There is something eerie about early January. The euphoria of New Year’s day has faded quickly into the stark reality of winter.
- The bonus monies of December is consumed by the Christmas shopping.
- Little Johnnie is cleaning the grungy car splattered with the salt of winter ware.
- The credit card bills start to roll in, and you are shocked by the new interest rate.
- The US unemployment rate seems frozen at 10% with green shoots buried under the snow .
- The little money you trying to send home to relieve the recent tax hike seem like a spit in the Caribbean.
- You try to inch down the thermostat to reduce the expected electric bill spike of February.
- You do not care for American Idol or any such derivative , and your favorite team stinks.
This is enough to let one keep holding one’s head!
Yes, you are now hearing the growing drumbeat of the taxman, the tax collector of Caesar.
You fear of debt and taxes is overcoming death and taxes.
Well, help is on the way!
Curtis Webley is a professor of accounting and income taxation.
He teaches at various colleges and universities in Chicago. Curtis holds two masters degrees: one in taxation and the other in finance. Curtis is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Accounting. He is the owner and operator of Webley’s Accounting Services, P.C. since 1981.
Curtis frequently holds seminars on financial and taxation topics, and has authored many articles on financial topics. He is also the author of a novel: Surviving in America.
We were able to spend a few minutes with Curtis, where he shared some real gems on making your tax experience more favorable.
The only imaginative fiction being written today is income tax returns.