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Tax Insight: For Tax Year 2013 and Beyond, Second Edition by M. Casey Murdock

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Introduction

Blackberries and Taxes: The Harvest Is Sweet

Picking wild blackberries is one of my family’s favorite pastimes. In fact, blackberry season was at its peak in our area when I first had the inspiration for this book. One morning we were up early, picking to our hearts’ content in a large blackberry patch near our home. As I was picking, I realized that the reason I love harvesting blackberries is very similar to the reason I love tax planning. Laugh if you will, but I think the same part of my brain is intrigued by both activities. For those who are not seasoned berry pickers, let me describe the experience.

Blackberry Picking

Wild blackberries are brambly, thorny plants. They emerge from long canes that reach in every direction and ...

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