1. Why create a for-profit service partner for a non-profit company?
Kelly created the non-profit Tax Resolution Help Center Company non-profit (TRHC-NP) solution to help taxpayers suffering from stress that often accompanies overdue tax balances. Fewer than 20% of taxpayers elect to deal with their tax liabilities themselves, with only 10% electing to hire a professional; leaving 70% that do nothing. This results in financial and emotional stress on both the businesses and families that frequently results in dysfunction and abuse; worry and fear.
TRHC-NP's activities include a commitment to encourage taxpayers to: 1) deal with their tax liabilities; 2) empower and inform them to resolve it themselves; and 3) make an informed decision to select a professional to assist them at a reasonable and fair price. Kelly, as CEO of EverydayCPA, Inc., created TRHC to meet that non-profit service commitment.
2. Why is there a need for TRHC?
Approximately 25 million people owe the IRS over $83 billion in back taxes. Between January 1, 2017 and June 30, 2019 alone, nearly one million federal and state tax liens were filed against taxpayers in all 50 states, representing claims on nearly $129 billion in taxpayer assets. TRHC-NP was created to teach people how they can reduce, remove and resolve their tax balances themselves using the TriTax Do-It-Yourself (DIY) method.
TRHC knows that while knowledge is power, not everyone is a DIY'er. To help those TRHC-NP members wanting expert assistance, TRHC created TriTax Do-It-Together (DIT) and TriTax Do-It-All (DIA) direct service options. TRHC contracts with tax resolution professionals (Tax Experts) to provide these direct service options.
3. Who are TRHC Tax Experts?
TRHC holds superior customer-focused service as a core value. Therefore, before a tax resolution expert is permitted to provide TriTax DIT or DIA services to a TRHC-NP member as a TRHC Tax Expert, they must first demonstrate their commitment to superior customer-focused service. All TRHC Tax Experts provide pro bono educational services to TRHC-NP members by teaching the TriTax Do-It-Yourself (DIY) method.
TRHC Tax Experts:
- Are based in the United States.
- Provide biographical information to help you find the right expert for you.
- Undergo a rigorous vetting process to ensure they meet TRHC's 3E Standard of being Expert, Ethical, and Enjoyable.
- Agree, as independent contractors, to abide by the TRHC Code of Business Conduct.
- Provide a free 20-minute Get-To-Know you session before directly engaging to provide DIT or DIA services to a TRHC-NP member.
4. Who is TRHC’s founder?
Kelly Coughlin has over 25 years of business experience and has been certified as a public accountant for over 20 years. Kelly is recognized and praised in the tax, accounting and finance industries for his ability to solve complex business problems. Kelly does this by “removing the noise,” simplifying the issues, and solving the problems at hand. He is known for being clear, concise and credible. Colleagues have said “Kelly is frequently the smartest guy in the room, but he never broadcasts it. He demonstrates it through acumen, insight and analysis.” Kelly is both the chief executive of both EveryDayCPA, Inc. and the founder of Tax Resolution Help Center Company, a non-profit educational platform for taxpayers to remove, reduce and resolve tax debt themselves.
Kelly is a CPA with an MBA from Babson College in Massachusetts. He studied accounting at the University of Minnesota and has a BA from Gonzaga University. He studied Russian at Middlebury Language Schools in Monterey, CA. Kelly worked with PWC and multiple Lloyds Bank subsidiaries. He also founded, managed and sold a financial technology company in 2012. He describes himself as a Sun Tzu business strategist and a Michael Porter business tactician.