Sylvia started her tax career with the Internal Revenue Service. While there she answered tax questions, instructed IRS employees, monitored the toll-free line for accuracy, supervised, and made public appearances as the Media Relations tax expert. She was recognized for her expertise with many awards, including "Federal Employee of the Year." After 10 years, she decided to open her own company, Affordable Tax Service, and in 1985 became an Enrolled Agent. For nearly 35 years Sylvia has been preparing both individual and business tax returns. With her extensive knowledge, Sylvia often assists clients with personal finance planning customized to their needs. She is also trained in the special rules for clergy, people with disabilities, foreign tax issues, and small business needs. Sylvia is dedicated to bringing her clients the best service available. She and her staff of Tax Angels work diligently to help clients reach their goals.
Anne has been a tax preparer for over 30 years. She brought her considerable skills to the ATS team in 2001. She began her career as a tax preparer, office supervisor, and course instructor for a well-known national tax franchise, then worked as a tax preparer for a private firm before joining ATS. She is also an Enrolled Agent and is very active in the California Society of Enrolled Agents where she served two years as Secretary and now chairs the Education Committee. She served the North Bay Chapter of Enrolled Agents as President in 2002-2003. And she was also the Charter President of the newly formed Solano-Napa Chapter in 2006-2007. Her specialty here at ATS is preparing returns for individuals and fiduciary returns for estates and trusts.
Darleen, the office manager, joined ATS in 2001. Her many years of management experience are invaluable to the team of Tax Angels. Since arriving at ATS, Darleen has upheld an efficient office operation and atmosphere of professionalism. Without her dedication and commitment to the success of ATS, many of the Tax Angels might have lost their wings. She keeps the staff grounded and focused on providing optimal service.
Deborah joined ATS in January, 2008. She earned her "ANGEL" wings by providing professional support, and outstanding service to ATS employees, clients and prospective clients. With Deborah, you are guaranteed enthusiastic support and friendly service with a smile.
Mitzi first came to ATS as receptionist in 1994 while still in high school. She provided friendly service to ATS clients for two tax seasons, after which she sprouted her wings and left for a life of change and growth. Fifteen years later Mitzi returned to ATS in January 2010 to earn her angel wings as the newest staff member and proudly takes on the title of "Girl Friday." She buzzes around the office providing backup support and assistance to all ATS staff and clients. Her spunk and bubbly personality keeps ATS always smiling.