Propaganda today

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“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” – Russian dissident and chess grand-master Garry Kasparov “Make America Great Again” belies the overwhelming data that suggests growing old gracefully is our nation’s best option. “America First” is equally unsupported by positive […]

Can we defund federal government through personal tax avoidance?

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Almost half of all money used to operate the federal government comes from individual income taxes. More than half of all individual taxpayers are opposed to the policies ushered in by president Trump, the most famous of modern avoiders. Individual political activism is at the highest level we have experienced in our lifetime. An increasing number […]

Best tax shelters for 2017

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Will this be the year that you reduce or eliminate your federal income taxes? I’ve helped reduce taxes for clients with income income ranging from $50,000 to $4,300,000. There are plenty of legal and well-proven tax shelters available to taxpayers in every category. The top ten most common tax avoidance strategies are covered here. Tax […]

A new type of identity theft

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I read another account this morning of a taxpayer using a professional’s credentials to file a fraudulent tax return. In this case the CPA prepared other late tax returns for the taxpayer but not this late-filed fraudulent return. CPA-prepared returns are afforded different treatment than self-prepared returns under IRS examination. Of course, the taxpayer had […]

Reality has a liberal bias

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A friend shared this graphic that appears to have over 2 million views online. That’s encouraging considering all that we are learning of the fake news industry and international propaganda efforts through fake news. I do not know the original source. I commented that conservatives would likely say that those mainstream sources listed as “great […]

Nonprofit statistic observations 

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There are about 600,000 nonprofit organizations in the U.S. that are required to make annual accounting filings. There are also about 600,000 CPAs in the U.S. so that is a 1:1 ratio. There were about 240 CPAs at today’s Nonprofit Confetence sponsored by NJCPA. Attendees reported handling from one to more than 100 nonprofit clients. […]