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NTA Blog: Affordable Care Act Estimators - The Taxpayer Advocate Service Provides Self-Help Tools to Assist Taxpayers With Complex Affordable Care Act Requirements

With the open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace beginning November 1st, it is the appropriate time to remind taxpayers and preparers of the various Affordable Care Act (ACA) es...

NTA Blog: Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)- TAS Study Finds Informing Taxpayers Can Help Avert Future Noncompliance

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NTA Blog: IRS policy weakens requirements for penalties

IRS Administrative Policy and Recent Litigation Weaken Supervisory Approval Requirement for Penalties In the past, I’ve written extensively about penalties – touching on topics ...

Assistance available for taxpayers impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

Puerto Rico Taxpayer Advocate Service offices are temporarily closed due to the effects of Hurricane Maria. The local Puerto Rico office will remain closed for business through Fr...

NTA Blog: Tax Reform

Tax Reform: Hope Springs Eternal This Fall The next few weeks and months are shaping up to be an exciting time for advocates of tax reform. To be sure, the details of a tax reform...

Installment Agreements (IAs): Adopting National Taxpayer Advocate Recommendations Could Assist the IRS to Ensure Taxpayers Enter IAs They Can Afford

Previously, I discussed my concerns about installment agreements (IAs) and the study TAS Research conducted on IAs. Today I will discuss the recommendations I have made to the IRS to a...

TAS office closures affected by Hurricane Irma

Some Taxpayer Advocate Service offices were temporarily closed due to the effects of Hurricane Irma. As of Monday, September 18, 2017, all TAS offices in Florida are currently open for business. He...

Installment Agreements (IAs): TAS Study Finds Taxpayers Enter IAs They Cannot Afford

In this and next week’s blog, I will discuss my recent Most Serious Problem on Installment Agreements (IAs) and the corresponding Research Study that was published in my 2016 Annual Repor...

The IRS’s Position in Mescalero Apache Tribe v. Commissioner Raises Concerns About the IRS’s Commitment to Taxpayer Rights

About this time every year, my wonderful staff of attorney-advisors presents me with early drafts of the discussion of the ten most litigated issues in federal courts that are ultimately published ...

Success Story: TAS helps taxpayer meet closing deadline

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.