Welcome to Only Taxes, internet home of Jay Starkman, P.C.
Jay Starkman is an award-winning CPA in Atlanta, Georgia, with over 40 years experience in public accounting. He has been honored with the AICPA's Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award, the accounting professions highest award in the area of taxation. Tax Analysts named Jay a runner-up 2011 Tax Person of the Year. The Georgia House of Representatives honored his service to the state with a special resolution. The Georgia Society of CPAs awarded him its Distinguished Member Award. CPA Magazine named him one of the Top 50 IRS Representation Practitioners. And he is a FIVE STAR: Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager in Atlanta Magazine for six years in a row.
Below are Jay's latest articles and developments, including three op-eds published in the Wall Street Journal in 2019 (and two more published in prior years).
The 2019 Taxpayer First Act is a Misnomer
Reagan Exaggerated When Claiming He Paid Over 90% Tax
Why Should Congress See Trump's Tax Returns?
Reforming the IRS: Is the Taxpayer Really First?
The State Persecution of Donald Trump and MLK Jr.
Letters to Barron's: Smoot-Hawley tariffs and the Great Depression
Conservation Easements: The 21st-Century Abusive Tax Shelter
Why Are Taxes So Complex?
Do Tax Returns Matter In Presidential Elections?
Listen to Jay's 9/13/2016 interview with Brian Crabtree
1190 & 920 AM Atlanta
Jay resigns from AICPA. Read why.
(Jay remains a member of the GA Society of CPAs
and the NY State Society of CPAs)
Listen to Jay's 6/29/2016 interview with Kelly_Higgins-Devine
612 ABC Brisbane, Australia
Linux for CPAs
Happy Birthday 16th Amendment
Debunking Fair Share
The Case Against Efiling. More efile articles here.
Mitt Romney and his Carried Interest Tax Shelter
Taxation for Prosperity
The Debate Over Oil and Mineral Taxes
In Memoriam: Martin D. Ginsburg.
Can An Estate Tax Be Retroactive?
Applying for a Private Letter Ruling
Don't forget to visit The Sex of a Hippopotamus: A Unique History of Taxes and Accounting where you will find tax stories, songs and videos. The Wall Street Journal called it, "the only readable book about taxes." Read the review here.
For the taxpayer who has received a Notice of Deficiency from the Internal Revenue Service, this website provides information on filing a Tax Court petition. For the tax professional, we also also offer an extensive page of resources for taking the Tax Court Exam for Nonattorneys.
Download a freeware IRS Noncorporate Tax Interest Calculator
Download your 2018 Tax Organizer ( Acrobat format) here.