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.
Don't Miss the Deadline for the IRS Tax Forum in Atlanta

Don’t Miss the Deadline for the IRS Tax Forum in Atlanta

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding tax professionals that they don't have much longer to attend the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum event held in Atlanta, GA on July 10-12.
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Christine and Amanda Discuss AFSP – EP11

It's June, and that means tax professionals across the country are gearing up for the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP). That's why we decided...
Some Taxpayers Now Receiving Bills from the IRS

Some Taxpayers Now Receiving Tax Bills from the IRS

The IRS yesterday announced that they have begun sending tax bills to those who filed returns but didn’t pay their entire balance. In June or July, taxpayers who still have a balance with the IRS will receive a letter—possibly a CP14 or CP501 Notice—informing them about the remaining amount.
Parts of North Carolina Declared Disaster Areas

Parts of North Carolina Declared Disaster Areas

Some North Carolina taxpayers will receive tax relief now that the president and FEMA have declared tornado-and-severe-storm-stricken counties federal disaster areas.
Identity Thieves Using Stolen EINs to File Tax Returns

Identity Thieves Using Stolen EINs to File Returns

As part of the Small Business Week program, the IRS last week addressed ways businesses could protect against a recurring identity-theft scheme: using stolen EINs to file business, partnership, and estate and trust tax returns.
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Jim Lowe & Jerry Gaddis Recap Tax Season – EP10

We're a few weeks removed from tax season, so we wanted to hear what tax professionals thought about the latest iteration of the January-to-April annual grind. Joining us on the podcast are two EAs: the owner of AVL Tax Professionals in Asheville, NC, Jim Lowe, and the owner of Tropical Tax Solutions in the Florida Keys, Jerry Gaddis.
There’s an Easier Way to Check Tax-Exempt Organization Info

IRS Announces New Tax Exempt Organization Search Tool

Fake charities aren’t a new development—they were once again featured in the IRS “Dirty Dozen”—but they remain an effective way for criminals to get their hands on taxpayer money.
Tax Deadline Extended

Tax Deadline Extended

It will come as no surprise to tax professionals that there were problems submitting returns to the IRS on Tax Day. Early yesterday morning, IRS systems experienced an issue that prevented the agency from accepting e-filed returns or tax payments—Direct Pay was also down for most of Tuesday.
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Jami Gibson on Social Media Security – EP9

We've all been there: one of your Facebook friends sends a bizarre message containing a suspicious link, and the next day, you get a phone call about their account being hacked. Maybe you've even been the victim of an account takeover and want to know how to avoid another incident.
House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Proposes IRS Reform

House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Proposes IRS Reform

The House Ways and Means Committee on Monday issued a press release announcing a discussion draft for the Taxpayer First Act, a bipartisan effort aiming to “redesign the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the first time since 1998.” The reform legislation comes after three years of public hearings and round-table discussions and “incorporates provisions from at least 18 different bills.”

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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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