A Few Changes Coming to the Website

Now that tax season is over, a  few things will be changing on this website. For those who care, here’s a summary:

No More “Ask Jason” Segments

“Ask Jason” had a nice run, but I am retiring it, effective with the April 13th edition. There are better websites out there for Q & A from web visitors. Such websites include www.taxmama.com and Tax Girl.

New Name to Blog

People sometimes ask where the name “Dinesen Tax Times” came from. I wish it was a dramatic story, but alas, it has humble beginnings.

In 2009, when my firm was in its infancy, I decided to publish a newsletter for my clients. My wife helped with the layout and design and we self-published it. (I only had 3 clients in 2009, so “publishing” wasn’t too difficult of a task.)

The name we came up with for this little newsletter was “Dinesen Tax Times.” When I launched my first website — a hideous, self-designed free Google website — I carried over the  name.

But now it’s time to change the name on the website to something else. I don’t know what I will change it to, yet. Perhaps something boring like “The Jason Dinesen Tax Blog.” I don’t know yet.

I want to make this change so that web visitors more clearly understand that this is not an online newspaper and I am not a journalist who they should e-mail with their life story about why the receipt of a 1099-K is such a hardship. I want it to be clear that I am a practicing accountant.

Slightly Different Content Focus

The type and tone of the content will be changing, although not in a huge way. You will find less of the “how-to” stories and more stories dealing with my specialties. You already get a flavor of that with my stories every Monday about gay marriage and taxes. I have also been asked to provide more commentary, so expect an uptick in me giving my opinions.

Thanks to everyone who visits my site. If you have a particular topic you would like me to blog about, feel free to contact me.