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Missed Fortune Founder Douglas Andrew Discusses Safety in Wealth Accumulation

In Finance on August 7, 2012 at 6:45 am
Missed Fortune

Missed Fortune

Missed Fortune ( educates individuals regarding the Laser method of wealth planning—liquidity, safety, and rate of return, as well as tax benefits. Missed Fortune educates clients about how to enjoy healthy rates of return; keeping funds liquid so that they can access them when they need them. Today, Missed Fortune founder Douglas Andrew talks to Presentation Solutions about safety in wealth accumulation.

Presentation Solutions: Safety is a big concern for many individuals these days, with the current economic environment. Has Missed Fortune seen an increase in this concern?

Missed Fortune: Yes, and this is why we always make a point to address safety in Missed Fortune’s workshops and educational materials. For many of our clients, the primary concern is with the banks and financial institutions where money is parked.

Presentation Solutions: How does Missed Fortune help individuals create “predictability” in retirement and wealth planning?

Missed Fortune: In our Missed Fortune materials, we give the example of Dr. Edwards Deming, the total quality management engineer who transformed Japan into the quality exporter of electronics and automobiles it is today. Dr. Deming said management of anything in life is predictability.

Presentation Solutions: Including funds?

Missed Fortune: Yes. We have to create predictable safety in our financial institutions.

Presentation Solutions: There were many banks that didn’t survive the Great Depression.

Missed Fortune: Quite true; forty percent of banks never opened their doors again, as we mention in the Missed Fortune materials. Some real estate dropped as much as 80 percent. But there was one group that did not falter during the Great Depression – the life insurance industry.

Presentation Solutions: How could the insurance industry survive when so many banks failed?

Missed Fortune: The life insurance industry falls under very strict regulations set by legal reserve requirements that are far more stringent than those set for banks and financial institutions.

Presentation Solutions: Many of them were established in the 1800s.

Missed Fortune: Many banks and credit unions have as much as 30-40% of their tier one assets invested in insurance companies for liquidity and safety.

Presentation Solutions: That’s definitely very telling.

Missed Fortune: Insurance companies have a greater ability to provide liquidity for their customers.

Presentation Solutions: But insurance companies invest, too, don’t they?

Missed Fortune: Yes, often insurance companies will have as much as 70-80% of their general account portfolio invested in AAA and AA bonds. They might have 15-20% loaned out on property investments like skyscrapers and shopping malls.  They also have 10-20% liquid.

Presentation Solutions: What if they have to foreclose on one of those properties?

Missed Fortune: They still come out with a huge profit.

Presentation Solutions: So what you are saying is that these life insurance companies are known for being safe…

Missed Fortune: Absolutely! In fact, they’re notorious for having that safety built in and being very smart with their funds.

To Douglas Andrew and the team at Missed Fortune, safety is a priority in wealth accumulation, just behind liquidity. Andrew shares his strategies in his workshops and educational materials, all available through his website,


Texas Lending ( Home Equity Loans

In Finance, Real Estate on July 18, 2012 at 1:25 pm
Texas Lending

Texas Lending

Texas Lending ( has spent more than a decade in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, building a reputation for providing quality, one-on-one service to homeowners. Each step of the process in securing a home loan through Texas Lending is made easier by the company’s focus on convenience. Texas Lending recently spoke with Presentation Solutions about a topic of concern to many consumers in today’s economy: home equity loans.

Presentation Solutions: Dallas-Fort Worth offers many solutions when it comes to home equity loans. What sets Texas Lending apart from all the others?

Texas Lending: We give each client a completely customized experience, from start to finish. Securing a home equity loan can be a complicated, overwhelming process and we’ve found that by breaking it down for our clients, we make it better for everyone involved. We’ve even taken some of the strain out of all the closing paperwork.

Presentation Solutions: Closing paperwork is definitely complicated. How does Texas Lending help with that?

