Category Archives: Accounting

Tax chuckles.

In fourth quarter 2011, MNCPA [Minnesota Society of CPAs] surveyed members to identifythe most creative tax deductions proposed by clients. Survey results are being shared with the media as part of the MNCPA's tax campaign promoting hiring a CPA for … Continue reading

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Quick update.

Tax season has been keeping me quite busy (=understatement of the week). I have photos of interesting things that have happened at the office, but it is all things you have seen in previous years — the 10-key race, the … Continue reading

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Monday night bullets.

I have lots of little things to share. Tragically, many of them require photos, which I cannot upload because my camera cable is 75 miles away. Bullets will have to do. I have been back in Minneapolis at the salt … Continue reading

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Flash mob.

My alma mater has changed a bit since I was there. https://www.youtube.com/v/uH8FvERQHtM&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&version=3 Somewhere in that crowd are my future co-workers 🙂

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The annual knitting retreat with CPE credit.

. . . . Last Monday and Tuesday was the annual knitting retreat tax conference, 16 CPE credits paid for by my employer. As always, there was a lot of this.      But also there was this during lunch … Continue reading

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Accountant-speak.

A sampling of quotes at the office, dating back to 2009:   "My nose is watering."  * * * * * "You looked like a cat, or something scary." * * * * * "I don't know how this happened, … Continue reading

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Work.

Today is the deadline for fiduciary tax returns — trusts — that were extended back in April. I am pretty sure it was the deadline for some other types of returns, too, but trusts were what I was working on.  … Continue reading

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Work.

Everyone knows about the April 15th tax deadline. It is covered on the news and detested by all taxpayers. But few know about the other deadlines: July 15 for a partnership return that filed for an extension back on April … Continue reading

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Random on Friday.

I got carded last night when I ordered a Negro Modelo with my burrito bowl at Chipotle. x It was not enough that they looked at my birthday (which was in the first half of the last century), they had … Continue reading

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Thought for the day.

  Found in the Personal and Professional Ethics for Minnesota CPAs online course I am taking today.

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