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Wednesday, July 5, 2020
EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF AVOIDING NJ TAXES!
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
July 5, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
My book THE JOY OF AVOIDING NEW JERSEY TAXES has gone to press! You are paying too much New Jersey state income tax ‚?? and it‚??s nobody‚??s fault but your own! Most NJ taxpayers concentrate on their federal tax return and spend minimal time on their NJ ... (more)

Tuesday, July 4, 2020
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
July 4, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! Despite the fact that the most ignorant and mentally unstable President in our history is currently in the White House - let us remember on this day of celebration that America is still the greatest county in the world. ... (more)

Monday, July 3, 2020
WHAT‚??S THE BUZZ, TELL ME WHAT‚??S A HAPPENNIN‚??
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
July 3, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
Since Tuesday is the holiday the BUZZ comes to you a day early this week. * My THE TAX PROFESSIONAL blog is back! Check out the first weekly post ‚??A Practice Development Idea‚??. * Did you know that there were several ‚??State Tax Changes Taking Effect July 1, ... (more)

Friday, June 30, 2020
WHY DO I OPPOSE AND DENOUNCE TRUMP? (1 click)
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
June 30, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
Another pause from taxes to answer an important question. Why do I oppose and denounce Trump? While I do disapprove of most of his current politics, the main reason I oppose and denounce the idiot in the White House has absolutely nothing to do with politics. I oppose and ... (more)

Wednesday, June 28, 2020
WHAT YOU SHOULD LEARN FROM A RECENT TAX COURT CASE (1 click)
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
June 28, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
A recent court case - Lewis, TC Memo 2017-117 ‚?? brings attention to the importance of keeping good records of your tax deductions. Willie Lewis was a minister and an author who occasionally performed weddings, attended meetings, and conducted seminars. He timely filed a federal return that claimed ... (more)

Tuesday, June 27, 2020
WHAT‚??S THE BUZZ, TELL ME WHAT‚??S A HAPPENNIN‚??
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
June 27, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
* No surprise here. Kay Bell gives us the word that ‚??Bill collectors accused of using financially dubious tactics to collect unpaid IRS debts‚?? at DON‚??T MESS WITH TAXES (highlight is mine) - ‚??During a recent U.S. House hearing, Internal Revenue Service watchdogs told Representatives that, less than ... (more)

Monday, June 26, 2020
SO YOU WANT TO BE A TAX PREPARER
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
June 26, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
Last month I offered some tax advice for new college graduates (see ‚??Dear Graduate‚??). Now some advice for graduates who are considering becoming a paid tax preparer, either full-time or part-time. As you may know, I have been preparing 1040s as a professional tax preparer since February of ... (more)

Friday, June 23, 2020
TAX REFORM UPDATE
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
June 23, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
Will there be tax reform legislation passed in 2017 (the actual question is, with the current nut job loser in the White House, will there be any legislation successfully passed in 2017)? You betcha, according to Paul Ryan. Speaking to the National Association of Manufacturers the other ... (more)

Tuesday, June 20, 2020
WHAT‚??S THE BUZZ, TELL ME WHAT‚??S A HAPPENNIN‚??
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
June 20, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
Before I get to taxes - please join me in my campaign to enact a TRAVEL BAN on Trump by writing to your representatives in Washington. Read, share, and send my OPEN LETTER TO THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. Also read and share THE TRUTH ABOUT DONALD TRUMP. * ... (more)

Monday, June 19, 2020
STUFF
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
June 19, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
√ľ Despite being in ‚??the business‚?? for 45 years, I usually learn one or two new things from the various monthly and quarterly print publications of the National Association of Tax Professionals. The latest issue of TAXPRO MONTHLY provided the following ‚?? ‚??Did you know that ‚??CP‚?? ... (more)

Tuesday, June 13, 2020
WHAT‚??S THE BUZZ, TELL ME WHAT‚??S A HAPPENNIN‚??
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
June 13, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
* VERY IMPORTANT! Please read, and share, my ‚??Open Letter to the Leaders of the Republican Party‚?? in the June ‚??issue‚?? of THE LIBERTY TIMES. * BENTO FOR BUSINESS lists ‚??6 Reasons Why You Shouldn‚??t Mingle Small-Business and PersonalBanking‚??. An excellent bottom line ... (more)

Tuesday, June 6, 2020
WHAT‚??S THE BUZZ, TELL ME WHAT‚??S A HAPPENNIN‚??
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
June 6, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
* VERY IMPORTANT! Please read, and share, my ‚??Open Letter to the Leaders of the Republican Party‚?? in the June ‚??issue‚?? of THE LIBERTY TIMES. * Kay Bell, the yellow rose of taxes, tells us ‚??Private tax bill collectors already breaking rules says TIGTA‚?? at DON‚??T ... (more)

Monday, June 5, 2020
FYI
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
June 5, 2020 at 2:07 pm ET
Regular readers of TWTP, and followers at Twitter, know that in posts and tweets I always precede the word ‚??extension‚?? with ‚??GD‚?? (does NOT stand for ‚??government deferred‚??), mentions of the Alternative Minimum Tax, or AMT, with the description ‚??dreaded‚??, and references to Congress with ‚??the idiots in‚??. ... (more)

