Authoritax started on a Macbook in 2010.
I knew I wanted to serve others, but how?
At that moment, when I asked that question - I noticed an announcement for volunteers to help the community with their taxes.
Listening to my heart, I decided to join the VITA/TCE program run by the IRS.
I passed all the difficult tax law testing and became an IRS-certified tax volunteer.
It was a busy tax season with many locals coming in to have their taxes done.
Serving the community, is what drove me to continue in my knowledge of the tax coded. It was a very successful volunteer tax season as well.
In their first season, my VITA site served over 150 taxpayers!
$65,000 worth of tax refunds went back into the community.
- Our First Tax Season -
One man cried tears of joy, as he now had enough money to travel to his sickly parents who hadn't seen him in over 15 years.
I was a VITA volunteer for over four years, wearing the tax preparer, quality reviewer, trainer, and even site coordinator hat at any given time.
- That’s Me Assisting With a Quality Review -
One day during tax season, a client who made too much money to qualify for assistance from VITA/TCE came in looking for me.
"You've done my taxes for two years and helped me so much, why can't you help me this year?" asked the confused client.
“Sorry sir, but IRS regulation only allows us to help those under the income limit. You made too much last year to qualify,” I replied.
"OK you know what, can I just pay you to help me again this year?" asked my FIRST client!
After being asked into business, it was time to get serious....
So I decided to take the IRS' Enrolled Agent test covering all aspects of the Federal Tax Code (sounds fun, right?).
After acing the difficult IRS tax code tests, I became an Enrolled Agent and have been helping taxpayers as a professional ever since.
"Enrolled Agents are granted unrestricted rights to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, demonstrate special competence in tax matters and are required to stay current with tax law and regulations by completing a minimum amount of continuing education annually.”
- from my IRS Enrolled Agent Diploma.
Since then I have been blessed to have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Reuters, on radio and I even teach tax law at the IRS.
My company Authoritax has successfully helped many taxpayers with tax issues and can help you, too.
If you'd like to experience the difference born out of volunteer service, try Authoritax for your tax needs this year.
I can prepare tax returns, help with IRS and State tax issues and assist you with tax planning.
Need help with a tax matter?
Click here to get a hold of Dean Ferraro, EA your tax professional at Authoritax
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