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About Ralph Nelson

Ralph Nelson
Ralph Nelson
Enrolled Agent, Certified Tax Resolution Specialist

Ralph Nelson, EA, founder, and owner of Financial Harmony Tax Resolution LLC, has been providing tax resolution services and tax preparation services to individuals and small businesses since 1998. Ralph understands the stress that can come with dealing with tax problems. He is empathic and passionate about helping his clients reclaim their lives. As he says, customer satisfaction is "enriching to the soul."

Ralph's sole focus in work is helping clients resolve IRS problems—including Offer in Compromise, a properly-structured Installment Agreement, Currently-non-Collectible status, audit reconsideration, and more.

Ralph's recently completed projects include:

  • Helping a client file 20 years of back taxes and set up installment agreements. (Afterward, the client said to Ralph, "I now feel like I am a member of the human race").
  • Saving a client $370,000 on an IRS bill

Before starting his tax resolution and preparation business, Ralph owned another business—Nelson Piano Service—where he was a self-employed piano technician. Since then, he has focused solely on tax resolution and tax preparation for more than two decades, delivering knowledgeable, reliable counsel in IRS negotiations.

Ralph holds the following designations:

  • Enrolled Agent, certified to represent clients before all administrative levels of the IRS. The IRS gives this designation to qualified applicants
  • Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute, certified as an expert in taxpayers' rights and tax rules from the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA)
  • Certified Tax Resolution Specialist

When Ralph isn't busy solving clients' tax problems, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Julia. In addition, he loves singing in his church choir, playing the guitar, and writing children's songs. Ralph, who is a vegan, loves to cook, and has an obsession with creating acronyms.

Certified Tax Resolution Specialist El Cerrito CA Berkeley CA Enrolled Agent El Cerrito CA Berkeley CA American Society of Tax Problem Solvers El Cerrito CA Berkeley CA

About Kenny Kim

Kenny Kim
"Help you reclaim your life" is Kenny's slogan. He has saved many lives while working as an emergency physician over the last decade and now has turned his attention to assisting taxpayers in reclaiming their lives by helping them resolve their tax debts as a tax resolution specialist. He understands what it is like to be financially strapped, having grown up in a working-class family and living on a tight budget and food stamps. He is committed to assisting Financial Harmony's clients in escaping financial ruin and achieving financial stability.

Kenny, trained as a computer scientist, approaches financial analysis, a critical aspect of tax resolution, with great care and precision. He is a seasoned pro at navigating through circumstances and tension, as he has in the E.R. His wide range of life experiences helps him relate with clients from different walks of life. Kenny has the knowledge, abilities, and life experience to face the most challenging tax circumstances and is committed to defending his clients before the IRS.

Kenny was searching for a tax resolution firm to join with a strong, dedicated, involved, and experienced founder who shared his mission. When he met Ralph, the founder of FHTR, he discovered qualities in him that Kenny appreciated most: meticulousness, compassion for others, and a decade-long track record of assisting individuals in reclaiming their lives. His decision to join FHTR was a no-brainer.

Kenny is an enrolled agent, a federally-authorized tax advisor, and a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP). He earned a bachelor's degree in biology and computer science, and an M.D. from UCLA. When he is not working, he is found on his road bike, mountain bike, or spending time with his wife and twins.