduct, When To Deduct Interest Internet-related expenses, Internet-related expenses. Freestatetaxfiling Interview expenses, Interview expense allowances. Freestatetaxfiling K Key person, Who is a key person? Kickbacks, Bribes and kickbacks. Freestatetaxfiling L Leases Canceling, Canceling a lease. Freestatetaxfiling Cost of getting, Cost of Getting a Lease, Getting a Lease Improvements by lessee, Improvements by Lessee Leveraged, Leveraged leases. Freestatetaxfiling Mineral, Bonuses and advanced royalties. Freestatetaxfiling Oil and gas, Bonuses and advanced royalties. Freestatetaxfiling Sales distinguished, Lease or purchase. Freestatetaxfiling Taxes on, Taxes on Leased Property Legal and professional fees, Legal and professional fees. Freestatetaxfiling Licenses, Government-granted license, permit, etc. Freestatetaxfiling , Licenses and regulatory fees. Freestatetaxfiling Life insurance coverage, Life insurance coverage. Freestatetaxfiling Limit on deductions, Not-for-Profit Activities Line of credit, Line of credit (continuous borrowings). Freestatetaxfiling Loans Below-market interestrate, Below-Market Loans Discounted, Discounted loan. Freestatetaxfiling Loans or Advances, Loans or Advances Lobbying expenses, Lobbying expenses. Freestatetaxfiling Long-term care insurance, Qualified long-term care insurance. Freestatetaxfiling Losses, Limits on losses. Freestatetaxfiling , Not-for-Profit Activities At-risk limits, At-risk limits. Freestatetaxfiling Net operating, Net operating loss. Freestatetaxfiling Passive activities, Passive activities. Freestatetaxfiling M Machinery parts, Machinery parts. Freestatetaxfiling Meals, Reimbursement of Travel, Meals, and Entertainment Meals and entertainment, Meals and Entertainment Meals and lodging, Meals and lodging. Freestatetaxfiling Methods of accounting, When Can I Deduct an Expense? Mining Depletion, Mines and Geothermal Deposits Development costs, Development Costs Exploration costs, Exploration Costs Mortgage, Mortgage. Freestatetaxfiling , Expenses paid to obtain a mortgage. Freestatetaxfiling Moving expenses, machinery, Moving machinery. Freestatetaxfiling N Natural gas, Natural Gas Wells Nonqualifying intangibles, Assets That Are Not Section 197 Intangibles Not-for-profit activities, Not-for-Profit Activities Not-for-profit activity, gross income, Gross Income O Office in home, Business use of your home. Freestatetaxfiling Oil and gas wells Depletion, Oil and Gas Wells Drilling costs, Intangible Drilling Costs Partnerships, Partnerships and S Corporations S corporations, Partnerships and S Corporations Optional safe harbor method, Optional safe harbor method. Freestatetaxfiling Optional write-off method Circulation costs, Optional Write-off of Certain Tax Preferences Experimental costs, Optional Write-off of Certain Tax Preferences Intangible drilling and development costs, Optional Write-off of Certain Tax Preferences Mining exploration and development costs, Optional Write-off of Certain Tax Preferences Research costs, Optional Write-off of Certain Tax Preferences Organization costs Corporate, Costs of Organizing a Corporation Partnership, Costs of Organizing a Partnership Organizational costs, Business Start-Up and Organizational Costs Original issue discount, Original issue discount (OID). Freestatetaxfiling Outplacement services, Outplacement services. 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Food Safety and Labels
To help you make healthy food choices, the federal government posts dietary guidelines. Federal regulations also require many foods to identify fat content, fiber and nutrients on their labels.
Food safety in the home revolves around three main functions: food storage, food handling, and cooking. Most experts agree that practicing a few simple rules focused on cleaning, separating, and cooking can prevent most food-borne illness in the home. The storage and cooking temperatures of food are also important factors in keeping your food safe. Food needs to be kept at 40 degrees Fahrenheit to keep bacteria from growing. In addition, meats should be cooked to a safe temperature - 165 degrees Fahrenheit for poultry and 160 degrees Fahrenheit for beef. The website foodsafety.gov. is your gateway to government food safety information including publications you can download or request. You can also visit recalls.gov for the latest food safety alerts and recalls.
For more information, here are some additional resources:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- FDA's Food Information and Seafood Hotline 1-888-723-3366
- Partnership for Food Safety Education's online resource of Fight BAC! for food safety and safe food handling information
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service
- USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-674-6854
- Foodsafety.gov is the gateway to food safety information and useful tips provided by federal government agencies.
Buying organic food is a way to eat in a healthy manner and protect the environment. These foods are grown and processed according to USDA regulations and follow specific rules concerning pest control, raising animals, and the use of additives. Keep in mind that organic and natural foods tend to be more expensive than conventionally grown foods, and that the USDA does not claim that organic food is safer or more nutritious than other foods.
To make sure a product is certified organic, look for the USDA organic seal. You can also tell whether produce was grown organically by checking the price look up code (PLU); if the first number starts with a 4, then the food was grown conventionally, if it starts with a 9, it was grown organically.
Other common labels that help you choose certain types of organic food products include:
- Free-Range or Cage-Free. The flock was provided shelter in a building, room, or area with unlimited access to food, fresh water, and the outdoors during its production cycle.
- Natural. As required by USDA, meat, poultry, and egg products labeled as “natural” must be minimally processed and contain no artificial ingredients.
- Grass-Fed. Grass-fed animals receive a majority of their nutrients from grass throughout their life, while organic animals’ pasture diet may be supplemented with grain.
Contact the Agricultural Marketing Service for more information about organic foods.