WHAT DO HERNIAS AND STATE TAXES HAVE IN COMMON?
In addition to being a state and local tax consultant, I am a fitness addict. Two weeks ago I found out I have a hernia and need surgery to fix it. Not only am I upset about this and in some pain, I think I am more upset about the fact that I will not be able to workout for the next several weeks. That's like asking me not to breathe (like I said, I am a fitness addict).
My sister dated a bodybuilder when I was 13 years old and he got me hooked. Ever since then, I MUST workout. My body craves it, like some people crave food or other interests. I am obsessed about working out; meaning, if I go too many days without working out, I go crazy. My body starts getting agitated and I become grouchy and irritable. I need the feeling that working out provides, how it makes me feel stronger, the positive effects on my appearance, and the stress relief. It also usually helps me clear my head and think through different ideas, issues or opportunities going on in my life.
Over the years, my fitness addiction has produced a lot of positive results, but I have had numerous injuries such as:
- back injuries
- knee injuries
- shoulder injuries
- elbow and tennis elbow injuries
Brian Strahle is the owner of LEVERAGE SALT, LLC where he provides state and local tax technical services to accounting firms, law firms and tax research organizations across the United States. He also writes a weekly column in Tax Analysts State Tax Notes entitled, "The SALT Effect." For more info, visit his website: www.leveragestateandlocaltax.com
You can reach Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because state and local taxes are deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.