Income Tax Seminar Presenters

Our income tax seminar presenters are accounting and tax experts with practical tax experience. Each seminar presenter maintains high level current tax development knowledge and uses it to help participants prepare for tax return season. Attendees will usually see two seminar presenters per day.

“Wonderful seminar. You make taxes understandable and deliver them with a sense of humor.”

(Tax Preparer – Chicago, Illinois)

Larry Johnson, CPA

Larry, former tax manager in a “Top 100” CPA firm, currently provides professional services for a non-profit organization. His extensive experience includes tax preparation, tax planning, IRS representation, and estate planning for clients who range from the modest to the very wealthy and who have been involved in all sorts of businesses including manufacturing, farming, and services. Larry, who holds a Master of Science in Taxation, speaks regularly about taxes to a variety of audiences. His relaxed, “let’s talk about it” approach is perfect for presenting the tax topics and updates we cover at our Basics & Beyond, Inc. income tax seminars.

Kristy Maitre, EA

Currently a tax specialist at Iowa State University ‘s Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, Kristy brings a unique combination of experience and perspective to our speaker corps. Her twenty-seven years of experience at the IRS, including twelve years as the IRS’s Iowa tax practitioner “go to” person and seven years as an IRS Revenue Agent, give us an experienced speaker who really knows how to handle the IRS bureaucracy. During Kristy’s many presentations to tax practitioners, she regularly demonstrates her special ability to show practitioners how to minimize client tax liability and avoid practitioner compliance problems with the IRS. You’ll enjoy Kristy’s seminar presentation style, she really knows how to explain tax law.

Allan J. “A.J.” Reynolds, EA

A.J. is an enrolled agent (EA). He has immense experience in various areas of taxation, which encompasses over 28 years.  His practice centers on Individual, Business and Estate Tax preparation. In addition, A.J. specializes in IRS Audits, Appeals, Collections, Innocent Spouse, Independent Contractor vs. Employee Issues and Civil Tax Fraud Representations.  His clientele ranges from the average worker to fortune 500 executives. A.J. brings his everyday “in the trenches” experience to the seminars to assist attendees with real issues facing tax professionals.  A.J. also speaks for Iowa State’s Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation Annual Federal Income Tax Schools. He is a member of the National Association and Iowa Society of Enrolled Agents and a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals.  A.J. started his tax career with a National CPA firm in San Diego, CA after proudly serving five years in the United States Navy. Outside his tax practice, he is a member of the Diocese of Sioux City Priests’ Pension & Welfare Board and the Investment Advisory Board for the Diocese. When not working, his time is spent in various activities with his wife and their two children.

Michael R. Miranda, CPA, QKA, AEP

Michael is a Senior Manager with Williams & Company CPA PC headquartered in Sioux City, Iowa. He currently resides in the Firm’s Sioux Falls, South Dakota office. He joined the firm in July 1989, with over 13 years previous experience as a Tax Specialist in public accounting. Michael provides tax consulting, estate planning and employee benefit services. The tax areas include corporate, individual, partnership, estate and gift, and tax accounting. The employee benefit areas include employee benefit planning and consultation services for qualified and non-qualified plan and welfare benefit plans. Prior to joining Williams & Company, he was on staff as a Tax Specialist with Price Waterhouse in offices at South Bend and Minneapolis, providing tax and estate planning for individuals and small to medium-sized businesses. Professional affiliations include membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the South Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Society of Pension Professional Actuaries (ASPPA). In December 2007 he received the ASPPA QKA designation. Michael is also a member of the National Association of Estate Planning Councils (receiving the Accredited Estate Planning (AEP) designation in October 2014). He is currently the Treasurer and Liaison Board member for the Sioux Falls Estate Planning Councils. He currently holds CPA licenses in the states of Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota.

The seminar presenters on this page are currently expected to lead our income tax seminars this year. Each year we provide our presenters with special Basics & Beyond training so that all attendees will have a positive experience. To keep this promise, Basics & Beyond, Inc. reserves the right to reassign presenters or use qualified and trained seminar presenters not presently listed on this page should the need arise.

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