Thursday, January 2, 2020


This post, which I issue every year at this time, is for all of the journalists and bloggers out there - although it contains information that is important for all taxpayers to know.

When writing about taxes this filing season DO NOT advise your clients to ask, consult, contact, or talk to your CPA or a CPA!

The correct advice is – ask, consult, contact, or talk to your or a tax professional.

The mere existence of the initials “CPA” after a person’s name does not in any way, shape, or form indicate that he or she knows his or her arse from a hole in the ground when it comes to preparing 1040s.

A particular CPA may indeed be competent and experienced in preparing 1040s, and many are, but it is only because of the education, training, experience, and other factors that are unique to that specific individual, and has nothing whatsoever to do with the initials “CPA”. 

And that specific individual is just one of the many choices among tax professionals.

Got it?

BTW - I just sent out the first issue of my new free monthly email newsletter – ROBERT D FLACH’S 1040 EMAIL LETTER!

The premiere issue provided links to some timely year-beginning posts and discussed how to start the year off right, the importance of keeping separate track of acquisition mortgage debt and home equity mortgage debt, and what is new for federal, NJ and NY taxes for the 2019 tax filings that will begin in February.

Would you like to receive my 1040 tax planning and preparation advice, information and resources in your email box at the beginning of each month?  Send an email to with "ROBERT D FLACH’S 1010 EMAIL LETTER" in the “subject line”.


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