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Ready to Be a "Real Adult"?  Prove It by Doing Your Own Taxes

By: Jamie Waggoner

Do you consider yourself an adult? Yes? Well that is great news, have you ever done your taxes on your own though?

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No?  Well if that is the case maybe you shouldn’t be considering yourself a full adult.

I'm a college student myself and I would have to say that I view doing your own taxes as a major milestone on the road to "real" adulthood.  Hear me out.  Let's talk about it.







How to Handle Tax Forms that Are More Confusing than Heiroglyphics

If you do any significant number of tax returns, you will, without a doubt, run into situations where you have little to no idea what you're doing.  Especially when you're just starting out as a tax preparer, this is a fairly common feeling.  In fact it's one of the main reasons why new tax preparers quit.

Usually this feeling of being completely lost comes about when you see a tax form you're not familiar with that has a bunch of obscure words, boxes, and other markings that appear similar to heiroglyphics. 

In this blog post, we'll give you a process for dealing with tax forms that you have no idea what the freak is going on with (that's a technical term)—the good news is that it's not as hard as it looks.

Best Ways to Avoid Self-employment Tax Penalties

By Tim Frye

When a taxpayer is self-employed they are often required to send in quarterly estimated tax payments to the IRS.  The situation can become ambiguous and muddled when, as with most businesses, income vacillates from month to month or year to year.  It can be difficult at the point to determine estimated tax payment amounts that will keep you out of the penalty zone.  If you send to much your routine expenses will be a struggle now, but if you send too little you are going to be subjected to the estimated tax penalty on top of an already hefty tax bill.  Let’s look at some of the best methods in avoiding self-employment tax penalties.  After all, to run a successful business you are going to need to drop the majority of your earnings right back into the company to keep it afloat. 

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Best Ways to Motivate and Keep Your Tax Employees

By Tim Frye

There is no doubt that employee retention is paramount in maintaining customer relationships and keeping training costs down.  This is especially true when it comes to training tax preparers because that is a task that seems to continue for perpetuity, due to the circuitous nature of the tax code and it’s intricacies.  The keys to keeping employees satisfied and retaining them at the same time is based on strong leadership and efficient and proficient management practices.  If you can master these aspects of management, the result will be an employee team that is healthy and loyal and you will have a booming business to boot.  Let’s take a look at the best ways to motivate and retain your tax employees.

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How to Make Big Money Doing Taxes

By Tim Frye

Anybody can jump into the tax preparation game for a few years and make decent seasonal scratch, but the serious money you can make four months a year is what separates the big dogs from the rest of the pack.

Making great money doing taxes is a challenging and ego-testing endeavor indeed, but once you get your game fully on point, you can make some REAL NICE MONEY doing taxes.


This article will show you a few ways to make big money as a tax preparer.




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