My beautiful wife and I just celebrated 25 years of marriage by flying to the Bahamas. We had such a great time and I talked with all the natives: Cab drivers, dealers (card dealers people – settle down); bartenders, etc. They really enjoy their little piece of heaven.
I do apologize if The Bahamas is a lousy place to live … Read more
There are times when I understand what the IRS is trying to do and then there is the rest of the time.
We – both as a firm and a profession – are attempting to educate our clients in the area of foreign bank accounts and also foreign assets. Our government wants to know if you have signature authority over … Read more
Welcome to my inaugural ‘Blog’. I am not a Facebook person so I am unaccustomed to posting my thoughts on-line. However, I’ve been told that I like to talk a lot and since the field of tax and accounting is where I live, this would be a great place to start.
I plan to also comment on other areas of … Read more
Last week we had the official retirement party for the unofficial retirement of Roger Long. Sounds a little confusing, I know – just go with it.
Who is this Roger guy and why would we throw him a party? Well, for many of his clients, it ends a 30 year relationship of business and tax consulting and we wanted to … Read more
My beautiful wife’s birthday is today and she asked me this week if we could have a BBQ with a “few” friends. Of course we can was my response.
The total BBQ attendance is currently at twenty!! Now I like a party as much as anyone else, but the expectation of a few friends turned into a reality of needing … Read more
25 years I have lived in the Seattle area and never ventured down to Portland. I know. Seems silly that I would not have had one vacation, one business trip; a desperate need to hug a tree!
So, when my beautiful wife asked me where we should go for an after tax season get-a-way, I suggested Portland. We left on … Read more
I was telling someone in my office that I had a dream that a co-worker saw me without any clothes on. Their response (other than hoping it was not them) was to say “Why did you dream about her?” If I could control who I dream about, then Scarlet Johansen and I would be heading over to Halle Berry’s house … Read more
For most of my clients, there are three words that upset them; Audit, Fee-Increase, and Extension. I know one of them is hyphenated – just go with me on this.
Audits are out of my control for the most part. You do a good job submitting the data, we do a good job interpreting and presenting the data, and hopefully … Read more
Yesterday was the most bizarre weather day I have ever encountered in my 53+ years on this planet, and I have lived on both coasts, Arkansas, and South Dakota. It was calm and cloudy in the early morning and then during my first meeting, it snowed – the kind of flakes that are the size of Frisbees.
Later that day … Read more
As you are probably aware, everyone is after money. The government is raising taxes, the counties are cutting services, my kids never bring me back the change. One of the best ways for Uncle Sam to increase revenue – besides raising taxes – is to audit taxpayers. I know it is hard to believe that there are people out there … Read more