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Jim Wilson - Taxing Matters

Social Security: What You Do Not Know Can Be Disastrous

Perhaps it is my age, 70, that makes me so cognizant of Social Security benefits (SSA).  Or maybe, it is because some of my schoolmates and close life-long friends are…

State Rep. Bo Mitchell (L) looks on as House Democratic Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh     (center) speaks at Nashville's progressive L Club. Political powerbroker Bill Freeman (R) introduced Fitzhugh, urging him to announce his 2018 run for governor.

2018 state-wide races attract new candidates; Alan Shuptrine exhibit opens

Gov. Fitzhugh:  Influential Democrat Bill Freeman has picked House Democratic Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh for governor in 2018 — should Fitzhugh decide to run. Fitzhugh won the Davidson Democrats’ Jackson…

Dru

Launching business careers, Old Hollywood fundraiser

Launching business careers, Old Hollywood fundraiser Launching Careers: Tired of your adult kids “finding themselves” while still living in your basement? Has Profes- sor Bart Liddle got the program for…

Larrys Home Page Lawrence M Lipman

Brighten the Bathroom

Like the kitchen, bathrooms are driving factors in the sale of a home. Buyers want a spa-like room that is fresh, spacious and reminds them of their recent stay at…

Jim Wilson - Taxing Matters

Business or Hobby? It depends.

What is the difference between a business and a hobby?  Sometimes, it is very difficult to make the judgment. IRS Publication 575 defines the difference. Millions of people enjoy hobbies…

(l-r) Master of Ceremonies John Young with TNRHoF inductee Lin Folk and directors Paul Tinkle and Chip Chapman.

Broadcaster Lin Folk Inducted into Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame

Radio Hall of Fame: Lin Folk was among the first voices heard in the ’60s when WPLN-FM, Nashville’s public radio station, went on the air. Folk, who recently celebrated her…

Taxing Matters Jim Wilson CPA

Did Tax Filing Season Leave You With Unpaid Tax Debt?

This article assumes you have filed a tax return and there remains an unpaid balance of tax debt. However, as a “word to the wise,” to those who have not…

Belle Meade Police Officers (l-r) Keith Samol and Wes Baker were honored recently along with Police Chief Tim Eads at St. George's Episcopal Church. Looking on behind them are church members Lucious Carroll and Sue Claxton.	    - photo by Dru Smith

Officers honored and a Councilman seeks interim judgeship

Interim Judge: Metro Councilman Sam Coleman (33) joined Metro insiders enjoying the biscuits and gravy at John A’s recent political breakfast. Coleman is seeking a May 16 Council appointment as…

Horace Johns Metro State Commentary

Trump, seeking budget cut votes, is unclear on the details

Last week, President Trump outlined his proposed tax plan which has the potential both to jump-start economic growth and ease the burden on middle-class taxpayers. Coinciding with his first 100…

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Granny White sighting in Belle Meade

Granny White: “There really was a Granny White,” according to local performance artist Elizabeth Corker. She appeared costumed from bonnet to pipe at a St. George’s Episcopal Church Prime Time…