Secretly Embarrassed You’re Not Doing Better?

Are you writing off large chunks of time and MONEY from your billing statements every month because you’re afraid you’ll lose the client? Are you afraid to charge for your time for the same reason? Do you ever wonder WHEN your next new client is going to hire you? Are you struggling with figuring…


Forbes Contributor Stephen Dunn - Unifier or Great Divider?

It seems that every year, just like the spring equinox, you can count on Stephen Dunn, a tax litigation attorney and Forbes Magazine contributor, to write a negative article on the tax resolution industry and post it on Forbes.com. The article "Tax Resolution' Firms -- Who Are These People?" he…


The Average Tax Resolution Client Profile

The last two videos in my three part series about tax problem resolution dealt with the niche of tax problem resolution and why I got into it in the first place. The third video interview asks about the average profile of a IRS tax problem client. I have a lot of experience with this through…


Creating the Tax and Business Solutions Academy

In a previous blog post titled: “How the Tax Resolution Niche Can Help People," I outlined how helping tax resolution clients has been the most rewarding experience for me. In the second video interview of the three part series about tax problem resolution, I was asked why I started Michael…


How the Tax Resolution Niche Can Help People

I was recently interviewed in a three part video series about the business of tax problem resolution. The first video in the series asks the question: "how did you get into the tax problem resolution niche to begin with?" This video interview explains how I got started over sixteen years ago and…


Grow your business with tax resolution clients

As a tax professional, I know that many of you right now are in a dark office preparing tax returns. I’m here to tell you that there is a better way to grow your business. I created the following video to demonstrate how adding and marketing to clients with tax problems can supercharge your…


Tax Season Humor for Tax Pros

CPAs, attorneys and EAs all need a little comic relief to get through the tax season. Here are a few of my favorite funny tax quotes. On a serious note, the sooner you add tax resolution to your practice, the sooner you don't have to be codependent on tax season (and endure the stress of it).…


Loose Lips Sink Couple in IRS Audit

I get a lot of calls from my academy members regarding IRS audits.  A common question is: “should I bring my clients to the audit?”  For 16 years, except for on the rarest of occasions, my answer has always been “no.”  If your client is asked a direct question by the IRS Revenue Agent during the…


Clients Who Need Tax Resolution Help

Owing money to the IRS or state taxing authority is no picnic. The audit process is intimidating, time-consuming, and can be costly especially true if additional taxes are assessed. Not to mention, the stress it causes people who have fallen on hard times can impact their personal and professional…


Tax Humor Quotes for Tax Time

As many of us get immersed in tax season, I feel it is helpful to share some comic relief.  Here are some of my favorite tax quotes and tax humor – at Uncle Sam’s expense, naturally. Here, late night comedians wade into: "Nobody likes taxes, but they've been around forever. Taxes date back all the…


IRS Report Shows Increased Enforcement Actions

One of my contacts sent me an article titled: “SOS for the IRS” and asked the following questions: Will the IRS’ budget cuts mean fewer crackdowns on delinquent taxpayers? Does that mean there won’t be enough demand for tax debt resolution professionals? The following is my answer: Not so fast!…


IRS 2014 Dirty Dozen Tax Scam List

Every spring, the IRS releases its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams. The goal of the list is to make taxpayers aware of pervasive tax scams and schemes and to use caution when viewing e-mails, receiving telephone calls or getting advice on tax issues.  Educate your clients about these tips…


Why Marketing Is More Important Than Ever

FREE SPECIAL REPORT: WHY MARKETING (OBTAINING NEW CLIENTS) IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER!! Over the last 24-30 months there has been an “explosion” of new tax debt resolution companies coming on the scene that have increased all of our collective “cost per lead” (CPL) and cost of acquiring a new…