My Tax Blog

  • Is a Tax Preparation Business right for you?

    The tax industry is a delicate balance of chaos and repetition. Yearly updates on tax law, form revisions, tax software, and tax professional education requirements keep tax professionals busy during the off season while peak season shows just how truly chaotic tax season can be.  Every tax professional will develop their own methods of preparing […]

    Tax Office Training

    Training your tax preparers can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve compiled a list of important tax preparer training categories. Ranging from software and tax law training to online security, with our list of best practices for tax office training, we hope this will help to ensure that you and […]

    What is the real cost of starting a tax business?

    If you are considering starting a tax preparation business, there are a few different types of actual costs to consider.  Each type of cost will require sacrifice and planning. The three main types of small business start-up costs to consider are: finances, time, and effort (mental and physical costs).  To help measure the real financial […]

    Tips on Basic Online Security & Identifying Tax Related Email Scams

    Start by knowing that the IRS or software vendor will never ask you for your personal information and security questions via email. Please take some time to read our online information security tips below.  Always be suspicious of unexpected emails, even if it appears to come from a legitimate source.  Triple check emails before ever […]

    Alert: Watch for Scam/Phishing Emails!

    Please be on the alert for fraudulent email messages requesting sensitive personal and business tax information.  These emails can appear to come from many different sources pretending to be the IRS, Federal Direct, State Departments of Revenue, Tax Software Companies, etc.  One such recent IRS tax scam email has been identified as coming from a […]

  • Free Obamacare Webinar Regarding Individual Mandate

    What is the hottest topic this off season?  ObamaCare!  This Affordable Care Act webinar will go over the latest provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to get your office up to speed for the coming tax season.  Be able to answer the most common questions that your clients will be asking when […]

    IRS to Send PTIN Warning Letters

    The Internal Revenue Service’s Return Preparer Office said it is sending letters to 3,000 tax preparers who failed to use a valid Preparer Tax Identification Number. Letter 4731 is being sent to more than 1,100 people who are using old PTINs that were obtained prior to September 2010 and have never been renewed in the […]

    IRS continues their plan to close 2 e-services used by tax pros

    Disclosure authorization and electronic account resolution programs will be closing as previously scheduled on August 11th, 2013.  Over 4,000 tax pros have signed petitions urging the service to reconsider, to no avail.  As it looks at this point be sure to get your POAs and document request forms filed ASAP, before these time saving services […]

    H&R Block Manager Sentenced & Spiel on Integrity

    Jail time is coming for a Californian man who is a former manager of an H&R Block. Damon Charles Dubose was convicted and sentenced for filing 12 false tax returns and pocketing the money after withdrawing it from “his clients” H&R Emerald Card. The victims of Mr. Dubose’s tax scheme were previous clients at that […]

  • Is a Tax Preparation Business right for you?

    The tax industry is a delicate balance of chaos and repetition. Yearly updates on tax law, form revisions, tax software, and tax professional education requirements keep tax professionals busy during the off season while peak season shows just how truly chaotic tax season can be.  Every tax professional will develop their own methods of preparing […]

    Tax Office Training

    Training your tax preparers can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve compiled a list of important tax preparer training categories. Ranging from software and tax law training to online security, with our list of best practices for tax office training, we hope this will help to ensure that you and […]

    What is the real cost of starting a tax business?

    If you are considering starting a tax preparation business, there are a few different types of actual costs to consider.  Each type of cost will require sacrifice and planning. The three main types of small business start-up costs to consider are: finances, time, and effort (mental and physical costs).  To help measure the real financial […]

    Tips on Basic Online Security & Identifying Tax Related Email Scams

    Start by knowing that the IRS or software vendor will never ask you for your personal information and security questions via email. Please take some time to read our online information security tips below.  Always be suspicious of unexpected emails, even if it appears to come from a legitimate source.  Triple check emails before ever […]

    Alert: Watch for Scam/Phishing Emails!

    Please be on the alert for fraudulent email messages requesting sensitive personal and business tax information.  These emails can appear to come from many different sources pretending to be the IRS, Federal Direct, State Departments of Revenue, Tax Software Companies, etc.  One such recent IRS tax scam email has been identified as coming from a […]

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