Shopping Made Easy!!

9/1/22 – weekly letter – Shopping Made Easy!! And The IRS Can Be Intimidating.


My mother-in-law was wonderful. I only met her briefly when Jeff took me to New York for his High School reunion. Then, we decided that she had to relocate to Florida as she lived in the same house where Jeff was raised in Staten Island and was too far away from us.

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It took us several years to persuade her to move from Staten Island to an active over 55 community in Boynton Beach. We went so far as to dangle the list of activities that the community offered, the various women’s clubs that she could partake in, and the excellent local restaurants for her to enjoy. I am happy to say that she loved her new lifestyle. She had a wonderful group of friends and was always busy, but she still had time for her passion, online shopping. She was addicted to QVC and Home Shopping Network. Unfortunately, she passed away in 2007 without dipping her toe, or in her case, her foot into the Amazon pool.

We teased her relentlessly about her online shopping, and Jeff and I still reflect on how she would have adored Amazon. She loved her shopping!

What would you do if you had back taxes or an outstanding tax liability? You probably would “shop” around for an expert in the field. Just as going to a dermatologist to get a facelift will not get you the same results as going to a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Most taxpayers feel the IRS is intimidating, and rightfully so. The average individual is not familiar with the tax code, cannot navigate the IRS handbook, and can very often get themselves into more trouble when speaking directly to a revenue officer.

Here are the top 5 reasons to hire Jeffrey Schneider, EA, CTRS, ACT-E if you owe over 10K.

  1. A free consultation with Jeff (if you owe over 10K) will allow you to interview Jeff, ask him your questions, and hear about tax resolution options. Then you both can determine if you are a good fit for each other.
  2. You never have to speak to the IRS once you retain Jeff. He will negotiate on your behalf, so you don’t have to feel the tax anxiety or spend hours on the phone with the IRS.
  3. Jeff’s superpower is negotiating with the IRS. Although the agency is not your friend, they are helpful when and if it benefits the federal government. Do you know what to ask for when discussing your options? If you don’t know the right questions to ask, how can you be sure you’re getting the best settlement available?
  4. Do you have all the tax resources available to you that Jeff has at his disposal? And would you understand them if you did? Do you know the ins and outs of the tax code? What about the tips and tricks I have accumulated over the years?
  5. When you know the tax resolution system as Jeff does, he can generally get you a quicker settlement.

We know that most taxpayers feel the IRS is intimidating. Jeff will gladly chat with you or someone you know that is shopping around for a tax solution. Call the office today at 877-355-8010 or book an appointment online at

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Ali “the shopping queen’s daughter-in-law” Schneider
Director of Business Development

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Weekly humor – How does the Pope do his online shopping?
He uses Papal.


Weekly Question – Can the IRS take money from your bank account?

An IRS levy permits the legal seizure of your property to satisfy a tax debt. For example, it can garnish wages, take money from your bank or another financial account, seize and sell your vehicle(s), real estate, and other personal property.