Gail Perry is a CPA and a graduate of Indiana University. She has worked in public accounting for more than 20 years and has spent that time helping her clients make the best use of the tax laws and accounting rules that benefit them most. Gail is a former senior tax consultant with the international CPA firm Deloitte, where she specialized in providing tax planning services and advice to small businesses. She has written hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles and is a contributing editor for Accounting Today magazine. Gail is the author of several books, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Doing Your Income Taxes, Special Edition Using QuickBooks 2002, and Surviving Financial Downsizing: A Practical Guide to Living Well on Less Income.