Things Too Often Forgotten...

Jan 23, 2014

In trying to "head you off at the pass," here are some of the top items you guys seem so forget--which delays the processing of your return (or worse--makes you miss out on credits!!) Homeowner's... Read more >

Category: Taxes

Beware the Tax Identity Thief

Jan 15, 2014

By way of courtesy of the Louisiana Better Business Bureau: This time of year, when the last of the tinsel has been put away, my least favorite season of the year begins. I am, with apologies to... Read more >

Category: Bookkeeping

Huricane Season is Here

May 31, 2013

June 1st. As kids are unleashed from school, mother nature is unleashing her own little creations. Known as Disturbances, Depressions, Storms, Hurricanes, Cyclones, Typhoons, etc...these guys, at... Read more >

Category: Bookkeeping

A Few 2013 Tax Law Changes You Should Know About

May 30, 2013

These are some of the more mainstream changes in the tax law for 2013. They cast a fairly wide net and snare most of us in it. We'll try and offer some insight on each one to see how or why it... Read more >

Category: Bookkeeping

This Border Crossing Could Be Okay

May 22, 2013

The other day a client asked me whether he could purchase cigars from an out of state vendor to sell at his grocery store, or did he have to buy them from a Louisiana vendor, like he has to do with... Read more >

Category: Taxes


Apr 23, 2013

We're not going to sugar coat it...this year was rough. Starting with the "Fiscal Cliff" fiasco that threatened to end our lives as we knew them, and therefore imposing unnecessary stress on all... Read more >

Category: Taxes

Errors Happen

Mar 21, 2013

Okay, we didn't post a recent article about a big tax chain's blunders because we don't enjoy badmouthing the competition. However,if you've read it, you know that they were responsible for... Read more >

Category: Taxes

We Survived 12/21/12. Can We Survive 01/01/13?

Dec 27, 2012

Okay, so the headline is a tad over-sensationalized, but whether TV, radio, newspaper, magazines, or the internet…everyone keeps talking about the fiscal cliff and its dreaded effects. Before... Read more >

Category: Bookkeeping

IRA's and You

Dec 5, 2012

The other day, two different people called and asked us about IRA matters within a matter of minutes. Following the adage, “one complaint heard means 20 unheard,” this indicated to us that... Read more >

Category: Taxes

Black Friday Lessons

Nov 20, 2012

It's that time of the year again when many merchants hope to finally start making money for the year. Yes--for the year. Someone asked me the other day, "why is it called 'Black Friday?'" Is it... Read more >

Category: Bookkeeping

2013 is Coming...Are You ready?

Sep 18, 2012

If you're getting caught up in the 2012 hoopla, it shouldn't be 12/21/2012 that you should be worried about. If the planet as we know it is still around ten days later, 12/31/12 is the tax day of... Read more >

Category: Taxes

Remembering 09/11

Sep 11, 2012

America is a united country. We see that time and time again, from a young man helping an elderly person carry groceries, to players congratulating the opposing team after a hard-fought match.... Read more >

Category: Bookkeeping

Life Lessons We All Know But Forget Sometimes

Aug 23, 2012

One of the most rewarding things in life is a feeling that you've made a contribution. We don't mean a monetary contribution or giving your opinion, but instead the kind of contribution that makes... Read more >

Category: Bookkeeping

How to Protect Yourself in an Audit

Jul 13, 2012

Dear Client: Audits are up--and will continue to increase--as the federal government implements its automated audit systems and increases its enforcement of tax collections. It is very important... Read more >

Category: Taxes

How can you get in on those Miscellaneous Expenses for Schedule A?

Jun 15, 2012

Just reading that line on your schedule A may already throw red flags in your mind: "Miscellaneous Expenses." "Just what in the world is that?" you may ask. No, it's not the cost of miscellaneous... Read more >

Category: Taxes