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Jerry Coon For tax professionals, the week after the end of tax season is a time of reflection. We try to analyze what went wrong during the season and celebrate what went right. To some extent, this was a particularly trying season. It’s easy to blame things on the federal government but this time, it really was the federal government’s fault, Congress in particular. [...]
Jerry Coon April 16 is among my most favorite days of the year. Of course, for tax professionals, that’s the day after the last day of the tax season. Another tax season, my thirty-fourth, is in the books, so to speak. Over the years, I have developed a routine of sorts. I’m a fisherman that lives on the west bank of the Rogue River. I haven’t had the opportunity to [...]
Jerry Coon Now that the Pope has set a modern precedent by resigning, I wonder if our Supreme Court Justices will take a look at his action and think about instituting a retirement age for the Supreme Court. If the Pope can admit that age takes its inevitable toll, why can’t that same rule apply to the Supreme Court? While it has been 600 years since the last Pope [...]
Jerry Coon Earlier this month, we celebrated an important 100-year anniversary. On February 7, 1913, the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. All amendments to the Constitution are important, of course, but this particular amendment was huge. In effect, it opened the door to the eventual explosive growth of our federal government. Up until February 7, [...]
Jerry Coon This is among my favorite weeks of the year. No, it’s not because we are almost one-half of the way through the tax season, although that is an important milestone for all of us at Action Tax. No, it’s not because it seems like winter is winding down. I like boats but it’s not because the annual Grand Rapids Boat Show takes place this week. No, it’s not [...]