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Federal Payment Levy Program: The New IRS Automated Levies on Military Retirement Payments May Be Harming Veterans Experiencing Economic Hardship

Over the years, I and my staff have written and advocated extensively about our concerns with the IRS’s implementation of the Federal Payment Levy Program (FPLP). My concerns are amplifie...

Private Debt Collection Program - What You Need to Know

  The Internal Revenue Service recently implemented a new private debt collection program and will assign certain overdue federal tax debts to private collection agencies (PCAs). Posted ...

Correctible Error Authority Part 2: Why Correctible Error Authority Creates More Problems Than It Resolves

In my last blog, I discussed my concerns about the IRS’s current use of math and clerical error authority under IRC §§ 6213 (b) and (g). This week, I’ll take a...

Why Correctible Error Authority Raises Significant Taxpayer Rights Concerns – Part 1

People occasionally ask me which areas of tax administration worry me the most. There is certainly no shortage of candidates, but if I had to narrow it down, the IRS’s math and c...

NTA Nina Olson Testified on IRS FY 2018 Budget Request

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson testified before the Subcommittee on Financial Services on IRS FY 2018 Budget Request. Read her complete testimony....

IRS Allowable Living Expense Standards Do Not Provide Taxpayers With a Sustainable Standard of Living

At TAS, we help taxpayers from all walks of life. When it comes to taxpayers with tax debt, some taxpayers have the resources to pay their debt. This blog focusses on the method t...

IRS Frequently Asked Questions Can Be a Trap for the Unwary

At a recent hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight of the Committee on Ways and Means, I was asked a seemingly simple question about what types of guidance taxpayers can rely on. Unfortunatel...

TAS assistance offered at local Problem Solving Days

    The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will conduct Problem Solving Day events in communities throughout the country in the coming months and year. During these events, TAS empl...

Private Debt Collection: Recent Debts (Part 3 of 3)

In an earlier blog I discussed my concern about how the IRS’s private debt collection (PDC) program affects taxpayers who are likely experiencing economic hardship. In this blog,...

Success Story: TAS Advocates for Return of Levied Proceeds

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.