Tax Talk

Always in Fashion

She's a long-haired European exotic beauty. She lives a life of glamour and luxury that most of us can only dream of. She has 300,000 followers on... Read More

And the Oscar Goes To . . . the IRS!

Oscar night is the biggest night in Hollywood. The stars shine just a little bit brighter. The red carpets stretch just a little bit farther. And... Read More

Don’t Worry, No One Will Notice

Would anyone in their right mind sit down from scratch and develop the tax withholding system we have today? The IRS publishes tables telling... Read More

Paying Your Tax Bill With Magic Beans?

If you pay attention to financial news, you can't escape hearing about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin is just like country music, Justin... Read More

Carrots Versus Sticks

Take a look at our Internal Revenue Code. No, really, take a good look. (You can buy it on Amazon for just $161.89: two thick paperbacks totaling... Read More

Over-the-Top Thanks for This Tax “Break”

Wall Streeters have a lot to give thanks for this holiday season. Earnings are up, so bonuses are up. And that, in turn, means taxes are up, too. The... Read More

LeBron James Scoffs at These Taxes

If you were coaching your kid's basketball team, you wouldn't win many games if you told them to aim for the backboard. Your opponents might love... Read More

Hey, Jealousy

Reality television has introduced us all to the joy of the "big reveal." HGTV specializes in this sort of story. The perky couple, handsome brothers,... Read More

Accountants Behaving Badly, Part 40

Big-league baseball players like the ones who just wrapped up the World Series enjoy careers that last 5.9 years on average, and with 162 games per... Read More

A Scary Disconnect

Legend holds that in 1494, an Italian friar named Luca Pacioli was sitting under an apple tree when an apple bounced off his head. In a flash of... Read More