Bill Nemeth, Merry Brodie and Chet Burgess joined Ilyce to discuss this year’s tax filing season on the Ilyce Glink Show on February 23, 2014 on WSB Radio.
Ilyce’s show always contains various forms of personal finance advice but she invited three engaged and intelligent professionals to give tips and advice on tax filing this year.
These three experts have strong opinions regarding certain issues Americans are facing:
Bill Nemeth is the immediate past president of the Georgia Association of Enrolled Agents (GAEA) and a founding member of the GAEA Education Foundation. He is currently the GAEA Membership Chair as well as the Education Chair. He is active at the National Level as well (Affiliate Council Member of NAEA).
He holds a bachelor’s degree (Kettering Institute) and master’s degree (MIT) in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Marketing (Wayne State University).
Bill and his wife Merry Brodie, Enrolled Agent, recently sold their franchise tax business which prepares up to 12,000 returns per year. With his strong focus on education, he creates and presents tax seminars at local Enrolled Agent chapter meetings. He promotes Enrolled Agents through frequent appearances on a major Atlanta radio talk show and tax seminars to numerous CDC Campuses throughout the Atlanta area. He has been interviewed by WSB TV for several stories on the fiscal cliff and tax identity theft. Bloomberg has cited some of his tax articles. He worked with Prometric as an SME (Tax Subject Matter Expert) on the development of the IRS Preparer Gateway test, the RTRP (Registered Tax Return Preparer) exam.
Bill and Merry are founding partners in Tax Audit Guardian, a new Atlanta business venture specializing in assisting troubled tax clients in representation, audit, and tax court matters.
Since 1990, Merry Brodie has served the tax and accounting needs of small businesses as owner and principal of Brodie Accounting Services. For more than 20 years, Merry served as CEO and President of Tax Doctor, Inc., which owned multiple Jackson Hewitt Tax Service franchises. At its peak, Merry managed 24 offices and a staff of 160. In 2012, Merry and her husband successfully sold the franchises and became partners in Tax Audit Guardian, a group of professionals who assist troubled taxpayers.
As an Enrolled Agent, Merry is licensed by the IRS to represent clients in all 50 states. She holds an accounting degree from Georgia State University and is a regular guest on Sunday mornings on the Ilyce Glink radio program broadcast on WSB-750 AM, answering tax questions from callers.
She is a member of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, past officer and director of the Atlanta Track Club, Georgia Association of Enrolled Agents and the National Advisory Council of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service.
Merry lives in Atlanta with her husband. She has three children and five grandchildren.
Chet Burgess is currently an Enrolled Agent at Brookwood Tax Service, LLC. Brookwood Tax Service, LLC provides tax preparation and tax planning services for individuals, couples and families as well as professionals and small businesses. Their services also include representation before the IRS for audits and appeals or back-tax issues involving collections.
Chet was the past president of the Georgia Association of Enrolled Agents for nine years and he was also an executive producer for CNN.
WSB Radio’s Ilyce Glink Show – February 23, 2014