Presenter Bios

Michael R. Miranda, CPA, QKA, NQPC, AEP

Bringing 48 years of experience in tax consulting, estate planning, and employee benefits to his work as an independent consultant, Michael is the owner of MIRANDA CPA & Consulting LLC in Sioux Falls, SD.  His tax practice focuses on corporate, individual, estate and gift, and tax accounting.  He also provides employee benefit planning and consultation services for qualified, non-qualified, and health and welfare benefit plans.  As part of his IRS representation practice, Michael has worked with the National Office to obtain private letter rulings for clients, in addition to numerous EPCRS submissions and audits.  As a nationally recognized tax speaker, he maintains an active schedule presenting webinars and seminars on tax law, employee benefit planning, and estate planning. 

Michael spent much of his career as a CPA with a regional CPA firm located in Northwestern Iowa, retiring after 27 years as a senior manager-shareholder with this firm.  His career started as a Tax Specialist with a Big 8 accounting firm in their South Bend and Minneapolis offices, providing tax and estate planning for individuals and small to medium-sized businesses.  He has earned professional designations including CPA, QKA, NQPC and AEP.  Michael maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the American Society of Pension and Professional Actuaries (ASPPA), National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), and the National Association of Estate Planning Councils (NAEPC).    

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.