Joseph S. Reisman is inundated this week with tax forms. Or is he? Source: Matteo.Mazzoni / Flickr

Telling Tips is a series of articles from local experts to help you save money, make better decisions and plan for a better future.

TELLING TIPS: Tax season is upon us and, as such, our venerated “Telling Tips” columnist, Joseph S. Reisman, is up to his eyeballs in tax forms taking a much-deserved day off from column-writing. As I have told Ned multiple times, I enjoy editing the weekly “Telling Tips” columns, not just because it barely needs any editing, but as someone who doesn’t get math at all, and whose encephalus is wired to better grasp English and history, I learn so much from them, week after week. Reisman’s also a pretty funny guy.

You may think to yourself, “Ohhhhhh (insert eye roll)… a column about taxes, and accounting — how exciting. Not.” Except, it really is. It took me no time to figure that out and, the upside is, I glean lots of important — surprise! — tips from it. Reisman has a wonderful way of distilling down complicated subjects that are traditionally boring, and making them not only palatable, but quite enjoyable. My circuits start smoking at the prospect of being faced with long division, or having to use decimal points, so for me to like reading about college tax credits, 401Ks, and IRAs, it’s kind of a big deal.

In honor of Joe’s day off, here are five — in my opinion — pretty great “Telling Tips” columns. Joseph S. Reisman’s Greatest Hits, if you will. Enjoy!

  1. Forget Taxes — The World Is Ending!
  2. How Much Do You Cost Your Employer?
  3. The Coming Budget Battle And Tax Changes
  4. The Accountant: What Makes A Good One?
  5. When You Owe The IRS…

Joseph Reisman, of Joseph S. Reisman & Associates, has been serving tax prep and business accounting expertise from his Coney Island Avenue office for more than 25 years. Check out the firm’s website.

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