13 Understatements, Half-Truths & Misunderstandings About Motherhood

The interview was going fairly well. I was feeling confident, even in my borrowed suit, having fielded a number of questions about law school and my internship in the estates department at the Internal Revenue Service. I even passed an impromptu pop quiz about the Tax Code with flying colors, all while keeping my nerves at bay. My first “real” job in the legal world was a big deal to me and I didn’t want to blow it. I was prepared for almost anything. Until this question: “So are you planning on having any kids?” I blinked. I stammered a …

Sunday Mailbag: The Hot as Hades Edition

According to the Weather Channel, it feels like 92 degrees right now. I firmly believe that it should never feel like 92 degrees in the evening in Philadelphia. On the plus side, after a grueling day gardening in the heat (hey, it had to be done), I now have the opportunity to sit down, check email and sift through the taxgirl mailbag. It’s surprisingly full for summer so if you’ve sent me a question, please be patient if you don’t see your answer. And do me a favor, okay? I know summer can be busy but please take an extra …

New Jobs Posted

New job opportunities have been posted on the tax jobs page – take a peek!

Ask the taxgirl: Bar fees and other legal career-related expenses

Taxpayer asks: As a newly minted lawyer that is now doing contract work, I was wondering if Bar exam prep classes are tax deductible? Or any licensing fees, occupation state taxes, or expenses related to GETTING a law license are tax deductible. There is a thread on JDU on this but no one seems to have a clear answer. Thanks! Taxgirl says: Ooh, as a newly minted lawyer, you’ll appreciate that my answer is yes – and no. Easy one first: state and local taxes are deductible if you itemize your deductions. So, include any state occupational taxes on a …

Tax Jobs 08-2

Below is the list of tax jobs for this week. (I had hoped to post them over the weekend but I was a wee bit busy… Yes, I’ll gloat. I ran my first ever competitive race this weekend, an 8k. I did okay for a first timer.) 1, Tax Manager – Madison, WI 2, Senior Tax Manager – Raleigh, NC 3, Senior Tax Specialist – Raleigh, NC 4, Tax/Estate Attorney – Worcester, MA 5, International Tax Specialist – Atlanta, GA 6, Expatriate Tax Senior – Philadelphia, PA 7, Business Tax Advisory-Diversified Tax Senior – Memphis, TN 8, Adjunct Instructor of …

Tax Jobs

I know, I know, it’s tough out there. But on the plus side, tax season is coming! Here are some tax jobs that I’ve seen advertised as of late: 1, Senior Tax Accountant – Palm Beach County 2, Senior Tax Accountant – Philadelphia 3, Tax Accountants – East Norriton, PA 4, Tax Preparer – West Chester, PA 5, International Tax Specialist – Pittsburgh 6, Tax Preparation – Pittsburgh 7, Tax controversies attorney – NYC 8, Tax Attorney for Small Firm – Los Angeles, CA 9, Tax, Trusts & Estates (Paralegal) – NJ 10, Corporate Tax Attorney – Santa Clara, CA …