Last Post.

May 26th, 2017 by Joe Kristan

As I posted yesterday, Roth & Company is joining Eide Bailly. The move of our practice to the new firm leaves the Tax Update without its historical reason for being, so this will be the last post here. The blog will go dark with the rest of the Roth & Company site ahead of the June 26 effective date of Eide Bailly move.

Since I started blogging here around 2002 , I have had a great time. As we begin a new adventure, I will need to spend extra time working to make our transition successful, so it’s time to bring the Tax Update to a close.

The Eide Bailly people have talked to me about working on their tax communication efforts. I’m excited about the possibilities for the EideBailly.com tax pages.

My favorite work here was on the enactment of the misbegotten Iowa Film Tax Credit Program and its collapse in scandal. I have also enjoyed pushing for Iowa tax reform, which may actually happen next year. I’ve made many virtual friends in the tax blogging world. The TaxProf, Paul Caron, is a great resource and a good guy. I have enjoyed Peter Reilly’s kind references and blog conversations.  Caleb Newquist at Going Concern continues to crack me up. Robert D. Flach was posting from the beginning, and he shows no signs of stopping. Kay Bell, Kelly Phillips Erb, Jim Maule, Jason Dinesen, and Russ Fox are among the old blog friends who I will keep reading faithfully.

Thanks to Kathy Morrison, Teresa Boal, and everyone else at Roth & Company for their help and support. There are many others who have been great help, and my apologies for not mentioning you all by name. And thanks especially to all of you who have read the Tax Update over the years.

I learned a lot about taxes, and about more important things. The best lesson I learned came from a post about a man arrested for an especially comical tax-related violation. Two years later I got a call from his wife. She apologetically asked if I could take the post down. Her husband was getting out of prison, and she didn’t want to have this reminder on the net as he tried to put his life back together. I did, of course. I have felt bad ever since for making fun of the man’s troubles, and I have tried to be more kind.

See you down the road.

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