Don’t we all have something that keeps us up at night? In the CPA world it probably revolves around tax season and did we get that return filed or extended! For our clients (by the way, that’s you) it is the same kind of things.
Are my taxes filed? When was the last time I changed the oil in the … Read more
Iwas never sure who coined the phase “at the eleventh hour”. I assumed it meant “very little time left”.
As it turns out, that is what the term means. But today (Veteran’s Day) – it has specific meaning. World War One ended on the 11th day of the 11th month on the 11th hour. I’m a veteran and I’m … Read more
Took a few months off from blogging to catch my breath. We had a very busy tax season both in April and in October but the rush is over.
Many changes have occurred since the 2018 tax year. There is no more penalty for not having health care coverage. This coverage of course is encouraged and there is still … Read more
It was a long and busy tax season this year. I’m sure after each tax season I say the same thing but something was different this year.
Probably the fact that our clients and ourselves were learning and adjusting to a new tax law. One that not only changed how the tax was computed but how the forms looked.… Read more
The HW staff have attended many classes—read dozens of articles—sat thru numerous webinars—and we are ready for the 2018 tax return filing season!!
Many clients have already met with us or sent in their data and some returns have even been completed now that the IRS is back up and running.
This will be my 32nd tax season with … Read more
I‘m pretty sure I will not be itemizing in 2018. As a married filer (A very happily married filer) my standard deduction will be $24,000—that is double the amount allowed in 2017.
What about mortgage interest—that can be way more than $24,000 all by itself? This is true. However, the IRS will be reviewing how you accumulated your debt … Read more
I have been on medical leave from my blog—no, I did not break all my fingers or have a brain injury. In July, I decided that I could no longer live with the discomfort of a bad knee.
So I went in and had them give me a new knee. No problem, a week off my feet, another week of … Read more
My youngest daughter Katie (she goes by Kate) is graduating from the UW with her masters in tax and will be following in my footsteps as a tax accountant!
She already has a job at Moss Adams so dad won’t be hiring her. However, I have no doubt she would be one of the smartest accountants I know. She … Read more
The big Six O—how did that happen. I can still remember like it was yesterday eating my graham cracker, drinking my milk and then taking a nap on the mat in Kindergarten. Well, maybe not like it was yesterday.
At least I’m not alone in this milestone. Many of my past girlfriends are turning sixty: Madonna, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sharon … Read more
Iwas just reminded of this by one of my co-workers. I was in my office whining about how much work I had and how cold I was.
She brought me a sweater and showed me a sign she had about no crying. I took the sweater from her (three sizes too small) and went back to work.
The sweater … Read more