June 17, 2013
As an employee or contractor, we all “perk up” when we hear “perk” because we presume we are about to receive something for free, or on top of what we would normally receive. But in the case of gym memberships, the perk may cost you.
June 12, 2013
One of the most important decisions you can make regarding your income taxes is whether to get your...
May 15, 2013
It goes without saying that you should file your tax returns each year and pay what you owe. But if you mess up, there are ways to move beyond the problem.
Except in cases of tax fraud, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service will generally work...
May 9, 2013
When I get a letter from the IRS — and yes, it’s happened — I get a chill. Am I in trouble? Did I miss a deadline or overlook...
May 9, 2013
Just when you may have thought that federal tax policy was set - that January's "fiscal cliff" deal meant you could go about your financial life with multi-year certainty - Washington is again talking of comprehensive tax reform.
May 2, 2013
No, no, no. How the mortgage industry has gotten away with this form of propaganda for this long I’ll never know...
April 25, 2013
Are you happy and relieved that April 15 has come and gone? I am! I love tax day, but that wasn’t always true for me. Tax day is a...
April 24, 2013
Not long ago, I picked up my daughter from school and discovered that her entire class was punished because another child misbehaved and interrupted the day’s instruction.
After hearing her story, I recalled that the same classmate...
April 15, 2013
There are many reasons to hate tax time, but here's one of the worst: You discover while doing your taxes that you owe far more than you can possibly come up with by April 15.
Cry, scream, punch the wall if you have to. But then deal with...
April 12, 2013
Every year during tax season, we would get urgent calls from clients who are about to go meet their accountants or who are already sitting at their accountant’s office with missing paperwork.
I’m sure this is a scenario that all...