Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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…


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…


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…