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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 result of our 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 oversees our Accounting Department, the completion of complex corporate and individual tax returns, IRS issue resolution, Offers in Compromise, IRS audits, tax planning projects and QuickBooks consultation. He is also an Investment Advisor Representative and a Licensed Property & Casualty Agent.

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, Series 65 Certification

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 as our Office Manager. She is responsible for Recruiting, Marketing, Training, Accounts Receivable and Client Services. During the tax season, she meets with clients, prepares & reviews returns. She oversees the firm's Insurance Department and is the lead agent.

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

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

Sandra Garcia, Administrative Assistant

Sandra joined our team in 2013. Her responsibilities include managing the day to day functions of our front desk acting as a liaison between our clients and practitioners. She also prepares taxes and assists with project resolution. She is fluent in Spanish and English and is a licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Agent.

Certifications: Licensed Property & Casualty Insurance Agent

Education: Certification in Administration from Washburn Institute of Technology

Maggie Diehl, Accounting Specialist

Maggie joined our team as an Accounting Specialist in 2015. Her primary responsibility is to take a lead role in administering payroll services, bank reconciliations, depositories and financial reports for our firm and business clients.

Certifications:QuickBooks ProAdvisor Online/Desktop

Education: BA Management, Washburn University

Morgan Woodyard, EA,Tax Preparer

Morgan joined our firm in 2017 as a full-time tax preparer. She is also an Enrolled Agent (EA). Her responsibilities include tax preparation & planning for individuals and businesses, IRS project resolution and tax return review. She is also a licensed Health, Life, Property & Casualty Insurance Agent.

Certifications: Enrolled Agent (EA), Licensed Health, Life, Property & Casualty Insurance Agent

Education: BA Sociology, emphasis in Pre-Law, Washburn University

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