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.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
It is a time to give thanks.
Despite the truly horrendous and
dangerous result of the recent Presidential election (Electoral College result,
not actual popular vote), there is still much to be thankful for.
Of course there is the love and
support of family and friends.
For me this includes the support and
help from fellow tax professionals and tax bloggers.One way I stay up-to-date on tax developments
during the year is by following the blogs of my colleagues – Joe, Jason, Russ, Jamaal,
Bill, Bruce, Kay, Kelly, Jean, etc, etc, etc., and with information and
resources shared by my fellow NJ-NATP members (I am now actually an “honorary”
member as I live in PA) Marc, Lynn, John (Kelly and Sheeley), Jaimee, etc, etc,
And, along those lines, I am
thankful to the National Association of Tax Professionals – both on national
and state levels – for providing excellent information, resources, and
continuing education opportunities.
I am also thankful for the many
local theatre companies throughout rural North East PA and nearby NY that
provide me with a variety of good entertainment during the year.
And, as I eat out just about every
night, I am thankful for the variety of great nearby restaurants and diners –
actually more so than when I lived in Jersey City NJ – and their pleasant and
helpful wait staffs.
I am thankful for my adopted "son" Turbo.
Finally, as my sister pointed out to me
last year, I am truly thankful that my diabetes diagnosis happened while living
in rural North East PA and not metropolitan NJ.
Thanksgiving dinner this year, like
last year, is the buffet at Silver Birches on Lake Wallenpaupack with my sister,
who once again came up from NJ.