Stuart Sobel has provided expertise in areas including tax planning, business creation, tax-exempt filing, strategic planning, charitable giving, employee benefits, and tax controversy for more than 48 years. He has worked with thousands of diverse businesses and nonprofit organizations including public charities and trade associations worldwide.
During his 30 years working for the Internal Revenue Service, Stuart held a number of positions including Internal Revenue Agent, Chief Examination Branch, Chief Review Staff, and Group Manager.
Stuart taught business startup, nonprofit management, accounting and several tax courses as a member of the adjunct faculty of Indiana University. He has been active in community affairs serving on many boards of directors including the Better Business Bureau, Ohio University, Family Development Services, Crossroads Rehabilitation, Indiana Writers Center, and others. He served for many years as a Score Mentor and received Emeritus status.
He received numerous performance awards for his performance as an IRS Agent and manager. He was honored by then Vice President Gore in 1998 for his efforts to improve the quality of the Internal Revenue Service through public private partnership. He is the recipient of the Albert Gallatin Award issued by the Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin for meritorious service upon his retirement from the Internal Revenue Service. He has received awards and commendations from the States of Indiana, Arizona and Montana for efforts to improve tax administration through public/ private partnership. In the City of Indianapolis. He was nominated three times for Federal Manager of the Year by the Internal Revenue Service for his performance and community service. In 2006 Stuart was honored by the City County Council of Indianapolis by resolution for strong leadership, community service, and unselfish devotion to the betterment of the city.
For nine years Stuart was the producer and host of his own radio program called Wise Choices: Taxes and Charity Today, which aired weekly on 26 radio stations throughout the United States. The media has referred to him as the "Guru of Giving".
He is the author of four books dealing with taxation and nonprofit issues which have been licensed to numerous CPE and CLE providers and utilized to train more than 40,000 CPAs and tax professionals.