Up-to-the-minute advice, information, resources, and, on occasion, commentary on federal and New Jersey state income taxes, and the various New Jersey property tax rebate programs, and insights and observations on tax policy and professional tax practice, by 40-year veteran tax professional Robert D Flach.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
WHAT’S THE BUZZ, TELL ME WHAT’S A HAPPENNIN’ – TUESDAY EDITION
Thankfully the IRS
took the word “qualified” from their periodic tweet about the online
database.They now tweet – “#IRS launches a new public directory of federal
#tax return preparers http://go.usa.gov/hsY4”.I hope my complaints were one reason.The description is still incomplete and
misleading.It should say “federal tax
return preparers with IRS-recognized designations”.
I have presented an
alternative to the garage or yard sale that could actually end up putting more
money in your pocket.See my 2011 post
“Spring Cleaning Tax Savings”.
Why I wouldn’t have
a garage sale –
“Do you really want the great unwashed masses
tramping through your yard or garage, and possibly your house as well? This
activity usually wastes a full day, is loaded with potential for agita, and in
the end you never get what your stuff is really worth. During the last hour of
the sale you often end up almost giving away what is left just to get rid of it.”
Let’s face it – the
families who “star” in reality tv excrement are not chosen because they are
average, or normal, or responsible.They
are chosen because they are self-absorbed and self-important, behave outrageously,
and, to be kind, are not the brightest bulbs on the tree.
Let’s not be
kind.They are chosen because they are
quite literally “no smarter than a fifth grader” (and I am talking about the
parents and not any of the actual fifth graders).
The very fact that
they involve their young children in such an enterprise is proof in itself that
the mothers and fathers are bad parents.
So it should be no
surprise when it turns out than some are bigots, religious fanatics, or
perverts – not unlike many of their viewers.