Texas Lending: We’re one of the first mortgage lenders in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to offer e-signature capabilities. No more signing your name a thousand times in a row.

Presentation Solutions: I’m sure that’s a relief for your clients! Is Texas Lending seeing an increase in home equity loans due to the economy?

Texas Lending: Yes. The number of clients coming in for home equity loans, as opposed to traditional mortgage loans, has seen a marked increase. We’ve found that many homeowners are opting for major home renovations in lieu of moving, since many homes have not increased in value in recent years.

Presentation Solutions: What types of home loans are available to homeowners who visit Texas Lending?

Texas Lending: For those who qualify, we offer fixed term loans, as well as variable term loans.

Presentation Solutions: What will a homeowner need to qualify for a home equity loan?

Texas Lending: Several factors are taken into consideration starting with a good credit history  and your loan-to-value ratio. There are also closing costs associated with most home equity loans.

Presentation Solutions: How will a homeowner know which type of home equity loan is best?

Texas Lending: Since each person’s situation is different, we sit down with each customer and review his or her individual needs. In some cases, a home equity loan may not be advisable at all.

Presentation Solutions: What about balloon payments?

Texas Lending: With a balloon payment, the homeowner pays only the interest for the term of the loan, but at the end of the loan, the full amount comes due. Often the homeowner refinances at that point. We make sure our clients know the full terms of a balloon loan before making that choice.

For more information, visit Texas Lending online at
4100 Alpha Rd. Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75244
NMLS# 137773

FXDD Mobile Apps for the Mobile Trader

In Finance, Information on July 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm


While the desktop remains the dominant platform for trading, there are now more than 106 million smartphone owners in the U.S., leading to an app market that is growing at an incredible pace. Reports suggest that more than 10 billion apps had been downloaded by 2010 and that number is expected to approach 80 billion by 2014.

FXDD recognized early on that this anywhere-anytime consumer trend was perfectly aligned with Forex markets and offer the ability to trade virtually anywhere at almost any time. FXDD has a line of mobile applications designed for today’s mobile trader that include the FXDD iTrader, Currenex iPROTrader, FXDD MT4 droidTrader, FXDD JForex for iPhone and FXDD JForex for iPad.

At FXDD, we know that our clients rely largely on the desktop computer for most trades. We also realize that the nature of Forex trading lends itself to the mobile environment. To that end, FXDD has developed a full line of mobile apps to compliment our PC-based tools. With these, we provide the comfort of consistent and constant liquidity, access to information and the flexibility to trade around the clock, whether you’re sitting on the beach in Fiji, or at your desk in the office.

Whether you are already trading with FXDD, or you are a prospective client, FXDD iTrader powered by Forex On The Go, can provide you with free mobile MT4 trading on your iPhone. With FXDD’s mobile apps, you have access to real-time pricing, charts and trading. Access your FXDD account from the time trading begins on Sunday evening in the Eastern Time Zone all the way through 4 p.m. EST on Friday when the trading week wraps.

If you are a PowerTrader and/or VikingTrader client, you can use FXDD iPROTrader with your existing trading accounts to view open positions or enter new ones all while on-the-go. FXDD iPROTrader gives you the anytime-anywhere flexibility to place limit and stop orders, to create a new order or even cancel out existing positions. You can also project open positions right from your smartphone.

No iPhone? No worries. FXDD MT4 droidTrader, powered by Forex On The Go Technology, puts free mobile MT4 trading into your hands right from your Android device. This service is available to new and existing FXDD clients. The same FXDD trading account information available to your iPhone is now available on your Android phone with real time pricing, charts, and trading. FXDD customers can access their FXDD accounts virtually any time or anywhere they’re connected.

The FXDD JForex iPhone app offers one of the most innovative Forex trading platforms on the market and includes live, secure connectivity with the server and the industry’s lowest FX spreads.

With this application, traders have on-the-go access to the industry’s best FX tools, including trading reports, live charts with technical analysis, market news and economic calendars. Forex TV is included, providing FXDD clients with commentary from Forex movers & shakers and pivot point levels.

