Podcasts are some of the most popular and accessible pieces of media on the market. Their widespread reach makes them invaluable towards specific topics. There are podcasts for niche topics, living well, and entertainment. These are convenient in that you can listen to them nearly anywhere; the car, work, and while exercising.
Podcasts are also a great asset if you are looking for tax news, advice, and experience. Roth IRA’s, asset protection, and tax strategies are all included. Here are the top 14 tax podcasts out there for you.
1. Refresh Your Wealth Podcast
Hosted by Mark J. Kohler and Mat Sorensen, both tax lawyers, the Refresh your Wealth podcast is a long-running podcast in which the hosts discuss a bevy of different helpful legal and tax topics.
They go over some complicated and sometimes seemingly convoluted financial stuff. They make it all seem easy, and they are a must-listen. They take their real-life experiences in the legal field to shed some light on financial strategies for their listeners. They aren’t afraid to give some tough love or tell it like it is, which is crucial in this field.
Mark Kohler often hosts live streams on YouTube as well.
2. Federal Tax Update Podcast
Run by the Ohio Society of CPAs, the Federal Tax Update Podcast clues the listener in on valuable insight from those who have a proverbial ear to the ground when it comes to finances. You will get exciting information on the IRS, their updated policies, and more.
The most recent episode delves into the IRS’s changes in policy regarding student debt and what IRA owners should do about it. This is the perfect podcast to add to your queue to keep up with what the federal government is up to in the financial market.
3. Spidell’s California Minute
In Spidell’s California Minute, host Catherine goes over valuable snippets of tax law and other related topics in a more digestible amount of time. For those of you with a low patience threshold, listening to tax issues for 3 minutes can be immensely preferable to investing in an hour or longer podcast about a single topic.
If you want to know more about California tax laws, the SECURE act, and how to run your small business better, you can’t do better than Spidell’s California Minute.
4. WBT – Wealth, Business & Taxes
In WBT, the creator, veteran businessman Michael Lodge, provides listeners with some solid advice about wealth, business, and taxes.
He focuses a lot on California taxes specifically, but he extends the prevalence of tax information to relate to the federal government as a whole. He often offers insight into the connection between the president’s role within the financial sphere.
It’s a precious world view that examines not only local taxes, but international geopolitics to give the listener a better, more comprehensive perspective on tax policies.
5. Tax Justice Warriors
The host of this podcast is very knowledgeable. He works as an adjunct professor in tax procedure at Washburn University Law School. He often has guest speakers on both his podcasts and at his school lectures.
This is important, as he has in-depth interviews with actual clients to get better ideas on what their needs and questions are. This reaching out to the ‘everyman’ is a valuable window into what we all could want to know about taxes and finances.
6. KSN Podcast
The KSN Podcast (Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit) examines different facets of tax law, including landlord and tenant relations, property tax appeals, housing, business law, and family law. This is a fascinating podcast in that it examines different tax laws in fields that we all experience on a day to day basis, shedding new light on various aspects we might not have known about earlier.
They have an entire episode on security deposits alone; will you get yours back? Listen and find out!
7. Cross-border Tax Talks
This podcast goes over the different tax laws and codes over the state and country lines. This is an excellent view on international tax codes and regulations and is hosted by PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), specialists, whom every episode brings insight into separate trade agreements and their impact on your taxes and finances, new tech, and more.
If you aren’t satisfied with knowing about merely local level financial information, this is the podcast for you.
8. Tax Notes Talk
David Stewart takes you on a journey through international, local, and multijurisdictional tax codes and interviews with different financial experts. They also go over topics like NAFTA, North American Free Trade Agreement vs. USMCA, U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
This specific episode covers all the basics and the more advanced aspects of tariffs, the updated NAFTA policy between North American countries, factory job loss, imports, and exports, and all helped along by expert, Tax Notes contributing editor Robert Goulder.
This couldn’t be a better stepping stone for newcomers to these trade agreements to understand something topical, as well as extremely important for nearly everyone’s finances in the Western hemisphere.
9. The Taxcast by the Tax Justice Network
For 30 minutes every month, the Taxcast, hosted by Naomi Fowler, delves into international taxes, the impact of Brexit on all of our finances, tax havens, public interest, and tax scandals.
Naomi Fowler covers everything.
Although this podcast is based in the United Kingdom, it covers topics that are universal in the financial market that anyone listening can be informed on extraordinarily relevant and essential issues. My favorite episode is on a possible new economic depression.
The only downside is that this podcast only releases one episode per month!
10. The WealthAbility Show with Tom Wheelwright, CPA
Tom Wheelwright, a fantastic certified public accountant, hosts the WealthAbility show. He focuses heavily on entrepreneurship, starting small businesses, and other topics in that particular field. For anyone thinking of starting their own business, or those who are well on their way to do so, Tom Wheelwright’s insight and advice are crucial for getting your business started.
He goes over everything from necessary taxes to living trusts, year-end tax benefits, and how to stop fearing the IRS. Mr. Wheelwright’s delivery, know-how, and a bevy of show topics make this a must-listen.
11. The SALT Show with Baker Botts L.L.P.
Hosted by Matt Hunsaker, the SALT Show gives you the lowdown on state and international taxes. Matt Hunsaker makes these topics, which can no doubt be a little dry for some, entertaining and bitesize, perfect for commutes and workouts at the gym.
He’s an expert in not only taxes but in the tech and energy fields as well. This expertise extends into more topical events in the financial sphere, like climate change’s effect on the markets, and the rise of Silicon Valley’s dominance on technology. Not to mention he also works for the fantastic law firm Baker Botts L.L.P, who boasts nearly 800 lawyers worldwide.
12. Women Investing Network’s Podcast
Hosted by Elisabeth Embry and Jason Hartman, the Women Investing Network’s Podcast focuses on smart, talented women and their accomplishments, specifically in investing in real estate and themselves. Please make no mistake; this isn’t a podcast for women only; the women interviewed are experts on so many things that they apply to all genders.
This podcast is excellent for shedding light on women investors and success stories. Jason Hartman is a self-made multimillionaire himself, and Elisabeth Embry is a master investor in her own right. If you love hearing advice and stories from the experts, this is the podcast for you.
13. Phil’s Tax Hacks
For those of you who love shorter episodes with simple ‘hacks,’ look no further. All within a brief window, Phil offers simple yet effective tax advice, hacks, and more philosophical questions about money and people.
For example, what about people that are comfortable having so much cash? We all love money, but is too much of it a bad thing? Other than that, he goes over emergency funds, inflation, and whether or not you need to be debt-free when you retire.
14. Tax Talk with the Canadian Taxpayers Federation
Jordan Bateman hosts this podcast regarding taxes in Canada. Listeners in the Great White North will be pleasantly surprised by Jason’s expertise. He describes it as ‘…the podcast of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is designed to educate and entertain, inspire and infuriate Canadian taxpayers.’
He goes over fascinating topics like how much debt a political party in Canada can promise, and current events. This isn’t only for Canadians, however. Jason goes over international affairs and more local geopolitics to expand one’s worldview on taxes between Canada and the United States.
Hopefully, this list will give you some great outlets in which to glean valuable tax advice and tips. I recommend listening to these podcasts, as well as related shows that pop up in suggestions. This is an excellent jumping-off point, as there are no doubt even more founts of financial knowledge out there.