I just did my taxes on Turbo Tax and learned some cool things that I will really need for next year BEECAUSE of all the money I"m going to make with Coastal! It's the home office stuff. In the case of an audit, you must be able to prove you put in 500 hours in your business. So whether you're on a conf. call, training in your back office, calling leads, peddling to businesses, attending a conference....LOG IT in your planner! Also, know the square footage of your home office space. Turbo asks you the square footage of your home, and the square footage of your office space, and asks your utilities bills for the whole house, then gives you your office share of those. (Way cool!) But it was a pain getting out my appraisal to get the house square footage...then measuring the office...so get that put into your tax file! Now, in regular mlm businesses, your starter kit or sample kit, or whatever the company may call it, is deductible. Is our package deductible?? Now, of course, if you purchase a package and never offset that cost through sales, it would be risky to claim it against your income from your other job. I'm talking for someone who brings in $5000 or more for the year from Coastal sales...is the package deductible? I would assume so? I was also advised by another person to manage each check like this: 1/3 in the bank for taxes, 1/3 back into the business, 1/3 for me (debt, needs, personal) Thoughts?? Any other tax tips to add?