Building The Premier Accounting Firm

Navigating the Tax Labyrinth with Michael Rozbruch

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Roger Knecht

President of Universal Accounting Center

Episode Details

In this insightful episode of the podcast, Roger sits down with Michael Rozbruch, a seasoned CPA and certified tax resolution specialist, who shares his personal journey into the field of tax resolution. Drawing from his experiences, Michael discusses the importance of professional guidance when dealing with the IRS and sheds light on the following key themes:

Empathy in Taxation: Michael’s motivation is deeply rooted in the struggles he’s seen ordinary Americans face when up against IRS actions. His empathy for those in tax distress drives his work and advocacy.

The Complexity of Tax Issues: From back taxes to audits and payroll dilemmas, Michael underscores the intricate and often intimidating process of resolving tax problems with the IRS, highlighting why expert assistance is critical.

Professional Expertise: The conversation delves into the significance of tax resolution specialists like EAs, CPAs, and attorneys. With limited IRS training for the public, the knowledge and skill of these professionals become invaluable.

Tax Relief Intricacies: Michael discusses the nuances of tax relief, giving listeners a glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes when negotiating with the IRS.

Professional Fees: Understanding how to price services is vital. Michael breaks down payment structures for tax professionals and why investing in such services can be beneficial.

Advertising Your Services: The episode touches on the benefits of marketing tax resolution services to reach those in need.

The Enrolled Agent Advantage: With the IRS’s new penalty relief initiative, Michael points out the increased business potential and advantages of becoming an Enrolled Agent.

Future Challenges: The discussion raises concerns about the complexities that may arise in 2024 due to the IRS’s access to taxpayer information through stimulus payments.

Educational Opportunities: Michael promotes a two-hour masterclass on tax resolution services and encourages listeners to deepen their understanding of the field.

Grow Con and Additional Resources: The episode also mentions Michael’s commitment to helping others through the upcoming event called Grow Con and directs listeners to the Universal Accounting website for a podcast episode featuring a panel of accounting, bookkeeping, and tax business experts.

Listeners are encouraged to check out the full episode for a more comprehensive exploration of these themes and to gain access to valuable resources and insights for tackling tax challenges with confidence.

Resources Mentioned:

  • Michael Rozbruch’s Masterclass on Tax Resolution Services

  • Grow Con Event

  • Universal Accounting Podcast



Your Host: Roger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting Center

Guest Name: Michael Rozbruch

Michael Rozbruch, CPA and Certified Tax Resolution Specialist, a pioneer in the tax resolution industry, has a proven “in-the-trenches” track record as evidenced by accumulating 168 month-over-month consecutive revenue growth culminating in $23 million in revenue in just one year alone.

Michael is a nationally recognized entrepreneur and is the founder of Roz Strategies® and Michael Rozbruch’s Tax and Business Solutions Academy®, an eLearning, training and coaching services company that trains and helps CPAs, Enrolled Agents and Attorneys build highly profitable practices through proven marketing systems and strategies. But he doesn’t stop there. He also trains on how to “close” the sale, manage the client relationship and knows firsthand how a best practice IRS Problem client niche practice should be run and operated.

Standing alongside Michael to help you be as successful as possible with your own tax resolution business is the Roz Team—Roslyn Rozbruch, Becky Stephens, John Israelian, Ruthie Ponce, and Karen Hood. Read on to learn more about how each team member makes it their goal to make life in your practice a little easier—and a lot more profitable!


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