About Kesha

“Don’t want to pay taxes? Easy. Just stop making money.”

This used to be my response to people complaining about taxes. Way, way back in the day before I knew the real real about how to leverage the Tax Code to build wealth and reduce your tax burden “at the same damn time”.

Now, I know better. Now I know that the Tax Code has opportunities for tax reduction strategies all “up through there”.

Now don’t get me wrong – the easiest way to cut your tax bill is to stop making money. No money, no taxes. But there’s a much better way to still make money and reduce (not eliminate) your tax burden.

After 12 tax seasons preparing income tax returns for everybody from low-income individuals to multi-billion dollar corporations, I’ve decided to switch gears and focus on teaching small business owners how to proactively reduce their tax burden with comprehensive tax planning.

As a Certified Tax Coach, I now help people keep more of their hard-earned profits in their pockets and out of Uncle Sam’s hands using the same legitimate, proven tax strategies that “the big guys” use in their businesses.

FANCY CREDENTIALS

  • Enrolled Agent since 2011
  • Certified Public Accountant since 2013
  • Certified Tax Coach since 2020

EDUCATION

  • Georgia State University, BBA Accounting 2008
  • Georgia State University, BBA Finance 2010
  • Kennesaw State University, Master in Accountancy, Taxation 2010

FEATURED PODCAST EPISODES

Choosing an S Corp | 6 Things to Consider

Episode 34 | 17 Mins Choosing an S Corporation | 6 Things to Consider How do you know if an S corporation is right for your business? ListenWatchRead (this transcript has been edited to improve readability)As tax professionals, we get the question all the time, "what...

Choosing a Partnership | 6 Things to Consider

Episode 34 | 18 Mins Choosing a Partnership | 6 Things to Consider How do you know if a partnership is right for your business? A partnership is a default business entity - when more than one one person create a for-profit business together the business is...

Choosing a Sole Proprietorship | 6 Things to Consider

Choosing a Sole Proprietorship | 6 Things to Consider

Episode 33 | 20 Mins Choosing a Sole Proprietorship | 6 Things to Consider How do you know if a sole proprietorship is right for your business? Honestly, most sole proprietorships are probably sole proprietorships by default. If you start a business as the sole owner...

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The information contained in this site is for informational and educational purposes, and is not a substitute for speaking with a tax professional to understand how the tax laws will affect your personal tax return.

WHAT IS AN ENROLLED AGENT?

(From www.naea.org)

Enrolled Agents (EAs) are federally-licensed tax practitioners who may represent taxpayers before the IRS when it comes to collections, audits, and appeals. As authorized by the Department of Treasury’s Circular 230 regulations, EAs are granted unlimited practice rights to represent taxpayers before IRS and are authorized to advise, represent, and prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, trusts, and any entities with tax-reporting requirements. Enrolled agents are the only federally-licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation and have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS. The enrolled agent profession dates back to 1884 when, after questionable claims had been presented for Civil War losses, Congress acted to regulate persons who represented citizens in their dealings with the U.S. Treasury Department. Enrolled agents’ expertise in the continually changing field of taxation enables them to effectively represent taxpayers at all administrative levels within the IRS.

WHAT IS A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT?

A CPA, or Certified Public Accountant, is a trusted financial advisor who helps individuals, businesses, and other organizations plan and reach their financial goals. Whatever those goals – saving for a new home, opening a new office, or planning a multi-billion dollar merger – CPAs can help.

WHAT IS A CERTIFIED TAX COACH?

The Certified Tax Coach designation denotes financial expertise, tax planning excellence, and outstanding customer satisfaction. All Certified Tax Coaches attend an intensive, three-day proprietary training academy, and are required to attend 24 additional hours each year of continuing professional education in proactive tax planning.   Attendees become well versed in high-impact tax planning strategies, and are offered additional continuing education courses to expand their specialized knowledge. Professionals with the Certified Tax Coach designation know how to save their clients thousands of dollars that would otherwise be wasted on unnecessary taxes.

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