Hurricane Harvey Victims get Tax Relief
Hurricane Harvey victims in parts of Texas have until Jan. 31, 2018, to file certain individual and business tax returns and make certain tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. The hurricane tax relief is part of a coordinated federal response to the damage caused by severe storms and flooding and is based on […]
How do tax preparers make money?
Tax preparers make money in a few ways. Namely, they make most of their earnings by preparing tax filings for individuals, businesses, and other entities such as estates and non-profit organizations. The cost of preparation and the filing of the returns will vary greatly. Preparation fees for an Individual tax return for the current year […]
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 […]
IRS Closed Tomorrow. Call Today or Wait Until Monday!
The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers that, due to the current budget situation including the sequester, the agency will be shut down on Friday, June 14. As was the case on May 24, the first furlough day, all IRS operations will again be closed on June 14. This means that all IRS offices, including […]
Liberty’s John Hewitt, “Grandfather of Tax Industry”, Stands Trial for Racketeering, Fraud
The “Grandfather” of the tax industry to stand trial for a number of illegal acts. Apparently, birthing an industry requires one to pretend that the protective laws governing and regulating our large corporations does not apply to them. In this case, we certainly have a “pattern of racketeering activity” which only requires two acts within […]
Unbanked: Prediction of Challenges To Come Regarding PPACA
With the impending enforcement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, research groups all over are attempting to find loop holes to provisions, cracked logic, anything to cause a stir and potentially create fear. There are concerns about those who do not have bank accounts, or, as the research groups have labelled them, the […]
IRS Under Fire for Line Dancing and Loads of Misc. Expenses
Can the IRS’s situation become more sadly laughable? At this point, I’m beginning to think not. Released this weekend was a video of a line dancing instructor teaching some IRS employees to dance. Apparently the IRS has spent somewhere near $50 million to hold at least 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012. A […]
PTIN Certificate Email is Unofficial- Don’t Det Duped!
Third party for-profit organizations have obtained the PTIN list under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and created an online directory of tax professionals. Be aware that the information these services received includes names, addresses and phone numbers, but not actual PTINs. We want to warn you not to provide these websites with your PTIN, […]