COURT RULES THE PTIN FEE IS UNLAWFUL!
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
June 5, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
The US District Court for the District of Columbia, in response to class action lawsuit ‚??Adam Steele et al v United States of America‚??, has ruled that the Internal Revenue Service canrequire paid tax preparers to register with the Service and receive a ‚??Preparer Tax Identification Number‚??, or PTIN, ... (more)

Tuesday, May 30, 2020
OOPS, THEY DID IT AGAIN!
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
May 30, 2020 at 7:52 am ET
As happens every year, according to a note on the New Jersey Division of Taxation website, the ‚?? ‚??Filing deadline for 2016 Senior Freeze (PTR) Applications extended to October 18, 2017‚??. Each year the application packages for the State of New Jersey‚??s ‚??Property Tax Reimbursement‚?? (PTR) program ... (more)

WHAT‚??S THE BUZZ, TELL ME WHAT‚??S A HAPPENNIN‚??
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
May 30, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
Not much BUZZ this installment. * A very sad day in the tax blogosphere. In THE ROTH AND COMPANY TAX UPDATE BLOG‚??s ‚??Last Post‚?? on Friday June 2th author Joe Kristan told us ‚?? ‚??Since I started blogging here around 2002, I have had a great time. ... (more)

Tuesday, May 23, 2020
WHAT‚??S THE BUZZ, TELL ME WHAT‚??S A HAPPENNIN‚??
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
May 23, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
* While I do not agree with EA Abby Eisenkraft‚??s view of the 2017 tax-filing season, as expressed in ‚??Why This Tax Season Was Especially Tough‚?? at ACCOUNTINGWEB.COM ‚?? I found the tax filing season went very smoothly and provided less agita than past seasons - she does make ... (more)

Monday, May 22, 2020
DON'T TOUCH THAT 401(K)!
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
May 22, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
Over the years I have seen many clients who have, without first consulting me, taken money from their 401(k) plans, while still employed, to assist in paying for excessive medical expenses, college tuition, or a downpayment on a home. This is a very expensive way to get money. ... (more)

Wednesday, May 17, 2020
DEAR GRADUATE
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
May 17, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
As it is college graduation time I thought I would reprint some advice to recent graduates that I had given in a post from a couple of years back. Dear Graduate - 1. Claim Single-1, or Single-0, on your Form W-4 for federal and state ... (more)

Tuesday, May 16, 2020
WHAT‚??S THE BUZZ, TELL ME WHAT‚??S A HAPPENNIN‚??
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
May 16, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
* Kay Bell suggests ‚??Trump's continuedweekend travel, NYC home security costs raise more tax questions‚?? at DON‚??T MESS WITH TAXES. While I, like any tax pro, am interested in the tax treatment of unique circumstances ‚?? and Kay does a good job of discussing the tax issues here ... (more)

Monday, May 15, 2020
THE JOY OF AVOIDING NJ TAXES
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
May 15, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
You are paying too much New Jersey state income tax ‚?? and it‚??s nobody‚??s fault but your own! Most NJ taxpayers concentrate on their federal tax return and spend minimal time on their NJ return, simply taking numbers from the 1040 and putting them on ... (more)

Tuesday, May 9, 2020
WHAT‚??S THE BUZZ, TELL ME WHAT‚??S A HAPPENNIN‚??
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
May 9, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
* Have you seen my latest THE LIBERTY TIMESinstallment? I discuss tax reform. I provide more details on my tax reform proposals and suggestions here. * Catherine Murray provides us with ‚??2017 health care reform: An analysis of the American Health Care Act‚??s tax provisions‚?? at ACCOUNTING ... (more)

Wednesday, May 3, 2020
TAX REFORM ‚?? DOING AWAY WITH DEDUCTIONS AND LOOPHOLES
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
May 3, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
One of the skimpy details of idiot Trump‚??s tax ‚??plan‚?? is to offset lower rates with the removal of tax deductions and ‚??loopholes‚??. This is a very sound concept that should be embraced in whatever the eventual tax reform package will actually look like. I have always ... (more)

Tuesday, May 2, 2020
WHAT‚??S THE BUZZ, TELL ME WHAT‚??S A HAPPENNIN‚??
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
May 2, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
* Most of the recent BUZZ about taxes revolved around the skimpy details of the tax ‚??plan‚?? proposed by the idiot in the White House, and announced by Treasury Secretary Munchkin (apologies to Mnuchin; I realize this is juvenile, but whenever I see his name in print that ... (more)

Monday, May 1, 2020
NEWSLETTERS ‚?? NEW AND ONGOING ‚?? ONLINE AND SUBSCRIPTION
From The Wandering Tax Pro - view blog entries - visit this blog
May 1, 2020 at 5:00 am ET
Two newsletter issues written by me are available today. First the new/subscription one ‚?? ROBERT D FLACH‚??S 1040 INSIGHTS. This new newsletter, published 5 times a year - May, July, September, November, and January - will share in detail my insights on tax deductions, credits, strategies, and ... (more)

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