A Scary Disconnect

The “Double-Entry Bookkeeping” System, Legend holds that in 1494, an Italian friar named Luca Pacioli was sitting under an apple tree when an apple bounced off his head. In a flash of insight, he invented the “double-entry bookkeeping” system where each entry has a corresponding and opposite entry to a different account. Those entries, called debits and credits, help accountants avoid headaches — if the debits and credits don’t balance, there’s a mistake somewhere. (Some of you may be thinking that was Sir Isaac Newton with the apple inventing gravity, but this is our story and we’re sticking to it.) Double-entry bookkeeping
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The Taxpayer Who Never Was

Pseudocide & Taxes Life is full of ups and downs, and sometimes the downs can be so low that it doesn’t feel like there’s ever going to be an up again. How many people have dreamed of faking their own death and disappearing under a new identity, never to return to their problems again? It’s called “pseudocide,” and it’s popular enough that novelists have a field day writing thrillers about it. John Grisham pulls some variation of that stunt in half a dozen books, and J.K Rowling, Tom Clancy, and Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) have all joined him in that
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Don’t Let These Guys Catch You Paying Taxes!

IRS Investigates Business Owners for Paying Their Taxes Streaming TV services like Netflix have changed how we watch television, dropping an entire season of a series at once for us to binge on. They’ve even breathed new life into “quality television,” a phrase that used to provoke laughs from that insufferably smug type of person who used to brag that they didn’t even own what we all used to call the “idiot box.” Netflix has mined TV gold from all sorts of settings. Orange is the New Black explores life inside a women’s prison. Stranger Things is a love letter to classic 1980s sci-fi/horror films. And Bojack
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CreditSuite Podcast

Diane Gardner is guest starred on the CreditSuite Podcast with show host Ty Crandall. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN  My proactive planning approach gives clients a leg up on Uncle Sam and helps them dodge the tax bullet. I save small business clients between $5,000 and $50,000 in as little as 60 minutes!  My tax coaching sessions have resulted in a combined savings of over $817,000 to-date.  As a licensed Enrolled Agent, I prepare returns and helps taxpayers nationwide maximize profits and tax savings.  I’m a Certified Profit First Professional, an Accredited Tax Preparer and has elite certification as a Certified Tax Coach. I’m
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Something to Fight About!

Whiskey Played a Role in Tax Protest Fall is officially here, and that means whiskey season is back. Most drinkers probably don’t think much about taxes when they visit their favorite bar or spirits shop. Liquor levies are generally based on volume, not price, so you pay the same amount of tax on a $4 fifth of Olde Ocelot as the swells pay for their $269 Pappy Van Winkle. But did you know that whiskey played a central role in our country’s first tax protest, which took place around this same season 224 years ago? Turn the dial on the
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For The Love of Money Podcast

Diane Gardner is guest starred on For the Love of Money Podcast with show host Chris Harder. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN  It’s super difficult to have a good money mindset if you have a fear around a certain topic of money. And I’ve found that one of the most common fears out there is taxes. I can help quiet those fears by arming you with knowledge that helps you navigate the tax space. My goal is to help my clients (and others) pay as little taxes as possible (legally). When it comes to taxes, so many people fear the unknown
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The How of Business Podcast

Diane Gardner is guest starred on The How of Business Podcast with show hosts Henry Lopez and David Begin. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN  On this week’s show I share how I’m helping small business owners take full advantage of the tax laws. I share specific examples of how the recent changes to the tax law will impact your small business this year.  
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Dream Business Radio Podcast

Diane Gardner is guest starred on Dream Business Radio Podcast with show host Jim Palmer. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN  On this week’s show I am interviewed by Jim Palmer. I will be speaking at Dream Business Academy San Diego. Don’t miss this powerful interview.
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Women Entrepreneurs Radio Podcast

Diane Gardner is guest starred on Women Entrepreneurs Radio Podcast with show host Deb Bailey. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN  This episode I discuss the impact of the new tax law on your business. Do you understand the changes in the new tax law and how they will affect your business? Find out if your business will benefit from the new tax rates and deductions.          
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