IRS Flowers, DC, M. Gustafson Gervasi, 2013
And since the focus of my writing is education on the issues of illness, death and taxes for the middle class, I offer you a link to a very useful article. The 11 things you pay tax on that might surprise you. Educational fees surprised a client of mine this past week; they are tax free if paid to the institution only. Paying kids directly, for fees they paid a decade ago does not count. And number 2 is one I see far too often, people add loved ones to the deed of a home or a bank account, and bam, they've made a gift. Often a taxable gift.
Read, question, read more. Taxes are not easy, but they are a part of life. So stop, enjoy the flowers and find something uplifting on this day, a heavy day for many.