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

Bank To ‘Star Trek’ Fans: It May Not Be Illegal But Stop Spocking Our Bills

The Bank of Canada has a message for many Leonard Nimoy fans: Stop Spocking our bills. To honor the late actor Leonard Nimoy, Canadian fans have been marking up Canadian $5 bills (worth $4.02 US), turning the face of Sir Wilfrid Laurier into Nimoy’s Star Trek character by adding slanted eyebrows and pointed ears; some … Read more

Tax Checks Go Up In Flames After Mail Truck Burns

“Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Apparently, however, fire will stop the U.S. Postal Service in their tracks. Last Wednesday, a U.S. Postal Service truck burned completely, destroying nearly all of the mail and packages inside, including a wedding ring … Read more