IRS Proposes Nonprofits Collect Social Security Numbers from Donors

As a CPA, I’ve seen a huge increase in the number of clients affected by identity theft. One of the main ways to guard against identity theft is to avoid giving out your social security number. That’s why I’m confounded by the IRS’s latest proposal suggesting that nonprofit organizations start collecting social security numbers from donors.


Today you can find me here talking about why nonprofit organizations are pushing back against this proposal.

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Throw a Party, Catch a Tax Deduction

If you’ve ever considered throwing a fundraiser in your home for your favorite charity, there are a few things to keep in mind if you want to be able to claim a tax deduction.


Today you can find me here discussing the rules you’ll need to follow in order to take expenses of the party as a tax deduction.

Take a Cult Classic Movie-Inspired Road Trip

I love a road trip and I love a cult classic movie. The Big Lebowski and Kingpin are a couple of my favorites. Parachute by Mapquest recently asked me to come up with an offbeat travel topic and I thought it would be fun to take a road trip that visited several filming locations for my favorite cult classic movies. This road trip would start in San Diego, wind through California, Nevada, and Oregon, ending up in Astoria, Oregon. I’m ready to hit the road!

Road Trip

Today you can find me here sharing my dream road trip.