‘A Tough Situation Can Get Worse’ Says Shakopee Accountant

Firstly, I’m here to offer you a friendly reminder: Sunday is Mother’s Day. Do with this reminder what you will :). And speaking of moms, if you’ve ever spoken with friends who have had to place their parents into a care facility, you know how difficult the process can be. I was once asked to weigh in on how to … Read More

R Menden‘A Tough Situation Can Get Worse’ Says Shakopee Accountant

Shakopee Accountant answers: “What now?”

The dust is truly beginning to settle around our Shakopee, MN tax preparation offices after our very busy TY2011 tax season (ok, maybe that’s just pollen). Regardless, we’re beginning the process of serving you during the “off season”, and evaluating how things went. To that end, I’ve got ONE BIG FAVOR TO ASK: (If you haven’t already done so) Would … Read More

R MendenShakopee Accountant answers: “What now?”

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”

Shakopee Accountant Discusses “Freedom From Taxes”

It’s the final week of tax season, and our office here in Shakopee, MN is hopping! Which isn’t to say that I don’t have the time to step away for a moment and write to you, my friend (if you have all your papers in, and are waiting for our completion — fear not! My team is hard at work, … Read More

R MendenShakopee Accountant Discusses “Freedom From Taxes”

Shakopee Accountant Explains “Why You Pay Too Much In Taxes”

We’re rounding third base, and headed towards the “home plate” of April 17th, and the resultant END of “tax season”. This has already been one of our best tax seasons yet  — not just because we’ve seen so many new Shakopee, MN tax preparation clients added to the “Menden office family”, but because of the stories we’ve been privileged to … Read More

R MendenShakopee Accountant Explains “Why You Pay Too Much In Taxes”

“Our Clients Are Afflicted With Madness” Says Shakopee Accountant

Our clients here in Shakopee, MN are afflicted with “March Madness”, along with the rest of the country, it seems. Unfortunately, this little national hoops holiday isn’t one which my Shakopee, MN tax preparation staff and I get much chance to participate in. We’re too busy doing your taxes! Yep, this is close to our busiest time of the year, … Read More

R Menden“Our Clients Are Afflicted With Madness” Says Shakopee Accountant

Shakopee Accountant: “You Might Need To See This Again”

The IRS just released a study which shows that the average time it takes ALL taxpayers to do their taxes is a total of 18 hours. (Editor: I wonder what the number is for Shakopee, MN-area taxpayers? Probably even higher) The number is even higher if you don’t just use the 1040EZ form. Bet you wish you had that hour … Read More

R MendenShakopee Accountant: “You Might Need To See This Again”

Shakopee Accountant Just Making Sure You Won’t Get Audited

I haven’t been paying too close attention (we have been a little busy around here!), but I was sent this priceless little nugget about the Republican primaries recently… You see, Rick Santorum recently released his tax returns. They’re nothing special, he’s doing quite well, but he is an ex-Senator so that’s no surprise. But here’s what I thought was interesting: … Read More

R MendenShakopee Accountant Just Making Sure You Won’t Get Audited

This Is The Last Week …

"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well." – Josh Billings I woke up Monday morning, after the wonderful holiday weekend … and I had a realization: after today, there are only FIVE days left in 2011. Perhaps not a genius realization — fine. BUT, if you’re smart about how you handle these days, … Read More

R MendenThis Is The Last Week …

“My Holiday Prayer” Shakopee Accountant Explains

"People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering." -St. Augustine It seems that every year around this time that we tax professionals … Read More

R Menden“My Holiday Prayer” Shakopee Accountant Explains