Now, don’t let the haircut fool you, Al was one sharp dude. After all, this is the man who gave the world E=mc², the theory of relativity, and an awesomely ironic name to call your wife when she pushes on a door clearly marked “Pull.” * If he can’t figure out whether he’s entitled to a charitable contribution deduction, what chance do the rest of us have?
A pretty good one, actually. Because while Einstein had plenty going for him, one thing he lacked was access to the internet, and the web — in the right hands — has a remarkable ability to boil 4,212 pages of Internal Revenue Code down into something a bit more manageable.
If this blog were to have a mission statement, it would be to help one man with an unkempt ‘do and a family recipe for delicious bagels garner a little better understanding of the many nuances of tax law. We’d like to think that if Einstein were still with us, he’d stop by this site, digest our discussions of court decisions, rulings, and law changes, ruminate on our tips and commentary, and leave here a better, wiser man; one capable of filling out Schedule D without a hint of trepidation.