Our presenters are accounting and tax experts with practical tax experience. Each webinar presenter maintains high level current tax development knowledge and uses it to help participants prepare for tax return season. Attendees have the opportunity to interact with each presenter upon completion of the presentation.
Allan J. “A.J.” Reynolds, EA
A.J. is an enrolled agent (EA). He has immense experience in various areas in taxation, which encompasses over 30 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. A.J.’s clientele ranges from the average worker to fortune 500 executives. He brings his everyday “in the trenches” experience to the seminars to assist attendees with real issues facing tax professionals. A.J. has spoken for Basics + Beyond Income Tax Seminars, NTI Resort Conferences, NATP National Conference and Webinars, NAEA, and Center for Agriculture Law and Taxation of Iowa State University. 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, A.J. is a member of the Diocese of Sioux City Priests’ Pension & Welfare Board and the Investment Advisory Board for the Diocese. When not working, A.J.’s time is spent in various activities with his wife and their two children.
Amy M. Wall, EA
Amy M. Wall, EA, MBA, is part tax-geek, part money-geek, and part-science geek. With a BS in Chemistry and a second major in Economics from the prestigious Harvey Mudd College of the Claremont Colleges, as well as an MBA, she spent a good part of her life in the Defense Industry before electing to stop building bombs and make the move into Tax World. She worked with individuals, small businesses, S Corporations, and began working with virtual currency clients back in 2014, just after the first IRS regulations were released. Recently retired from her private tax practice in Tucson, Arizona, Amy now spends her time teaching and writing on tax subjects. She teaches for NATP and has been published in NATP’s Tax Pro Journal as well as the Wolters Kluwer Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure.
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.
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 professional employed by a small firm in Iowa, Kristy brings her 27 years of IRS employee experience as well as her years with Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, which makes a unique combination of experience and perspective to our speaker corps. Her 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 gives her the background to know how to handle the IRS bureaucracy. Kristy regularly demonstrates her ability to show practitioners how to minimize client tax liability and avoid practitioner compliance problems with the IRS.
The presenters on this page are currently expected to lead our income tax seminars and webinars this year. Each year we provide our presenters with special Basics & Beyond training so that all participants will have a positive experience. To keep this promise, Basics & Beyond, Inc. reserves the right to reassign presenters or use qualified and trained webinar presenters not presently listed on this page should the need arise.