How to deal with Form 1098-MA

In 2010, the U.S. Treasury Department created Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) to help State housing finance agency (HFA) provide help to homeowners who risked losing their primary residence due to undue financial hardship. However, there isn’t much guidance on tax treatment and reporting of such payments and this has created confusion. In short, payments made… Continue reading

Indiegogo campaign for XGear ends in 48 hours

XGear is a small auto accessory that plugs in to your car’s data port and extracts data being continuously collected and quantifies it. All this is done seamlessly without any human interaction and with pinpoint accuracy. You get to learn about your car and understand your driving behavior. At the same time, it also provides you information about your… Continue reading

Some Observations after Researching Pakistani Tech Startups

Sometime around last year, I heard about Plan9 and became extremely hopeful about Pakistan’s tech startups. Plan9 is kind of a general incubator that does little bit of everything and is funded by the Government. It’s been a year and I can now make some observations and suggestions to budding tech entrepreneurs in Pakistan.