She’s Just Not That Into You: 11 Reasons Your Tax Pro Wants To Call It Off

You thought about it for a long time. You talked about it for weeks. There were letters and emails and maybe even the occasional phone call. You were counting down the days. And then it happened. You filed your taxes. You got your copies (and maybe a little refund on the side). But now that’s it’s over, maybe you’re feeling a little let down. You haven’t heard from your tax professional in a while. And you’re getting the sense that maybe she* wants to move on. Spoiler alert: She probably does. Let me break it down for you: taxes may …

Appellate Court To IRS: You’ve Lost That Loving Tax Case (Again)

The Appellate Court leveled a blow at IRS attempts to regulate tax preparers this week, finding that IRS did not have the authority to do so. Dan Alban, lead attorney for the plaintiffs who brought the original case, lauded it as good news. He had said previously that “Tax preparers have the right to earn an honest living without permission from IRS.” Looks like he was right.

In Apparent Defiance Of Court Order, Fourth Largest Tax Biz In Country Preps For Sale

In a scathing 233 page ruling issued earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black ordered Instant Tax Service (“ITS”), the fourth-largest tax preparation business in the United States, to shut down its operations. In his ruling, Judge Black wrote that he agreed with the federal government that “[t]his case presents an astonishing array of repeated fraudulent and deceptive conduct” by the Defendants. The Defendants included Fesum Ogbazion, the CEO and sole owner of ITS Financial, and his three companies: ITS Financial, Tax Tree and TCA Financial. The decision followed a nine day bench trial where evidence, according to …