IRS Announces National Search To Replace The Commissioner

In response to GOP calls for his resignation, or worse, impeachment, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen has announced that he will step down following tax season. He has, however, one condition: he wants the taxpayers to choose his replacement. Koskinen’s decision, while a bit surprising, is not completely out of character for IRS. … Read more

Ho, Ho, Oh No! Santa’s Office Threatened With Closure Due To Tax Woes

It appears that Santa Claus has fallen on hard times. Santa’s Office – yes, the real one – located in Finnish Lapland is filing for bankruptcy over massive debts, including a 200,000 euro ($223,980) tax bill. The Finnish Tax Administration notified the company in May of 2015 that a substantial payment was due. Once the … Read more

Tax Authorities Want Atlanta’s SkyView Ferris Wheel Seized To Pay Taxes

There have been some pretty crazy seizures to settle old tax bills – but a ferris wheel? That’s exactly what Escambia County Tax Collector Janet Holley is demanding. And it would be one heck of a seizure: the ferris wheel in contention is not only not in the same county, it’s in a different state. … Read more

Oh Baby! Social Security Announces Most Popular Baby Names Of 2014

The most popular names for babies born in the United States for 2014 are… Noah and Emma. The list of the most popular baby names of 2014 as determined by Social Security Administration data was released earlier today. The baby naming statistics were based on nearly 4 million births in the United States for 2014. … Read more

10 Tips To Help You Stay Married To A Tax Professional

The fabulous Jeena Cho recently wrote a piece for The Lawyerist entitled “How To Stay Married To A Lawyer.” She made a number of good points, not the least of which is that your spouse’s profession can have a significant impact on your relationship: not all jobs are created equal. It got me thinking and, … Read more

13 Quirky Beer And Tax Facts On National Beer Day

Happy National Beer Day! National Beer Day falls on April 7 and commemorates the day that beer was once again allowed to be legally manufactured and sold following a long, dry Prohibition. On March 22, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Cullen–Harrison Act into law which moved the U.S. away from Prohibition by allowing the … Read more