For sports fans, that was quite a run last week. The NHL crowned its champion (and the nation’s capital seemed like it was one massive street party for the weekend), the rest of the NBA conceded to the Golden State Warriors, and we witnessed another Triple Crown in horse racing. Now, well … there’s baseball.… Read More


Now that we’re into June, it really does feel like summer is here. The air conditioning kicks in, the days are hotter … and, if you’re like me, “focus” becomes something I have to set myself towards. It doesn’t just “happen” — especially when the days are hot. It might be simply because tax season… Read More


I’ll tell you what… The month of May is beginning to look a lot like December. Definitely not because it’s cold out there, but with so much “end of school year” stuff happening these days, from graduation parties (ranging from pre-k “graduations” all the way up through college and beyond), to weddings (both royal and… Read More


Did you see Google’s demonstration of their new virtual assistant technology, Duplex, last week? If you did, like me, probably you were both amazed … and a little bit terrified of the implications. Essentially, Google is close to figuring out how to make it so that machines and robots can engage in regular human interaction… Read More


Well, our primary work for this tax season has just about wrapped up. But notice I said “primary”, there … you see, unlike some tax professionals, we make it a point to do a bit more than simply “fill out forms” on your behalf. I’ll tell you more about that in a moment. Yes, today… Read More


It’s the final full week of tax season, and our office is hopping! But yes, I’m still taking the the time to step away for a moment and write to you, my friend. Lots of business to communicate today, with the deadline of Tuesday, April 17th, right around the corner. And, fret not — if… Read More


There are less than two weeks remaining before the tax deadline of April 17th. Does that startle you? If so, let’s talk. We can easily file an extension on your behalf, and make sure that your return is handled as advantageously as possible. If you’re still a bit spooked by that deadline, well, it might… Read More


Well, apparently we have a new (massive) spending bill in place from Congress, and plenty of the usual suspects are up in arms. Us? We’re too busy preparing tax returns right now to dig into the details of the (2,232 page!) bill, but here is a trustworthy rundown, if you care to read about it.… Read More


The madness of March certainly delivered over the weekend, huh? Plenty of upsets and surprises, which always makes this time of year fun for basketball fans. Or, so I hear. After all, this tournament seems to happen yearly, and until the IRS changes the deadline for personal tax returns away from April 15th (the 17th… Read More


Well, the brackets are set — and the nation’s collective basketball madness has begun. Billions fly around every year for this tournament (probably much of it not reported on Form W-2G!), and it’s become a huge part of this season, as you no doubt know. But there is another, often-unnoticed, part of this season that… Read More