Yes, they have a stigma attached to them. Tax accountants are quiet, conservative, introverted, boring and tic & tie numbers all day.
Hey, you must be thinking something different than me!
My friend Robert Raiola is anything but boring – (see my December post). He was quoted on the ESPN site regarding the amazing shot by an average computer technician last Friday night at the Miami Heat game. It was one of those mid-court promotions to win money ($75,000).
Well, the guy made the shot. He got the honor of being tackled by LaBron James after making it. However, he doesn’t get to take home $75,000. ”A lot of people don’t realize: You don’t win what you win,” said Robert Raiola, an accountant with FMRTL in Cranford, NJ whose clients include athletes.
Follow this link to see the shot and to read about the tax liability. It is still a very valuable shot!
Robert Raiola tweets as @SportsTaxMan and has nearly 14,000 followers – not bad for a CPA. Why aren’t you tweeting?