Archives for January 2010

Two Wars, 10% Unemployment, Increased Terror Threats: Hey, Let’s Fix the Bowl Championship Series

Two Wars, 10% Unemployment, Increased Terror Threats: Hey, Let’s Fix the Bowl Championship Series

It’s become a cliche to criticize the BCS, but in my opinion its a mindless preoccupation. And now ESPN reports even the President is getting in on the act in spite of the fact that…

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Walmart Does Tax Returns for Free, All Others are Overcharging!

Walmart Does Tax Returns for Free, All Others are Overcharging!

The TaxGirl reports that Walmart again is offering its customers free tax preparation services: [T]he Walmart Foundation has given One Economy and its partners $4 million to provide free federal and state income tax preparation…

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IRS Tax Preparer Video

IRS Tax Preparer Video

A Tax Return that Costs Less than $68 is Worth Less than $68!

A Tax Return that Costs Less than $68 is Worth Less than $68!

“A person’s worth in this world is estimated according to the value he puts on himself.” – Jean De La Bruyere – Well-run tax peparation firms have minimum fees because they have calculated their break-even price points, the point…

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Value of Volunteer Labor not Deductible

Value of Volunteer Labor not Deductible

I found this interesting FAQ on the U.S. Department of Treasury website (emphasis added): Question: There is much talk about encouraging people to volunteer their time to help organizations that provide community services. Shouldn’t people…

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