Ryan Norton

Ryan Norton
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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.
Budget Bill Passed, Renews Tax Extenders

Budget Bill Passed, Renews Tax Extenders

After a brief shutdown overnight, the House voted to reopen the government by passing a $400 billion budget that increases spending caps, raises the debt ceiling, and provides disaster relief for Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. President Trump signed it into law this morning.
Is Bitcoin a Viable Currency

Is Bitcoin a Viable Currency?

Cryptocurrencies have made some early adopters a lot of money, which—for conscientious taxpayers and tax professionals alike—begs the question: how does IRS handle Bitcoin and other virtual currency?
President Expected to Nominate Charles Rettig IRS Commissioner

President Expected to Nominate Rettig as New IRS Commissioner

According to a recent Politico report, President Trump intends to nominate Charles Rettig as the next IRS Commissioner.
It's EITC Awareness Day!

It’s EITC Awareness Day!

For the past 12 years, the Internal Revenue Service and members of the tax industry have come together in an outreach campaign called “EITC Awareness Day.”
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James Stork & Amanda Watson Share Drake Enhancements – EP6

Want to know what's new for Drake Tax this filing season? We recently had Drake Software Vice President of Education James Stork and Drake Education Tax Team Lead Amanda Watson in the studio to talk about some of this year’s Drake enhancements.
How Does a Government Shutdown Affect IRS Services?

How Does a Government Shutdown Affect IRS Services?

Senate leadership today reached a deal to reopen the federal government, having passed the procedural-vote hurdle this afternoon (81-18). The agreement comes just days after Friday’s continuing resolution failed to garner the 60 votes required to avoid a filibuster.
Pre-Tax Season Reminders

Pre-Tax Season Reminders: Passports and Refunds

We’re a little less than two weeks away from the start of tax season, and, as always, certain taxpayers will have extra check boxes on their to-do lists. Up today: people with delinquent tax debt and returns claiming ACTC and EITC.
John Sapp and Cindy Hockenberry Talk Tax Reformvideo

John Sapp & Cindy Hockenberry Talk Tax Reform – EP5

The tax reform bill passed before the end of 2017, meaning that clients may have questions about how it impacts their tax liability in the years to come.
Tax Season Starts January 29

Tax Season Begins January 29

The Internal Revenue Service officially announced tax season begins on Monday, January 29, 2018.
Marketing Your Tax Practicevideo

D’Anne Maddox & Becky Reed on Marketing Your Tax Practice – EP4

One of the most difficult things about having any kind of business is simply being found by potential customers. Whether you're just starting out or have been in the tax business for a while, this is one of those topics that can be both frustrating and intimidating.

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Tax Year 2017 Desk Reference Guide

Tax Year 2017 Desk Reference Guide
When you’re in the midst of a busy tax season, it helps to have important information consolidated, organized, and easily within reach.

2017 “How Do Your Tax Prep Fees Stack Up?” Results

2017 How Do Your Tax Prep Fees Stack Up?
Drake Software surveyed more than 2,800 tax professionals in October, looking at tax prep fees by professional certification, like CPAs, EAs, and attorneys; the estimated number of returns for the upcoming filing season; and more.  

Budget Bill Passed, Renews Tax Extenders

Budget Bill Passed, Renews Tax Extenders
After a brief shutdown overnight, the House voted to reopen the government by passing a $400 billion budget that increases spending caps, raises the debt ceiling, and provides disaster relief for Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. President Trump signed it into law this morning.
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