For FXDD clients who want a Forex application that takes advantage of the additional real estate that the iPad offers, try the FXDD JForex for iPad app. With all of the same great features of the FXDD JForex for iPhone but with more information on the screen at one time, this app is for you.

There are many advantages to mobile trading, though there are limitations and FXDD is the first to say that it may not be for everyone. FXDD has gone to great lengths to provide access to the best apps the industry has to offer. That said, we realize that some clients find the trading software for mobile phones doesn’t provide the stability and functionality that they’re accustomed to from the platforms they use with their PCs. Most agree that the FXDD mobile apps we described above are extremely convenient for analyzing the market and practicing on demo accounts.

Some FXDD clients rave about the convenience of making trades no matter where they are and others prefer a more traditional approach of making trades from their desktop. Whichever your preference, FXDD has the tools you need to trade Forex.

Tax Tiger Reports that State Tax Collectors Offer Negotiations

In Finance on May 31, 2012 at 11:26 am
  Tax Tiger

Tax Tiger

California catches up with Federal government on Offers in Compromise acceptance rates, says Tax Tiger.

In this recent interview with Tax Tiger, Presentation Solutions uncovers information on how the firm can help individuals and business owners in California negotiate with their state income tax collector.

Presentation Solutions: We understand that many states are now offering to negotiate tax debt. For time’s sake, let’s focus on your primary state of California. Can you tell us who is responsible for collecting taxes in the Golden State?

Tax Tiger: The State of CA Franchise Tax Board.

Presentation Solutions: Is it more difficult to qualify for an Offer in Compromise from state to state than it is with the federal government?

Tax Tiger: That appeared to be the case until recently. Over the last few years, the State of California appears to have leveled out with the federal acceptance rate.

Presentation Solutions: Is the submission and approval process faster with the state or the IRS?

Tax Tiger: Turnaround time is considerably faster with the state, which works more intuitively than the IRS.

Presentation Solutions: Does the state pursue collection activities in the middle of an OIC Proceeding?

Tax Tiger: Not usually, but there are no laws prohibiting the state from doing so. This differs from the IRS who does offer a protected stay period during the negotiating process.

Presentation Solutions: How does the state determine compromise numbers when a taxpayer also owes the federal government?

Tax Tiger: Very simply stated, the state of California expects an offer to be proportionate to the amount the taxpayer owes the federal government. Tax Tiger can help by reviewing the taxpayer’s current information and helping them determine a reasonable amount. This will expedite the process.

Presentation Solutions: So if a taxpayer owes the state approximately one-half of what they owe the IRS, should they offer a proportionate settlement?

Tax Tiger: Yes, that is exactly right. The state is much more likely to accept an offer of less than the actual money owed when a taxpayer is also facing a federal liability.

Presentation Solutions: Are there any tips that you would offer taxpayers who are trying to negotiate with the state and the IRS at the same time?

Tax Tiger: If the taxpayer can pay the state a proportionate amount in cash, they can exclude this amount from the available assets they present to the federal government, possibly increasing the chances of a lower settlement with the IRS.

Presentation Solutions: How far back does the Franchise Tax Board review taxpayer income history?

Tax Tiger: Three years so that the state may compare the reported income to previous tax years.

Presentation Solutions: Are there any differences between the federal and state forms required to apply for an OIC?

Tax Tiger: The state forms are longer and require a more detailed breakdown of expenses. This is actually a benefit to taxpayers since it allows for items such as tithing and college education expenses to be considered. Tax Tiger can help the taxpayer here as well, since we are familiar with what expenses are allowable and which are not.

Tax Tiger, America’s Most Effective Tax Representation Company can be contacted by calling 866.667.3829 or by going online to

Garrett Hoelscher Says Functional Strength Training Can Help Accomplish the Impossible

In Finance, Health and Beauty, Lifestyle on May 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm
Garrett Hoelscher

Garrett Hoelscher

Presentation Solutions recently sat down with financial analyst Garrett Hoelscher, to discuss staying fit while working a desk job.

