Thursday, October 1, 2009

SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION

Regular visitors to THE WANDERING TAX PRO know that I do not write this blog to solicit new tax clients. I am not accepting any new 1040 (or 1040A) clients, and I am not accepting any 990, 1041, 1065, 1120 or 1120S clients period.
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I would actually like to “thin the herd”, but it is difficult to tell a long-time client, or even a relatively new one, that I have decided that I will no longer be doing their tax returns. At this point I am using “death” to thin the herd.

I generally will continue to prepare the return of a client who moves from New Jersey to another state, and currently do returns for clients in many different states. However, I have decided that if a client moves to a state whose state tax return I have not prepared I will no longer continue to prepare their returns – I do not want to have to take the time to learn a new state’s tax laws. At most I may continue to prepare the federal return and have the state return prepared by a local NATP member.

So the shameless self-promotion of which I speak has nothing to do with promoting my tax preparation services.

The reason I no longer accept new clients, and am trying to “thin the herd”, is that I want to have more time during the “regular year” to devote to writing.

Along those lines I do want to make it publicly known that I am available to write articles or a regular column for any print or online newsletter, magazine or publication – for a fee, of course. I can write a Q + A column with questions submitted by your readers, or I can tailor my articles or column to items that are of specific interest to your readers (i.e. written for the self-employed, or homeowners, or those with rental property, or a specific kind of trade or business such as police officers or fire fighters).

I am also available to write special reports on tax topics which you can be reprinted and distributed to members of a union or membership organization or readers of your publication.

If you are interested, or want more information, you can email me at rdftaxpro@mail.com. Be sure to write “The Wandering Tax Pro” or “Tax Articles” or “Tax Column” in the subject line!

I also want to take this opportunity to “tout” my special report MY BEST TAX ADVICE. As the title suggests, this report provides the best tax advice I can give you and covers such topics as keeping track of investment cost basis, how long should you keep your tax records, what to do if you get a letter from the IRS (or your state), and choosing a tax professional.

I am in the process of completing a special report titled “TAXBUSTERS”, which will discuss

• avoiding the penalty for underpayment of estimated tax

• evaluating tax-free investments

• flexible spending accounts

• joint vs separate

• making the most of available education tax benefits

• multiple support agreements

• and much more

This report should be ready to “go to press” by mid-October.

I am offering a special TWO FOR ONE sale for orders post-marked through November 30, 2009 - I will send you both MY BEST TAX ADVICE and TAXBUSTERS, as email attachments in “pdf” format, for only $2.00!

To order your copies of these two great special reports send a check or money order for $2.00 payable to TAXPRO SERVICES CORPORATION to –

TAXPRO SERVICES CORPORATION
TWO FOR ONE SPECIAL
PMB 304
72 VAN REIPEN AVENUE
JERSEY CITY NJ 07306-2806

Be sure to include your email address. As mentioned above I will send the two reports to you as “pdf” email attachments.

If you have found the advice, information and resources I provide here at THE WANDERING TAX PRO ordering these two special reports is an excellent way to show your “appreciation” and to help to make sure that TWTP remains alive.

Thank you very much for allowing me to indulge in shameless self-promotion. I promise to return to serious tax topics tomorrow.

TTFN

4 comments:

john said...

Have you considered "ghost writing" a newsletter that other taxpros could distribute to their clients? NATP does this, but their price point is low (less than $100) and they do not offer geographic exclusivity. Your could offer one general and a few specialized pieces per quarter. Require other tax firms to purchase it for the year -- $1000 per year x 100 firms.....

john said...

And on other thought.... put that content on a website -- for the same $1000 per year each "tax firm client"
receives a unique URL to send their clients to- that website contains the same content, but the local tax pros contact information.

Maybe you could place ads on those urls to generate revenue ----

Robert D Flach said...

John-

Thanks for the suggestions!

You have given me some things to think about.

TWTP

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