Some warnings–and hope for the downtrodden…

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” – Clint Eastwood First for the warnings… Are you a social media butterfly…and hiding from the IRS? (Well, in truth–if you’re one of our clients, that’s HIGHLY unlikely. 🙂 ) You better watch out–looks like our federal friends are starting … Read More

Kathy BylkasSome warnings–and hope for the downtrodden…

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“The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.” – Helen Keller There are some really nice signs in our economic landscape right now…pointing to further glimmers of hope that we could be … Read More

Kathy BylkasConsider Purchasing These Items

Some Light Notes for Hot Times…

“Look, I’m not the one with the problem, okay? It’s the world that seems to have a problem with *me*! People take one look at me and go ‘Aargh! Help! Run! A big stupid ugly ogre!’ They judge me before they even know me.” – Shrek The old email inbox has been “heating up” of late–we’ve been talking taxes, health … Read More

Kathy BylkasSome Light Notes for Hot Times…

Turns Out You Might Get Taxed, After All…

“Morale is when your hands and feet keep on working when your head says it can’t be done.” – Benjamin Morrell As you know, from previous notes we’ve exchanged, I really do try to steer clear of political disputes. My clients hail from all sides of the political spectrum, and it does me no good to tick off a bunch … Read More

Kathy BylkasTurns Out You Might Get Taxed, After All…

There ARE Some Shady Tax Pros Out There

“A lot of people like to do certain things, but they’re not that good at it. Keep going through the things that you like to do, until you find something that you actually seem to be extremely good at. It can be anything.” – George Lucas This subject came up in a note I wrote in mid-June, and the topic … Read More

Kathy BylkasThere ARE Some Shady Tax Pros Out There

Summer Time is Tax Cutting Time!

No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined. – Harry Emerson Fosdick It’s pretty crazy that we’re already nearing the end of July! Is it just me, or is time really flying by? More than halfway through 2009… Well, I often try to avoid discussing taxes with you in these personal notes. I find that too many … Read More

Kathy BylkasSummer Time is Tax Cutting Time!

All This Debt Can Get You Down…What To Do?

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn Well there’s potentially depressing news all over the place these days. The loss of an American Icon (two, if you include Farrah Fawcett), unrest around the world and … Read More

Kathy BylkasAll This Debt Can Get You Down…What To Do?

We All Get Taxed!

“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” – Orson Welles I hope your Father’s Day was special…that you took the time to thank (or remember) your father, wherever he may be. On to the subject of my note: You know, I deal with taxes all the time of course…it’s my job, … Read More

Kathy BylkasWe All Get Taxed!

Here’s How Not to Worry About $

“There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.” <em>- Jim Lovell</em> So there’s been a bit of a flurry recently in the tax professional community about some proposals to further regulate our profession. … Read More

Kathy BylkasHere’s How Not to Worry About $

Watch Out For These Online Pitfalls

“Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can.  You can train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.” <em>- Mary Hemingway</em> An amusing story came out just recently…apparently, there’s consequences for not being on top of your taxes! Turns out a … Read More

Kathy BylkasWatch Out For These Online Pitfalls