Who We Are: PTC is a firm that partners with CPA firms
Premier Tax Consulting (PTC) is a company that believes that integrity, hard work and superior customer service is what really matters and strives to deliver on these beliefs. PTC is a firm that partners with CPA firms all over the United States to bring specialty tax services to their clients. Because PTC does not perform normal CPA services, the CPA to CPA working relationship is a win for both companies and the clients.
PTC provides a professional client approach to each engagement by listening, learning and caring about the needs of each client. Once a client’s needs are identified, PTC will bring the appropriate professionals to the table and provide solutions to those needs through a detail work plan.
George Elias, CPA
George is a Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years of experience, having worked with fortune 500 companies with a focus on federal, state and local income tax planning and compliance. George owns and operates Premier Tax Consulting, based out of Brunswick, Ohio, operating in Ohio, Arkansas, Iowa, and Illinois. Prior to starting Premier Tax, George was the National Director for a tax consulting firm working with research and development tax credits, export incentives and state and local tax issues. He still offers these services through Premier today. George holds professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of CPAs. George is a long-term Steelers and Indians fan. He enjoys spending his time outside of work with his wife Tammy, and two children. His daughter Paige is in her final year of college working toward a financial degree. His son Jesse, has an accounting degree and helps Wealth Management Resource with tax return overflow.
With over 28 years of experience in the finance and accounting, Stephen has served clients from all over the nation and specializes in tax-management strategies, asset protection and retirement planning. Stephen is dedicated to making sure his clients have as much information as possible to help them make the most suitable decision for their families. In addition to serving his clients, he trains and mentors other financial professionals across the country. When Stephen is not working with clients, he is traveling the country training other advisors to look at financial planning as a tax planning opportunity through Tax-Smart 2nd Opinions. Stephen spends time outside of work with his wife, Pamela, and their daughter Angel. He loves hunting and spending time with his parents and extended family in Arkansas.
Lindy Kanavas, CPA
Lindy Kanavas has over 22 years experience as a tax professional, and currently co-leads the Premier Tax IC-DISC practice. Now with Premier Tax, and for 10 years prior, with CliftonLarsonAllen and U.S. Tax Advantage, Lindy has focused exclusively on maximizing export tax incentives for a broad range of clients. Lindy also assists clients in the implementation of IC-DISC’s, and provides guidance in coordinating the IC-DISC with clients’ financial and tax reporting and planning. Prior to joining USTA/CLA, Lindy served clients for 12 years in the Tax Department at Ernst & Young. Lindy has her Bachelors of Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She has her Master of Science-Taxation from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She is a member of both the American & Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants