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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 8 months ago
Lane
Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS
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Experience: Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial & Tax advice since 1986
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Hi Niki,

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Although I have a law degree, I've been providing tax advice for over 30 years and preparing complex tax returns for clients for 17 years.

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MY NAME’S LANE - I hold a law degree (J.D.), with concentration in Tax Law, Estate law & Corporate law, an MBA in finance, a BBA, and CFP & CRPS (Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist) designations, as well - I’ve been providing financial, Social Security/Medicare, estate, corporate, non-profit, and tax advice 1986

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How can I help?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I need an enrolled tax agent, that's what I keep asking for and somehow while they show them on Just Answer and say they're available there's not way to get to them except to not ask the question and pay the five dollars! Anyway I can find an enrolled agent? Or have I just lost five dollars?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
sloppy typing. Sorry.
Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 8 months ago

I'll opt out. I bill out at $150 to $250 per hour, depending on whether a written deliverable is requested.

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Until you choose to pay a fair price, no expert is going to accept this question for $5

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Further, my expertise, experience, and accounting and tax training is FAR greater than that of one who has only passed the EA exam.

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But again, let me know and I'll either help (for the price you've offered here) or I can opt out.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
What question are you talking about? I didn't ask one. Just Answer states they have an 'enrolled agent' tax preparer option (link below). But there is no way to reach it...other than to ask a question asking for one. I told them this but I don't think they understand. If JA says they have that service they should give me a way to access it. I don't blame you for not wanting to answer what I will have to ask for $46 (which is what I would pay them.) But then they should remove that page link. Have no desire to offend you so please opt out. If JA gives you a 'black mark' please let me know and I will extend my complaint on all of this. It's not your problem.http://www.justanswer.com/sip/tax/?r=ppc|ga|1|Business%20-%20Tax%20-%20Search|Enrolled%20Agent%20-%202&JPKW=enrolled%20agent%20tax&JPDC=S&JPST=&JPAD=169767409618&JPMT=b&JPNW=g&JPAF=txt&JPCD=20161227&JPRC=1&JCLT=Enrolled%20Agent%20Support&JPOP=ETA_V2&mkwid=sodloIIPs_dc&pcrid=169767409618&pkw=enrolled%20agent%20tax&pmt=b&plc=&cmpid=4974483&agid=4052601483&fiid=&tgtid=kwd-1378472806&ntw=g&dvc=c&gclid=CjwKCAjwxo3OBRBpEiwAS7X62Y7xYH-ZllBTn8YD5Qby07CgHFjcW5fQXc5fge5F24zGZ0iymRQc2xoCRxIQAvD_BwE
Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 8 months ago

THe page I see says

"Enrolled Agent Support

Connect one-on-one with a lawyer who will answer your question"

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And I DO have many EA's and CPA's that come here for support, to have me provide a reality check, one with legal substance.

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Most of those folks are essentially accountants and come from a procedural perspective. I am able to provide substantive answers for them with the legal citations to the tax code, federal district courts, Supreme court and U.S. tax court.

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And am able to answer questions about the legislative intent of the statute, (the only way to truly test the statutory meaning within the tax code, and the court precedent if it's applicable).

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Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 8 months ago

But no, you do not hurt me in any way unless you rate negatively. ... And there ARE some EAs here. I'm guessing none online right now

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I just got it...this is a misunderstanding....the page says "Enrolled Agent Support" and I'm preparing a return and reading that as getting support from an EA. However, from what you're saying -- is JA supplying that page for Enrolled Agents who might want support from attorneys? If yes, the fog is lifting.....
Tax Professional: Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS replied 8 months ago

Honestly, could be either. I can tell you, however, that it has turned out for me to be the latter. Again, let me know if I can help. If not, you should ask customer service for a refund. They'll d it right away.

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