Robert D Flach, a recent transplant from Jersey City NJ to rural Northeast PA, has been preparing 1040s for individuals in all walks of life since 1972. He is “winding down” his tax practice and no longer accepts new clients.
In 45 years of preparing individual income tax returns he has never used tax preparation software. One of the last of the dinosaurs, he prepares about 250 sets of returns each year manually.
He learned how to prepare 1040s by preparing 1040s. “On my first day at work for my uncle’s tax preparer, having never prepared a tax return before, my boss led me to a desk. He gave me a copy of a client’s prior year 1040 and a briefcase with the current year’s ‘stuff’ and told me to ‘jump in and swim!’”
Robert has been writing the popular tax blog THE WANDERING TAX PRO (since the summer of 2001. He is the creator and author of the tax websites FIND A TAX PROFESSIONAL, and A TAX PROFESSIONAL FOR TAX REFORM (http://www.taxprosfortaxreform.com), and the tax blog THE TAX PROFESSIONAL.
He has been a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals for over 30 years, and often write for the Association's TAXPRO JOURNAL as well as the newsletter of the New Jersey state chapter. He has created and compiled several packages of forms, schedules and worksheets and special reports and guides on tax planning and preparation for the average taxpayer.
Robert is available to write articles and columns for websites and portals and print or email newsletters, on general tax topics, or specifically for your individual audience. You can find samples of his writings at http://robertdflach.blogspot.com