Hank Levy will be online to answer your tax questions on Tuesday March 19 11am-12pm

This time next week — at precisely 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19 — 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 to 12 noon next 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: At 11 a.m. next 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? In real time, Hank will do his best to answer you questions or point you in the right direction for further advice.

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 the 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 next 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.

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