Shelby County Might Need Updated Tax Forms

Shelby County Might Need Updated Tax Forms
Okay, I get it. I know that not every government entity can toss money at dubious studies and excessive programs and still have swimming pools filled with spare benjamins. But I do expect a certain amount of professionalism in my downloaded tax forms. For those of you who don’t live in Ohio, you’re probably not aware ...

Happy 9/15

Happy 9/15
The tax preparers’ real deadline

Bluebeam Tips – Creating Customized Tools

Bluebeam Tips - Creating Customized Tools
I have one more Bluebeam tip in store, after all the other tips I’ve covered (see comparing documents, marking up workpapers, and changing text). This will probably be my last accounting Bluebeam tip before returning back to the regular tax world. When creating a workpaper, back in the old paper days we’d call out different numbers ...

Bluebeam Tips – Comparing Documents

Bluebeam Tips - Comparing Documents
Have you ever wondered what the commission rate is for hold music? I’ve been on hold with OneSource software support for so long that those are the kinds of questions entering my mind. But let’s talk Bluebeam instead. Last week I covered how to mark up a document and how sign off on numbers and changes. ...

Bluebeam Tips – Marking Workpapers

Bluebeam Tips - Marking Workpapers
On Wednesday I introduced a couple of quick Bluebeam tips to replace text in any document. Today, I’m moving onto something a little more accounting specific: reviewing workpapers. For this example, I threw random numbers and names on a New Jersey tax return. We’re going to pretend like it is a workpaper. If you have ...

Bluebeam Tips – Adding and Changing Text

Bluebeam Tips - Adding and Changing Text
A couple months back I posted a review about Bluebeam stating how much better the PDF editing document was for working on tax returns than the competing software. Revu, after reading the review, was kind enough to provide me with a new copy of Bluebeam, for which I am extremely grateful. Since I’m in the middle of ...

Best Tax Pictures on Flickr

Best Tax Pictures on Flickr
While placed on an interminable hold with ThomsonReuters, I decided to check out Flickr for the best Creative Commons images that come up when you search for the word “tax.” Although the majority were pictures from protests (either for or against other people paying taxes), I was able to weed out a few that are ...

Professional Tax Software Rant

Professional Tax Software Rant
Since I have to get through something like 130 state returns over the coming weeks, it’s been a bit busy around here. So instead of writing an insightful post that no one will read, I’m going to do a quick, ranting post that no one will read. Side note: some of my posts actually get ...

Out-Of-Office Email Deleter – Good or Bad?

Out-Of-Office Email Deleter - Good or Bad?
Ever since jumping out of the public accounting ship, email has started shifting from inundating flood to a genuine means of communication (though it still triggers bouts of PTSD from time to time). Public accounting email served as that electronic leash, rigged up to your smart phone as a constant reminder that your life is not ...

Accounting Puns Sure To Get You Groaned Out of the Party

Accounting Puns Sure To Get You Groaned Out of the Party
Accounting is Accrual Profession! Get it? Accrual sounds like “a cruel”? Yeah, I know, pretty bad. It’s one of those accounting puns that you’d expect Parks and Rec’s Ben Wyatt telling Barney Varmn and co. to side splitting laughter while the audience mentally thanks the guidance councilor who steered them away from accounting. My parents got me ...