Presentation Solutions: First, Garrett Hoelscher, we’d like to thank you for your time today.

Garrett Hoelscher:  I am always happy to talk about the things I am passionate about. Fitness is something upon which I place a very high value.

Presentation Solutions: Can you tell us what you typically include in your workout routine?

Garrett Hoelscher:  Well, there are many different approaches to exercise, and I have tried many of them…

Presentation Solutions: We understand that there is particularly one that you believe in, is that correct?

Garrett Hoelscher:  Yes. What I have found most effective and efficient are CrossFit workouts. CrossFit consists of intense intervals of movements that use multiple muscle groups simultaneously. My own personal experience with CrossFit has taught me a lot about the body and fitness.

Presentation Solutions: Is this program something you do at your local gym?

Garrett Hoelscher:  You could, but in most gyms across the country, we see countless types of machines that isolate muscle groups. Aside from professional body builders, these will do little good for most people.

Presentation Solutions: Why is that?

Garrett Hoelscher:  Those machines develop nonfunctional strength – they make it possible to strengthen one group of muscle without developing complementary and supportive muscle groups. That increases the likelihood of strain and injury.

Presentation Solutions: That sounds like it could potentially be dangerous for inexperienced gym-goers.

Garrett Hoelscher:  It could. In my humble opinion, it best to focus on functional strength and conditioning by way of big exercise and lifts that workout the whole body together. This increases total net strength.

Presentation Solutions: Isn’t functional strength training only for athletes who need each muscle to coordinate with one another quickly an efficiently?

Garrett Hoelscher:  No, not really. A workout routine like CrossFit is actually a fitness model that anyone and everyone can follow. Basically, it leads to a better sense of balance and increased joint stability since all of the muscles must work in unison. In fact, functional strength training’s roots are in physical therapy and rehabilitation where individuals who have suffered an injury must learn to use their entire body instead of compensating for the hurt area.

Presentation Solutions: Are there certain pieces of equipment one should use for this type of training?

Garrett Hoelscher:  There are several key strength training aids. Sandbags, free weights, exercise balls, and balance disks are pretty commonly utilized implements.

Presentation Solutions: Can you give us an example of how your CrossFit training has helped your overall life?

Garrett Hoelscher:  Absolutely… last year some friends and I decided to climb Mt. Washington. I was just past the recovery stage of reconstructive knee surgery. It was a 20-mile hike in grueling conditions but I made it without reinjuring my knee. I wholeheartedly believe that because of my background in CrossFit my body was able to handle the strain of such a strenuous undertaking.

Presentation Solutions: That alone is quite a feat and it is amazing that you could conquer Mt. Washington post surgery – any kind of surgery, but especially knee surgery.

Garrett Hoelscher:  Thank you.

Presentation Solutions: Again, we appreciate your speaking with us and are sure that you will serve as an inspiration to our readers. We look forward to catching up with you again later in the year.


With a diverse resume, Garrett Hoelscher has leveraged his experience to effectively serve a diversity of clients in his work as a financial analyst. Currently a Performance Manager at Wayfair, Garrett Hoelscher has come around full circle from his early days as a commercial banking intern at ING in New York City.

Over his years of business experience, Garrett Hoelscher has had the opportunity to reside in a variety of locations throughout the United States. Garrett Hoelscher points to the time spent in Aspen, Colorado as one of the most memorable. There, Garrett Hoelscher found success as an entrepreneur and enjoyed outdoor activities such as skiing the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Today, Garrett Hoelscher is a resident of the northeastern United States where he stays in shape with hiking, skiing, and the pursuit of the CrossFit rigorous fitness regimen. He also enjoys the outdoors, including the pursuit of skiing, mountain trekking, and lacrosse.

