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Appeals Should Facilitate Mutual Respect and Trust by Allowing Taxpayers a Choice in the Expanded Participation of Counsel and Compliance in Appeals Conferences

I have written a lot about my concerns regarding Appeals’ independence over the years. Most recently, in my 2016 Annual Report to Congress, I discussed Appeals’ reluctance to co...

Success Story: TAS helps taxpayer receive timely refund claim

Every year the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) helps thousands of people with tax problems. This story is only one of many examples of how TAS helps resolve taxpayer issues. All personal details ar...

The IRS’s New Passport Program: How Lack of Notice Harms Taxpayers (Part 2 of 2)

In my first blog on passport issues, I discussed the importance of providing notice to taxpayers prior to certifying their seriously delinquent tax debts to the Department of State (DOS). Once the ...

NTA Nina Olson discusses TBOR with Private Debt Collectors

The National Taxpayer Advocate reviewed the Taxpayer Bill of Rights with the four private collection agencies selected for the Private Debt Collection program under the Fixing America’s S...

The IRS’s New Passport Program: Why Notice to Taxpayers Matters (Part 1 of 2)

In 2015, I wrote a blog post analyzing IRS collection performance, looking at the effects of different drivers of collection such as notices, installment agreements, liens, levies, and refund offse...

Taxpayers are invited to provide comments on the new Test Homepage – Let Your Voice Be Heard

    The IRS is a few months away from launching new look and feel to the IRS’s website ( and you have an opportunity to review the new Homepage about i...

Sharing Economy Tax Information

Many taxpayers work or engage in services that are considered to be a part of the gig or shared economy services. These services often originate through peer-to-peer interactions such as ride-share...

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson testifies on IRS Reform before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson testified before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight today at a hearing entitled, “IRS Reform: Lessons Learned from the National Ta...

National Taxpayer Advocate Public Forum Transcripts

"[You] ask people, okay, if you had the choice between trying to find the answer to a government question online, yourself, or just picking up the phone and calling somebody, which would you pre...

Success Story: TAS assists victims of VITA Site Preparer Fraud

Every year the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) helps thousands of people with tax problems. This story is only one of many examples of how TAS helps resolve taxpayer issues. All personal details ar...

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About Our Firm

For years, Young & Associates has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as audits, financial statements, and financial planning.

Young & Associates is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. We are dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Young & Associates receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team


Qualifications Summary

Mr. Young has over eighteen (18) years of exceptional experience in leading, managing and performing complex analyses for organizations of varied functions, structures, and professional staffing levels. His responsibilities have encompassed the full range of tax, financial management, and quality assurance activities from accounting to information technology and risk management. Mr. Young’s management experiences have included supervising a select staff of quick reaction professionals to directly supporting hundreds of technical, professional, and administrative personnel. His demonstrated strengths and areas of expertise include tax management and planning, accounting and finance, quality assurance, project management, strategic planning, forensic accounting, and enterprise-wide risk management. Todd’s work background includes quality control management, contract management, public accounting firm ownership, controller support, financial reports management, tax management, and senior tax accountant. Mr. Young has additional experience in a variety of areas to include tax preparation and planning, risk management, financial reporting, and internal control design.


M.S., Accounting, Oklahoma State University (December 1996)
B.S., Accounting, Oklahoma State University (December 1994)

Professional Experience

Young & Associates CPAs (formerly R. Todd Young, CPA, PLLC)

Mr. Young began his public accounting practice in 2003 and has been assisting clients with their tax, accounting, quality management, assurance, and payroll services since that time. He has experience in many industries including retail, energy, real estate, banking, insurance, construction, and various aspects of the service sector. Mr. Young assists his clients in evaluating and implementing best practices and is instrumental in deriving operational and financial benefit from existing and redesigned processes. He serves clients of all sizes from small to large and his specialties include tax preparation and planning for individuals and businesses, quality management, and business consulting.

The Greentree Group
Business Advisor

Mr. Young served as Deputy Office Chief for The Greentree Group’s Oklahoma City operations. In that position, he was responsible for quality management activities related to the HUD Mortgagee Compliance Manager contract and running the day to day operations. Mr. Young is outstanding at oral and written communications; an expert at data manipulation; managing cost, schedule, performance, and quality events. Mr. Young was the in-house office expert on the use of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, as well other project management and systems application tools.

Maguire Bros., Inc. & Affiliates

Mr. Young was responsible for all financial and tax accounting functions of this privately owned business group with operations in the construction, telecommunications, oil and gas, and real estate industries. Specifically, he was responsible for advising owners on the financial and tax consequences of all major business transactions. Mr. Young improved the accuracy of financial reporting by applying existing accounting standards to business operations in construction and oil and gas companies. He also improved the efficiency of office operations by upgrading technological resources. In the forensic accounting area, Mr. Young completely reconstructed the financial records of a major Telecommunications Company to prepare more accurate financial statements.

Sonic Corporation
Financial Reports Manager/Tax Manager

Mr. Young was responsible for financial reporting of company-owned stores for this publicly-owned entity. This process included communication with business partners to explain accounting procedures and financial results. He participated in process improvement programs and helped enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the corporation’s accounting system. Mr. Young managed two levels of departmental personnel. Mr. Young was also responsible for tax planning and compliance for corporate entities and company-owned restaurants. He researched federal and state tax issues and communicated the results to upper management and business partners.

Grant Thornton LLP
Senior Tax Accountant

Mr. Young began his career with an international accounting firm. While employed there, he researched and communicated tax implications of business transactions for clients in various industries including oil and gas, manufacturing, banking and insurance. He prepared and reviewed income tax returns for various forms of legal business entities. Mr. Young was also actively involved in recruiting and training new employees. His fund raising activities included Junior Achievement and the American Heart Association.

Professional Recognition and Affiliations

Certified Public Accountant, State of Oklahoma Certificate Number 13980
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Oklahoma Society of CPAs (OSCPA)
OSCPA Board of Directors (former)
OSCPA Tax Committee Member (former)
OSCPA Key Person Representative responsible for serving as liaison to state legislators to communicate views on existing and proposed tax and accounting legislation (former)
OSCPA Committee Chair responsible for preparing Oklahoma Legislator’s Tax Guide,
an annual guide used to assist Oklahoma legislators with federal and state income tax issues (former)
Author of articles on Dividend Tax Reform and Alternative Minimum Tax for CPA Focus magazine


Mike joined the firm in November 2014. He has 23 years of experience in public accounting. His experience includes auditing, compilation and reviews, agreed-upon procedures, income tax and bookkeeping. Mike has worked with a variety of industries, including financial institutions, defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans, rural utilities, construction and not-for-profit organizations, such as foundations, colleges, universities and tribal governments.

Mike is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University. He is a member in good standing with the Oklahoma Accountancy Board and with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.