IS THERE SUCH THING AS STRESS FREE TAXES?
The answer is Yes! Let me show you how understanding your own tax return will reduce your “Tax Stress”!
In my course “Understanding Your Taxes” you will learn how to guesstimate your annual tax, learn how to fill out a W-4, learn the lingo and more.
THE MORE YOU KNOW THE LESS YOU STRESS
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I WILL GIVE WEEKLY UPDATES DURING TAX SEASON OF TRENDS WE SEE IN OUR OFFICE, LIKE WHETHER THE IRS IS PROCESSING SLOWER THAN USUAL ETC., TO KEEP YOU UP TO DATE ON THE REAL HAPPENINGS.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT
I am designing videos to help the average taxpayer understand their tax return.
Each digital course will cover a myriad of tax topics to get you knowing the lingo and being able to accurately guesstimate your annual taxes and show you how to see if you are on track for a refund or a tax bill. This will help you stress less about the outcome.
A LITTLE INTRO
Hello, I’m Nicole and I’m going to show you how can reduce your “Tax Stress” by understanding your own tax return.
I’ve been told I have to include a paragraph about me, describing my experience and expertise but I always find it hard to do so. I tend to get off the subject because I am a talker! Here goes.
12 years ago my sister wanted to leave her company and start her own tax business. She knew she would need help so she asked me to join her. Go to school, get certified, work 3 months a year. Sounds great right? Well it didn’t exactly turn out to be that easy, ahh but that’s a different story.. I eventually had almost too many clients than I had feasible time for. I was seeing almost 500 clients in an 80 day time period. This of course couldn’t be sustained by me so I had to scale back hours. But settled around 425 clients. I have great clients. I feel a friendship with each of them. I understand that they are individuals who have their own circumstances and they understand that I am an individual who also has my own circumstances. I don’t like stress in any form, my body and mind don’t deal with it very well. When I first began it was difficult because of the stress and I was so empathetic to people who owed. I could relate. I couldn’t have paid it. We make around the same money. We have a family. I know how I would feel and therefore how they are feeling and I just wanted to make it better. For them and me. That’s what prompted me to adopt a let’s have less “tax stress” formula to taxes. The answer was knowledge. And that’s why I designed this course.
Over the years I saw a constant theme from my new clients, tax preparers allowing them to owe from year to year. Never explaining why this was happening or what could be done about it. Consequently they all had “tax stress”.
They were led to believe that this is the way taxes had to be. Well…
Personally I don’t do well with stress. I also believe in community. And I had a completely different philosophy about doing taxes. I felt like we should be sharing any knowledge we had because we were all in the same boat. I don’t work for the government. I’m just a lowly preparer of taxes. What does that mean? It means I know what your forms are and where they go on a tax return to correctly report them. Tax preparers don’t have special tracks to the IRS. No secret phone numbers. The IRS is still a mystery for us in many ways as well. Sharing everything I knew created a different tax environment. My clients became like friends, just on an annual visit. They were excited to do their taxes because they understood enough to realize that taxes didn’t have to be stressful. This is important. They understood enough. There is no one person who knows every tax law. You really only need to understand what applies to you. You can only understand that by knowing what’s on your return. It can be a super simple solution. I would give out “post it’s” when clients owed, to show exactly what to pay in to their taxes to avoid owing the following year. (I will be sharing this formula in Course 2 and 3) When my clients walked into my office they knew that they met those goals or they didn’t. They were either going to get a refund or they were going to owe. Either way they already had a pretty good idea of what the final answer would be and therefore didn’t have to stress about the unknown. It was incredibly freeing for most of my clients. And me.
This philosophy prompted some clients to suggest I make videos or a blog to share this knowledge and after too many years of thinking I couldn’t possibly, that’s what I decided to do. These videos are designed to give you some basic insight into your own taxes. Not how to do them but how to understand enough to decrease your “tax stress”. The insights I provide are based on 10 years of tax preparation and are not intended as legal advice in any way.
Course materials are a pen and paper and if possible a previous year tax return. Let’s begin.