In the 5+ years I’ve written this blog, I’ve never had a guest post (at least not one that I can remember). This isn’t a coincidence — it’s because my approach to blogging is that you probably read my site because you want to read what I have to say, and not because you’d like a stranger’s perspective on travel (there are forums for that) or want to see how much an English major can fluff up my writing (though I realize at times I’m in dire need of an editor!). Certainly nothing against blogs that do take that approach, but it just isn’t my style, because I figure you guys ain’t got no time for that. On a mildly unrelated note, has everyone seen Sweet Brown’s new commercial endorsement? How awesome is that?
Anyway, with that out of the way, it is tax season and a friend of mine is a tax attorney and CPA, and he offered to write a series about how to make travel less taxing (get it? har har…). The reality is that I’ve found myself asking him dozens of travel related tax questions, and since I assume a vast majority of you travel at least semi-frequently for work, I hope others can benefit from his insight as well. Hell, sometimes I even get questions on the blog asking me for tax advice, and I’m probably the least qualified person out there to ask, so hopefully Scott will be able to answer all your questions over the coming weeks.
He’ll be writing an eight part series, which will be published every Tuesday morning. The last post will be titled “Ask Scott,” so you can get answers to any questions not covered in the series.
In the interest of full disclosure there’s no money changing hands with these posts — I’m not paying him to write them, and he’s not paying for me to feature them on the blog. My hope is that it’s mutually beneficial, and that he can decode the Gibberish which is the US tax code for us as far as travel goes.
Stay tuned till 10AM eastern tomorrow for the first post! And while I’m learning from other blogs, stay tuned for next week’s trip report, in which I’ll appear in every picture!