This website is the home of my blog and also showcases the books I've written.

-Anson Avery
About Me

Anson Avery

CPA and Author

I have been a Certified Public Accountant since March of 1968. I worked for other CPAs until I built my own practice, which has been in Spokane, Washington since 1980. Now I work as a CPA, write books, and teach classes and seminars. Every day as a CPA is fun and I'm always learning something new. My firm's system produces quality work & advice for our clients.

I have published 3 books & written a dozen more, including final drafts, movie scripts, and plays. I like each one, but as a Tax CPA I’m always busy with the work I love.

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Media Featuring Anson

Raining Money
Spokesman-Review
Effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
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2018 1040
KREM 2 News - Spokane
What to do if you can't afford to pay your taxes
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How the GOP's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will likely affect you
Pacific Northwest Inlander
How the GOP's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will likely affect you
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Longtime local accountant finds tax cuts will benefit middle class
Spokesman-Review
Longtime local accountant finds tax cuts will benefit middle class
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Tax season presents steeper learning curve
Spokane Journal of Business
Tax season presents steeper learning curve
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My Blog Posts

Gunfight at the Motorcycle Shop

I have always figured that I would never shoot anyone. I am not a soldier or policeman. I can shoot, and I am a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association (NRA). I own 30 or more rifles, shotguns and pistols. I have a concealed pistol permit that I have had for 30 years. I …

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Two Gun Tex’s Easy File System

As a business owner in the 21st Century, you will need to make the decision whether to keep physical (paper) or digital records. While we at Anson Avery, CPA, PLLC recommend that clients keep physical records, we understand that there are many ways to reliably keep one’s records digitally. Both methods, physical and digital, have …

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“Don’t Answer That Question!”

Instead give a “DEMUR.” What do folks do when someone asks them to answer an Attack Question? The old example was, “When did you quit beating your wife?” Those questions don’t have any correct factual answers, but there are good strategic answers to use, if you think quick enough. There are three excellent responses to …

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“One day they woke up to an IRS Tax Bill of $428,000!”

Wow, Kay & Ken, young parents of three stellar girls first watched their small real estate and construction business go broke, then in a nasty IRS Audit that followed their Divorce, they got a tax bill for $428,000! Talk about Bad News coming in 3s, this threatened to ruin their lives. The good marriage did …

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Tax Change of $419,000

Spokane Audit Department is SAD. SAD is my moniker for the IRS Audit Department of Spokane. There are many reasons for SAD to be sad in this Year 2019. The biggest reason is the subject of this paper. I have been dealing with IRS Audits since 1967, which was my second year in Public Accounting. …

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Bank Account Plan 2 B Safe

Always order the bank to do at least 4 things: 1. Have the bank statements end on the last day of the month. 2. Get a paper copy of each month’s statements. 3. Get a copy of the front & back of the checks that cleared the account. 4. Reconcile the statement to your checkbook …

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Featured Books

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Tax Tsunami
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Chicken Sh*T