Posts Tagged ‘tax office’

When Claiming Fake Deductions is Legal

Google has a neat feature called Alerts. This feature allows you to get a daily update on any topic you desire. The setup process is so simple even an accountant like me can do it without a problem. Once set up Google scans the internet, news and social media for mentions of your selected topic/s.…

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Stalking the Accountant 6 Jan-2018

The IRS was nice enough to tell us yesterday when they’ll open tax season this year: Business returns January 8th and January 29th for individuals. Talking about tax season, things have been exciting around the office this week as a year of planning is nearly complete. Finding qualified tax professionals locally is impossible in my…

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Side Gig: Tax Preparation

A common request the last few months involves starting a tax preparation side gig. A seasonal tax prep business can be rewarding if you follow a few simple rules. And if it spirals out of control you might find yourself working a full-fledged business 30 years later like a certain tax professional we will not…

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The Indispensable Man

My last post on questions wealthy people ask their accountant struck an unexpected cord. It also uncovered a serious problem that has plagued this blog since the beginning. The majority of bloggers come from one of two camps: they write a blog while in retirement or write while working for retirement. Blogging is a lot…

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Inflection Point

The past week has been an interesting one around the Wealthy Accountant world and all I can think of to explain it is. . . Put up or shut up. The best way to tell this story is to go back to the beginning. Long time readers know I opened shop without knowing I opened…

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Never Miss a Charitable Deduction Again

The Wealthy Accountant is turning into a vibrant community. Readers share their stories helping me do my job of teaching you, kind readers, how to live a joyful life without money problems. Readers also do things your favorite accountant cannot. For example, you would never ask me anything about IT. On my best days I…

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Starting a Successful Seasonal Tax Preparation Business

Readers of this blog are always looking for a side hustle. Seasonal tax preparation is a perfect fit for many early retirees. A small tax preparation business allows for an earlier retirement as the side income can easily be enough to live on for even a modestly frugal person. Another large reader demographic involves the…

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Finding a Good Accountant

The topic of finding a qualified tax professional is common in my mailbox. There is no pat answer for each request so I generally ignore them. Another common request is for a referral if I am too busy. It is true I only accept a small fraction of the requests for service, but the good…

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