Neil Johnson (aka The Tax Dude®) has been a tax professional for over thirty years and has prepared thousands of tax returns for individuals, small businesses, trusts and estates. Neil’s background in taxation coupled with his experience in personal financial planning gives him a base of knowledge truly appreciated by his clients.
A graduate of Loyola University of Chicago in 1988, Neil has built a diversified tax, accounting and advisory practice serving cryptocurrency and cannabis communities.
Neil has helped numerous clients deal with IRS and state taxing authorities. He has successfully negotiated IRS penalty abatements totaling over hundreds of thousands of dollars. Neil has also helped his clients obtain installment plans, offers in compromise and innocent spouse relief. He gets a real chuckle watching former IRS attorneys on television pitching these services as if they are truly advocates for the taxpayer.
Neil is also an Enrolled Agent. He earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service passing a three-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business tax returns. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards and has unlimited representation rights to represent taxpayers before IRS. Unlike attorneys and CPAs, who are state-licensed and who may or may not choose to specialize in taxes, all enrolled agents specialize in taxation.