Staff Profiles

Vickie Smith, EA, NTPI Fellow –
Enrolled Agent/Partner

Vickie is a highly experienced and dedicated tax professional with over three decades of expertise in preparing tax returns. With a career spanning since 1987, she has established herself as a trusted Enrolled Agent (EA) with a comprehensive understanding of taxation. As an Enrolled Agent, Vickie holds a prestigious and federally-authorized designation, granting her technical proficiency in the intricate realm of taxation. Her credentials empower her to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service, making her a valuable resource for individuals and businesses seeking assistance with audits, collections, and appeals.

As a National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) Fellow, Vickie has demonstrated a commitment to advancing her knowledge and expertise in the field of taxation to an exceptional level. The NTPI Fellowship is a prestigious credential that signifies a higher level of proficiency and dedication in handling complex tax matters and representing clients before taxing authorities.

Having completed the rigorous curriculum and training provided by the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA) through the NTPI, Vickie has elevated her skills in all aspects of tax representation and compliance. This includes mastering the intricacies of tax law, understanding the rights and responsibilities of taxpayers, and honing her advocacy skills in resolving tax-related issues.

An unwavering commitment to staying abreast of the ever-evolving tax laws sets Vickie apart as a proactive and conscientious tax professional. Her passion for continuous learning ensures that she remains well-informed about the latest legislative changes, allowing her to provide accurate and up-to-date guidance to her clients.

Vickie’s dedication to her craft, combined with her extensive knowledge and practical experience, has earned her a reputation for delivering outstanding results and unparalleled customer satisfaction. She is deeply committed to helping her clients navigate the complexities of the tax landscape, alleviating their tax-related concerns, and empowering them to make informed financial decisions.

Staff Accountant/Office Manager/Partner

Neal is a Staff Accountant and Office Manager with a strong background in tax resolution. He graduated from Western Governor’s University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Neal began his career at Smith’s Tax Solutions in 2018 and has excelled as a staff accountant and office manager. In this role, he has been responsible for managing day-to-day operations, including financial reporting, budgeting, payroll, and client communication.

Throughout his career, Neal has demonstrated a strong work ethic and a commitment to providing exceptional service to his clients. He has a deep understanding of tax laws and regulations and has helped many clients save money and improve their financial situation.

Neal is a detail-oriented professional who is always looking for ways to improve processes and find efficiencies. He is a skilled communicator and collaborator who works well with clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders.

He is committed to ongoing professional development to stay up to date on the latest trends and best practices in accounting and tax resolutions.

Staff Accountant/Partner

Nathan is a skilled accountant with a degree from the University of Phoenix, which he obtained in 2021. He began his career as a staff accountant, where his exceptional attention to detail and analytical abilities quickly made him an integral part of our team. His talent for spotting even the slightest discrepancies and finding creative solutions to complex financial problems has been widely recognized and appreciated by his clients.

Driven by a desire to enhance his skills and knowledge, Nathan passed the Selective Enrollment Examination to become an Enrolled Agent, which cemented his proficiency in tax preparation and opened up new opportunities for him professionally. What sets Nathan apart as an accountant is his passion for building strong relationships with his clients. He believes that behind every financial report and number is a person, and he enjoys working closely with his clients to help them accomplish their objectives and navigate the intricacies of the financial world.

Nathan’s commitment to his work and his clients is impressive, and his expertise and dedication will undoubtedly continue to make a significant impact on those he serves.

Case Specialist

Most of Regina’s day is spent compiling and organizing paperwork for our cases. She works closely with Vickie, Neal, and Nathan to make sure all the information is accurate and complete. She also researches tax laws and procedures in areas like the Internal Revenue Manual and Internal Revenue Code to support our position when negotiating with the IRS on behalf of our clients. Along with the filing system, she is responsible for the flow of communication with clients to our staff and to the IRS. From case updates, composing letters and emails to requests for information and phone calls, she helps keep everyone on track with client cases. She recently has studied with and been tutored by Vickie to be able to prepare tax returns for our clients. Helping people with their cases and seeing the relief they experience brings a bright spot to her day. She graduated from University of North Alabama in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in English Professional Writing.

Accounting Assistant

Leslie is a results-driven and multi-talented professional with a strong academic background and a passion for making a positive impact in the business world. Through her diverse skill set and dedication to excellence, Leslie is a valuable asset to Smith’s Tax Solutions. In 2021, she graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Information Systems, and IS Info Assurance. During her academic journey, she delved into the intricacies of accounting, which has allowed her to develop a keen sense of financial understanding. As a result, she confidently assists with bookkeeping and payroll tasks, enabling businesses to maintain a clear financial picture and make informed decisions for sustainable growth. With fluency in Spanish, she is committed to breaking down language barriers and fostering seamless communication with Spanish-speaking clients. Her translation services ensure that critical documents are accurately conveyed, fostering trust and understanding between businesses and their diverse clientele. Additionally, during meetings, she acts as a bridge, ensuring that every participant feels heard and valued.

Leslie es una profesional orientada a los resultados y con múltiples talentos con una sólida formación académica y una pasión por tener un impacto positivo en el mundo de los negocios. A través de su diverso conjunto de habilidades y dedicación a la excelencia, Leslie es un activo valioso para Smith’s Tax Solutions. En 2021, se graduó de la Universidad de Alabama en Huntsville con una licenciatura en Administración de Empresas con concentraciones en Sistemas de Información y IS Info Assurance. Durante su viaje académico, profundizó en las complejidades de la contabilidad, lo que le ha permitido desarrollar un agudo sentido de la comprensión financiera. Como resultado, ayuda con confianza con las tareas de contabilidad y nómina, lo que permite a las empresas mantener una imagen financiera clara y tomar decisiones informadas para un crecimiento sostenible. Con fluidez en español, se compromete a romper las barreras del idioma y fomentar una comunicación fluida con los clientes que hablan Espanol. Sus servicios de traducción garantizan que los documentos críticos se transmitan con precisión, fomentando la confianza y el entendimiento entre las empresas y su diversa clientela. Además, durante las reuniones, actúa como un puente, asegurando que cada participante se sienta escuchado y valorado.