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About the creator of Fun with Taxes

Gail Perry is a licensed CPA, financial journalist, author, speaker, and instructor. Gail prides herself on her ability to present technical subjects in plain English. Gail is the Editor-in-Chief at AccountingWEB, the online daily news magazine for members of the tax and accounting community, with a subscriber base of 56,000 and estimated readership of well over 100,000 unique readers per month. Gail is a former senior tax accountant with the Big Four accounting firm, Deloitte, where she provided tax planning services and financial advice to individuals and small businesses. She continues to maintain a tax and financial consulting practice.


An accomplished free-lance writer, Gail is the author of 30 books on various aspects of personal finance, taxation, and financial software. Her titles include, Surviving Financial Downsizing: A Practical Guide to Living Well on Less Income (Adams Media), QuickBooks on Demand (Que), Excel 2007 Macros Made Easy (McGraw Hill), The Complete Idiot's Guide to Doing Your Income Taxes (Alpha/MacMillan), and TurboTax for Dummies (IDG Books – now John Wiley & Sons). She has also written hundreds of articles for newspapers, magazines, and financial Web sites, she was a contributing editor for Accounting Today magazine for five years, and she was a weekly tax columnist for five years for the Indianapolis Star and Indianapolis News daily newspapers.


Gail spent 10 years as a classroom instructor for the Indiana CPA Society and a former college accounting instructor and has led many live webcasts covering various financial issues.


Gail has been a guest on Fox television's "Good Morning New York," Bloomberg Business News's "Bloomberg Forum," WOR Radio's syndicated program, "Manage Your Money With the Dolan's," as well as dozens of radio shows across the country. She has been an official spokesperson for TurboTax tax preparation software and has been the editor of on-screen text for that program, ensuring that the interview questions presented in the program are easily understandable to people without a financial background.


Two new books by Gail Perry now available - purchase them here!

Mint.com For Dummies helps you get your daily finances in mint condition! This book will;

  • Introduce you to Mint.com, the free personal online finance management service that helps you set up and track your day-to-day finances

  • Walk you through the steps for creating a budget based on your current spending habits or creating a budget with goals in mind (saving for a new home or car, paying off college loans early, having a comfortable retirement, etc.)

  • Tell you everything you need to do to track bank, credit card, investments, loan transactions and manage your bills

  • Show you how to import and export tax information from Mint.com, including the tax software packages that make it the easiest

  • And it Includes handy checklists, expert tips, invaluable advice, and helpful warnings throughout.

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QuickBooks 2010 On Demand

is a task-based reference book, designed to appeal to the QuickBooks user who wants the answer to questions in a hurry. The book is highly visual, with screen shots and callouts describing each step of particular tasks. Accompanying the task steps are cross-references to related sections of the book, tips and short cuts, introductory text, and sidebars that expand on more technical areas of the program. You’ll find this is an indispensable resource.

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