The Ohio State Society of Enrolled Agents (OSSEA) is the professional society representing Enrolled Agents (EAs) in Ohio, and is an affiliate of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA). Its members are licensed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including examination, collection and appeals functions.
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OSSEA 2018 Convention
Save the Date – September 23 – 25, 2018
Prepare to meet, and learn from our dynamic and informational speakers!
Kevin C. Huston, EA, USTCP, MBA, ChFC, CLU
Kevin C. Huston is a nationally known tax instructor and President of the Asheville, North Carolina tax preparation and tax problem resolution firm Blue Ridge Tax Advisors, Inc.
Huston earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in International Business from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Huston has also earned the financial planning designations Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
Huston is an Enrolled Agent (EA); a Graduate Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) of the National Association of Enrolled Agents; and a United States Tax Court Practitioner (USTCP). A USTCP is a non-attorney admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. In 2017, he received the Excellence In Education award from the National Association of Enrolled Agents.
John Sheeley, EA
Goshen, New York based John Sheeley, EA began his career in the tax industry in 1987, passing the IRS special enrollment exam in 1995. His career includes 13 years as a multi-unit franchisee of a national tax firm and 5 years as a tax manager at a regional CPA firm in New York. A National Tax Practice Institute fellow, John completed his undergraduate education at the State University of New York at Oswego.
John formed his current tax services firm in 2008, with a focus on the tax and representation needs of U.S. citizens living abroad, and non‐resident alien entrepreneurs and entertainers living and working in the United States. He also prepares the occasional cannabis industry tax return.
John is also the founder of Tax Practice Pro, Inc, a national continuing education provider. His current teaching focus centers on taxation of legal marijuana businesses, problems of S corps, and taxation of non-resident aliens and those living abroad. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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EA’s Testified Before the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee
On March 22, 2017, Kay Hill, EA and Angela Radic, EA testified before the Ohio House Ways and Means Committee in favor of Governor Kasich’s proposal to centralize the collection of municipal business net profit tax returns. Ohio has over 600 municipal tax districts, and the current filing process for business operating in multiple districts is cumbersome and paper intensive.
Hill and Radic did temper their endorsement with the caveat that the Ohio Business Gateway (OBG), the platform that would be used for the centralized filing system, must be bolstered to support the additional traffic that the system would bear. OBG is currently prone to shut-downs and lock-outs, which can make its use frustrating for individuals and tax professionals.
Members of the committee posed questions regarding whether the existing e-file system could be expanded to accomplish the same goal, and the additional tax preparation fees that business owners bear under the current system.
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