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Merry Christmas

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holidays | December 21, 2015

In honor of our usual chatter about income, deductions and extensions, what say we have a little Christmas fun instead?

Like a lot of holidays, Christmas has a lot going on behind the scenes. Since it’s one of those rare American holidays that’s also celebrated around the world, we’ve got some interesting facts about Christmas from all over.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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holidays | November 26, 2015

We know you have better things to do than to read our blog today. Like head back for your third helping of turkey and dressing – or Aunt Bessie’s coffee cake. There’s also football on TV and catching up on quality time with the family.

But here you are, and for your trouble, we present some fun facts about Thanksgiving. Some tidbits of knowledge you can take back to the table and use to impress that know-it-all brother-in-law.

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In Memory

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holidays | September 11, 2015

Throughout America’s history, our significant events have been marked in the indelible memory of our citizens. When cataclysm occurs, Americans always remember what they were doing on that fateful day. And so it is with the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001.

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A Brief History of Income Tax in America - Part 3

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income tax, holidays | July 04, 2015

The turn of the century was the dawn of the American income tax. Proponents of an income tax as a fair way to tax those with more wealth were not daunted by the Supreme Court ruling striking down the 1894 income tax. Instead, they were more determined than ever that it was the right thing to do – if they could craft the structure correctly.

In 1907, Theodore Roosevelt, then in his second term as president, stated his support for a national income tax in his speech to Congress. But it fell to his successor, William Howard Taft, to deal with crafting an income tax that would survive scrutiny from the Supreme Court.

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