Here's something to ponder: All 50 states regulate hair dressers, but only four — California, Oregon, Maryland and New York — regulate tax preparers.“The consequences of a bad tax return are much more serious than a bad haircut,” said Chi Chi Wu, staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC).Your tax return is probably the single most important financial document in your life.
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I am honored to be included on the list of Accounting Today's 100 Most Influential People in Tax and Accounting for the ninth year in a row: Caron once stood out as one of the few serious tax bloggers out there; now that there are a lot more tax blogs...
10 Things Pension Plans Won't Tell You
Last Updated: Sept 13, 2011 9:55 a.m. ET Share By Not long ago, many jobs came with a pension -- monthly checks paid upon retirement for the rest of an employee's life. But nowadays, workers frequently switch jobs and companies are struggling to cut costs, and the generous defined-benefit plan, or classic pension, is increasingly being replaced by defined-contribution plans like the 401(k), which employees pay into. In 1975, 62 percent of private-sector workers participated solely in a defined-benefit plan; in 2009, only 7 percent did, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute. But many wonder whether defined-contribution plans are an adequate substitute. "They don't provide near the level of retirement security that traditional defined-benefit plans…