14 Years Tax Industry Experience
Roger is considered the foremost authority on all things involving e-services and IRS transcripts since pioneering the IRS transcript analysis industry a decade ago launching Tax Help Software. Roger is a national speaker on tax industry best practices who also consults with some of the largest tax software companies, accounting firms, tax resolution firms and the IRS.
CATHARINE O'CONNOR, ESQ
8 years of Tax Resolution Experience
Licensed to practice law in the state of Florida since 2012, Catharine practiced exclusively in Tax Controversy for one of the largest tax resolution companies in the country, rising to become the senior resolution attorney. Over 8 years of tax resolution experience with hundreds of millions in tax debt resolved for delinquent taxpayers. Thousands of hours logged in call time with IRS collections agents, Revenue Officers, Settlement Officers and Revenue Agents. Highly experienced in working with complex, high debt taxpayers, including businesses with payroll tax issues.
LAURA THOMPSON, EA
30 years in the Tax and Accounting Industry
Laura has been in the tax preparation business since 1999. She became an Enrolled Agent in 2007. While employed with a large franchise she served as a Tax Preparer, Training Coordinator which included organizing IRS approved classroom events for Continuing Education for Enrolled Agents as well as all staff updates and software training. She became an Area Manager for 14 locations in 2012. This included training, hiring, tax support, responding and resolving customer service issues, technology set up and monitoring technology throughout the year, as well as login support for 85 locations. As an EA she became the primary support for the company’s foreign tax preparation, communications and inquiries. These duties were in addition to maintaining her 300 plus client base and resolution work.
BILL NEMETH, EA
30+ years of experience as a Tax Professional
He and his wife Merry Brodie operated their tax franchise operation with 24 offices and 12,000 returns per year. They sold this business in 2012 and embarked upon a new endeavor, Tax Audit Guardians, assisting troubled taxpayers.
Bill is the former GAEA President & GAEA Education Chair. He is active at the National Level as an elected member of the NAEA Affiliate Council. He holds bachelors (Kettering Institute) and masters degrees (MIT) in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Marketing (Wayne State University). He is an NTPI Fellow and has taught at NTPI. He is a member of the NAEA Tax Education Committee and is a Trustee of the NAEA Education Foundation Board. He prepares and presents live programs and webinar programs on timely federal tax topics. He has worked as a SME (Subject Matter Expert) for Prometric, the contractor that prepares and administers the Enrolled Agent Exam.
He is a member of the IRS Southeast Stakeholder Liaison Group and is active in the IRS IMRS (Issue Management Resolution System) calls. He has represented GAEA as a member of the Georgia Tax Practitioners Advisory Group. In his spare time, he and his wife Merry are amateur beekeepers.
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