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I Have the Yips

By | February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: |

Image courtesy of user "kellepics" on Pixabay.com I’ve gone back and forth over the last few months about whether or not to share this. Eventually I decided that this is a glimpse into the real-world side of running a tax practice. And so I'm sharing. ----- I have the “yips.” Normally we think of [...]

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I’m An Accountant, Not a Miracle Worker

By | July 18th, 2017|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: , |

Something I wish clients understood: I am not a miracle worker.

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Mistakes I’ve Made: Not Including Prior Refund on Amended Return

By | June 7th, 2017|Categories: Editorial Commentary|Tags: , , |

Tax preparers make mistakes too. In this semi-irregular series, I reveal some of the mistakes I've made through the years.

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From the Archives: The IRS’s Preparer Directory Will Be Bad News for Enrolled Agents

By | January 6th, 2017|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , , |

It's a holiday week, so I'm re-publishing popular blog posts from the past. New material resumes next Tuesday the 10th. This post from almost exactly 2 years ago features me going on an editorial rant about the IRS's "Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select Qualifications." Looking at this again with 2 years [...]

From the Archives: Why are Enrolled Agents So Crabby?

By | June 2nd, 2016|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , |

It's a holiday week, so I'm re-posting popular blog posts from the past. This is one of my favorites. It was among my first forays into editorial commentary and defending the EA designation.