Steven Delarge: Achieving the Edge in Your Next Job Interview

In Finance, Information on May 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm
Steven Delarge

Steven Delarge

Steven Delarge is one of many executives in this country who have been on both sides of the desk when it comes to job interviewing. At the beginning of his career, he found himself in the position of interviewee, answering questions about his skills and career goals. As he progressed in management, Steven Delarge found himself in the position of interviewer, facing off with nervous applicants.

It was actually through this experience that Steven Delarge learned the most about the interview process. Steven Delarge saw many common mistakes and observed behaviors that made certain candidates stand out from the rest. Recently Steven Delarge spoke with Presentation Solutions about his thoughts on what gives certain employees an edge during the employment process.

Presentation Solutions: We all think we know the basics, but the more I learn about the job interview process, the more I realize I don’t know. What are some of the basics we need to know when starting a job search?

Steven Delarge: Tardiness is a no-no. Employers often see tardiness to the interview as a sign of poor punctuality in general. I recommend showing up early just in case.

Presentation Solutions: What about dress? I know that’s a big issue for many job seekers.

Steven Delarge: It can be tough, knowing what to wear to a job interview. It does depend on the position but in the business world, you can rarely go wrong with a suit. Even if you’re interviewing in an office that’s business casual, save the khakis for after you’ve landed the job.

Presentation Solutions: Can someone prepare for answering questions ahead of time?

Steven Delarge: Sure. Sadly, many of the questions asked in job interviews today are the same questions that have been asked for years. There are quite a few websites that list out typical interview questions. Prepare your responses to those, but make sure your answers in the actual interview don’t sound canned.

Presentation Solutions: Today’s interviewers tend to ask more behavioral questions, right?

Steven Delarge: Yes, but even those have become pretty predictable. “Describe a time you thought outside the box,” that sort of thing. The key to answering all of these questions is to make your answers unique. That can be a challenge.

Presentation Solutions: Any suggestions on how to do this?

Steven Delarge: Giving examples of things you’ve done can really help. As in, “I was the top salesperson in the company for three years straight.” Or, “I was promoted seven times in the six years I was with my last company.”

Presentation Solutions: What about those tricky questions, like “Name your biggest weakness?”

Steven Delarge: I’m often asked about that one and the truth is, there’s no easy answer. The best tip is to take a negative trait and explain how you’ve turned it around. For instance, “I tend to be very impatient, but I’ve learned that keeping a to-do list helps me stay focused.”

Presentation Solutions: Thank you for speaking to us today. Steven Delarge is an Albany, New York business executive with decades of experience in the business industry.

Ian Woodman, Idaho Tax Relief Business Owner, Discusses Common Tax Issues

In Finance on May 4, 2012 at 12:17 pm
Ian Woodman Idaho

Ian Woodman Idaho

Ian Woodman, Idaho co-founder of Instant Tax Solutions, often hears questions from taxpayers about tax issues. Pages and pages of regulations overwhelm most taxpayers, many of whom simply want an expert to explain the laws in plain English, says Ian Woodman. Idaho residents interested in tax resolution know that co-founders Byron Pedersen and Ian Woodman of Idaho stand ready to serve.

In this brief article, Ian Woodman of Idaho ’s Instant Tax Solutions describes some of the most common tax issues the company encounters in their work with taxpayers. The team at Instant Tax Solutions regularly works with the IRS to resolve tax issues that Ian Woodman says Idaho clients encounter.

One of the most common issues encountered by taxpayers, according to Ian Woodman, Idaho tax relief business owner, is past due taxes. Many taxpayers come to Instant Tax Solutions with a debt they cannot pay, says Ian Woodman. Idaho company Instant Tax Solutions can help taxpayers work out a payment plan that the taxpayer can afford while still satisfying the IRS, says Woodman.

