When I first started writing about tax, I noticed that the posts that sometimes attracted the most attention weren’t always my favorites or the ones that I thought most important. I get it. Sometimes readers are looking for something crazy specific – like tax rates – or something goes viral – like the guy who paid his taxes in dollar bills. That necessarily means that the highest viewed posts aren’t always the ones that I had hoped my readers would enjoy or benefit from the most.

With that in mind, I typically recap my top viewed posts each year alongside my own favorites. 2016 is no different.

Here are my top tax posts, as determined by views, in 2016 (note that I omitted tax rates posts):

Those posts are the most popular by numbers but not always the posts that I most enjoyed writing. It’s always gratifying when the posts that I like are popular with readers, too. Here are the posts that I thought were noteworthy in 2016 and attracted attention from readers, too:

Of course, sometimes the posts I enjoy writing aren’t all that popular with readers. Here are my best top tax posts, as determined by me, that you didn’t read in 2016:

And one more thing before you go… The end of the year – and the beginning of a new year – is a good time for reflection. I often say (and I truly believe) that I have the best readers in the world. I love that I get up every day and get to do this job. And I couldn’t do that without you. Thank you. Best wishes for an amazing 2017.

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Kelly Erb is a tax attorney and tax writer.


  1. Mary from upstate NY Reply

    Happy New Year to you too, Kelly. I love your column!

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