Robert D Flach, a recent transplant from Jersey City NJ to rural Northeast PA, has been preparing 1040s for individuals in all walks of life since 1972. He is “winding down” his tax practice and no longer accepts new clients.
In 45+ years of preparing individual income tax returns he has never used tax preparation software. One of the last of the dinosaurs, he prepares about 250 sets of returns each year manually.
He learned how to prepare 1040s the best way possible - by preparing 1040s.
“On my first day at work for my uncle’s tax preparer, having never prepared a tax return before, my boss led me to a desk. He gave me a copy of a client’s prior year 1040 and a briefcase with the current year’s ‘stuff’ and told me to ‘jump in and swim!’”
Robert has been writing the popular tax blog THE WANDERING TAX PRO (https://mediafeed.org/author/robert-d-flach), TAXPRO TODAY (https://www.accountingtoday.com/author/robert-d-flach) and THE STREET (https://www.thestreet.com/author/1291389/robert-flach/all.html) ) since the summer of 2001. He has also written articles and commentary for MEDIA FEED (
He has created the websites A TAX PROFESSIONAL FOR TAX REFORM (), and FIND A TAX PROFESSIONAL ( ) as well as the membership organization THE NATIONAL TAX PLANNING NETWORK ( ).
He has been a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals for over 30 years, and often writes for the Association's TAXPRO JOURNAL as well as the newsletter of the New Jersey state chapter
Robert has written several books and reports on tax planning and preparation and created compilations of original forms, schedules and worksheets for the average middle-class taxpayer and tax professionals. His books include “THE GOP TAX ACT AND THE NEW 1040”, “TAX SMARTS”, “THE JOY OF AVOIDING NEW JERSEY TAXES” and ‘SO YOU WANT TO BE A TAX PREPARER”.
You can learn more about these at http://amazon.com/author/robertflach. . Some of his writings are available as e-books for reading on Kindle at Amazon. Check out his Amazon Author Page at
He is available to write articles and columns for websites and portals and print or email newsletters, on general tax topics, or specifically for your individual audience.
Robert vocally and aggressively opposes and denounces the Presidency of Donald Trump. As a human being Trump is a worthless piece of garbage, and as President Trump is ignorant, incompetent and unstable.