Karen Ault, E. A., OR-LTC #907499 | Tax Consultant, Accountant, Quickbooks Pro Adviser | Member of NAEA, ORSEA, WSSEA
Karen works hard for YOU!
She is an Enrolled Agent (EA) which means she is authorized by the U.S. Dept. of Treasury to represent taxpayers, business entities, and estates before the IRS in tax preparation, audits, collections, and appeals. EAs are the tax experts often hired by CPAs. Read more about EAs here
Karen was an award winning Math teacher in New York City for many before founding a violin studio in Chicago, which grew over ten years to serve hundreds of students. After moving to the Portland/Vancouver area, she chose to be a stay-at-home-mom (no regrets!) until 2010, when she brushed the cobwebs off her math degree and continued her education in tax law and accounting. She gained experience working for a big box tax firm, and spent formative years employed under a forensic accountant before becoming an EA and launching STAC in May 2015.
Karen still has the heart of a teacher. She empowers her clients with information and understanding in their tax position and business accounting. Karen is married and raised 2 lovely children: one is currently a Nuclear Engineer in the US Navy and the other is in college.