EAs Broadcast Tax Answers

Posted on July 24, 2015 · Posted in CSEA Society News

This spring, Members of the Golden Gate Society of Enrolled Agents (GGSEA) once again volunteered to participate in the annual tax call-in programs on ABC Channel 7’s “Seven On Your Side.” GGSEA Member and CSEA State Director Don Ellison, EA arranged with Channel 7 Senior Producer Randall Yip to have Members of the Golden Gate Society available for two tax call-in nights, March 26 and April 7, 2015 during the 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. news period.  A total of seven individuals from GGSEA volunteered for the events:

  • Larry Anderson, EA
  • Jake Birnberg, EA
  • Don Ellison, EA
  • Norman Golden, EA
  • Michael Huff, EA
  • Jeff Johnston, EA
  • Yani Zou, EA

Yani Zou, EA acted as GGSEA’s Chinese interpreter during the March 26 call-in program. In addition, Mr. Ellison was asked to take questions on the ABC News Facebook page, and the replies were also posted on the GGSEA Facebook page. Mr. Ellison answered 31 questions during the April 7 four-hour session.

Following the two nights, Mr. Yip reported that GGSEA was able to help a total of 663 people with their tax questions over the two call-in days. Mr. Ellison was also interviewed on-air by “Seven On Your Side” host Michael Finney regarding those pesky Forms 1099-MISC and 1099R that people were calling about.

Mr. Yip has already asked the Golden Gate Society to participate in the call-in program again next year. CSEA thanks the Golden Gate Society and its Members for this valuable public information and awareness outreach effort, helping to brand Enrolled Agents as “America’s Tax Experts.”

Don Ellison, EA tackles tax questions on ABC Channel 7’s “Seven on Your Side.”

Don Ellison, EA tackles tax questions on ABC Channel 7’s “Seven on Your Side.”