Do You Have What it Takes for a Career in Tax Preparation?

The New Year is almost upon us and many people are evaluating their career paths. If you are considering a career in tax preparation but think you don’t have what it takes to join this growing profession, you may want to think again. Unfortunately, there are some myths surrounding the tax preparation field that keep … More Do You Have What it Takes for a Career in Tax Preparation?

Self-Employed Face Unique Challenges, Rewards

Many people dream about owning their own business or being self-employed. While there are definite perks to being self-employed, namely being your own boss and setting and achieving your unique professional goals, there are drawbacks, as well. The self-employed often worry about whether or not they have made the correct decision to go out on … More Self-Employed Face Unique Challenges, Rewards

How to Market Your Tax Preparation Services Online

If you own a small tax preparation firm or are a self-employed tax preparer, chances are you are always on the lookout for new customers. Chances are also great that you have very little time or money to spend bringing in new business. Fortunately, it is no longer necessary to spend huge amounts of money … More How to Market Your Tax Preparation Services Online

Finding the Right Administrative Assistant for Your Small Tax Firm

A conscientious and professional administrative staff is crucial to the success of an accounting firm of any size. If you are self-employed and your only employee is an administrative assistant, this is especially true. Your administrative assistant is likely to perform a variety of tasks related to your tax services firm, from billing clients to … More Finding the Right Administrative Assistant for Your Small Tax Firm

Tax Preparation Challenging but Satisfying Career Choice

Tax preparers today face competition from a variety of sources. From tax preparation software to online personal finance websites, it can be difficult to ensure a steady stream of clients. Almost 40 percent of tax preparation firms are run by a single person while just a little over 50 percent have fewer than 10 employees. … More Tax Preparation Challenging but Satisfying Career Choice

What’s in a Name: Choosing the Correct Tax Professional

In order for a tax professional to prepare a federal tax return, he or she must possess an IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). However, a PTIN doesn’t mean someone is the right person for the job. It is important to take into account a tax preparer’s credentials, level of education and experience before making … More What’s in a Name: Choosing the Correct Tax Professional