Stuart P. Sobel, EA
Stuart P. Sobel, EA is the president of Tax Media Network, Inc. located in
Indianapolis, Indiana. TMN produces educational resources for the CPA, Attorney,
EA, and nonprofits. Products include book publishing, webcasts, and live
courses. Areas of focus include, tax issues, nonprofit governance and
strategic planning, and IRS tax controversy.
For 15 years, his firm, Stuart Sobel Consulting, Inc., provided tax
consulting in tax planning, business creation, tax-exempt filing, strategic
planning, charitable giving, employment benefits, and tax controversy issues. He
has helped to create thousands of diverse businesses and nonprofit organizations
including public charities, trade associations, and athletic organizations
worldwide. Stuart has helped to form international entities in a number of
countries including Belize, Senegal, Central African Republic, El Salvador,
Mexico, Lebanon, Suriname, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Cameroon, Bulgaria,
Romania, Zimbabwe, Iraq, Philippines, Romania, Kenya, Congo, Zambia, and
During the 30 years he worked for the Internal Revenue Service, Stuart held a
number of positions, including revenue agent, expert witness, chief examination
branch, chief review staff, and group manager. His responsibilities included
oversight of audit selections, examination of tax returns, and technical
approval of completed cases. He is one of the co-authors of the Internal Revenue
Service Examination Standards and was loaned by the IRS to the Russian Republic
for the design of their tax system after the breakup of the Soviet Union. He
also co-authored the IRS Guide for Return Selection and Examination Plans for
Returns Program Managers.
For fourteen years, Stuart taught entrepreneurship, accounting, and tax
courses as a member of the Indiana University adjunct faculty.
Stuart was the producer and host of his own nationally syndicated radio
program, Wise Choices: Taxes and Charity Today, which aired for eight years on
more than 25 radio stations throughout the United States. The media has referred
to Stuart as a tax expert and “The Guru of Giving.” Stuart is a recognized
author of four books dealing with taxation and nonprofit issues. He loves to
make taxation less “taxing” for the mind and wallet!