About Stuart

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Stuart “Stu” Sobel combines an in-depth knowledge of taxation and nonprofits with an ability to communicate clearly.  A dynamic speaker, Stu seeks to help people understand the very complex world of taxation in every day terms.

And he’s just the person to do it — Stu has been in the industry for 48 years.  He worked in examination and high level positions at the IRS for 30 years.  Following that, Stu spent nine years as the producer and host of his own nationally syndicated radio program called Wise Choices:  Taxes and Charity Today.  He also ran his own tax and nonprofit consulting firm for 12 years (Stuart Sobel Consulting, Inc.).  He has helped create over 2,500 nonprofit organizations worldwide.  His expertise on the topic of nonprofit taxation has earned him the title “The Guru of Giving.”

Stu started teaching when he was at the IRS in 1969.  After retiring in 1999, he expanded his teaching role while also running Stuart Sobel Consulting.  Since retiring from his consulting firm, he’s focused on teaching full time.  He explains real taxation situations instead of abstract ideas.  He has taught at Indiana University and also provided continuing professional education to more than 40,000 CPAs, Attorneys, Enrolled Agents, and nonprofit staff members/directors.

He’s written four books on taxation and nonprofit issues, which have been licensed to numerous CPE and CLE providers and used to train more than 25,000 CPAs and tax professionals.  Tax Media Network has an extensive library of webcasts that are broadcast worldwide in conjunction with numerous CPE providers.

Stu’s areas of expertise include tax planning, business creation, tax-exempt filing, strategic planning, charitable giving, employee benefits, and tax controversy.  He has worked with thousands of diverse businesses and nonprofit organizations including public charities and trade associations worldwide.

Stu has been retained by CPA firms and law firms to represent them in their own IRS tax controversy issues.

Find out more about Stu’s career and the many honors he has received by taking a look at his LinkedIn page.