The final draft of the updated 2020 Form W-4 is slated to grace HR desks all over the US in November.  Considering the Tax Cuts and Job Acts, it would make sense to have a new form.  I understand that, but why does the IRS have to go and make it so complicated? The IRS… Read More

I am vastly confused by popular culture. One of my little cousins is strangely obsessed with the Korean boy band, BTS . They are a fairly innocuous, synthesized, rather non-threatening group of dancing young men.  Naturally, the band consists of the dangerous one, the smart one and the sensitive one.  There are a few others… Read More

By the time I was six years old, my parents – having been good parents – had drilled it into my skull that I could grow up to be anything I wanted.  They had faith in me and, I imagine, were suffering delusions of med school, the bar exam, perhaps a Mercedes Benz in the… Read More

It is beginning to be that time of year when Bourke Accounting has a lot of  social functions (parties, seminars, conferences) and everyone likes to hug….or seems to at at least. And there have been some really awkward hugs…like the kiss that never worked out well. I remember once I dated this girl (in high… Read More

At Bourke Accounting, we have monthly team events with our employees where we visit a client’s restaurant, fitness gym, painting store etc and have events at those locations. “Team Building” is the correct term. And at each event there is usually a contest of some sort with a prize of $50.00. This last month we… Read More

This past summer our office air conditioner has been on the fritz and the majority of our (individual) offices have large windows so you can imagine how hot our offices get. I have noticed some of the bookkeepers are crankier than normal. Luckily our conference room is in the back of our office suite and is… Read More

The other day I was standing in line at the grocery store in the 15 items or less line and it was moving very slowly. I assumed it was just my impatience (as I am from New York, and we New Yorkers have “that” reputation) until the lady in front of me said “geeeeez, he’s… Read More

Summer is slowly coming to an end, kids are beginning to go back to school, and the vacations are over. Do not worry friends as it is not all gloom and doom for a few different reasons. Reason #1 is football is back! And reason #2 is the Kentucky State Fair begins this week! You may… Read More

Monday’s is generally the most stressful day at a tax & accounting firm. Bourke’s founder, Tim, always says all kinds of shit happens on Mondays… I always laughed at that but then noticed that there were more phone calls, more mail and the computers were always “Monday slow.” But what I always do, “when all… Read More

Never heard  of a “shower beer?” A quick online search will show you just how passionately some people feel about hitting the showers with a can of their favorite adult soda. Or you could just try one for yourself – we’ll wait. There, wasn’t that great? Now, let’s dig into the science of why drinking… Read More