Magazine article The National Public Accountant

Business Tax Issue for Practitioners ... by Practitioners

Magazine article The National Public Accountant

Business Tax Issue for Practitioners ... by Practitioners

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If you were my accountant, right now you'd be finishing up tax season with gusto and charting the course for your annual Caribbean sailing adventure. Yep, it will be just Dave, his wife, a galley stocked with provisions (for when they're not docked at some obscure island restaurant), lots and lots of sunscreen to defeat those dangerous sun rays, and dozens of great wines to enjoy during romantic sunsets and peaceful moonlit nights.

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You know, I don't mind that my tax preparation fee subsidizes Dave's annual adventure. The way I see it, what he saves me by staying abreast of my qualifying deductions takes away the sting of knowing I never will be invited to join Dave and his wife on their adventure. That's because Dave is an "accountant with a heart" for keeping his marriage on an even keel by sailing away with his equally hard-working wife.

The good news is that my accountant is just one of thousands of accounting professionals nationwide who have a heart for making the lives of others better. Our cover story draws attention to a handful of caring people representing hundreds more just like them who reach out daily to help those suffering from addictions, medical challenges and even the ravages of weather gone wild.

Our respected columnists, meanwhile, do their best to tackle the "wild" issues you face every day, like:

* young partners in the firm you fear will scuttle technology spending to increase earnings (Tom Davis, Practice Management),

* letting RSS fish the deep corners of the Web and reel in all the news and updates about whatever you desire (Rick Richardson, Technology Advisor),

* saving clients $48,000 annually by tipping them off to developments in the life insurance arena (Sid Kess, Tax Practice Advisor),

* understanding the physics of billable hours and fees headed in opposite directions (T. …

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