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Why I Don’t Fear “Tax Simplification”

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: , |

Now and then clients or friends will ask me if I fear various proposals to simplify the tax system, such as a nationwide sales tax. They ask if I'm afraid of becoming obsolete because of a "simplified" tax system. My answer is always "no," for several reasons.

I Think the Cloud is More Secure than My Laptop

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: , , |

My firm is mostly cloud-based. This sometimes makes clients nervous, but my response is: as long as you're careful who you choose for a cloud provider, it can be just as secure, if not more secure, than your laptop.

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How to Be a Better Client: Don’t Argue with My Advice

By | October 12th, 2016|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: |

Image courtesy of user "geralt" on Pixabay.com Recently I read an article from the New York Times titled "How Not to Be a Networking Leach: Tips for Seeking Professional Advice." There was one item in particular in that article that made me shake my fist and say "right on, brother!!!" That item was: "Don’t argue [...]

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Recent Fun I’ve Had with the IRS: Letters Received Out of Order

By | October 4th, 2016|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of Pixabay.com Sometimes I like to blog about the odd things that happen in my dealings with the IRS. Here's the latest oddity that has me shaking my head. Setup A 501(c)(7) not-for-profit came to me awhile back to say that they'd been in existence since 2006 and had never filed any [...]

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Should You Get a Second Opinion on Your Accountant’s Work?

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: |

I think I'd be wounded if one of my clients went elsewhere to get a second opinion on my work. The foundation of a successful relationship with any professional is ... trust.