Beverly Bird

Beverly Bird is an author, writer, and paralegal who specializes in tax law.

Beverly has been the Tax Expert for The Balance (and prior to that, since 2015. In addition to her work for The Balance, she has over 30 years of writing and editing experience, including eight years of financial reporting. Her writing has been published on GOBankingRates, PocketSense, Zack's, Autoblog, LegalZoom, The Nest, and other online publications. Her work has been reprinted in the Chicago Tribune and quoted in the Reader's Digest. 


Beverly Bird has worked as a paralegal in the areas of tax law, bankruptcy, and family law since 1996. She worked with David A. Spitalnick, Esq., a tax, bankruptcy and estate planning attorney, from 1996 through 2006. She worked with Mona Raskin, Esquire, a family law attorney, from 2006 through 2010.

In 2010, Beverly refocused her career from the brick-and-mortar law office to online—writing and publishing articles that answer common legal and tax questions, and offer advice for general readers. As the Tax Expert for The Balance, Beverly covers personal financial and legal topics, as well as tax breaks, tax preparation software, and explaining tax law terms for general readers.

In addition to her tax coverage, Beverly is also a prolific novelist, having published over 30 books, including the best-seller "Comes the Rain."

About The Balance and Dotdash

The Balance makes personal finance easy to understand. It is home to experts who provide clear, practical advice on managing your money. Whether you’re looking to invest, buy a home, save for retirement, or achieve another financial goal, The Balance will answer your questions with straightforward personal financial advice.

The Balance is part of the Dotdash publishing family. For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the internet, according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.