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Do Not Sell Yourself Short in Representing Clients

From my interactions with the tax professional community, I believe a lot of you sell yourself short with how you price your services. Low prices mean more work to meet revenue goals and more work interferes with your ability to have appropriate work/life balance. Over... Thomas Gorczynski, EA, USTCP

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Your Challenge: Write Content for the EA Journal

I want to use my message for this edition to encourage you to contribute content for the EA Journal. Do not get scared away – keep reading! Our collective knowledge can only increase if everyone in the community freely shares her or his exper... Thomas Gorczynski, EA, USTCP

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Can You Work 15-Hour Days and Be Ethical?

Enrolled agents, and the tax community as a whole, work too much during tax season, and it puts taxpayers at a disadvantage. I know you may not want to hear this because it is contrary to your business model of jamming eight to 15 tax returns per day into your schedule, six to ...

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Staying Sane in the Chaos of Tax Changes

In the last three years, we have gone through several significant revisions to the tax law: the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2... Thomas Gorczynski, EA, USTCP

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Helping Clients in the Face of COVID-19

With hundreds of millions of Americans financially impacted by COVID-19, our role as tax professionals as trusted advisors will be of utmost importance this year as we help them navigate both their tax responsibilities and COVID-19 tax benefits. The articles this month will empowe... Thomas Gorczynski, EA, USTCP

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Embracing Change

As I settle into my first few months as editor-in-chief, I am moving forward with changes that, in the long term, will help improve the overall editorial direction of EA Journal. Call for Articles We issued a call for articles for the 2021 editions of... Thomas Gorczynski, EA, USTCP

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The Road Ahead

As the newly appointed editor-in-chief of the EA Journal, I wanted to write to introduce myself to the readership and give a brief overview of my vision for EA Journal over the next several years. I have been in the tax field since 2009, earning my Ma... Thomas Gorczynski, EA, USTCP

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How We Tech

This year, our annual technology issue has collided with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whether you consider yourself a techie or are tech-averse, COVID-19 has increased our need to use technology, for better or for worse. Our heightened dependence on technology during the pandemi... Janelle Julien

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The New Normal?

The outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused all of us to stop in our tracks, take stock of what’s important, and reassess the plans we set out for the year. This pandemic is changing our world. The novel coronavirus has disrupted modern working life for everyone. We’re all bei... Janelle Julien

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Spring Fever

When I think of springtime, several things come to mind: Increased daylight, warmer weather, and spring cleaning. As the temperatures rise, I’m eager to open all the windows and clean out all the closets. Most people probably groan at the thought of spring cleaning, but it... Janelle Julien

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Progress, not Perfection

It’s believed the ancient Babylonians made the first New Year’s resolutions. It’s also a tradition for most people break their New Year’s resolutions by the time February rolls around. According to an Inc. survey, in 2019, the most popular resolutions were to - Di... Janelle Julien

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Looking to 2020

If you had a magic crystal ball, what would you see for 2020? The second filing season under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will be interesting, to say the least, since more rules and regulations were enacted after the first filing season at both the federal and state levels. We’r... Janelle Julien

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The Price of Doing Good

It may seem early to think about #GivingTuesday, but the giving season will be here before you know it. I have a few charities I contribute to every year and also to those that spring into action whenever disaster strikes. Several factors motivate people to make charitable donations, i... Janelle Julien

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Tech Speak

Let me introduce myself: I’m NAEA’s new(ish) managing editor. You’ve noticed by now that EA Journal looks different these days. I know how protective readers can feel about the magazines they love, and I respect that. A serious, loyal readership may be our most valua... Janelle Julien