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Berkeleyside: Ask Me Anything on Taxes
March 18th, 2013
by Lance Knobel
Berkeleyside
On Tuesday, Berkeleyside will kickstart a new occasional series called “Ask Me Anything Live” (blatantly borrowed from the popular Reddit forum).

"Ask Me Anything Live" is one hour of free guidance for you, our readers, offered by a local expert.

First up — online to answer your tax questions from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday — is Hank Levy of Henry C. Levy & Company on College Avenue. (It’s tax season, you remember that right?)

Here’s how it works: A little before 11 a.m. Tuesday, we'll publish our Ask Me Anything post on tax. It’s up to you, our readers, to weigh in on the comments, posing questions for Hank. Maybe you want to know about changes to the tax code that matter on this year's returns? Trapped by the AMT Wondering if you can really deduct that blowout meal at Chez Panisse because you answered a text from your office? Hank will come online at 11 a.m. to answer your questions in real time in the comments section.

In future weeks, we hope to bring you more answers from specialists, be it lawyers, interior designers, realtors, dog groomers, therapists, contractors or landscapers. Let us know in the comments what experts you would like to hear from. (You can also share your ideas on our Ask Me Anything Live Facebook page.)

Hank Levy has been working in public and private accounting since 1984. His areas of knowledge include tax compliance and tax research and planning, litigation consulting services, business valuations, employee benefit consulting, business consulting, financial statement analysis of private and public entities, and political campaign financial reporting.

Visit the Henry C. Levy & Company website for more information about our first “Ask Me Anything Live” expert — and jot down your questions so you’re ready for Tuesday!

If you’re a local expert who would like to be a host sponsor an Ask Me Anything Live session on Berkeleyside, get in touch with Wendy Cohen at wendy@berkeleyside.com.