• Labor Day reflection

    New Jersey was one of the first states to recognize Labor Day in 1887. U.S. Congress made it a federal holiday seven years later in 1894 after the majority of states already observed the holiday. The head of a labor union based in New Jersey is given credit for starting the national holiday. Our state’s long progressive history of leading the support for workers rights is one reason I chose to live here. Locally, I am pleased to be among the earlier group of small business employer who supported livable wages, even when this was quite unpopular with our local

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  • Letter to a young Enrolled Agent on the topic of tax fraud

    I wrote this comment to an enrolled agent struggling with a client committing tax fraud who described herself as naïve about the human behavior behind it. “XXXXXXX, this is a general comment and not in any way meant as a negative personal thing. I would suspect that anyone putting the massive time and effort to earn an Enrolled Agent designation would have plenty of time to think about taxes and their role in society, the range psychological positions, and how we wish to conduct our own lives and tax businesses. Yes, tax fraud is rampant. It always has been and

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