Here’s a rundown of the top-5 most-popular stories on this blog in 2013:
The IRS has implemented ridiculous new requirements on preparers for enforcement of the Earned Income Credit, which basically require preparers to serve the role of auditor. This means that folks who qualify for the EIC will be paying higher fees for tax preparation with most preparers.
This story from January of 2011 continues to have traction nearly 3 years later, coming in at a solid #4 on the list of most-popular stories in 2013.
This is a story I wish would go away! In early 2012 I did a few little posts about Form 1099-K and suddenly people came out of the woodwork with 1099-K questions. It was #4 on the list of top stories of 2012.
This post was #5 on last year’s list, and it was even more popular this year. It’s now almost two years old (originally published January 3, 2012) but it gets many hits even now.
For the second-consecutive year, this post, from January 18, 2012, was the runaway winner of most-popular post on this blog. Indeed, this post received nearly THREE TIMES as many hits as the #2 story did.
The story is now obsolete because the “fiscal cliff” deal in early January 2013 set the 2012 Section 179 limit at $500,000. But that hasn’t stopped it from getting viewed, multiple times, every single day, even now, long past the filing deadline for 2012 tax returns.
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