What Your CPA Isn't Telling You

  • by Mark J. Kohler
  • Narrated by Mark J. Kohler
  • 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is a powerful story woven around one theme: Tax planning can change your life.
Tackling the fundamental question asked by all taxpayers - How can I save on taxes? - attorney and CPA Mark J. Kohler empowers you to dismiss standard CPA viewpoints like "your tax payment is what it is" and "you just make too much money."
Simplified through the mastery of storytelling, Kohler invites you to immerse yourself in the compelling tale of a typical family's tax awakening. Through their journey, you'll discover critical but underutilized tax strategies to achieve huge tax savings, greater wealth, and ultimately, a winning pursuit of the American Dream.

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From one CPA to another

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It is hard to write a book about tax strategies and I give Mr. Kohler credit with the creativity of telling a story. The reviews on Amazon were much more positive so it may be a book that needs to be read. The sound quality was not up to usual standards although the author gave it his best, there should have been some editing. I found the story moved too slow with a payoff that was less then I hoped for.


What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I liked that the PDF for Appendix B was available and that will be a good visual resource.
I believe the recommendations to start a business andor do rental Real Estate is solid but takes a great deal of work.
The major opinion on the self directed IRA as something "the Wall Street Machine" does not want you to know about is very questionable advice. Financial planners and investment people make less but CPAs and custodians make a lot more. I am not saying it can not work; but after researching it for my clients, there are many fees, traps, and hassles...be careful! It sounds great in theory to start a business or buy property inside a qualified account but you still have to follow through on making money. The great part of investing is you put up the capital and others do the work!


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- JG Knox

Not what was expected

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

It is a very well written story, however he refers to what his previous CPA didn't tell him, and going over business plans for having a small business. He doesn't get into actual details that don't revolve around him, but often just states you need to ask your CPA.


Has What Your CPA Isn't Telling You turned you off from other books in this genre?

Not really, it did have a few good ideas, that he had followed and was given. I would have preferred his CPA to write the book.


Would you be willing to try another one of Mark J. Kohler’s performances?

Possibly, he reads well


Did What Your CPA Isn't Telling You inspire you to do anything?

Just contact a CPA.


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- Heather

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-12-2012
  • Publisher: Mark J Kohler