Tax Procrastinators Unite!
I don’t know about you, but I for one am happy to know that the IRS is accommodating procrastinators and allowing post -12/31 PTIN registrations. It's not a biggie, since late registrations would have been allowed anyhow, but now at least we have the blessing of the powers that be to file late and blame it on technical difficulties at the IRS.
And speaking of tax season, AccountingWEB recognizes that accountants spend their springtime faced with tons of work, little or no exercise, and not enough hours in the day. We feel your pain! Relieve the stress with an afternoon break taken from our library of workplace fitness exercises, quick timeouts that give you an energy boost right in the comfort of your office. And don't let those long hours cause the day to get away from you. The leaders in the profession have shared their favorite time management tips with us, and we're rolling them out throughout the month – new tips every day to help you lasso every minute in the day.
Perry is a CPA and a former senior tax accountant with Big Four firm Deloitte. She maintains a small tax practice, she is a personal finance instructor, and the author of thirty books, including Surviving Financial Downsizing: A Practical Guide to Living Well on Less Income (Adams Media); QuickBooks on Demand (Que); Excel 2007 Macros Made Easy (McGraw Hill); The Complete Idiot's Guide to Doing Your Income Taxes (Alpha/MacMillan); and, most recently, Mint.com for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons). In addition, she is a former columnist for the Indianapolis Star and Indianapolis News daily newspapers.
Perry is a nationally recognized speaker who advises public accountants on using Internet tools to improve their accounting practices. She also taught a college-level introductory accounting class and was on staff at the Indiana CPA Society as a computer applications instructor. For five years, she was a contributing editor for Accounting Today magazine before taking over the helm at AccountingWEB.
Perry is a graduate of Indiana University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She returned to school to study accounting at Illinois State University, passed the CPA exam (in one sitting!), and worked for Deloitte in the Chicago tax department.
Gail has been named one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor magazine and the American Society of Women Accountants.