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Kate Bell, Owner

EA – Tax Accountant

Kate started providing tax advice in 1996 and has continually increased her tax knowledge and skills. After earning her Bachelors in Business Administration at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO., Kate then went on to become an Enrolled Agent. She has earned the rights & privilege of representing taxpayers before the IRS. Kate was a volunteer tax preparer with AARP/IRS Tax Aide from 2006-12 in Hilo, HI. These taxpayers were an inspiration. BTS Consulting still has individual and business clients in Hawaii.

BTS Consulting was founded in 2010, in Volcano, Hawaii. Kate and her husband, Fritz, Created Tara Firma Inn – Volcano in 2004, a bed & breakfast near the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. To supplement their income the each created their own additional business. Fritz was a master carpenter. He opened a carpentry business, called Fritz the Carpenter. Kate started provided tax and accounting services to small businesses on the Big Island. Kate lost her husband in 2013. She continued to run the B&B until 2016. With the help of her family, Kate moved to Georgia. She had the great pleasure of working in Greensboro & Athens, Georgia for three years, before moving to Colorado Springs. Having visited her father in Colorado Springs many times over the years, Kate knew it was where she wanted to live.

Colorado Springs offers the opportunity to make BTS Consulting a continued success.

Results

We work with you on a personal level to determine the best solutions for your unique needs, then leverage our seasoned expertise to achieve the best possible results.

Relationships

We are your trusted partner in success. Our firm is large enough to offer a full range of professional services at a fair price, but small enough to give you the individual attention that you deserve.

Relief

Rest assured that when a need arises, our firm is ready and capable to handle everything for you so you can focus on what matters most to you.


What is an EA? An enrolled agent is a person who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service by either passing a three-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business tax returns, or through experience as a former IRS employee. Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards. Individuals who obtain this elite status must adhere to ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years.