New Tax Considerations For Your Mining Business
March 2008 by Mark E. BattersbyThe recently passed Economic Stimulus Package of 2008 is a $168-billion economic “rescue” package that includes rebates for taxpayers and tax breaks for businesses. At the heart of the package are tax rebates, scheduled to be distributed beginning in early May. The tax breaks for small-scale mining operations and businesses are retroactive to the beginning of 2008.
Many prospectors who find specimens of rich quartz with visible gold often wonder about the gold content of their specimens. Pieces with significant visible gold can sometimes be found at hard rock mines, by prospecting...
We’re all familiar with the saying, “What goes up must come down,” but last month the markets took the opposite tack and the mantra became, “What went down must come up” as strong rallies moved the Dow, NASDAQ and even our world of gold higher.
The past month was a good one for for George W. Bush. First, he was officially inaugurated for his second term in office and made a well-received speech advocating the American position on world peace. Then Iraq held an election that was extraordinarily successful in comparison to the woeful predictions that had been made.
• ANWR through Senate
• Several proposed bills up for comment
• Okay, there is one good bill
Joy was written on his face, holding up the nugget—his first ever nugget—that he and his grandpa dug up together.
Mining conferences frequently reflect specific types of information as their focus, and our publication was recently represented at two such contrasting gatherings, the Manitoba Mining and Minerals Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba and the Northwest Mining Association Convention in Spokane, Washington.
The Bawl Mill • Ask The Experts — How have fellow dredgers modified their dredges in order to retain fine gold? • Ask The Experts — Could you please include the stock symbol in "Mining Stock Quotes"? • Gryphon Gold and the Borealis Project • A Modern Day Prospector’s Story • Conducting Research To Find New Gold Deposits • Searching for Gold at Paradise Valley, Alaska • The Carson City Mint • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes and Mineral & Metal Prices