I have a year and 3-month-old son. Some days he’s just a hellion. I mean, I love him, yes, but he is just draining. This only is about 10% of the time, the majority, he’s a fantastic kid. On Monday, he was in that 10%. And I was already having an off day. My own disposition and his desire to not be happy made for a very long day. The next day, at lunch with a friend, he asked if my perspective of my son’s mood depends on my own mood. I marinated on this while I swam that afternoon and realized he was right. If my son is trying, but I’m not in a bad mood, it’s really not that big of a deal.
Then, after I got out of the pool, I got a text from a client. He said a colleague had told him about a one-time capital gain exclusion for the sale of a business-making property and asked me if that was true. My first reaction (thankfully wasn’t texted), was “UGH! Why don’t all people just become tax experts! Everyone knows what is correct!” Thankfully, I remembered the chat earlier that day with my friend and had the realization: my client feels comfortable enough to contact me to ask a tax question. In September. That pertains to the current year. So, he can adequately plan for his taxes in 2019. And how awesome is that? So, instead of sending something I’d regret almost instantaneously, I took the time to look it up and gave him the proper response.
So, anyone! Tax questions – Bring them on!