To provide holistic, client-centered services upholding a "Golden Rule" philosophy. To provide a comfortable atmosphere that allows for ease of understanding, empowering the client to get and stay organized and on top of their business. To keep abreast of the constantly changing tax laws and regulations, thus keeping the client in compliance with the law, and using the law to their advantage.
I have not only been a colleague, but also a tax preparer with a specialty in the Arts & Entertainment Industry. I began working as a child performing odd jobs in my mother's tax office, working my way from "Office Cleaning Lady" at 10 years old to typing and packaging finished returns by age 14. I worked in my mom's office every Tax Season, even during 5 years living in Italy, until with home obligations the yearly commute from Washington to Massachusetts for several months became too difficult. It was then in 2000 that I found employment as a Preparer in an office here in Washington State under an Enrolled Agent with 30+ years experience. I had a great opportunity in that office to handle a plethora of tax situations and took on every challenging return I could.
In 2002, I decided to strike it on my own and start my own tax business. I found that I had a talent with business returns and especially enjoyed the challenge that writers, entertainers, artists and musicians presented me. I have to say that the return of an Independent Film Director was what made me decide to carve out a specialty in Arts and Entertainment. I too am a creative-type, and am able to look at a return from different paradigms which makes me just the right preparer for many individuals and small businesses alike.
International situations happily accepted!
I have traveled to over 24 countries and have lived in Italy, Peru and Tunisia. I have clients who are US citizens, resident aliens and non-resident aliens all over Europe, Asia, South America and Canada. They are self-employed Sole Proprietors, Corporations and Foreign-Owned US Corporations.
I also have an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and I have homeschooled two sons for 17yrs into adulthood. So, my teaching experience with multiple types of personalities and backgrounds is vast.