The Taxpayer First Act will enable taxes to be paid by credit card. This is a potential huge trap, & everyone, but especially practitioners who prepare returns, should counsel taxpayers to avoid using credit cards to pay taxes.
By way of introduction, I am Curt Harrington, a Taxation specialist Attorney and Patent attorney that likes to share his experience and knowledge via educational, informative lectures or workshops for free for other attorneys, and CPAs as a Continuing Legal Education Provider (California) at active business locations, if possible.
More specifically my background is that of a high-tech patent attorney and a California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Taxation Specialist. In addition to a J.D., I have an LL.M. – Tax, from the University of San Diego, Masters Degrees in Chemical and Electrical engineering, and an M.B.A. – some of which was completed while working for Aramco. I have prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patents, has published articles (in Mechanical Engineering, and numerous others) and spoken widely on Patent, Trademark, Licensing, Intellectual Property & its Taxation, as well as the pitfalls of Business Start-up.
I previously served 10 years with the California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS), a unit of California State government that oversees California’s Legal Specialization Program. I served for the first 5 years with The Taxation Advisory Committee of CBLS in positions including heading the Education committee and culminating with both Chair and Past Chair (Advisory) positions. I served for the last 5 years on the main oversight board of the CBLS including culmination with service as both Chair and Past Chair (Advisory) positions.
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