Tax Talk

Shouldn’t This Be In People Magazine Instead?

Back in 1788, George Washington turned down his chance to become King of the new United States of America. Maybe that's why the closest thing we... Read More

Trimming the Hedges

2020 was a tough year all around. Coronavirus cast a pall over every aspect of life. Millions of Americans lost their jobs, and the stock market... Read More

Use Your Words

It's a common misconception that accounting and taxes are all about numbers. Looking at a balance sheet or a tax return, it's an easy mistake to... Read More

It’s All About Perspective

There's a saying, usually attributed to Lenin, that "nothing can happen for decades, then decades happen in weeks." These last few weeks certainly... Read More

To Boldly Tax Where No Man Has Taxed Before

Cross-border tax questions present some of the thorniest issues in tax. For example: when an American company like Apple takes components from 43... Read More

Teach Your Children Well

"If you are truly serious about preparing your child for the future, don't teach him to subtract — teach him to deduct." Fran Lebowitz Here in... Read More


Thirty-five years ago, cartoonist Bill Watterson published the very first "Calvin and Hobbes" strip. Calvin, an irrepressible six-year-old who's... Read More

You Can Run, But….

The world of law enforcement lost a pioneer last week with the death of Gerald Shur. As a young prosecutor targeting what one member described as "a... Read More

The More Things Changeth . . .

Living as we doth in this age of Technologie, 'tis easy to believest that many Things we take for granted are new. 1,000 years ago, there was naught... Read More

California Dreamin’

After World War II, a generation of returning veterans turned California into America's golden dream. Industries like shipbuilding and aerospace... Read More