Edward Mendlowitz, CPA, is a partner at WithumSmith+Brown PC CPAs. He has frequently been named to Accounting Today's list of the Top 100 Influential People, and is the author or co-author of 24 books, including “How to Review Tax Returns” and “Managing Your Tax Season.” He also writes a twice-a-week blog addressing issues that clients have at www.partners-network.com along with the Pay-Less-Tax Man blog for Bottom Line. He is an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Fairleigh Dickinson University, teaching end user applications of financial statements. Art of Accounting is a continuing series where he shares autobiographical experiences with tips that he hopes can be adopted by his colleagues. He welcomes practice management questions and can be reached at (732) 743-4582 or firstname.lastname@example.org.