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Keith Taxguy, EA

Keith started his tax practice in 1982 and went full-time in 1989. An enrolled agent (licensed tax professional) since 1992, Keith has focuses on helping businesses and individuals pay the least amount of tax allowed by law.

Should I Find a New Accountant?

Level of expertise: No single accounting or tax professional can know everything in the field. Sometimes they need to call in a specialist or tag-team with another professional to perform their duties at the highest level. This is not incompetence; it is professional responsibility. If you have a complex issue, do not feel bad if your accountant needs help on that project. For the record, I often consult other professionals when writing posts for this blog. It is often a reason why I don’t publish more. I like to cover as many bases as possible.

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Worthless Crypto Tax Deduction

When a cryptocurrency becomes worthless it isn’t treated the same as a worthless security on a tax return. As an asset, it needs to be sold before a loss is allowed. There are two ways you can get a tax deduction for worthless and nearly worthless crypto. We will discuss both methods (sale of asset and abandonment) below and the associated risks.

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Is Ryan Holiday the Real Deal?

Multiple New York Times bestselling author, Ryan Holiday, is hard to miss. He brought Stoicism front and center with his books, Daily Stoic and Daily Dad emails. But is Ryan Holiday the real deal? Does he walk the talk? Does he live what he preaches? Does he practice the principles he teaches when interacting with the public? In private? And for some strange reason, people want to know Ryan Holiday’s net worth.

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Why You Don’t Want to Go Back in Time and Do It Over Again

Owen Flanagan was on a quest to understand what it takes to live a good life. As he prepared an essay for the book How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy he tells the story of when he interviewed the Dalai Lama. Knowing that Buddhists consider resentment and anger as very bad, he asked the Dalai Lama if it would be wrong to want to go back in time and kill Hitler.

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