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Rick Walter, CPA
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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 studies very hard and seems to like the work.

A good friend of mine and former partner here has a son who was in a vehicle accident and over the years when people would ask him why he did not become an accountant like his dad, he would say “He did not have a head injury in the accident” – that’s why.

It does take a certain kind of mentality to want to work crazy hours for three months and relaxed hours for the rest of the year. Not sure that is how they do it at Moss Adams. You also have the constant changing of the tax laws for each administration.

This year has been a little different than past years at Hutchinson & Walter for my workload. I have been doing many estate tax returns which are due all throughout the year and not just April 15th. That is not to say that I haven’t had down time—I have traveled some and golfed some.

My daughter is learning the new tax law and since she did not really know much about the old laws, so she will be very prepared for 2018. I on the other hand, have been working hard to get a handle on the Trump bill and what that means to my clients.

Now, don’t all of my six readers run to Moss Adams so that my daughter can do your return—she is not as wise or as fun as I am. But give her time.

Thanks for listening and I will talk at you again.

Author: Rick Walter, CPA

Rick Walter brings over 25 years of professional tax and accounting experience to Hutchinson & Walter. Specializing in small to mid-size business entities and start up organizations, Rick brings a deep understanding of the unique tax compliance and accounting issues specific to those entities.

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