Our Founder’s Story
Hello, my name is David Byck. I live in Wellington, Florida with my wife Leslie and my two daughters Samantha and Cameron. I relocated to Florida from New York in 2003.
When I first moved to Florida my first order of business was to service my tax and accounting clients in New York. As I did this my goal was to generate additional income for my growing family. So, I marketed my tax services to local businesses in South Florida. While my tax business was slowly growing I took interest in real estate. As you may recall in 2004-2005 everyone was interested in real estate. That being said, I went to Gold Coast and took my Real estate agent class and later passed the agent exam. I made many friends who also were involved in the business of real estate. One thing I learned very quickly was that I was not the greatest Realtor as I have always been more of a numbers guy. Anyway, back to my story, so I learned I was not the greatest at marketing real estate, however many of my colleagues often came up to me and were asking me questions about income taxes. The questions included tax situations regarding their clients, income tax issues they had and of course what ideas I could give them to lower their taxes.
Well, one thing I learned very quickly was that, most real estate agents were not taking advantage of some of the best tax strategies available to them. I started working with many of them and I quickly decided that Realtor’s are an under serviced group of professionals when it comes to strategic tax planning and tax filing.
Over the past several years I have worked with and continue to help many real estate professionals throughout south Florida. It was just recently when I decided to focus more attention on Realtor’s and hence the birth of Florida Tax Guy! I am looking forward to working with real estate professionals throughout Florida and helping you keep more of your hard earned dollars!
My Credentials and Background.
I am an IRS appointed Enrolled Agent (EA) which means not only can I prepare and file tax returns (both personal and corporate) and provide strategic tax planning solutions, I can also represent my clients in front of the IRS.
I am also a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist (CTRS). As such I am qualified and prepared to negotiate arrangements with the IRS whenever my clients need. I have successfully negotiated many of the following:
Offer in Compromise (OIC) – IRS allows tax payer to pay less taxes then what was initially due.
Installment Agreement – IRS allows taxpayer to pay monthly payments without any threat of levy or income garnishment.
Currently No Collectible – IRS agrees client does not have to pay any back taxes due for a certain period of time as taxpayer does not have the means to do so.
Penalty Abatement – IRS agrees to reduce or eliminate a penalty they initially enforced against a taxpayer.
I have been an accountant and tax professional since 1998 and my firm Byck Financial Services, Inc currently services approximately 1250 clients (personal and businesses) in 27 different states.
Lastly, I graduated in 1995 from the University of Maryland with a BS in Accounting and Finance.
So anyway, enough about me, how can I help you?