Counting the days
For those of you counting the days until the end of tax season, keep counting. The IRS has added Monday, April 16, as a tax holiday, repeating last year's recognition of Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C. Emancipation Day, in case you are wondering, is the official recognition of the emancipation of the slaves of African American origin. Needless to say, this celebration will have little to do with the emancipation of exhausted accountants of all origins who will have to hold off on end-of-busy-season celebrating for one extra day.
According to Wikipedia, Emancipation Day also celebrates the abolition of serfdom and other forms of servitude, but apparently tax preparers don't fall into either of those categories. For tax preparers, the holiday means one more day of trying to get everything finished. For tax procrastinators, the holiday means one more day of waiting to prepare your tax return at the very last minute.
Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.
Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.
Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.