Shakopee Accountant Explains How To “Reclaim Control Over Your Taxes – Even Old Returns”

Part of me can’t believe that I’m taking the time to write this post, here, Monday morning the 16th (the day before the filing deadline). But I also know if I don’t do it now, this tax season having been so full … well, I’ll admit that we can anticipate a bit of a break being needed come Wednesday :). … Read More

R MendenShakopee Accountant Explains How To “Reclaim Control Over Your Taxes – Even Old Returns”

Could There Be a Mistake? We Can Fix It.

"If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one." – Dolly Parton As I write this on Monday morning, we’re all pretty distracted by the news of the capture and death of Osama bin Laden. It’s a bipartisan moment of gratification — even if it does mean celebrating the death of another human being. In this case, … Read More

R MendenCould There Be a Mistake? We Can Fix It.

Thoughts During Our Final Week

The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business–or almost anywhere else for that matter. – Lee Iacocca I’m writing this on Monday morning, the 11th, and our offices are buzzing! Next Monday will be no different — it’s the federal deadline, after all, and we always get panicked phone … Read More

R MendenThoughts During Our Final Week

The Japan Disaster And You

He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he that loses his courage loses all. – Miguel De Cervantes It’s deja vu all over again, with another massive earthquake coming during tax time this year. Last year, it was Haiti … this year, of course, it’s Japan. The fallout (if you’ll forgive that term, … Read More

R MendenThe Japan Disaster And You

Are You Working Without A Net?

“Then give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you.” – Madeline Bridges Before I get to what I wrote this week, I wanted you to know that there are a few important “announcements”, following my Note, which affect your tax situation for 2010 (i.e. the taxes we’re helping you prepare NOW), or … Read More

R MendenAre You Working Without A Net?

A Friendly Tip (Not About Taxes)

“It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked.” – Kahlil Gibran Last Monday, there was a certain holiday to attend to, and it’s pretty easy to let things sort of slide on by after that point. But here’s my advice for you: Don’t stop there. Yes, yes — the old canard: EVERY day is … Read More

R MendenA Friendly Tip (Not About Taxes)

‘They’re All The Same’, And Other Untruths

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.” – Virginia Woolf So the really important question: How’d you do on Valentine’s Day? Many people say it’s a “Hallmark Holiday”, but well–some spouses and significant others think otherwise, right? Well, if you blew it, I’ve heard that it’s NEVER too late. Make this … Read More

R Menden‘They’re All The Same’, And Other Untruths

Well-Publicized Mistakes, And Going Alone

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men. – George Eliot This week after the Super Bowl is leaving football fans at a bit of a loss. But an interesting fact about the winning Green Bay Packers: They’re the only professional sports team operating as a non-profit organization. There are exactly … Read More

R MendenWell-Publicized Mistakes, And Going Alone

Clearing The Fog Of Common Mistakes

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us. – Henri Matisse This is the time of year, during which we get to do exactly what Monsieur Matisse, up there, advises. We clear the fog of the (unnecessarily, in my opinion) burdensome pile of forms and regulations which form our tax process. Yes, … Read More

R MendenClearing The Fog Of Common Mistakes

Audit-proof your life

“The past does not define you, the present does.” – Jillian Michaels I hope your weekend went well–our family has been enjoying the Olympics, and, in particular, many of the stories which go with it. If you’ve paid any attention, you probably heard about American, Lindsey Vonn. She’s known as perhaps the world’s top female skier having dominated the World … Read More

R MendenAudit-proof your life