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 How to Become a Wealthy Tax Preparer

By Jamie Waggoner

So, let's get the "bad news" out of the way first.  Based on what I've been learning studying this business with Pronto Tax School Founder Andy Frye, doing taxes isn’t likely to make you wealthy.  That is to say, the actual act of tax preparation does not often lead to wealth.

For example, let's say you do 1,000 tax returns per tax season, which is a pretty huge number.  If you charge $150 per head, that's $150K per year.  Yes you're making good money but it's not some outlandish amount.

Now for the good news!  There are a lot of factors that help a tax preparer become wealthy.  And many people who work as tax professionals do in fact become wealthy.

In this blog, you will find out specific ways to up your annual income, and also your net worth, through working as a tax preparer...keep an open mind because you may not have thought of some of these ideas before.

 

My Review of Robert Flach's New Book So You Want to Be a Tax Preparer

By Andy Frye

Here at Pronto Tax School, we have enjoyed the privilege over the past six years of bringing thousands of people into the tax business as newly minted professional tax preparers.  Many Pronto Tax Class Graduates start with literally no knowledge of taxes and, within 60 hours and for less than $300 total investment, they become professional tax preparers through our online tax course that gives tax preparers your first credential showing you have indeed "gone pro."

Now the reality is, as we clearly state in our materials, completing your course is only one step in the process of becoming a success in the tax business.

To achieve true mastery as a professional tax preparer is a journey of many years.

Robert Flach, a veteran tax professional who runs one of the best (not boring!) tax blogs online, recently released a brief but compelling book called So You Want to Be a Tax Preparer: Advice from a Veteran Tax Pro.

Mr. Flach's book, which can be purchased for less than $6 per the instructions at this link, should be required reading for anyone who's considering getting into the tax business as a tax preparer.  You'll find numerous nuggets of golden information in these pages, giving you a clear view of how to succeed in this profession on your own terms.

In this blog post, I'll give you my review of Mr. Flach's book, so that you can see how Mr. Flach's perspective might enhance yours as you start (or continue) your journey as a professional tax preparer...

 

 3 Tax Write Offs That You’d Never Think Of

 By: Jamie Waggoner

In this blog, you will learn about a few amazing tax write offs that most people would never think of!

This short list of unexpected tax deductions works great for anyone who might fall under these tax write off categories.

This short list is also a window into just how much flexibility and even creativity the IRS allows when it comes to tax deductions...many people are surprised.

 Is Doing Taxes Fun?

 By: Jamie Waggoner

When considering if doing taxes are fun, most assumptions fall under the answer no.

Even the question itself seems kind of absurd.  I mean seriously, how could doing taxes be fun?  Is going to the dentist fun?

This blog is here to talk about how that isn’t always the case and sometimes the answer is indeed yes, doing taxes is fun sometimes, for some people...let's learn more.

 

How Do Your Taxes Change When You Get Married?

By: Jamie Waggoner

There are a few things everyone should know before they marry someone and one of those things is knowing about your spouse's financial issues.  One of the main financial issues that people have is--you guessed it--taxes.

 Knowing about your soon-to-be spouse's tax issues is a good idea...because it is going to come out whether you like it or not after you say “I do”...and this is one "surprise" that most people don't find romantic!

It's also important to have an idea how your taxes will change when you get married.  Here in this blog post are some things that will change tax-wise when you get hitched...