Useful tax tips and information from Jerry Coon of Action Tax Service.
One of the largest businesses in the world recently issued its 2012 financial data. It was an outstanding report but the stock market barely noticed. In its fiscal year beginning October 1, 2011 and ending September 30, 2012, it had revenues collected of just under 2.5 trillion dollars based on servicing 237 million clients. It spent forty-eight cents to collect $100 of [...]
Jerry Coon I have answered this question about one hundred times this last tax season and promised to write an article about it soon after April 15. The question concerned the differences between a Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and a Traditional IRA. There has been much discussion about tax rates going up. My personal opinion is that unless our federal [...]
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 [...]