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Qual-i-Tax, Inc.

Jan 30, 2014 01:07PM ● By Cate Reynolds

From left to right: Ken Fortier, Esq., Valerie McLaughlin, EA, Christina Bennett, CPA

Oh, I just LOVE tax season,” said no one ever—err…except for the professionals at theQual-i-Tax offices in Annapolis and Arnold! Indeed, the season is upon us and we know who the busiest people in town are at the moment. But Valerie McLaughlin, Accountant, IRS Enrolled Agent, and CEO of Qual-i-Tax, managed to spare a moment to reveal her tips for getting the largest refund legally without increasing your chances for an audit.

The world is full of tax preparers who can put the “right” numbers in the right boxes on the right forms by the right deadlines. At Qual-i-Tax, they don’t just record history. They help you write it, with a complete lineup of court-tested, IRS-approved concepts and strategies to give you the savings you really want.

Is your accountant making sure you get the tax breaks you deserve? How can you be sure? Proactive tax planning is the Qual-i-Tax strategy to keeping more of what you make. Proactive tax planning involves scouring your income and expenses for every available deduction, credit and opportunity, without using questionable tactics or sending red flags to the IRS.

“We’ll find the mistakes and missed opportunities that may be costing you thousands, and then show you how we can implement a plan for rescuing those wasted dollars,” said McLaughlin. “For businesses and individuals, we can provide clear-cut answers to complex tax questions.”

McLaughlin, an industry veteran of nearly 35 years, also warns, “What you don’t know CAN hurt you. IRS tax problem resolution is a special area of our professional practice involving unfiled tax returns, unpaid taxes, tax liens or levies, audit representation and any other type of tax controversy.”

The firm has earned recognition as Tax Resolution Specialists and is uniquely qualified to represent taxpayers before the IRS and other tax authorities. In fact, locals who have found themselves in a problem with the IRS are happy to leave the heavy lifting toQual-i-Tax. You never have to deal directly with the IRS again. They will take care of that for you.

In addition to leading her family-owned and operated firm, McLaughlin has served on the Bowie City Council and the City of Bowie Economic Development Committee, been nominated Business Person of the Year, is a member of the National Society of Accountants, served as Treasurer for YMCA Camp Letts in Annapolis, and sits on the Anne Arundel Community College Business Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Bowie, Severna Park and Annapolis Chambers of Commerce. She is a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider and a member of the National Association of Tax Preparers, National Association of Enrolled Agents, Maryland Society of Accountants and American Society of Tax Problem Solvers.

Valerie McLaughlin, EA, is joined in her practice by Christina Bennett, CPA and Ken Fortier, Esq. Qual-i-Tax serves clients in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Contact their offices at410-224-2600 or

839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400, Annapolis, MD 21401
1450 Ritchie Highway, Suite 111, Arnold, MD 21012
410-224-2600 |

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