MEET TOPH SHELDON
Founder and Proprietor
CPA for the Self-Employed®
Toph Sheldon is:
- A family man, married to his beautiful wife, Ashley, and proud father of his sons', Mac and Rex
- A native of Cincinnati, Ohio and current resident of Madeira
- A passionate sports fan who can often be seen cheering on his alma mater, UC Bearcats
- The Founder and Proprietor of CPA for the Self-Employed®
- A CPA and established authority in resolving IRS Tax Problems
- Cincinnati's pioneer of the Tax Problem industry
- An expert in representing clients before the IRS and a specialist in tax resolution and tax reduction
- A licensed Certified Public Accountant in Ohio (CPA#47109 and CPA Firm#45209002TC)
- A Member of the American Institute of CPAs, Ohio Society of CPAs, and American Society of Tax Problem Solvers
- A Member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA#27066118) – Class A Status
Toph (Christopher) Sheldon is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) specializing in tax problem resolution. He is an expert in representing clients in front of the IRS and protecting their families and businesses from unfair treatment by the taxing authorities.
An unconventional CPA (licensed in Ohio), Toph began his career as a PGA Golf Professional. After an unsuccessful attempt to make a career on the PGA Tour, Toph concluded he was going to starve before he made a living as a pro golfer. After spending the $50,000 loan he took out to chase his golf dreams, he finally decided to put golf on hold and pursue a career as a CPA in order to find a more stable career (his father is also a retired CPA and co-founder of the Cincinnati based CPA firm Sheldon-Reder CPAs). With his $50,000 debt still hanging over his head, Toph entered the corporate world with an aspiration of quickly paying down his debt and becoming a partner at his new firm. However, after eventually working for eight different companies over the next seven years, Toph finally realized the stability he was seeking was lacking and it was time for a much needed change.
With the majority of his debt still unpaid, Toph’s pregnant wife offered to help pay down his $50,000 debt, but also gave him an ultimatum: think outside the box and find a good business to start or go get another job. In her words, “you have to find a niche, something no one else is doing or else start updating your resume”. Shortly after receiving his ultimatum, Toph and his wife exchanged ideas during a seven-hour car ride to North Carolina. By the end of the ride, they both liked the business idea of Toph helping people solve their tax problems. Having personally experienced financial problems and the stress of being in debt, Toph knew he could relate and help people who were suffering from the stress their tax problems and the IRS were imposing on them. Knowing that most people with tax problems want to work with a real, local person, Toph decided to brand the new company completely opposite of the large impersonal national companies. Thus, Toph launched, TOPH, as Cincinnati’s newest company specializing in tax problem resolution.
Just days after returning to Cincinnati, Toph got a phone call from a potential client. The prospect explained that they had not filed tax returns in more than 10 years and were worried they were going to end up in jail. After doing an investigation, Toph recommended two tax resolution strategies to his new client. Pleasantly surprised, the client agreed to implement them, and these strategies ultimately resulted in the client reducing their tax liabilities by more than $15,000. With one tax problem resolved, the company had its first success story and hasn’t looked back since.
Toph is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Ohio (CPA#47109 and CPA Firm#45209002TC) and Member of the American Institute of CPAs, Ohio Society of CPAs, and American Society of Tax Problem Solvers. He began studying the tax law at The Ohio State University's Max M. Fisher College of Business and The University of Cincinnati's Carl H. Lindner College of Business. He holds a BBA in Accountancy from The University of Cincinnati.
He currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife (Ashley) and sons' (Mac and Rex). Ashley, a native of Jamestown, New York, works as a Registered Nurse at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. They enjoy spending their spare time together along with their two rescue dogs and cat. They are avid hikers and hope to one day hike the entire 2,160 mile Appalachian Trail. When they aren’t hiking, they are also passionate sports fans and can often be seen at the University of Cincinnati Bearcats football and basketball home games.