Counting to 50

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Tomorrow night I will never go to sleep.  The day we’ve been waiting for is here.  Tomorrow night begins the holiday of Shvuot- the Feast of Weeks.

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Cheaper than Iraq- and more important!

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Infrastructure.   You know- the facilities, the structures, the systems that our country (and cities and counties) need to survive.   Our economy can’t function without an infrastructure- whether it’s roads, tunnels, bridges, electric grids, water systems, sewers, telecommunications- or any combination thereof.

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Every little bit helps…

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Good news!!!!!!  (I love reporting good news!)

If you live in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York (certain locations), or Indiana- or you have business entities that operate in those states- you are about to save a chunk of change.   You see these states impose surcharges on their residents that are officially taxes for the county or city of residence.  (I remember the first time a client yelled at me saying their Maryland taxes were only $ 5000, why did they have to send in $ 7000?   It’s because their county had an additional surtax, one that was paid to the state.)

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3? 6? 7?

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When the IRS comes knocking- either in person or via a correspondence audit-  you should be prepared to answer their questions- fully, completely, and truthfully.

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Now?

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So, the ides of May have come and gone.  Which means it’s been a month since your 2014 taxes were due to be filed (and some two months since corporate filings were due).  It’s time to consider what 2015 will bring- because tax planning should have started already.  It’s way too late when the calendar reads 2016 to you wonder what your real tax bite will be.

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Our Ostrich Behavior

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I really hate sounding like Chicken Little.  But, given the intellectual and economic prowess of our Congress (that’s both the House and the Senate), I really have no choice.  (Anyone else recognize the stupidity of bringing snowballs onto the floor to lambaste those who understand the import of global climate change?)

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K cups KO coffee shipments

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Quality of Health Care Differences? Or not?

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So, you’ve heard me say (What?   You don’t read my blog as if I’m talking directly to you?) that there is no reason why corporations can’t be run to provide benefits to their stockholders, their employees, their community, and the world as a whole.  That is NOT the reason to start a B company.  As a matter of fact, it would be pretty neat if our corporate entities returned to that philosophy.

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Donors Needed!

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You’ve seen the ads, the pleas.  Local hospital or blood bank needs blood donations.  Your blood donation saves lives!

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Diabetes Patients Need IT (information technology)

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I’ve followed diabetes mostly because it usually leads to kidney failure.  And, that has been one of my prime interests for nigh 55 years now.   And, if we can preclude this escalation, the quality of life one can have is pretty reasonable.  Given that there are some 30 million folks with diabetes, that means there are a slew of folks who can also find themselves subject to kidney failure.

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