It Figures Tax Services Inc was established in 2003 by Scott Alving. Scott is an Enrolled Agent* and graduated college with a BS in Accounting and Management. He has worked with a wide variety of clients such as landscapers, restaurants, contractors, dental & medical offices, a real estate attorney, churches/non-profits, and more.
Prior to opening It Figures Tax Services, Scott held positions as a staff accountant and controller for a Bio Tech company, utility management company, and a manufacturing plant. From 2003-2008, he owned and operated a retail store. That venture provided him with hands on experience with operating a small business and in turn uses that in depth experience to help his clients run their business.
He currently spends about 50 hours a year attending various conferences and round tables that keeps me on the “leading edge” of the ever-changing tax laws. He currently lives in Stow with his husband, two boys, 25 chickens and a white Siberian husky. When not working, he enjoys, swimming, boating and anything outdoors.
* What is an enrolled agent?
EA is the professional designation for Enrolled Agent. After the Civil War, many citizens had problems settling claims with the government for horses and other property confiscated for use in the war effort. After much petitioning and much pleading, Congress in 1884 endowed enrolled agents with the power of advocacy to prepare claims against the government and to seek equitable justice for the citizenry. For many years, the purpose of the Enrolled Agent was to act in this capacity.
In 1913, when the income tax was passed, the job of the enrolled agent was expanded to include claims for monetary relief for citizens whose taxes had become inequitable. As the income, estate gift and other sources of tax collection became more complicated, the role of the Enrolled Agent was again expanded to include the preparation of the many tax forms that were required. Additionally, as audits became more prevalent, their role evolved into taxpayer advocacy, negotiating with the IRS on behave of their clients.
Currently, An Enrolled Agent is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and who is empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the IRS for audits, collections, and appeals.