Believe it or not, I found this book in a public library collection. The number of public libraries still holding this title is quite shocking. As a former accountant, I get some serious palpitations when I find this kind of stuff laying around a public library’s collection. Anyone with a modicum of knowledge has to know that tax laws change over time. Seriously.
Specifically, two pieces of legislation (that were headlines!) make this book weedable. First, is Economic Recovery Tax Act (August 1981) and Tax Reform Act of 1986. This legislation fundementally changed income tax laws that render just about anything published during that time period questionable. If nothing else, this illustrates perfectly that paying attention to current events does have a direct effect on a library collection.
I swear to Melvil Dewey that if anyone says “someone might need this” to me I might have to hit them with this book. (This is what happens to youth services librarians during the summer. We completely lose our sense of humor.)
I will be in the back breathing deeply if anyone needs me.