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About Us

About Us


Our Firm


For over 50  years, American Tax Service has been providing quality Tax Preparation, Tax Planning and Accounting Services to individuals and businesses in and around our community. Our expertise ranges from tax preparation and accounting/bookkeeping services to more in-depth services such as IRS audits, business start-ups and financial planning. We not only want to help our clients plan for the future, but protect it, too! We have recently added life insurance protection to our menu of services. 

We now can provide exceptional service in all areas of our clients' financial world.


Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future, financial goals. Through our open communication approach we reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. American Tax Service is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism.

We have been a staple of the business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned. Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around Topeka. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose American Tax Service receive competent and timely advice.

We believe in providing our clients with the peace of mind by having highly trained, professional staff . Our dedication to high standards, seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year. Find out what over 4,000 clients already know: 

American Tax Service is your trusted advisor for Life!


Our Team

Kurt C. Guth, EA, CISA, Corporate Officer

Kurt is an Enrolled Agent (EA). He is our lead Accountant, a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and oversees the overall operation of the company as the President, Board Member and Corporate Officer. Kurt handles complex corporate and individual tax returns, IRS issue resolution, Offers in Compromise, IRS audits, and QuickBooks consultation.

Prior to American Tax Service, Kurt was a Certified Information Systems Auditor for a Fortune 200 Company in Minnesota.

Certifications: Certified Informations Systems Auditor (CISA), Enrolled Agent (EA), Licensed Property& Casualty Insurance Agent

Education: BA in Accounting & Management Information Systems, Kansas State University

Elizabeth Berry, Office Manager

Beth joined our firm in 2010 to oversee the general workflow of the office year round. She is responsible for Human Resources, Marketing, Hiring, Training, Accounts Receivable and Client Services. She also oversees our insurance business operations.

Certifications: Licensed Health, Life, Property & Casualty Insurance Agent

Education: BGS in Speech/Language/Hearing, University of Kansas

Maggie Diehl

Maggie joined our team as an Accounting Specialist in 2015. Her primary responsibility is to complete payroll, bank reconciliations, depositories and financial reports for our business clients.

Education: BA Management, Washburn University

Sandra Garcia, Administrative Assistant

Sandra joined our team in 2013. Her responsibilities include handling all functions at our front desk and acting as a liaison between our clients and practitioners. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Certifications: Licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Agent

Education: Certification in Administration from Washburn Institute of Technology

Dawn Wallace, EA

Dawn is an Enrolled Agent (EA) who specializes in Payroll and Accounting Services. Dawn is one of our lead tax preparers and handles the accounting and accounts payable for the firm. She is also a QuickBooks ProAdvisor. She joined our team in 2004.

Certifications: Enrolled Agent

Education: BA in Business Administration, Emphasis in Accounting from Washburn University

Wayne Guth, Corporate Officer

Wayne is in charge of equipment procurement and implementation. He is also a Board Member and Officer.

  • American Tax Service
  • 420 SE 29th St Ste A
  • Topeka, KS 66605
  • Telephone: (785) 232-1724
  • Fax: (785) 234-0009