Kathryn S. Tracy, Accountant

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Kat & Bud Enterprises, LLC. – Kathryn S. Tracy, Accountant

Ms. Tracy is an active member of the national, state and local chapters of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, the National Association of Tax Professionals and the National Society of Accountants. She is a fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI).

Ms. Tracy is committed to serving the community. She has been offering free income tax preparation services through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program since 1988. She is the Site Coordinator of the Buckeye VITA site. She teaches VITA tax law training classes annually.

Ms. Tracy is a member of the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Panel (TAP). She is part of the Taxpayer Assistance Center Project committee.  

Ms. Tracy supports All Faith Community Outreach Services, a faith-based community services program that offers food, clothing, training and a “hand-up, not a handout” to the people of the Greater West Valley. She is a board member of The Odyssey Preparatory Academy. Ms. Tracy is a longtime board member of the Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Tracy is an active member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Buckeye. She loves to teach children and has been a children’s teacher and leader since 1988.

Ms. Tracy is a former member of the Internal Revenue Service’s Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC). She served for three years on the committee from 2009 – 2012. She was the Burden Reduction Committee Chairperson for 2012.

 
 

Staff

 
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Enrolled Agent

Kathryn S. Tracy

Kathryn (Kat) Tracy is an Enrolled Agent, licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. She started in the accounting and taxation industry in 1982. Ms. Tracy is a former IRS Revenue Agent

 

Education

Grand Canyon University

  • Master Business Administration
  • BS Accounting

Activities & Affiliations

  •  National Tax Practice Institute Fellow
  •  National Association of Enrolled Agents
  • National Association of Tax Professionals
  • Arizona Better Business Bureau
  • Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce


 

 
 

 
 
 
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Business Operations Manager

Gene Tracy

The manager of all business operations and does data entry during the tax season. He is a retired United States Postal Service Letter Carrier (23 years service) and the United States Army.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Office Manager

Julie Higgins

Ms. Higgins has been an integral part of operations since 2007. She has over 20 years of experience in office management. 

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Staff Accountant

Priscilla Beltran

Ms. Beltran has a BS Accounting from University of Phoenix. She is the lead accountant and an expert at Quickbooks. She has been a key part of operations since 2011.

 

 
 

 
 
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Systems Administrator

Aaron Tracy

Aaron is a nerd at heart. He currently serves as in house IT for KNB Enterprises. While not working on the systems for KNB, Aaron is a Systems Engineer for The Walt Disney Studios. 

 
 

 
 
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Tax Professional

James Lee

James has 30+ years of experience in the financial services industry as a commercial loan officer, investment consultant, and institutional investment management. James also has 5 years of audit experience with the US Treasury Department and major insurance companies.