It’s Getting to Know You Tuesday! Today’s guest is tax preparer/enrolled agent and blogger, Trish McIntire.
1. Where are you now?
Live and work in Arkansas City, KS a small town on the Kansas/Oklahoma Border.
2. What’s your official title and what does it mean?
Owner-that means I do it all.
3. What books are on your night stand?
Books currently reading/re-reading- The #1 Ladies Detective Agency, Mentored by a Millionaire, Lord of the Rings, and E-Myth Mastery.
4. If you weren’t working in the tax profession, what would your dream job be?
My dream job would be directing and teaching theatre, especially youth theatre. But I want to star in this area and make a good living.
5. What’s the last movie that you saw (DVD or in the theatre)?
The last movie I watch all the way through (not just catching part of) was the DVD of “The Man Who Came to Dinner.”
6. Tax is a huge subject. What’s your area of special interest?
My practice centers on individuals and small businesses by choice.
7. What’s the best tax or financial advice that anyone ever gave you?
My parents made sure that we understood we had to take responsibility for our actions. I see too many taxpayers who won’t accept that the reason they are in tax trouble is because of what they did or didn’t do.
8. Coffee or tea?
9. Name five artists on your iPod (or mp3 player).
Bon Jovi, Martin Page, Elton John, Tina Turner and showtunes (from musicals)
10. What would I be surprised to know about you?
I am a computer geek.
11. What college did you attend (in what subject)?
University of Kansas – BA in Theatre
12. If you had the opportunity to make one change in the tax code tomorrow – an extra credit, a disallowed deduction, whatever – what would it be?
Taxability of social security seems to fall through the cracks. When I started 19 years ago, the thresholds where social security benefits start being taxable are the same as today. Yet benefits have increased, more people have pensions, and retirees are continuing to work. I have not problem with the benefits being taxable but I think the thresholds should be
adjusted to current dollars and regularly adjusted for inflation.
13. What’s the best thing on TV right now?
The only TV show I work to get home for is Criminal Minds.
14. What do you think Congress will repeal first: estate tax or AMT?
AMT- leave the estate tax alone and fix it at the 2009 level.
15. If Uncle Sam handed you a huge refund check right now, what would you do with it?
New fully loaded MacBook
16. Biggest tax newsmaker: KPMG, Jenkens Gilchrist or Richard Hatch?
For my client base, Richard Hatch.
17. And, other than taxgirl, what’s your favorite tax related web site?
Drake User Forum
Thanks, Trish! You can see her web site at http://www.mactaxcenter.com/