Member Since: Apr 15th 2014
Attorney and author Julian Block is frequently quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. He has been cited as “a leading tax professional” (New York Times), an “accomplished writer on taxes” (Wall Street Journal), and “an authority on tax planning” (Financial Planning magazine). More information about his books can be found at julianblocktaxexpert.com.
Oct 21st 2020
Helpful and clearly worded discussion.
Jul 7th 2020
I appreciate and agree with your comment.
Jul 3rd 2020
Include me among those who defer to you.
Apr 1st 2020
Mar 27th 2020
Well-written article. Advice that is immediately helpful.
Oct 21st 2019
Excellent summary of the rules.
Oct 14th 2019
Fascinating article. I, too, have had clients who are unyielding in their unwillingness to be truthful.
Jul 25th 2019
I am able to say with complete confidence that there can be no two opinions about whether I absolutely accept your graciously-worded response.
Yours truly, Julian (no middle name, as I was born in Garfield Park Hospital on the West Side of Chicago during the Great Depression and my parents, who operated a mom and pop grocery story, were unable to afford one) Block
Jul 24th 2019
Dear Ms. or Mr. Skinnyvinny,
While I'm flattered that my column elicited a comment from you, I'm puzzled that my use of the word "warming" caused your knickers to become entangled.
Motivated solely by the desire to be of help, I'm able to say with complete confidence that there can be no two opinions on whether a significant increase in your intake of prune juice would brighten your outlook on life.
I look forward to your response.
Yours sincerely, Julian (no middle initial) Block
Jul 19th 2019
Excellent article filled with comments that I've not seen elsewhere.
Correction of an error that likely was a typo: "medical deduction that has to exceed 10 percent of their AGI." It uses the wrong number. The floor for medical deductions is 7.5 percent.