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Getting to Know You Tuesday: Karen Neicy

24 July 2012

One of the interesting things about tax is that it touches everything – and nearly everyone. You can work in the tax field and be an auditor, a tax agent, an attorney or an accountant – or you can write about tax as a copywriter, journalist or blogger. While I’ve traditionally featured tax attorneys and […]

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Getting to Know You Tuesday: Jody Padar

17 July 2012

So you know how you’ll read about someone in real life who sounds really cool and then you meet them and you’re so disappointed because that’s not at all how you imagined they were like? That’s not at all what happened when I met the next person in our Getting To Know You Tuesday series. […]

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Getting to Know You Tuesday: Brian Borawski, CPA

10 July 2012

Today’s Getting To Know You Tuesday post features Brian Borawski, CPA. Brian offers tax, accounting and financial management tips on his web site at Brian Borawski, CPA, PC. Here’s what Brian had to say: 1. Where are you now? In my office, which is in the basement of my house. 2. What’s your official title […]

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Getting To Know You Tuesday: Shayna B. Chapman

3 July 2012

[entity display="Next" type="organization" subtype="company" active="true" key="next" ticker="NXGPY" exchange="London" natural_id="fred/company/3064"]Next[/entity] in line for Getting To Know You Tuesdays is Shayna B. Chapman, CPA CITP CGMA, of Chapman & Burris CPAs LLC in Gallipolis, Ohio. Here’s what Shayna had to say: 1. Where are you now? In my home office overlooking the beautiful Ohio River where there […]

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Professionals Offer Thoughts, Perspective on Supreme Court Health Care Ruling

2 July 2012

My favorite part of tax law and tax policy is, after I’ve sorted through it all in my own head, picking the brains of my readers. I love hearing what other taxpayers think about tax policy and how the interpretations of the readers might differ from my own. That’s the fun part of having a […]

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Once a Survivor, Always a Survivor: Richard Hatch Speaks Out on Taxes, IRS

2 May 2012

On the first season of CBS’ Survivor, Richard Hatch was quickly painted as the villain. He was, to many viewers, too cocky and too focused on winning. Despite his less than favorable reputation, Hatch went on to become the first ever Survivor winner. More than ten years later, Hatch has found out what it means […]

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The Price of Freedom: What Happens to the Wrongfully Convicted?

1 May 2012

On May 21, 1980, Katherina Reitz Brow was stabbed to death in her home in Ayer, Massachusetts. Three years later, the man accused of the crime was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. That man, Kenneth (“Kenny”) Waters, would serve eighteen years in jail for […]

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Nine Things I’ve Learned About Tax From My Mom

8 February 2012

By the time that you read this, I will be at home in NC with my family as my mom gears up for some major surgery. It’s a big deal. I know surgery is always a big deal but this is serious and it’s my mom. If you follow the blog, you know that I […]

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Tax Talk 2012: Buddy Roemer

29 January 2012

With the Florida primary just days away, the race for the Republican nomination feels like it could be anyone’s game. The state of the economy remains a chief concern among voters. It’s important to understand what it is that each candidate hopes to bring to the table in terms of tax incentives, tax policy and […]

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Thanks, Dad.

19 June 2011

I’m sitting on my parents’ deck this morning, listening to the wind chimes. It’s an odd moment of quiet in the chaos that is my life. I thought I’d take a second and bang out something witty and deep about home and family and Father’s Day. But I just kept coming back to this piece […]

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