Friday, October 2, 2015

Walk It Off.

The Starry Night 8.5K walk/run supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s efforts to help kids fighting one of the deadliest forms of childhood cancer.
Why 8.5K? Because more than 28,000 kids in the United States are living with a brain tumor. One step for each of these Stars equals 8.5K.
  • 6 years before he came into our lives.
  • 3 visits to the ER before we knew there was more to his kid-'clumsiness'.
  • Several weeks in the Constant Care Unit.
  • MRIs every month, then every 3, then every 6, now annually.
  • But our love for him is immeasurable. 
We are walking in support for all those touched by pediatric brain tumors. Please help us in honor of those children, families, medical teams that face this challenge.

Thank you.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Review of Notable Sales & Use Tax Developments

Wolters Kluwer Senior State Tax Analyst Bernita Ferdinand discusses a variety of sales tax developments that happened throughout 2015, including cloud transactions, nexus, OTC legislation and litigation, and more.

 Review of Notable Sales & Use Tax Developments

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

“Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Who said it first?

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
— Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, 1789

"Things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believed."
— Daniel Defoe, in The Political History of the Devil, 1726

Death and Taxes, they are certain,”  
— Edward Ward, The Dancing Devils, 1724

Tis impossible to be sure of anything but Death and Taxes,” 
— Christopher Bullock, The Cobler of Preston, 1716

The Yale Book of Quotations

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Where did the term ‘Loophole’ originate?

SOURCE: Wikimedia

There are a number of theories as to how ‘loophole’ came into our vocabulary:

  • From the Dutch word ‘liupen’ meaning ‘to peer’ or ‘loopgat’ from the word ‘loopen’ which means ‘to run’.
  • In the Middle Ages, there were slit-like windows in castles called loopholes, which were a vertical slit or opening in the wall, allowing a defender to look out or shoot arrows while protected.

It currently takes the meaning of an omission or ambiguity in which one use as a means of escape or exploit or benefit from a situation.

The term used as a ‘technicality that allows evasion was first used by poet Andrew Marvell in 1663.


Service Dog.

SOURCE: Conde Nast

Friday, September 18, 2015