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Getting Started in Tax Consulting

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The Complete, Authoritative Guide to Getting Started in Tax Consulting

Tax consulting and return preparation is a fast-paced, dynamic industry-one that promises high earning potential. In this book, tax advisor Gary Carter shows you just what it takes to become an in-demand tax consultant. You'll discover how to break into the tax business, even with relatively limited education and training, and build a path to your new career with Carter's five-step formula for success. ...

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Overview

The Complete, Authoritative Guide to Getting Started in Tax Consulting

Tax consulting and return preparation is a fast-paced, dynamic industry-one that promises high earning potential. In this book, tax advisor Gary Carter shows you just what it takes to become an in-demand tax consultant. You'll discover how to break into the tax business, even with relatively limited education and training, and build a path to your new career with Carter's five-step formula for success. Brimming with expert advice from tax professionals and featuring up-to-the-minute coverage of everything from qualifications and employment opportunities to Internet resources, Getting Started in Tax Consulting shows you how to:
* Assess your personality fit for the tax profession
* Formulate your business plan for starting a tax practice
* Find a niche for your tax services
* Choose between a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a C corporation, an S corporation, and a limited liability company
* Set your fees and market your services
* Perform research-an essential skill of the tax professional
* Make the IRS your partner and advisor-not your adversary
* Start a Web-based tax service

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471384540
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/18/2001
  • Series: Getting Started In..... Series , #32
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

GARY W. CARTER, PhD, CPA, is Associate Director of the Masters of Business Taxation Program at the University of Minnesota. He has worked in public accounting with both a regional and a Big Five CPA firm, and was a state and revenue agent. Carter is also the author of Taxes Made Easy for Your Home-Based Business, Fourth Edition. He can be contacted through his Web site at www.thetaxguy.com

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

The Role of a Tax Consultant.

Enduring Demand for Tax Services.

Self-Assessment and Education.

Your Business Plan.

Choices for Business Organization.

A Little about Taxes, Permits, and Record-Keeping.

Tax Research and the Tools of the Trade.

Starting and Running a Part-Time Web-Based Tax Service.

Getting to Know the Internal Revenue Service.

Conversations with Six Tax Professionals.

Appendix: Resource Guide.

Notes.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2002

    Outstanding Book! Worth More than 5 Stars!!

    I picked up this book from a local Barnes and Noble bookstore. Once I started reading the book(by the way I started from Chapter 10 'Conversations with Tax Professionals'), I can't put the book down! I'm very excited about finding this book--it has all the answers that I've been wanting to know for a long time. This book has a COMPLETE coverage of all kinds of questions you might have regarding being a tax professional, what the job is like, what qualities you need to be successful, and how much you can make. It's inspiring to read Dr. Carter's phylosophy toward choosing career and how he formed a side practice from concept to internet design to market research. His HONEST assessment are extremely valuable. Carter has addressed, in a humorous way, questions such as the likelihood of a tax simplification reform driving tax professional out of jobs in the future. He shows you the benefit and the potential of specialization vs. generalization. He has straightened out common confusions on the tax treatment of different tax entities. Then he shows you how and where to find the tax literature¿the tool of trade. ¿Getting to know the IRS¿ and Web-based tax practice shows you very useful information. All in all, it has just about any major questions you wanted to know as far as the tax professional career. And it was written in a way that shows, from page to page, a passionate educator (Dr. Carter is a professor) sharing his wisdom, research, and knowledge. Before I finished reading this book, I went on to Dr. Carter¿s website thetaxguy.com and National Society of Tax Professionals and I was very impressed with the credentials of Dr. Carter, a highly accomplished individual (Ph.D., CPA, chair of NSTP and leadership in a university's tax program, author). Then I emailed him a question and sure enough he followed up the question and clarify that question for me! Highly recommend this book to anyone who¿s contemplating a career as a tax professional. Thank you Dr. Carter for your inspiring, fun, and honest advice from this book! P.S. I don¿t work for this guy in any way, just find this book useful and grateful for the advice. Think about inviting Dr. Carter to ¿your home¿ when you buy this book and have a personal chat with an experienced passionate tax professional--20 bucks are just a dinner for you and Dr. Carter (cheap, isn¿t it?), which people blow easily on something else non-productive. By the way, the book is not ¿dry¿¿you are having a conversation with Dr. Carter, at least I feel that way. Even the layout of the book is well designed. Linda from Texas

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