Simply Tax® Episode 97: Tax Season Not Normal with Taxgirl

Thoughtware Podcast Published: May 04, 2020
Simply Tax Episode 97

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Host Damien Martin continues a multi episode look at the tax season with Kelly Phillips Erb, popularly known as Taxgirl. Here’s what’s covered:

  • Who is Taxgirl? @ 1:16
  • Why tax? @ 2:51
  • Challenges and changes @ 5:20
  • Watch out for scammers! @ 12:49
  • The experience of writing and reporting on the tax season @ 16:44
  • The most important and overlooked provisions @ 19:32
  • Tips for the current environment @ 21:56
  • Tips for a career in tax and writing about tax @ 27:09
  • How Taxgirl started writing @ 32:39
  • Closing thoughts on the tax season and a career in tax @ 37:51
  • Parenting advice @ 43:39


Kelly Phillips Erb is a managing shareholder at Erblaw, where she focuses on tax law, domestic and international tax planning and tax compliance and controversy matters, including delinquencies, offers in compromise and audits. In addition to her legal practice, Kelly writes extensively about tax. She is a senior contributor to Forbes, where she writes about tax and tax policy, including tax-related security and technology issues, and also has a regular column at Bloomberg Tax.

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