Steal money from the government?
What is the solution to dealing with tax preparers who insist on helping their clients steal money from the government (and, by extension, the nation's taxpayers) by intentionally preparing false tax returns designed to increase refunds? Will the new tax preparer regulations prevent these preparers from doing business? Unlikely, since it takes a person knowledgeable about the tax laws, and thus probably able to pass the IRS preparer certification exam, to perpetrate the fraud.
Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.
Caleb is an adjunct professor of journalism the Community College of Denver in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches Internet Media.
Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Caleb spends a lot of time on a bicycle and reading, but never at the same time.