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Wasatch Tax & Accounting Inc
Neala Patten, Owner, Enrolled Agent
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Neala Patten, Enrolled Agent

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As an Enrolled Agent - a license issued through the Department of the Treasury to practice before the Internal Revenue Service (equivalent to a CPA or Tax Attorney regarding tax matters) Neala prepares hundreds of tax returns a year and provides tax planning and resolution, saving taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars a year.

A strong advocate for all her clients, Neala knows and understands the tax code and works around tax challenges facing individual taxpayers and business owners.  With 25 years as a business owner herself, she clearly looks out for the best interest of her clients.

Training started in 1987 “on-the-job”.  Her first boss in the business became her mentor, and continues to be a close friend and professional associate.  In 1993 Neala earned her Enrolled Agent’s license.  Over many years of professional growth, hours and hours of yearly updates and study, completing a Bachelor in Managerial Accounting and Business Management, as well as sharing her skills and experience with various groups and organizations, Neala continues to increase her skills and expand her knowledge regarding tax issues.  With 30 years of experience and knowledge, clearly understanding what can and cannot be done, and the ability to research case-law and analyze facts and information, she knows how to communicate and work with the IRS and state taxing authorities to get results and benefit the taxpayer by getting things done right with the least amount of pain.

Clients range from the W-2 employee to the very complex self-employed, and over a wide range of industries.  Some of her clients include three generations of loyalty and friendship, many of them have seen her kids grow up, and she theirs; families raised, jobs started, college finished, businesses created, and retirement managed – all part of the fun and success, disappointments on occasion, and crazy tax law all along the way. Not much happens in life that won’t affect a tax result and because of that; trust, confidence and clarity has always been the way Neala believes in doing business.

When she isn’t working in the office, her favorite place is anywhere in the sun – but most of all Lake Powell!  Red rock, blue sky and blue water, or maybe red rock, blue sky and a mountain bike in Moab, or a hike or ride in the mountains, or a good rock concert, or a good book, and doing just about anything with her awesome, all-grown up kids, and her supportive husband of 27 years and business partner.

Neala has a passion for her work, for accuracy, and for knowing what the options are.  Every tax scenario is as different as the taxpayer - everyone wants to do what’s right and be treated fairly when it comes to taxes, and tax preparation.  Neala knows you work hard for what you earn, and you have every right to legally plan and manage your tax results to keep more of your money – and that is what she does for her clients.

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