Monday, April 12, 2010

Tax Time Again, Bah humbug

It's that time of year again and I don't mind saying I hate it!

I've spent the last few days buried in paperwork to get my taxes filed on time. I tend to wait till the last moment because I really hate the work involved each year.

We need a simplified tax code!

Congress still has not changed the new policy for estate taxes this year and many of my clients are sweating that most of their assets are in real estate and stocks and if they were to pass away thier families would be subject to estate tax because of the non-step up in basis currently in force.

Not to mention I got my new health care rates and they went up by 16% and the benefites are decreased! These insurance companies are out of control and it seems they can run rampant until at least 2014 when the new law takes effect.

If I sound a little cranky it's because I am. This too shall pass.

Paula Straub