Hello, this is a little bit about me…
President, Taxpayer Advocacy Services, Inc.
Fellow, National Tax Practice Institute
IRS E-Services Provider
IRS Certifying Acceptance Agent
Resolver of Tax Disputes
Filer of Tax Returns
Writer & Speaker
I lead a small team of Enrolled Agents, Accountants, Bookkeepers and Attorneys. Together we seek out and bring clarity to the US Tax Code for US taxpayers we care about all across the planet. As a lifelong student of the US Tax Code I am a problem solver and a protector of taxpayer’s rights. I monitor federal and state taxing authorities and report on relevant tax topics in this well subscribed tax blog using plain terms for general understanding – subscriptions are complimentary. As a Federally Authorized Tax Practitioner and a tax appeals specialist I work for U.S. taxpayers everywhere to de-escalate stress and reconcile tax disputes for individual and business taxpayers alike. Although I am not an attorney, my enrollment with the United States Department of Treasury pursuant to US Treasury Circular 230 allows for confidential representation over most all civil tax matters.
I have an established history of holding leadership positions in the following organizations:
National Association of Enrolled Agents
Colorado Society of Enrolled Agents
National Association of Tax Professionals
National Tax Practice Institute, Fellow, 2012
University of Minnesota, Carlson School Of Management, MBA, 1992
Marquette University, Business Administration, BS, 1986
- I listen very carefully to each taxpayer encountered.
- I review, sign and file tax returns of all shapes and sizes.
- I read, write and speak in depth about a wide range of tax topics.
- I am an IRS Examination/Collection/Appeals specialist.
- I unravel the most complicated of tax matters.
- I coach taxpayers that are subject to scrutiny by the taxing authorities.
- I negotiate reasonable settlements with the taxing authorities.
- I bring people to compliance with their tax obligations.
- I am an IRS Certifying Individual Taxpayer Identification Number Acceptance Agent.
- I am an IRS Electronic Return Originator and E- Services provider.
- I am a Drake Tax Preparation Software Licensee 2004-present.
- I am a MN Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Neutral – Mediator #4093
- I have practical living experience of the entire business life cycle from inception to dissolution.
- I assign tax based tangible book value for small businesses, LLC\’s, Sub-Chapter S corporations, and partnerships.
- I provide expert tax testimony.
- I have experience with tax law relevant to Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy.