In the previous post I reported that the Treasury Department was warning taxpayers of another fun-filled season of refund delays, poor phone service, and mail backlog. This filing season, in combination with the previous two and the effects of the pandemic have resulted in major shifts in the way tax and accounting professionals do business—and… Read More

Last Monday, Treasury Department officials took the preemptive step of warning taxpayers that the upcoming tax season, which begins on Monday, January 24 and runs through April 18 (as of this writing), will be messy and could see delays. Pointing to staffing shortages and paperwork backlogs, officials said taxpayers will likely face frustrations similar to… Read More

After almost a year, I’m back on the blog. Heading into the third pandemic-affected filing season, much has changed here at Tax Therapy. First, I am working from home for the foreseeable future. That means the practice has transitioned from mostly office-based to mostly virtual. The only clients I will be seeing in person are… Read More

The two most beautiful words I heard on #TaxTwitter this weekend were “seller’s market.” What does that mean? It means that good #taxpros are in demand. Good #taxpros. I’m seeing loads of newbies on FaceBook who have passed a test or taken a few classes and decided to open a tax practice asking for advice… Read More

This post is based on actual conversations that have occurred in the Tax Therapy office. Mid-March 2019. The phone rings and I answer it. Me: Tax Therapy, this is Amber. Caller: Hi, yes, I was wondering if you could do my taxes? Me: Well we are taking new clients. Caller: When can I get an… Read More

This one’s for the clients. My clients and other people’s clients. One of the things I hear when clients choose me to prepare their taxes is that their prior #taxpro didn’t communicate with them. That is not a complaint my clients typically have. If anything, it’s the opposite. I use mass e-mailing software to send… Read More

The CARES Act and the more recent legislation (it doesn’t have a catchy name so I’ll call it CARES2) have created an above-the-line adjustment for certain charitable contributions. Pro-tip: If it’s “above the (AGI) line” it’s an adjustment to income; if it’s below the (AGI) line it is a deduction. If you are a #taxpro… Read More

Still shopping for a #taxpro? Give #TaxTherapy a call! Are you thinking of going from doing it yourself with box software to hiring someone to help you? Did your preparer from last year retire? Get indicted? Die? Hey! It happens! Right now we are still taking appointments for potential clients who are evaluating their options.… Read More

Are you ready?! We are. Reminder postcards for returning clients and new clients who onboarded over the summer and fall will be mailed tomorrow. On Monday, Cat will be here to start answering calls and e-mails and getting organizers delivered. The organizer contains our annual engagement letter, a copy of our privacy policy, and an… Read More

For most taxpayers once the balance due is paid or the refund comes in they stop thinking about taxes. This article provides a great explanation about why tax time is the worst time to ask the important questions or to try to find a new taxpro. In general, if the year holds “potentially taxable events” for… Read More