Welcome to the start of a new decade.
2020 is perfect for a feature on numbers. Not only is there its wonderful symmetry, but the obvious optical connotation is perfect for a look at tax-related numbers.
In fact, I even saw my way (see what I did there?) to getting a head start on the annual By the Numbers tabulating. The first numerical feature of this new year was posted on the first Friday of 2020 instead of the usual weekend day.
But that didn't stop another figure (actually figures) from getting recognized on schedule when the weekend rolled around.
Heck, at this rate, 2020 could be a momentous year for numbers from many and varied perspectives!
What remains the same, this 10th year of the ol' blog's numerical tradition is that the figures are more than just those we enter on our 1040s every year.
In keeping with the numeric posts of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, the selected digits each week[end] will range from tax rate percentages to dollar amounts to titles of tax legislation to raw numbers and much, much more.
Basically, I'll choose any and every thing that can be counted in even a remote tax way as a figure to be featured each week.
Also as in past years, I'll try to get the relevant figures up each weekend, usually on Sunday. But sometimes stuff happens, meaning the featured By the Number figure goes up a bit later.
Or if I run across some noteworthy numerals that deserve posting before the weekend, then By the Numbers will be posted before or in addition to the expected publication date, like this year.
Regardless of the timing, you can always find a link to the new number on the ol' blog's home page under the multicolored numbers box (pictured on this page, too!), as well as on the year's special By the Numbers page. The newest post each week will go at the top of the list.
So welcome 2020. Let's make you count!
- Jan. 15
Final annual estimated tax payment due Jan. 15 (Jan. 12, 2020)
- 31 and 1
Babies' birthdays determine tax year tax breaks (Jan. 5, 2020)
Mortgage relief scammers hit with $18.5 million judgment (Jan. 3, 2020)