Amy is enrolled to practice before the IRS and is acknowledged as a federally authorized tax practitioner. Amy has been a bookkeeper since 2001 and has been preparing tax returns since 2008. Having lived in Crested Butte since 1993 and being a former small business owner she is aware of the fluctuating needs of operating a business in the Gunnison Valley.
Amy's education began with a Small Business Management Degree from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This degree combined with her love of the Rocky Mountains brought her to Crested Butte, Colorado.
Amy continued her Accounting education by studying to become an ENROLLED AGENT with the Internal Revenue Service. As described by the IRS "Enrolled Agents, like Attorney's and CPA's, have unlimited practice rights. This means they are unrestricted as to which taxpayers they can represent, what types of tax matters they can handle, and which IRS offices they can represent clients before. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards. Individuals who obtain this elite status must adhere to ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years."
"Enrolled Agents are individuals who have demonstrated special competence in tax matters and professional ethics and have been enrolled to practice before the IRS as taxpayers' agents or legal representatives. Practice before the IRS includes all matters connected with presentations to the IRS relating to a client's rights, privileges, and liabilities under laws or regulations administered by the IRS. Such presentations include: PREPARING & FILING DOCUMENTS, COMMUNICATING WITH THE IRS, REPRESENTING A CLIENT AT CONFERENCES, HEARINGS, AND MEETINGS. Enrolled Agents may present cases at all levels of the IRS and may represent client's with or without their presence, on such matters as examination of a filed return, liability for a delinquent return, payment of past due tax, and submission of a federal tax lien. In short, they act as agents of taxpayers faced with matters involving income taxes, estate and gift taxes, employment taxes, and excise taxes."