The Holidays get hectic

This time of year gets crazy for everyone – between family gatherings, holiday parties, other activities… you never really get to sit still for more than a few minutes. And then there is yearend tax accounting, and realizing that if you don’t spend a bunch of money on equipment, you get to mail an even fatter check to the IRS. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

With capital equipment, the last couple weeks of the year get pretty crazy as people try to take advantage of tax benefits by adding and upgrading equipment. Not complaining, I hate to give Uncle Sam a penny more than I have to. Most of us probably wouldn’t have an issue with tax time if the government were as good with our money as we have to be, but they are not. And it really doesn’t matter which party you run with, they all like to spend like there is no tomorrow.

I have to say that I am looking forward to the new tax bill taking affect – a little more jingle in all our pockets – and for business owners, a massive improvement, leaving even more money for growth, be it employees or equipment. But I digress, my wife keeps telling me that the world isn’t about politics – unfortunately, politics has a huge impact on our world.

So, I am a little late in wishing you a Merry Christmas – but I hope it was a great one – and a very Happy New Year to you! While time seems to move so much faster this time of year, take time to count your blessings… and keep some of your hard earned money away from Washington!

Here’s to a very happy and prosperous 2018! May we all enjoy the blessings!

Bryndon O’Hara
Sales & Service
Wood Beaver Forestry