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):
- Figuring Out Your Form W-4: How Many Allowances Should You Claim?
- GoFundMe Campaign Launched To Help Raise $53 Million For Kanye West
- Trump & Kids Named, But Not Charged, In $250 Million Tax Evasion Case
- Police Involved After Student Tries To Buy Lunch With $2 Bill
- Trump Says No To Presidential Salary: Could You Decline Your Pay & Cut Your Tax Bill?
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:
- I Received Those IRS Lawsuit Calls, Too: Scammers Don’t Discriminate
- IRS Targeting Scandal: Citizens United, Lois Lerner And The $20M Tax Saga That Won’t Go Away
- How To Survive Tax Season (Or Any Busy Work Day) In 10 Easy Steps
- Can You Be Arrested For Not Paying Your Student Loans?
- All You Need To Know About Money: #100MoneyTips
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:
- Would You Lie About Where You Live To Get Your Child Into A Better School?
- Tunsil Draft Day Admission May Reignite Controversy Over Student Athlete Pay
- On Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, Oh, The Taxes You’ll Pay!
- Presidential Campaign Spending & That Checkbox On Your Tax Return
- How Former President Washington Dealt With The First Real Tax Crisis In America
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.