Ryan Norton

Ryan Norton
Whether designing superheroes, penciling caricatures, or just doodling, I always knew I was going to earn some sort of art degree while in college. That was my goal before I decided to trade Edgar Degas for Edgar Allan Poe during a Freshman English class. The BA in English soon morphed into a double-major in English and Philosophy, eventually becoming an MA in English. It only makes sense that I learned of a writing opportunity for a local marketing firm while teaching a first-year college English course. Before I knew it, I was writing and editing tax-related articles for Taxing Subjects, and this has been my home since 2014.
Crossing the Digital Divide with Your Tax Practice

Crossing the Digital Divide with Your Tax Practice

For years, industry experts have been calling for tax professionals to use various hardware and software technologies – CRM tools, document management systems, workflow and productivity software, and paperless technologies – to stay competitive and profitable.
IRS Grants Extension to Businesses Affected by Winter Storm Stella

IRS Grants Extension to Businesses Affected by Winter Storm Stella

Winter Storm Stella battered the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, knocking out power, grounding or delaying flights, and worse. As with other natural disasters, the Internal Revenue Service has stepped in to help affected taxpayers.
Make a 2016 IRA Contribution

Still Want to Make a 2016 IRA Contribution? You Can

According to the most recent Internal Revenue Service “Tax Time Guide,” clients can still contribute money to their 2016 Individual Retirement Account (IRA). The...
March 1 Deadline for Farmers and Fishermen

IRS Direct Pay Could Help Farmers, Fishermen Meet March 1 Tax Deadline

If two thirds of your client’s gross income comes from farming or fishing and that client want to avoid making estimated tax payments, then the deadline to file a Form 1040 for tax year 2016 is March 1, 2017. Whether they’re looking to pay everything now or expect to make estimated payments, the IRS wants taxpayers to know that Direct Pay can make paying tax easier.
IRS' Dirty Dozen

IRS’s 2017 “Dirty Dozen”

Scams Include Tax-Related ID Theft, Tax Shelters Each year, the IRS releases their list of the “Dirty Dozen” scams to inform taxpayers about criminals who hope...
IRS Issues Refund Reminder

IRS Issues Refund Reminder

As part of the Avoid the Rush tax tip series, the IRS yesterday reminded taxpayers about Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) refund delays. In addition to how weekends and Presidents Day fall on the calendar this year, one reason refund checks for returns claiming these credits will be delayed is the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act.
CPA Practice Advisor Readers' Choice Awards

CPA Practice Advisor 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards Results

Drake Software Wins 7 Categories For the fourteenth year in a row, readers saw the results of the CPA Practice Advisor Readers’ Choice Awards, a poll...
Refunds- Sorting Truth from Myth During Tax Season

Refund Myths: Sorting Truth from Fiction During Tax Season

The Internal Revenue Service yesterday released a list of five common tax season myths, as well as links to YouTube videos that explain when refunds will arrive, claiming the EITC or ACTC, and more. Newswire release IR-2017-16 aims to reduce misinformation.
Tax Prep is a Family Tradition

Gary Boykin, EA: Tax Prep is a Family Tradition

While growing up in Jacksonville, North Carolina, Gary Boykin was first introduced to tax preparation at the age of four: “I remember running around...
Last-Minute ACA Information

Last-Minute ACA Information

Filing season starts in three days, and that means tax professionals around the country are collectively taking a deep breath before the plunge. While the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains uncertain, it – as of today – still affects tax preparation. So we’ve put together a few last-minute ACA updates to give you a head start.


New Scam Targets Tax Professionals

Security Summit Warns of New Email Scam
The Internal Revenue Service today announced a new email scam from cybercriminals that targets tax professionals. Using a two-stage process, this latest phishing scheme attempts to collect private data from tax preparers.

IRS Announces the First Day of Tax Season, Issues Refund Delay Reminder

IRS Announces the First Day of Tax Season, Issues Refund Delay Reminder
Tax professionals across the country are gearing up for tax season, which the Internal Revenue Service today announced will officially begin on January 23, 2017. The press release included yet another reminder about PATH Act-delayed refunds: taxpayers claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) will not have their refund issued until February 15, 2017.

New Features in Drake Software

Improve Your Efficiency in 2016 For the tax industry, the months leading into January build tension in increments, like a banjo string tightening from every turn of the tuning peg. The days are filled with preparatory tasks for tax professionals and software developers alike, a...

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