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Out with the old tax season, in with the new

It's the last weekend before tax season ends, and a lot of us are already thinking ahead, particularly because the whole tax system is going to change. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law in December 2017 will apply to our tax filing for 2018, but accountants are already fielding questions from clients about it. We checked in with accountants around the country about it.

Does the new tax law apply yet?

Clients are asking questions about whether the new tax law applies to the taxes filed this year or next, partly because the media has been covering the new tax provisions extensively — and confusing people.

"We're getting a lot of clients coming in here, and they're surprised that all of this press and all of these changes doesn't affect them for the year that they're filing at that time," said Rachel Moncure, managing director at Ross & Moncure in Alexandria, Virginia. 

Brian Thompson from Little Rock, Arkansas, said his clients "have sat in my office and said they've heard so many different stories in the media that they don't know whether their taxes are going up or down.

Bangert: After 34 years, Randy Brist's farewell playlist at Jeff-92


This weekend, many WJEF alumni will be in town for an open house for Brist, who oversaw student-run morning shows, sports broadcasts and an automation project that kept Jeff-92’s oldies format – one that students tease on-air as being songs from before their parents were born – going around the clock. Monkeys, or no monkeys.

Question: What was on the air at WJEF when you took it over? Give me a five- or six-song playlist from that first day?

Randy Brist: The official format of WJEF in August of 1984 was M.O.R., which stands for Middle of the Road.  Aside from a few Carpenters songs, most music was of the Muzak variety.  Instrumental versions – think Boston Pops – of popular songs.  I do remember these songs – but not by the original artists: “My Way,” “Let It Be,” “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever” and “Unforgettable.”  There was also quite a bit of big band music – think Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman. Another less-flattering name for this kind of music was “elevator music.” There was also quite a bit of soft jazz played in addition to an old-time radio program every day of the week at noon.