“April 15th with Ide Financial”
I would like the Dr. SheLution Community to meet a good friend of mine Dr. Arthur Ide. I met Art back in 98 when I moved to Illinois were we worked together at a software development company. Although the company closed and Art has traveled in and out of the country we have remained friends. I have used Art’s services for taxes as well as filing essential paper work needed to start a business. With the benefit of Skype, Art has always been a phone call away, whether he was in or out of the country.
My goal at Dr. SheLution is to find simple solutions to everyday problems. In one conversation with Art I asked if he would partner with Dr. SheLution to make filing taxes in April less stressful and a little easier, with no hesitation he agreed.
Our goal is to create a series called “April 15th with Ide Financial”, Art will address simple solutions that will make filing your taxes a joy. He will offer suggestions and answer questions that will help you with your taxes. This will help prepare you for a financially secure future.
Art jokingly tells me that retiring from doing the thing you love is not an option. He continues to accept new clients and provide consultations.
Words from Art;
For a long time I have been preparing taxes. I am a licensed PTIN, EFIN and CAF with the IRS. PTIN is just a profession tax prepare. It is not a person who operates out of the house and uses TurboTax, Tax Cut (H&R Block), etc. EFIN allow me to file tax for you directly with the IRS. CAF certifies that I can help you with the IRS: problems, OIC (Offer-In-Compromise) if you cannot pay a tax in full, and represent you if you are audited.
Education has always been important to me, and I have studied at numerous colleges and universities in the USA and Europe. Roxanne says that my credentials look like ingredients for alphabet soup. In addition to a basic BA (State College of Iowa), it is buttressed with master degrees from University of Northern Iowa and Arizona State. PhDcs, DA, ARD, etc from University of Cincinnati, Oxford, Illinois, Carnegie-Mellon, etc. They only represent what I have mastered in the past. I still study to stay current. In order to apply what I have learned I taught worldwide: from Mauna Olu College of Hawaii, U San Diego, UNI, etc (all USA), Universidad César ñ Vallejo, U Señor Sipan, U Pedro Ruiz Gallo, etc (Peru), and elsewhere (UK, Sweden, etc).
Roxanne and I will present simple forms for you to fill out. You can directly type on the Word.doc and mail it back by saving it to your computer and uploading. I will explain every entry what it is for, and show you common mistakes many preparers make when doing your taxes. Questions are always welcomed.
Roxanne Wilkening MS. Ed