Another issue, according to Ian Woodman of Idaho, is a fear of being audited. This fear, says Woodman, causes business owners and other self-employed individuals to avoid claiming deductions that could save them perhaps hundreds or thousands of dollars a year. The truth is, audits aren’t as common as you think, Ian Woodman of Idaho says, especially for those who are honest.

Tax liens are another common concern at Ian Woodman’s Idaho Instant Tax Solutions office. If a taxpayer has an outstanding debt to the IRS that has been left unpaid for a long time, the IRS may assess a lien on that taxpayer’s property. Ian Woodman, Idaho co-founder of Instant Tax Solutions, says that the IRS will usually work with these taxpayers to come to an agreement to pay the tax debt off.

Ian Woodman’s Idaho Instant Tax Solutions has helped clients worldwide recover from some of the most complex tax issues. The company’s stated mission is to provide fair tax representation by providing easy-to-understand explanations of IRS tax laws. For more information, visit

Instant Tax Solutions | Ratings and Reviews of Common Tax Problems

In Finance on April 26, 2012 at 1:28 pm
Instant Tax Solutions Ratings

Instant Tax Solutions Ratings

Instant Tax Solutions Ratings and Reviews Team says U.S. taxpayers with problems now have more options.

The IRS, says the Instant Tax Solutions Ratings and Reviews Team, can be confusing and intimidating. It doesn’t have to be, however, as there are solutions to common problem. The Instant Tax Solutions Ratings and Reviews Team points out that, while the IRS can and does act swiftly in cases of delinquency, they do have provisions that allow for unexpected circumstances.

When a taxpayer simply does not have all of their supporting documentation in order, the Instant Tax Solutions Ratings and Reviews Team advises that an extension of up to four months may be requested – however payment of any owed taxes is still due. If money is the issue, such as when a medical emergency has all available funds tied up, a taxpayer may request to delay their liability by up to 6 months, says the Instant Tax Solutions Ratings and Reviews Team.

The Instant Tax Solutions Ratings and Reviews Team points out that filing or paying late can result in heavy fines and penalties. Taxpayers may request that these fees be removed if extenuating circumstanced can be substantiated; for instance, the Instant Tax Solutions Ratings and Reviews Team notes that personal tragedy such as a major illness or auto accident may be forgivable delays. In these situations, penalties abatement may be requested. The Instant Tax Solutions Ratings and Reviews Team encourages taxpayers to ensure that they have proper documentation to support their request, and to always send copies – never release an original document.

According to the Instant Tax Solutions Ratings and Reviews Team, even old debt may be considered for penalties abatement. If the taxpayer can show reasonable cause for the delay and can prove they acted in good faith to pay, the Instant Tax Solutions Ratings and Reviews Team notes that having some of the penalties canceled can be a great start at getting their debt under control.

There are even provisions in the IRS tax code that allow for deductions to be considered when the IRS denies them, notes the Instant Tax Solutions Ratings and Reviews Team. For taxpayers who should be entitled to certain deductions but have misplaced records, the Instant Tax Solutions Ratings and Reviews Team points out that having an affidavit, that is the written testimony of the taxpayer claiming the deductions are legit, is often a sufficient replacement to an original receipt.

These are just a few situations where a tax bill can be reduced. Instant Tax Solutions offers ratings of taxpayers’ economic status to help them determine if any of the IRS programs are a good match. For more information on the firm, or for Instant Tax Solutions ratings, reviews, and services offered, please visit

Steven P. Delarge Discusses Effective Time Management for CEOs and CFOs

In Finance, Information, Professionals on April 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Steven P. Delarge

Steven P. Delarge

As a long-time business executive, Steven P. Delarge has seen countless other executives trying to juggle too many things. Many CEOs and CFOs have hundreds of unread e-mails and a to-do list far longer than any one human being could ever complete, Steven P. Delarge reports. However, unless someone can magically grant these busy executives more hours in the day, says Steven P. Delarge, may feel they have no real options.

