Every year, I argue with my tax accountant. I say: “Let's deduct the cost of my home office. I'm a legitimate telecommuter.” He says “Fine, I can do that. But do you really want to send a red flag to the I.R.S.?”
Fly under the radar, my accountant advises, and you won't become a target. Which brings me to this issue's cover story, a look at how complex National Association of Securities Dealers regulations are forcing some companies to dump their incentive meetings.