Tax Talk


On September 17, 1873, the brand-new Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College opened its doors to 24 students. (Future President Rutherford... Read More

Crook on the Hook

Fifty years ago, on June 17, a former CIA officer and four Cuban anti-communists carrying bugging devices found themselves handcuffed... Read More

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Every so often, I come across a newspaper headline and think, "I have got to turn that into a Tax Beat story!" Usually, it comes from someplace... Read More

Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots

Americans tend to think of “the taxman” as a single all-consuming Moloch, demanding sacrifices of cash instead of children. In... Read More

Mmmmmm, Donuts

In 1917, the Salvation Army sent 250 volunteers called “Donut Lassies” to deliver donuts to soldiers serving on the front lines in... Read More

Pummeled By the Bear

On the first day of 2022 trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record high of 36,585.06. Since then, markets have dropped... Read More

The Evolution of the Tax Professional Starts Here

15,000 years ago, ambitious social climbers had just two career tracks to choose from – you could hunt, or you could gather. (Cave painting... Read More

Injury, Meet Insult

Back in the day, investors looking to realize gold-plated dreams on Wall Street spent hours poring through newspapers and magazines to sniff... Read More

A Little Goes a Long Way

Sometimes, when Washington changes tax laws, it’s Big Freakin’ News. Back in 1986, a bipartisan group of senators and representatives... Read More

Membership Has Its Privileges

In 1958, American Express launched its first credit card. They worked to position it as a premium offering right out the gate, with a... Read More