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I’ve received a lot of feedback about notifications for my weekly column on Bloomberg Tax. I agree that it would be much more useful if you could get a ping every time it goes live. Unfortunately, that functionality is not yet available (though, sit tight, because some things are in the works).I have been posting the links on Twitter (@taxgirl), Facebook (@taxgirl), and LinkedIn (@taxgirl). I would encourage you to consider a follow on one of the social media platforms – the tax communities on social are so fantastic – but I appreciate that not everyone has the bandwidth, mentally or otherwise, to participate. As a workaround, I’ll be posting the link to my column each week here – on Taxgirl – so that my readers can easily find my column. The column does live on Bloomberg Tax, but it is outside of the paywall. You don’t have to be…

I’ve been listening to your feedback! As previously announced, we’re making some changes to the podcast. We are keeping the interview portion front and center. That’s not changing. But, as promised, we’ve removed the intro – for timeliness and podcast length – and will be spinning it off as a separate bit. Originally, the spinoff was going to be a quick news update, but a few folks suggested instead that I do an “Ask The Taxgirl” segment where I answer reader mail over the air.So, I’m asking which you prefer. Your responses are appreciated! [forminator_poll id=”53471″]

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. Here are the top tax posts on Taxgirl.com of 2019, as determined by views (note that I omitted tax rates posts): IRS Introduces New(ish) Form To Replace Parts Of Form 1099-MISCUse IRS2Go To Check Refund Status And MoreAsk The Taxgirl: Are Home Equity Loans Still Deductible?IRS Confirms That Making Large Gifts Won’t Adversely Impact EstatesIRS Provides Relief & Some Clarity On Healthcare Reporting Of course,…

I’ve received a few questions about the newsletter. I know it’s confusing, so I’ll try to sort it out for you. Years ago, I had just one subscription option: the daily feed from Feedburner. With that, you would receive a daily notification if I posted on Taxgirl.com.When I started writing more often for Forbes.com, I switched the feed to that site. Eventually, Forbes cut the subscription option. That’s why many of you wrote to tell me that you were no longer receiving the newsletter. There are now two options that I control (since I don’t control Bloomberg or Forbes sites) for subscribing to my content: The daily feed sign-up for Taxgirl.com is here. If you sign up through that link, you’ll get an email when I post new content on the Taxgirl.com site.The sign-up for my newsletter is here. If you sign up through that link, you’ll get an email…

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about tax, it’s that it’s constantly changing. While the basics tend to remain in place, there have been some significant changes to the Tax Code, including those under the TCJA. With that in mind, please pay attention to the original publication dates on posts you’ll find on the blog. All of my posts are dated – you’ll see the original publication dates at the top of each post. Posts that are pre-2018 and focus on tax mechanics may not be applicable to today’s tax laws (again, general information about tax procedure and the like hasn’t changed much). You can find an overview of the TJCA here. If you have questions about whether a provision is still in place or applies to you, check with your tax professional.

I’ve been asked a lot about the jobs board. With the old jobs board, folks emailed me their posts and I would post them. It was time-consuming and well, it fell by the wayside. Now, it’s back by popular demand. You can find it here. The new format is a bulletin board style, powered by Hootboard. The upside? You don’t have to email me in order to post. And yes, it’s still free. The downside? I’ve never used Hootboard before so I’m not 100% sure that it’s going to work as I envision. But it can’t hurt to try, right? So, pop on over to the site and feel free to post. You might have to register with Hootboard first (again, still working out those details). If you’re just browsing, keep in mind that I can’t review all of the job posts (!) so please use your own good judgment…

Ask The Taxgirl My inbox is always chock full of Ask The Taxgirl® emails. While I can’t answer every question, I’ll do my best to answer as many as possible. Here are a few tips to make sure that your email gets the best attention: I get a lot of emails and I read every single one. I’m not ignoring you but yours is also not the only email I’ll get today. Or tomorrow. Or next week. So please be patient. (Sending a follow-up email suggesting that I’m a terrible person for not answering your question immediately does not get you moved to the front of the line: I would think that would be obvious but clearly, it’s not.) I consider a lot of factors when I choose a question to post. If I notice a similar bunch of questions, I’ll try to answer those first. I also think about the timeliness:…

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