Look out, ObamaCare’s individual mandate is coming!
Just kidding, that’s not what today’s article is about. In fact, as I discussed in this month’s Premium newsletter, if you actually read the ACA and the implementation regulations that came after it, there really is no big bonanza waiting for tax professionals on the individual side of the mandate.
In today’s article, I’m actually going to fill you in on some things that I’ll be doing in 2014. This includes things here at Tax Marketing HQ that can impact you and your tax practice (in good ways!).
First, let me fill you in on the changes I’m already implementing in my tax practice. I’m still going to be tax resolution-centric, but I’m now limiting myself to one active US tax resolution case at a time. I’m already there, and life is good. This was largely done to facilitate me finally going to Georgia in January.
Coming up will be my 7th tax prep season since my career change into taxation. It will also be the 4th tax season out of those 7 years that I will actually be sitting out the action. In the years I sit out tax season, I still end up doing somewhere around 30 tax returns, but this next season I had planned on doing zero. After a little bit of arm twisting, I’ve agreed to do two 1040′s, plus my own.
Instead, I’ll be in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, volunteering in some remote part of the country to teach English to children, and work on whatever local infrastructure projects I could put my old engineering skills to use on.
At the same time, I’ll be building connections with a unique subset of the expat community in Belgium. Some of these expats also exist in Georgia, but they’ll technically be serviced through my new Belgian office. Building a brand new boutique tax practice in Belgium serves a couple of purposes that are important to me, and I’ll get into those reasons later in the spring.
Here at Tax Marketing HQ, never fear — I’m not going away. These weekly articles will still be coming your way, including brand new tax season marketing materials.
Premium members will continue to receive the monthly Premium members newsletter, the live Q&A call, and other member resources. What you’re also going to start seeing in your mailbox every month, however, is a brand new …