26 episodes

From Intuit TurboTaxⓇ, Friends with Tax Benefits has got you covered. A podcast where money talks - but we’re speaking your language. Join Lauren and Daniel each week as they make personal finance and taxes accessible to everyone. Every episode, our hosts are joined by a special guest to discuss the hottest tax topics, and then take their questions to a TurboTax Expert. Believe it or not, these friends know how to make personal finance fun. To stay up to date with our latest financial advice, find us on all socials @TurboTax, and visit our blog at blog.turbotax.intuit.com. 

The views, information or opinions expressed during the Friends with Tax Benefits podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of Intuit, TurboTax or any of its brands. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform. This podcast series does not constitute financial, legal or other professional advice or services.

Friends with Tax Benefits Intuit TurboTax™

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

From Intuit TurboTaxⓇ, Friends with Tax Benefits has got you covered. A podcast where money talks - but we’re speaking your language. Join Lauren and Daniel each week as they make personal finance and taxes accessible to everyone. Every episode, our hosts are joined by a special guest to discuss the hottest tax topics, and then take their questions to a TurboTax Expert. Believe it or not, these friends know how to make personal finance fun. To stay up to date with our latest financial advice, find us on all socials @TurboTax, and visit our blog at blog.turbotax.intuit.com. 

The views, information or opinions expressed during the Friends with Tax Benefits podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of Intuit, TurboTax or any of its brands. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform. This podcast series does not constitute financial, legal or other professional advice or services.

    The Big What If’s: Ease The Anxiety About Those Tax Scenarios in Your Head

    The Big What If’s: Ease The Anxiety About Those Tax Scenarios in Your Head

    For our final episode of season two, hosts Lauren and Daniel are joined by TurboTax Expert Niki Reynolds to help ease your worries about all of those “what-if” tax situations. Niki reviews everything from tax fraud to how to determine if a notice from the IRS is legitimate. She also answers questions about how to file a tax extension, which receipts you need to keep, and what to do if you owe the government money. Check out this resource if you need to access IRS customer support.

    The views, information or opinions expressed during the Friends with Tax Benefits podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of Intuit, TurboTax or any of its brands. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform. This podcast series does not constitute financial, legal or other professional advice or services.

    • 19 min
    Starting Your Business Right: The tax choice between an LLC and Corporation

    Starting Your Business Right: The tax choice between an LLC and Corporation

    Are you one of the many people looking to start your own business? Or maybe you’ve begun the filing process but aren’t sure about the pros and cons of each business structure.

    Meet 24-year old wedding, elopement, and travel photographer Grace Torres. In 2021, she made her side-hustle into her full-time job. Hosts Daniel and Lauren talk with Grace about her journey forming Grace Jicha Creative, LLC, how she files her taxes differently now, and what advice she’d offer to individuals starting a small business. Then, they welcome Oklahoma-based TurboTax Expert Mary Ann Hooten onto the podcast to learn the difference between an LLC and an S corporation, why and when to form an LLC, and how paying taxes and wages works in each structure.

    The views, information or opinions expressed during the Friends with Tax Benefits podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of Intuit, TurboTax or any of its brands. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform. This podcast series does not constitute financial, legal or other professional advice or services.

    • 23 min
    When Audits Happen: How Comedian Ed Reggi Got Through His Tax Audit

    When Audits Happen: How Comedian Ed Reggi Got Through His Tax Audit

    Many of us feel a pit of dread in our stomachs when we think about the “A word.” That’s right: tax audits. Did you know that not all audits are the same? Or that by keeping certain records you might avoid one all together? In this episode hosts Lauren and Daniel speak with comedian, actor, and TED Talk presenter Ed Reggi about his experience getting audited and the character he embodied to get through it. Then, they ask TurboTax Expert Matthew Fields about different types of audits, how the IRS determines who to audit, what to do if you missed a deduction, and most importantly, how to prevent going through this ordeal.  

    The views, information or opinions expressed during the Friends with Tax Benefits podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of Intuit, TurboTax or any of its brands. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform. This podcast series does not constitute financial, legal or other professional advice or services.

    • 28 min
    Scoring Points and Making Bank with Mitchell Pehlke: Student Athlete NIL Deals

    Scoring Points and Making Bank with Mitchell Pehlke: Student Athlete NIL Deals

    In this episode we turn to the world of college sports. Hosts Daniel and Lauren learn from Ohio State lacrosse player and content creator Mitchell Pehlke about his experience navigating brand deals using his name, image, and likeness (NIL). Then, TurboTax Expert Maria Gomez delves into the tax implications for college sports players at large. Tune in to hear about managing money as a paid student athlete, product versus payment sponsorships, and what forms and deductions to utilize at tax time.

    The views, information or opinions expressed during the Friends with Tax Benefits podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of Intuit, TurboTax or any of its brands. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform. This podcast series does not constitute financial, legal or other professional advice or services.

    • 27 min
    Cyberspace Investing: What You Need to Know About Crypto & Taxes

    Cyberspace Investing: What You Need to Know About Crypto & Taxes

    So you’re investing in crypto. Or, maybe you’re using an NFT to sell content as a creative. What does this mean for your taxes? Hosts Lauren and Daniel are joined by cryptocurrency educator and web show host, Wendy O, who breaks down the basics of crypto, NFTs, and how this new currency can translate into real world investments. Then, TurboTax Expert Joseph Bedford details how this digital currency could impact your taxes, crypto’s investment value, and the tax forms you might need to file if you purchase crypto. Specifically, Joe mentions the Internal Revenue Service’s Form 8949 as one you should file at tax time if investing in crypto.

    The views, information or opinions expressed during the Friends with Tax Benefits podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of Intuit, TurboTax or any of its brands. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform. This podcast series does not constitute financial, legal or other professional advice or services.

    • 28 min
    Is Inflation Deflating Your Wallet? Tax Tips From A Rideshare Driver

    Is Inflation Deflating Your Wallet? Tax Tips From A Rideshare Driver

    Inflation has dealt a blow to many of our bank accounts. Some of the most impacted are gig workers. These self-employed people often incur personal expenses for items that fuel their income. On this episode, Daniel and Lauren talk with rideshare driver, contributor and livestream show host for The Rideshare Guy, and author of several articles on the gig economy, Sergio Avedian. He offers advice for the self-employed on how to be financially wise while working and filing taxes. Then TurboTax Expert Joseph Bedford dives into how inflation might impact your taxes and what expenses might be deductible.

    The views, information or opinions expressed during the Friends with Tax Benefits podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of Intuit, TurboTax or any of its brands. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform. This podcast series does not constitute financial, legal or other professional advice or services.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

@DavidPartyera ,

Great listen, awesome chemistry

A very intuitive podcast and just the right time length to sneak into my regular listening habits. Knowledgeable accountants spewing some tax knowledge ain’t hurt nobody but when others tend to get boring this has remained fun and fresh.

Princess wms ,

Can’t wait

This is going to be good!!! All the things we need to know will be broken down for us to understand. I can’t wait to listen and take notes

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