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Vendors take pity on taxpayers by offering free Tax Day goodies

If you act fast, you can take some of the stress out of Tax Day by collecting freebies all over town. Here's a roadmap to treats for taxpayers.
Community News

Pennsylvania CPAs bring humor to accounting profession with YouTube videos

Humor can be a great way to get a conversation started. Just ask the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs who recently launched several amusing promotional videos aimed to tweak the image of accountants and the profession.
A&A

Real Life: Funny stories from the busy season

Herewith are some true busy season experiences posted by accounting professionals on Tax Almanac's "Funniest Tax Story of the Day" forum. AccountingWEB has been given permission to reprint these articles. We hope readers will post comments at the bottom, sharing their own reminiscences from busy seasons gone by.
A&A

April 15 tax day - late night tv show jokes

A roundup of late night comedy show tax jokes that aired this week
Tax

10 ways CPAs (and their assistants) recognize tax season

By Yvonne OlsonTax season already? Sometimes the obvious hits us between the eyes, but all too often it just sneaks up on us.
A&A

Singing CPA releases new CD of holiday music

Steven Zelin, aka The Singing CPA, has announced the release of his latest CD just in time for the 2008 Holiday Season titled, "No Accounting For The Holidays." The CD features 10 parodies of popular holiday favorites.Everyone, including accountants and finance gurus, can appreciate an update to "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" retitled, "We Wish You A Great Big Refund." And, other sure to be favorites on the CD include "IRS Jingle Bells," "Most Deductible Time of the Year" (to the tune of "Most Wonderful Time of the Year"), and for those celebrating Hanukkah, "Taxes, Taxes, Taxes" (sung to
Technology

Intuit teams with Tommy Silk to create Jingle Generator for small businesses

Need a jingle for your business? Intuit, makers of QuickBooks software, has created a new Web site called the Intuit QuickBooks Jingle Generator. This automated process enables you to work with rock producer Tommy Silk to create your own personalized jingle.The first step entails choosing a business type. There are 20 categories to choose from, including Accounting Services, Real Estate, Consulting Services, Small Business (Other), Nonprofit/Causes, Restaurant/Catering, Retail/Shopping, and more.
A&A

Music-loving accountants sing a different tune in April

You have to wonder what the late, great Nat King Cole would think about Steven Zelin changing the lyrics on his hit "Unforgettable" so the ballad conjures up images of tax deductions instead of true love."Tax deductible," sings Zelin, who recently quit his job as a corporate accountant to pursue music, "That's what you are: Tax deductible. Just like my car, like a gift to local charity, you give my 1040 clarity . . ."Anyone who turned out to file their taxes Tuesday evening at New York's James A.
A&A

Filing taxes last minute? 3 tips to win over your CPA

By Yvonne OlsonI find it difficult to have pity on people who procrastinate about filing taxes on time.I do admit, however, that I myself am a procrastinator. But when it comes to filing taxes, I don't leave them until the last minute.
A&A

Surviving the final push to April 15

Attention CPAs in Chicago, New York and Houston: Your cities rank No. 1, 2 and 3, respectively, on the list of Top 10 Tax Procrastinating Cities in America.And if last year is any indication, next week should be brutal. Intuit, which makes TurboTax products, based its list on the number of federal tax returns electronically filed last year between April 14 and April 17. First, there are the clients. You know the type.
A&A

Laughing at taxes: Lawyer wins TurboTax laugh contest

A good laugh never hurt anyone, especially at tax time. And Austin attorney John Ramsey came up with enough good laughs about taxes to win the Intuit TurboTax TaxLaugh contest and its $10,000 grand prize.
Tax

Lights! Camera! Accountants take to the big screen

The stereotypical accountants may seem like they lead an orderly, quiet life, with little excitement or notoriety. And when you think of Hollywood glamour, the image of an accountant might not be the first thing that jumps to mind.
A&A

Rules to live by

1. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.2. Don't worry about what people think, they don't do it very often.3. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.4. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.5. If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.6. My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.7. Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.8.
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Ahoy! Can you talk like a pirate? Today's the day to try

In case you didn't know (or conveniently forgot), today, September 19, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

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