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Why Every Auto Repair Shop Should Think Of Getting A CPA with Eric Joern

June 20, 2023

Why Every Auto Repair Shop Should Think Of Getting A CPA with Eric Joern

Getting in trouble with taxes is easier than most auto repair shop owners think, and although everything can be fixed, preventing your business from getting to that point is even easier. 

In today’s episode, I’m joined by Eric Joern, that’ll help us understand everything we need to know about the financials, tax returns, and payments of our auto shops. Eric is a Partner at Kaizen CPAs + Advisors and a CPA that specializes in serving the automotive aftermarket.

Throughout this episode, Eric talks about the importance of taking the auto repair shops’ payroll seriously, spending the extra money on December 31st to avoid paying taxes on that money, and why we must look closely at our inventory to avoid tax headaches in the future. 

Additionally, we discuss why getting a CPA is a good idea for every auto shop owner; Eric explains the difference between a CPA and an accountant, and much more. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What every auto shop business owner should look for in a CPA (4:30)
  • Why you have to take payrolls seriously (7:20)
  • What’s the difference between a CPA and an accountant (9:20)
  • Let’s talk about inventory (11:30)
  • Is spending extra money on December 31st a good idea? (15:50)
  • Where most auto repair shop owners “miss the boat” (24:30)


Jimmy Lea | Product Evangelist at KUKUI

These are what you will get from listening to Kim Hickey on Maximum Octane. Kim is not shy nor will she hide behind the safe questions. She will always dig deep asking great questions to get to the core of the issue/topic.

Insight, Information, and Engagement 

Barney Fein

Take it to the Max with Kim, her peddle to the metal energy and insight will spark your business success!

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Amy Rookwood

Never would have thought a podcast by an auto repair shop would have such useful information for a life coach! Kim is open, unconventional and totally easy to listen to. Loved her background story and this non-auto-centered woman can’t wait to hear more!


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