Richmond Times-Dispatch | January, 2003

Fine points of saving money

When you're on the road for your job, it's hard to keep track of all your expenses. When you're on the road for 81 games a year for your job, it's nearly impossible.

Steve Piascik, president of the accounting fIrm Piascik & Associates, P.C., caters to professional athletes. His tax advice for them is similar to his advice for other taxpayers: Save your receipts.

Piascik said there are expenses everyone has that go unreported, especially with athletes.

"I tell athletes to claim everything they encounter on road trips - meals, trip expenses, agency fees," he said. "If they make sure they've got the paperwork and are keeping their receipts, we can and do save them tens of thousands of dollars." 

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