Who is Joe the Tax Guy?

Joseph Anthony is an Enrolled Agent and Licensed Tax Consultant practicing in Portland, Oregon, since 1996. Specializing in tax planning for self-employed individuals and small businesses, Joe works with clients across the country as well as people living outside the United States.

Joe speaks his mind.
Joe’s opinion pieces on taxes and politics appear in The Los Angeles Times, The Oregonian and other publications. He is a trusted source for journalists reporting on tax matters.

Joe lectures before multitudes.
Joe tailors presentations and keynoters for professional organizations, conferences and the general public on the interplay between tax policy, social policy and politics. For almost a decade, he traveled around the United States speaking to several thousand tax professionals annually about the latest issues and changes in the tax code affecting taxpayers as a speaker for Gear Up Seminars. (A division of Thomson Reuters, Gear Up is the largest provider of continuing education for tax professionals in the U.S.)

Joe is a fellow.
Joe is a Fellow of the National Association of Enrolled Agents’ National Tax Practitioners Institute (NTPI.) That means he has completed a program focusing on the most effective ways of representing taxpayers in audits and other dealings with the IRS.

Joe was a financial journalist.
Before Joe became a tax pro, he spent almost two decades as a professional journalist writing about personal finance and business for publications such as The New York Times, Smart Money, and MSN.com’s small business website.

joes_catJoe spoils his cat.
In his spare time he practices yoga, spoils his cat and loves to travel. And, yes, he does have a thing about the Red Sox. He grew up in New England and comes by it honestly.