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Tax season 2019: overheard in the hallways

tax, tax seasonIn one of the craziest, most surreal tax seasons I can ever remember, I thought it would be interesting to do another episode of Overheard in the Hallways. You know, things you have heard throughout the three months, with no context, that just make you laugh out loud.

“I think it must all be taxable – it is death in respect of a decedent.”

When you start a conversation by saying “I have a C corporation, a partnership and a 1040” and everyone in the bullpen is so tired, they want you to make it into a joke instead of tax optimization. We tried to get them to walk into a bar, but just didn’t have it in us.

“My diagnostic says that my “balance sheet is out of balance by $7,974,412”

Manager to associate: “So you need a credit.” Immediately, from two offices down, “I could use a debit!”

“Is that all the ranch dressing there is left?” (Read that with sounds of distress.)

“No, I don’t think I should have called 275 of my clients on March 1 to suggest they come in earlier.”

But here is my first entry (from January 31): “Tax reform would be so much more interesting with no pants.”

That’s it – I am out. Mic drop. Game over. Bring on the extensions.

Donna H. Laubscher, CPA