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Thanking people for doing their job.

This week I traveled to Australia to speak at a conference. On my flight from Sydney to Perth, I was pulled aside for additional screening for explosives. The agent passed a wand over my luggage, my shoes and my hands. He then put the wand into a reader before he let me go. I thanked him for doing his job and went on my way.

On my return flight, I was again “selected” for additional screening and went through the process again. I made a point to thank the agent for doing his job.

Many people would feel inconvenienced for being pulled aside for additional screening. However, these people are only doing their job. They are asked to pick travelers at random and check them for explosives. Did I enjoy the process? No . Did I appreciate the delay? No . However, I did appreciate the fact that these people were helping to keep us all safe by looking for potential explosive material. Continue reading

All taxpayers will file using 2018 Form 1040; Forms 1040A and 1040EZ no longer available

As the April filing deadline approaches, IRS reminds taxpayers that Form 1040 has been redesigned for tax year 2018. The revised form consolidates Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040-EZ into one form that all individual taxpayers will use to file their 2018 federal income tax return.

Forms 1040-A and 1040-EZ are no longer available to file 2018 taxes. Taxpayers who used one of these forms in the past will now file Form 1040. Some forms and publications released in 2017 or early 2018 may still have references to Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Taxpayers should disregard these references and refer to the Form 1040 instructions for more information. Continue reading

A little history….

March is Women’s History Month, so I thought this blog should be about the history of the Women In Trucking Association through my experience as the founder. I am repeatedly asked the question of why I started the organization, so here is my story.

First, I’ll go back many years to “set the stage.”  I was one of the lucky people whose mom told me I could do anything I wanted, and there were no “girl” careers. She encouraged me when I took shop class instead of home ick (okay, home ec).  I learned woodworking, welding, drafting and auto mechanics.  Continue reading

June 15 tax filing deadline approaches for taxpayers living and working abroad; Check withholding for 2018

From IRS Issue ( Issue Number: IR-2018-135) about June 15 Deadline for those who were away/out of the country during the April 15th deadline. More information on the tax rules that apply to U.S. citizens and resident aliens living abroad can be found in Publication 54, 

IRS reminds taxpayers who are living and working outside the United States that the deadline to file their 2017 federal income tax return is Friday, June 15. The special deadline is available to both U.S. citizens and resident aliens abroad, including those with dual citizenship. An extension of time is available for those who cannot meet the June 15 deadline.


The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers living and working out of the country that they must file their 2017 federal income tax return by Friday, June 15.

The special June 15 deadline is available to both U.S. citizens and resident aliens abroad, including those with dual citizenship. An extension of time is available for those who cannot meet it.  

Some key points to keep in mind:  Continue reading