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Greg Geisler - Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. Bloomington , IN, US

Greg Geisler Greg Geisler

Clinical Professor | Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Bloomington , IN, UNITED STATES

Greg Geisler is an expert in taxes and individual financial planning.



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Industry Expertise (1)


Areas of Expertise (7)

Social Security Tax Torpedo

Tax-Efficient Accumulation

Tax-Efficient Decumulation

Health Savings Accounts

Tax Law Changes

Qualified Charitable Distributions

Asset Location

Accomplishments (7)

Montgomery-Warschauer Award (professional)

(donated to charity) 2017

Phi Kappa Phi (Honor Society)

(inducted in) 2017

UMSL Summer Research Awards (professional)

2004, 2014, 2017

GSU Research Program Course Releases (for working papers) (professional)

1997, 2000

Ernst & Young Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (professional)

1993 – 1994

Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) Scholar (Fellowship)

1990 – 1992

Associates Fellowship (University of Pittsburgh) (professional)

1989 – 1990

Education (3)

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School: Ph.D., Business 1995

University of Pittsburgh: MBA 1990

University of Notre Dame: BBA 1984

Languages (1)

  • English

Media Appearances (7)

IRS: Be prepared for a frustrating tax season



Greg Geisler, a clinical professor of accounting with Indiana University, says the IRS has over 6 million unprocessed form 1040s from last year and over 2 million amended individual tax returns that haven’t been processed yet. “It is a nightmare, it is worse than ever,” says Geisler. “Paper is kryptonite.” Geisler, as well as the IRS, is urging taxpayers to file their taxes electronically and, if getting a refund, to set up a direct deposit.

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Health savings accounts: A second retirement plan

CNBC  online


The fact is that if your employer 401(k) match is low enough and your combined tax savings on HSA contributions is high enough, you’d amass more wealth by making HSA contributions first. - Greg Geisler

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Everything you need to know about filing freelance taxes for the first time

Freelancers Union  online


Eventually, I decided to consult an expert about the tax dynamics facing freelancers in 2021. That expert is Greg Geisler, a clinical professor at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Dr. Geisler, a CPA who teaches courses on tax and financial planning, let me pepper him with questions about confronting tax season as an independent worker.

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Working from home instead of in the city? Don’t expect a break from paying the St. Louis earnings tax.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch  online


Greg Geisler, a clinical professor of accounting at Indiana University and formerly of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, said tax authorities at all levels are concerned about much lower collections because of the pandemic-related slowdown.

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People across Indiana still waiting on stimulus checks

FOX59  tv


Indiana University clinical professor of accounting Greg Giesler has been closely following stimulus payments and said that for people like Strout and Rieken, unfortunately waiting may be the only option. “It’s incredibly difficult for people who have not received their stimulus check and were expecting it, the whole idea of this was to help people quickly,” Giesler said.

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Still waiting for your stimulus money? The deadline for direct deposit information is Wednesday.

Marketplace  online


There are lots of reasons the IRS might not have a taxpayer’s bank data says Greg Geisler, a clinical professor of accounting at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. But the biggest reason?

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Where's the federal stimulus dollars? The answer is complicated.

WTHR  tv


Where is the money? IU Clinical Professor of Accounting Greg Geisler is following the federal money on its way to millions of Americans. “If you filed your tax return and you got your money in a direct deposit, you should get it in the next couple of weeks,” Geisler said.

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Research Focus (1)

Tax Planning Along the Spectrum from Income That Produces No Cash Flow to Excludible Income That Produces Tax-Free Cash Flow

Asset Location: How to Most Tax-Efficiently Invest in Tax-Advantaged and Taxable Accounts

Research Grants (4)

Summer Research and Teaching Grants Program


2008, 2013, 2017

Center for Teaching and Learning Instructional Improvement Grants


1999, 2000

Biannual Accounting Junior Faculty Outstanding Teacher Award



Montgomery-Warschauer Award

Journal of Financial Planning 

2017 Honors the paper published in the Journal of Financial Planning in the prior year that provided the most outstanding contribution to the betterment of the profession.

Articles (5)

“A Comparison of the Tax Efficiency of Decumulation Strategies”

Journal of Financial Planning


“On the Way to Financial Freedom when Beginning a Career”

Journal of Financial Service Professionals


“Pandemic-Related IRS Shutdown Affects Tax-Exempt Organizations”

Tax Notes Federal


“Should Charitable Taxpayers Donate Directly from an IRA or Donate Appreciated Securities?”

Journal of Financial Planning


“Tax Planning around the Phase-Out of the Qualified Business Income Deduction for Professional Service Businesses,”

Journal of Financial Planning