The answer for many people, Steven P. Delarge says, is creating to-do lists. There have been many books on effective time management, points out Steven P. Delarge, and nearly all suggest some variation of these to-do lists. While this is effective in the short-term, many people find their best intentions are short-lived and soon they’ve fallen back into the same rut, according to Steven P. Delarge. The key, says Steven P. Delarge, is to create “not-do” lists. These are items you simply won’t do each day. It’s a creative way to turn the to-do list concept on its ear, suggests Steven P. Delarge.

The key, Steven P. Delarge advises, is to think of those things that are colossal time-wasters, like checking and responding to e-mail for a full hour each morning when you first get into the office. Steven P. Delarge recommends making an initial list of three items—perhaps things you’ve identified as bad habits, like staying at the office each day until late rather than leaving on time to spend time at home with the family.

Steven P. Delarge has found that focusing on his “not do” list frees him up to do the things that would traditionally go on his to-do list–without all the pressure. According to Steven P. Delarge, this might include calling a client he’s needed to touch base with for a while, or giving an employee helpful encouragement and feedback. By completing these tasks, Delarge says that he experiences a sense of personal accomplishment and that this helps his business succeed.

We all have our mental “to-do” lists. Steven P. Delarge recommends removing the non-value added tasks from that list, freeing up more time to conduct more important day-to-day business affairs. According to Steven P. Delarge, this will give you more personal time to spend with your family, doing things you personally enjoy.

Byron Pederson Interview: Tax Problem Resolution Services Coalition

In Finance, Legal on April 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm
Byron Pederson

Byron Pederson

According to Byron Pederson, co-founder of Instant Tax Solutions, the Tax Problem Resolution Services Coalition was formed to help keep the industry honest and fair. This, says Byron Pederson, will draw more customers to call upon the services of tax problem resolution firms. Byron Pederson’s Instant Tax Solutions has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, a rating that Byron Pederson and his staff have worked hard to develop and maintain over the years. Today, Byron Pederson talks to Presentation Solutions about the upcoming meeting of the National Association of Tax Debt Resolution Companies.

Presentation Solutions: This is an exciting time for tax problem resolution services. How many are involved in the coalition?

Byron Pederson: The coalition has 46 members at the moment, most of whom are CPAs and legal counsel, all coming together to maintain integrity in the industry.

Presentation Solutions: What types of members are represented?

Byron Pederson: TPRSC members reside and work all over the country, representing taxpayers and tax resolution services nationwide.

Presentation Solutions: What speakers can attendees expect to hear from at the conference?

Byron Pederson: The conference will feature the director of the IRS’s office of professional responsibility, Karen Hawkins.

Presentation Solutions: What will be the topic of her presentation?

Byron Pederson: She’ll give us the IRS’s perspective on the problem of tax problem resolution services that are operating in a shady manner.

Presentation Solutions: She’ll also speak positively on the IRS’s perspective on tax professionals who operate positively on behalf of taxpayers in front of the IRS.

Byron Pederson: Yes, it has always been the philosophy of everyone who works for Instant Tax Solutions to maintain professionalism at all times. Karen Hawkins will address the importance of professionalism in the field.

Presentation Solutions: Who else will be presenting at the conference?

Byron Pederson: Larry Lawler, who will be speaking on policies and procedures the IRS has that help regulate the industry.

Presentation Solutions: There will also be a lobbyist present, correct?

Byron Pederson: Yes, Mark Guimond will discuss several pieces of legislation that affect our industry, including a bill that impacts telemarketing, which is currently on hold.

Presentation Solutions: When is the meeting and how does someone get more information?

Byron Pederson: The meeting will be May 20-21 in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

Byron Pederson is co-founder of Instant Tax Solutions, providing tax relief to taxpayers in need. As a leader in the industry, Byron Pederson is dedicated to eradicating fraud in the industry to maintain the integrity of the tax resolution industry nationwide. Byron Pederson is proud to be a part of the Tax Problem Resolution Services Coalition. For more information about Instant Tax Solutions, visit them online at