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About Terry

Teresa Sethney Johnson is a Certified Public Accountant in Rapid City, SD. With over 24 years of experience, I can deliver results. The IRS can be a scary beast but with my experience you can sit back, relax, and breathe.

I can help clients not only regionally but also globally. I graduated from the University of Minnesota (BA), from Inver Hills Community College (AAS in Paralegal Studies) and from the University of New Mexico (MBA). Unlike most other CPAs,  my perspective is broader than just the balance sheet. I am NOT a jack of all trades: I concentrate on taxation and IRS representation.

Because I know what gets people into trouble with the IRS, I know what can keep them out of trouble with the IRS. They are easier to deal with than you think. The trick is knowing how! Always consider hiring a CPA for most types of tax returns. A CPA dedicated to his or her profession has the education, experience, and comprehensive understanding of what it takes to understand the dynamic nature of income tax law and its interpretations. In one of the most regulated business professions, a CPA has passed multiple examinations and completed higher education and experience requirements. A CPA is required to complete on-going education requirements of 120 hours every three years. Add this all up and we are competent to assist you in the preparation of comprehensive and accurate tax filings.

I believe that no one should pay one penny more than their legal share of taxes. I am on your side to ensure that that is all you pay. The IRS employs many tricks to get you to part with your hard-earned money. Incorrect notices and tax assessments abound. Let me help you determine whether they are wrong or not.

Tax laws are varied and complex. They are written in a unique language unknown to many. One of my main goals is to help you to understand YOUR tax situation: why things are the way they are as they relate to you. I’ve always said that if you don’t like something, change it. I’ll guide you through making those changes. This is, after all, your money. The more you know, the more power you have.