Michael D Sullivan, Former IRS Agent, Teaching Instructor
Michael D. Sullivan is one of the founders of Fresh Start Tax LLC. He had a distinguished career with the Internal Revenue Service for 10 years. As a veteran IRS Revenue Officer / Agent, he served as an Offer in Compromise Tax Specialist and Large Dollar Case Specialist.
Mr. Sullivan was also a teaching instructor who taught at the Regional Training Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Also he was a On-the-Job Instructor and instructed locally at his post of duty.
He also collaborated with the U.S. Attorney’s office on undercover operations which included cases of such as operation Greenback and worked with in the narcotic trafficking area as well.
Michael received several awards for his work and dedication as a IRS Agent.
Michael has been in private practice for the last 35 years in the field of Taxpayer Consultation for IRS Audit and Collection tax resolution issues.
He often consults with corporations and individuals, which involves a wide range of tax issues.
Michael has worked many large complex cases for high net worth individuals and large corporations. Mr. Sullivan is a committed professional with dedicated involvement in the tax profession community as a frequent speaker on the South Florida circuit and also served as an officer and on the Board of the Greater South Florida Tax Council.
Michael has been the program host and moderator for several Internal Revenue Service forums both in the public and professional sectors.
Mr. Sullivan is also registered with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and has an approved class for IRS Collection Matters for Certified Public Accountants, and those in the tax area. Course # 0012279 .Provider number 0007530
Mr. Sullivan also have course approval from the Florida Bar 2006507N for attorneys’/lawyers who have need CPE credit for “IRS Tax Resolution”
His expertise is in the collection, audit division and other IRS platforms.
He is been a national speaker across different industries and verticals as it relates to IRS matters. Mr. Sullivan has been a featured speaker in the credit card industry, student loan and the debt settlement vertical as well.
He also was one of the featured speakers at the Latino Tax Fest which also featured Nina Olsen, Nation Taxpayer Advocate.
National Television Appearances
Mr. Sullivan has also appeared on FOX BUSINESS NEWS
Mr. Sullivan has appeared on ABC Washington, The Briefing Room, comments about The Releasing and Audit of Donald Trumps Tax Returns.
Mr. Sullivan has also appeared on NBC/ News, Houston.
In addition, he has also contributed to Bloomberg News and the Wall Street Journal, Laura Davison, Brody Mullins, ABC News, Washington, The Briefing Room, NBC KGPE 47CBS, Fresno, California, with Erik Rosales.
- not all appearances listed
Michael graduated from St. Thomas University with a B.A. in Pre-Law. He also has attended Knox Theological Seminary.
Mr. Sullivan has obtained a Life Time Achievement Award for Little League Baseball and sat on the International Board for the Walk to Emmaus. Michael also is a proud member of the Life Work Leadership program.
Mr. Sullivan was the former District Leader of the United Methodist Church, SE District for the Florida Conference and served on the Board of Lay Ministry.
Michael is very active in the various ministries of his church where he can be found leading and teaching Biblical Studies. He has been the Southeast Florida District Lay Leader of the United Methodist Church and the Florida Annual Conference.
Mr. Sullivan also appeared on Net Grace FM, for the Christian Business Weekly show.
Mr. Sullivan has also received and been awarded “The Diocesan Synod Grand Patroit Diocese Award” in Lagos. Nigeria.
Mr. Sullivan also sat on the The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring International Raceway Advisory Council (SIRAC).
He is also an avid bass fisherman, has a commercial racing license, and can be found on occasion skydiving. He has also coached 12 of Little League Baseball, JV Football at Cardinal Gibbons High School, Roller Hockey, Flag Football, Soccer and Basketball.
* Mr. Sullivan has been in private practice since 1982 in South Florida which gave roots to Fresh Start Tax LLC. The firm began as Sullivan & Powell PA and through the years transitioned to its now current form