It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours – Harry S. Truman Since I’ve started working for Bourke Accounting, I’ve learned new things; I’m not ready to complete your corporate tax return, but I’ve absorbed some information. Because of this, I was embarrassed that I couldn’t definitively… Read More

Sick days are no fun (legitimate ones, anyway): moping around the house, feeling awful and, maybe for extra happy awesome time, spending a few hours in the doctor’s office. And then there’s the added bonuses of lost money and guilt for having co-workers take up the slack. Sick days are no fun. If you think… Read More

Have you ever started your day by stepping in dog poop on the way to the bathroom (but Fluffy is housebroken!)? Maybe you fought with your significant other, got yelled at by the boss and had your co-worker insult your new pants. In short, have you ever had a bad day? Did you ever consider… Read More

We have to read two sections of the Bourke Accounting Book Club selection, Jen Sincero’s, “You Are a Bada*s” by Wednesday. I haven’t read it yet. The book is sitting on my table. I walk by it every day and promise: I’ll read it when I get home. Annnd then, when I get home, I… Read More

Does the idea of Valentine’s Day fill you with wonder and anticipation? Have you been planning an elaborate spectacle for the last six months to prove your love? Perhaps you’re intending to propose to your intended. If that’s the case, the “Proposal of the Century Package” at the Langham Huntington in California is just the… Read More

Me: I am the receptionist/blogger extraordinaire at Bourke Accounting and I have to be peppy         for my job. I need to deduct my Red Bull. Taxman: No. Me: Awwww (kicking rocks). Obviously, I can’t deduct my energy drinks. After the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it wouldn’t make much sense anyway,… Read More

  Between pedestrian-killing, self-driving Ubers, weird things that Amazon’s Alexa is known to say and robot cops that tell people to go away when a crime is reported (and then sing a little song), there are still a few kinks to work out with automation. For example, the New York City subway once employed booth… Read More

I once had a boss who berated me in a meeting for writing purchase orders wrong. When I pointed out that I, in fact, didn’t write purchase orders, he warned me to do it right the next time. While I was working in HR, there was a woman who called out sick at least 4… Read More

This is my first tax season with Bourke Accounting, but it isn’t my first year working for accountants. I’ve done this before back in good ol’ NYC and I can only hope Kentuckians are more patient than New Yorkers regarding their tax refunds. Literally, one day after filing, the calls poured in: Where is my… Read More

Last year, your cousin’s ex-wife’s gardener’s brother’s dog-walker prepared your tax return. And…it didn’t quite turn out the way you were expecting. Perhaps your cousin’s ex-wife’s gardener’s, etc. accidentally added another zero to your charitable donations. Perhaps he/she forgot to include that $15,000 1099 income. Either way, the IRS would now like to have a… Read More