IRS Service Levels to Continue Decline!

Due to heavy workload (like the ACA and late tax changes/extensions by Congress) and a significantly reduced budget the IRS will be cutting back on service levels again.  See the National Taxpayer Advocate annual report below.

National Tax Advocate's report criticizes IRS's planned reduction in taxpayers' service.

In her 2015 annual report to Congress, National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Nina Olson expresses concern that IRS may be on the verge of dramatically scaling back telephone and face-to-face service that it has historically provided to assist the nation's 150 million individual taxpayers and 11 million business entities comply with their tax obligations. In particular, she calls for IRS to release its “Future State” plan documents, provide additional detail about its anticipated impact on taxpayer service operations, and solicit public comments, and recommends that Congress conduct oversight hearings on IRS's plan. IR 2016-1

Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker was Number 6 for the Year!

WOW!!! 

One of the Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker shows was the 6th watched show for the year!! 

Not bad since this was broadcast in early October and we only had less than three months to air. 

Congrats to James Kerr and SuperGeeks!!

Aloha,

RB

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Hau'oli Makahiki Hou from ThinkTech!

Best wishes to you and yours as we move forward into 2016. We've got a lot planned for the coming new year and can't wait to share it with you.

Below are ThinkTech's 10 most viewed shows of 2015. Enjoy!

1. Asia in Review with Jay Fidell - In The Wake of Lee Kuan Yew. Watch

2. ThinkTech Asia with Jay Fidell - Disputes Over the South China Sea. Watch

3. Healthcare in Hawaii with Sen. Josh Green - Shared Responsibility: Hawaii and Micronesia. Watch

4. Life and the Law with Roy Kodani - The Law and Cultural Practice. Watch

5. Hawaii Sports Update with Paul “PJ” Jackson - The Law and Cultural Practice. Watch

6. Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker - The Future of Super Geeks. Watch

7. HI Growth at HTDC with Cindy Matsuki - Makai Ocean Engineering: Leaders in the OTEC and Submarine Cable Industries. Watch

8. Hawaii: State of Health with Jay Fidell - The Role of Public Nurses. Watch

9. Hawaii Sports Update with Paul “PJ” Jackson - Jiu-Jitsu For All! Watch

10. Center Stage with Donna Blanchard -From Samoa to Hawaii: Fata Simanu-Klutz and Jo Ramsey. Watch

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A Lawyer and CPA Story.

This is based on a true story.  Please enjoy……

 

A sharply dressed fast talking lawyer and a retired CPA senior citizen are sitting next to each other on a long flight to LA.

The lawyer is thinking that seniors are so dumb that he could get one over on them easily.

So, the lawyer asks if the senior would like to play a fun game.

The senior is tired and just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and tries to catch a few winks

The lawyer persists, saying that the game is a lot of fun..."I ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me only $5.00. Then you ask me one, and if I don't know the answer, I will pay you $500.00," he says.

This catches the senior's attention and, to keep the lawyer quiet, he agrees to play the game.

The lawyer asks the first question. "What's the distance from the Earth to the Moon?"

The senior doesn't say a word, but reaches into his pocket, pulls out a five-dollar bill, and hands it to the lawyer.

Now, it's the senior's turn. He asks the lawyer, "What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down with four?" He then takes a nap.

The lawyer uses his laptop to search all references he can find on the Net.

He sends E-mails to all the smart friends he knows; all to no avail. After an hour of searching, he finally gives up.

He wakes the senior and hands him $500.00. The senior pockets the $500.00 and goes right back to sleep.

The lawyer is going nuts not knowing the answer. He wakes the senior up and asks, "Well, so what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four?"

The senior reaches into his pocket, hands the lawyer $5.00, and goes back to sleep.