The Tax Attic — by Roger Allen, publisher

Issues beyond our comprehension My minister, Rick Tigchon, recently based his sermon on a Dr. Seuss book concerning going “beyond z.” The point of Rick’s sermon was that from time to time, we encounter events that simply just are not explainable. They go beyond our comprehension. They go where our alphabet currently ends at “z.” […]

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — December 10, 2009

Jerry Coon, Enrolled Agent Charitable contributions  As we near the end of the year, in addition to the festivities associated with the Christmas holiday, tax professionals across these United States of America are doing their best to get the word out to their clients and the tax-paying public that December 31, 2009 is, for the […]

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — December 3, 2009

Tips on converting IRA to Roth IRA A topic that has come up in multiple discussions the last few weeks is the Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA) situation. Specifically, it seems that every financial planner and money manager is touting the conversion of traditional IRAs to Roth IRAs and, in many instances, it makes very […]

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon — November 25, 2009

Jerry Coon, Enrolled Agent Five items most affect returns this year Boy, there sure is a lot going on in the tax arena this year. I have written about this regularly and previously, but it bears repeating: virtually by the minute, our tax system is getting more complicated. I attended a two-day seminar last week […]

The Tax Attic with Jerry Coon

Penalty provisions in fine print E-file saves taxpayers millions The Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009, as signed into law by President Obama on November 6, among several important provisions, had a penalty provision inserted within the fine print of the law. I think there is a lot of fine print in some of […]