What I Use For Free Tax Filing – 2014

What I Use For Free Tax Filing - 2014
Every year, I get a few questions about what kind of software I use for my personal tax return. I’m a CPA, so I must use something pretty awesome, right? Unfortunately, no. When I was at Grant Thornton, we used GoSystem, a crazy complex tax return system that managed to cover nearly every tax item ...

Some thoughts on Romney’s taxes

Some thoughts on Romney's taxes
Much hoopla has been made and probably will continue to be made about Romney’s recently released tax return. Strong opinions, informed and otherwise, litter the web. Of course someone is always wrong on the internet, but let’s chat a little. I’m not here to say whether his return is right or wrong, either technically (I’ll ...

Thought on Charitable Contributions

Thought on Charitable Contributions
It’s that end of the year time where everyone is trying to get a bigger piece of your pocketbook. For those of you who want to give that money to a charitable organization, here are just a few quick tax tips. I’ve seen a little bit of confusion about them over the last couple of ...

We’ll Pay For It With Oil

We'll Pay For It With Oil
Once again we’re after the Oil & Gas Companies. Look, I’m not saying that I have any affinity for these top five gas companies that keep being targeted. Yes, my dad does own stock in Exxon, but that’s just because he worked there for a couple unenjoyable years. Really, these companies are just like any ...

The Effective Rate Debate

I’ve been meaning to write an actual tax blog post for some time, just to try it out. I picked something fun and controversial. Hope you enjoy it. The debt ceiling debate has been about as ubiquitous as car insurance commercials over the past few weeks. Like all good political debates, we’ve had no shortage ...