Busy season comes to an end!

I celebrated the end of accountants’ busy season last night with our firm’s annual “tax party”, which was held at a local watering hole and we had an entire section reserved for us. Free drinks and free food, it was a heck of a night. Great way to celebrate a job well done from JanuaryContinue reading “Busy season comes to an end!”

First day of trading for Corel on the Nasdaq

Corel began trading on the Nasdaq Wednesday, April 26 and finished down 2.1% from its IPO price of $16 per share. Corel was bought by Vector Capital in 2003, which took it private before offering it publicly again recently. They own 72% after the recent offering. Corel makes CorelDraw and WordPerfect of course (now calledContinue reading “First day of trading for Corel on the Nasdaq”

The ideal tax system

“The ideal tax system … is neutral to business activity. In such an ideal system, individuals and businesses would base their economic decisions solely on the merits of the transactions, without regard to tax implications. In reality, tax-induced economic distortions are a fact of life, and a more realistic goal is to maximize the occasionsContinue reading “The ideal tax system”

The Dell-Alienware deal, a few weeks later

Dell bought Alienware because they needed to get into the high-end market in a big way. They have given up on trying to crack the market with the Dell brand, which has never been cool and apparently never will be. Established in 1996 and based in Miami, Florida, Alienware has built their reputation as aContinue reading “The Dell-Alienware deal, a few weeks later”