We are currently accepting new clients. I reserve the right to place new business clients on extension. All returns are held for review and are not filed “while you wait.” Prices depend on the length of the return (i.e., which forms and schedules are needed). All returns include free e-filing for federal and the first state return.… Read More

In general, March and April are the worst time of year to be searching for a new #taxpro. At Tax Therapy, the needs of existing clients always come first and if I don’t feel that I can provide them the service they deserve, I will not accept new clients mid season, especially new business clients.… Read More

Tax Therapy provides services to individuals and to small and micro businesses. We do not provide bookkeeping services but we can help you find a bookkeeper. At this time we do not file FBAR returns or do other FACTA compliance for those with financial interests outside the U.S. We are happy to provide referrals to… Read More

The government shutdown is over until February 15th. That means that IRS workers will be able to return to work and get paid for it. Of course, already understaffed and overworked, they are now facing a huge backlog of returns when e-filing season officially opens on Monday. The CAF unit (that processes our representative power… Read More

Absolutely. Married filing joint or separate returns can and will be filed for any couples who are legally married (same or different sex). Tax Therapy does not discriminate on the basis of anything: race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, income level, political affiliation. Nothing. The only returns we refuse to file are those for people who refuse… Read More

You know, in general (in marketing terms) I get a pretty good “open” response on the e-mails I send to clients. But that response is often 50-60% which means that many of you aren’t opening or reading my e-mails (and maybe aren’t reading this blog either). In any case, every summer I offer clients a… Read More

A popular brand of DIY software is fond of telling you “It doesn’t take a genius to do your taxes.” At least that’s what they were telling you last year. This year they are telling you about all the “CPAs” they have on staff to help answer your questions. They have enrolled agents too. Don’t… Read More

My post on choosing a #taxpro mentions that price should be a concern, but not the only concern. Still, I recognize that people want to have at least some idea of what they will be charged for return preparation. The problem is that it is extremely difficult to estimate charges without at least seeing last year’s… Read More

I’m no fool. I know three things usually come to mind when people start to think about doing their taxes: TurboTax, CPAs, and that big franchise that does all the advertising. All of those are perfectly viable solutions, but there are other options. You should choose the option that best meets your needs. Do It… Read More

A gym membership fee is an inherently personal expense since it is desirable to be physically fit regardless of one’s profession. Thus, such expenses are not deductible for tax purposes. In Battle v. Comm’r, T.C. Summary 2007-27, a professional firefighter claimed a deduction for physical fitness dues with respect to his gym membership. He argued… Read More