Tax Resolution Help Center Company (TRHC) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the State of Kansas. The EIN is 85-3489731. The organization was created by Kelly Coughlin, CPA, CEO, EveryDayCPA, Inc., for the purpose of addressing the needs and financial capabilities of families with tax liabilities. TRHC wants to relieve the stress caused by tax balances by empowering taxpayers to get the IRS and state tax agencies off their backs THEMSELVES and enjoy happier, healthier lives.
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1. Who needs this organization?
Most taxpayers with past due tax balances need help. Fewer than 20% of taxpayers elect to deal with their tax liabilities themselves, and a scant 10% elect to hire a professional; leaving a jaw-dropping 70% that do nothing, and who can suffer enormous emotional and financial stress. Most taxpayers are untrained and unskilled in the strategies and tactics required to successfully negotiate and resolve past tax liabilities. Further, those who elect to hire a professional can overpay for services or encounter unskilled or unscrupulous “experts,” seeking to take advantage of desperate taxpayers facing wage garnishment, tax liens on residences or seizure of other assets.
Our non-profit mission is to help taxpayers reduce, remove and resolve their past tax liabilities THEMSELVES by offering them unlimited access to in-person webinars, virtual open-office sessions, written articles and podcasts. Our content is produced by a network of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), IRS Enrolled Agents and tax attorneys who want to pay-it-forward by providing education, information and guidance to help taxpayers resolve their tax debt THEMSELVES. For those taxpayers who want more, our for-profit enterprise offers options of either one-on-one assistance for a transparent hourly rate or a full-service engagement at a mutually negotiated fee.
2. Why is there a need for this organization?
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. Unpaid taxes and the stress they can cause individuals, families and businesses is enormous and is getting worse.
Preventing and anticipating tax issues is the best way for taxpayers to avoid problems with the IRS and state revenue agencies. However, life happens and sometimes taxes simply cannot be paid. Facing these issues and dealing with them directly and effectively is the next best approach. Unfortunately, 70% of taxpayers with past tax liabilities don’t confront their problems. Left unresolved by taxpayers, IRS and state agencies may resolve tax balances through wage garnishment, asset seizure, and property liens. These tactics can further increase stress. TRHC believes knowledge is power and is here to empower taxpayers to implement a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) approach to tax balance resolution in their own lives.
3. Who benefits from this organization?
- Taxpayers wanting to learn from experts strategies and tactics to resolve their own tax liabilities;
- Taxpayers wanting to test-drive an expert showcased in our for-profit enterprise by first attending their presentations as a member;
- Tax resolution experts wanting to pay-it-forward by offering pro bono educational virtual sessions for taxpayers; and
- Tax preparers wanting to learn early-warning signs that can help them detect and prevent unmanageable tax balances for their clients.
`4. How will TRHC fulfill its non-profit mission?
TRHC fulfills its mission principally by providing educational programming. We offer our members:
- Expert-led DIY educational sessions;
- Live weekly virtual open office Q&A sessions;
- Other audio, video, and written educational content; and
A for-profit partner, giving taxpayers wanting more help the option to directly retain the very same tax experts who have educated them. Through our for-profit partner, taxpayers may work with experts virtually in either:
- One-on-one Do-It-Together (DIT) appointments; or
- Do-It-All (DIA) full-service engagements.
5. What is TRHC’s non-profit financial model?
TRHC’s financial model is intended to be affordable to all taxpayers facing tax balances. Tax Resolution Help Center Company charges $19.95/month for unlimited access to our content, including strategies and tactics to enable taxpayers to remove, reduce and resolve their tax balances themselves. Taxpayers who cannot afford this fee may reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and apply for identical access at a reduced rate. TRHC wants to ensure that its monthly fee is never a barrier for taxpayers who want to learn how to resolve their tax balances themselves using TRHC’s DIY method.
6. Who is TRHC’s founder?
Kelly Coughlin founded TRHC in October 2020 and received TRHC’s exemption determination letter from the IRS in February 2021. 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 chief executive of both EveryDayCPA, a business strategy, tax, accounting and risk management firm; 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.