Keeping Up

In December of last year (2013), I finished the exams for Enrolled Agent. When preparing for the E. A. exam, I had to mentally block out most of what I heard about tax changes because the exam was on 2012 laws. Following that I started spending time get… more »

EAs: Tax Professionals

Reading an article on the tax implications of Obamacare I found it interesting the people that the article quoted, and in particular, the titles of the individuals quoted. In the article, Tax Pros Face Obamacare Questions by Jeff Stimpson, of the seven… more »

Tax Update Quickie

It has been more than six months since my last post. In that time I've been studying and testing for the Enrolled Agent certification. Having passed (presumably in flying colors: I'll never know), now I am waiting for the IRS to process my application.… more »

Microsoft Word Outlining Primer

Introduction If you believe the endorsements of others I'm an expert in Access and Excel. I certainly don't know everything about either program, but compared to others, I’ve probably better harnessed the power of those programs than most.  I suspect I… more »

Getting Ready for 2013

Will You Be Ready? This is a good time for you to get ready for your 2013 tax return. I've spoken to several people filing their returns who indicated they had education, medical, or other expenses but they failed to keep track of them. Now is the time… more »

A Purring Classic

Several years ago I learned that a car that is over 20 years old is a classic. The classic car club defines it a bit better by saying a classic is between 20 and 40 years. Over 40 and it's an antique. In either case, most people think a classic must be… more »

Count Your Taxes

Government systems are setup in such a way that they get your tax revenue and you rarely see the  impact of that taxation on your income. Your phone bills have taxes included. Your income taxes are taken out before you get your paycheck. Sales tax is a… more »