Getting ready for tax season
The mid-year automatic extension filing season is behind us, and so it's time to set our sights on the tax season ahead, and renew our PTINs. Sure, you can procrastinate until the end of the year if you like, but wouldn't it be nice to have this behind you? Get everyone in your office who needs a PTIN signed up today. And while you're taking care of IRS busy work...
... don't forget to get your EFIN number because you've avoided e-filing for long enough. Starting with the 2012 busy season, tax preparers who prepare more than 10 1040 and/or 1041 tax returns are required to e-file. Unless they're not. Like every good IRS rule, there are exceptions.
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.