Tag: My Practice

What’s So Bad About More People Preparing Their Own Taxes?

Last week I read two articles on the CPA Trendlines website which breathlessly stated that there were “price wars” over tax preparation this year, and that preparers were losing price-sensitive clients. We also know that the number of tax returns being prepared by professionals has decreased this year, while the number of self-prepared returns has […]

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One Iowa Tax Clinic

A reminder that my tax clinic with One Iowa will be held tomorrow (Saturday, March 12).  The clinic starts at 10 am at the One Iowa offices in downtown Des Moines.  I’ll be giving a presentation called “De-Mystifying Same-Sex Tax Issues in Light of DOMA.”  There will be plenty of time for Q & A […]

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What is an Enrolled Agent?

What is an enrolled agent? An enrolled agent (EA) is a federally licensed tax practitioner who has proven technical expertise in the field of taxation. Enrolled agents are empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for audits, collections, and appeals. Only […]

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