Looking back to 2015

Looking back to 2015

We look forward not back 

Does your accountant seem obsessed with last year? If you want to legally pay less in taxes, you need a professional who looks forward. Relax Tax helps our clients focus on planning for a better future, and not the past. If we want to look back at anything, we thought it might be fun let our blog look back at what we learned in the last 50 plus years. You can get a FREE COPY of the entire guide at back.relaxtax.com. Now lets take a look at 2015.

2015 Big News Story

Supreme Court Rules on Same Sex Marriage

 States cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions, the Supreme Court says in a ruling that for months has been the focus of speculation. The decision was 5-4.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, seen as a pivotal swing vote in the case, wrote the majority opinion. All four justices who voted against the ruling wrote their own dissenting opinions: Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

"They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law," Kennedy wrote of same-sex couples in the case. "The Constitution grants them that right."

Comparing the ruling to other landmark decisions, NPR's Nina Totenberg says, "This is probably right up there with Brown v. Board of Education, and Roe v. Wade — if you like it or hate it — and today, Obergefell v. Hodges. This was a historic moment."

2015 by the Numbers

Economic Data from 2015

Grocery Prices from 2015

Personally, 2015 was the year were we finalized what would be need to re-acquire full control of Relax Tax. In addition to servicing the handful of clients that I had retained, I took the chance to learn the areas that I wasn't prepared for when we first launched. Digital Marketing was a key area, so 2015 was spend helping NetElixir turn a pilot into a strategic partnership with UPS. As a Tier One Google Partner we helped UPS clients leverage Google products to sell more products online. 

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