Karen Shamblin

Always up to date on all things tax and accounting, EA and lead tax preparer Karen Shamblin brings 25 years of experience to ATMS. The former corporate accountant for Dillon’s Food Stores of Springfield and Cox Health Systems, Shamblin has been with ATMS since 2005. Her experience working for large corporations along with her involvement in small tax accounting and tax preparation gives her the perfect foundation for servicing clients at ATMS. Shamblin enjoys helping the small and mediurn..sized businesses most.

Shamblin graduated from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in accounting management. She has also completed more than 250 hours of specialized tax preparation education through H&R Block. She keeps current on tax laws by continually attending numerous tax and accounting conferences throughout the off-tax season as part of her continuing education requirements. Shamblin is a member of the Missouri Society of Accountants The National Association of Enrolled Agents and the National Association of Tax Practitioners.

An “enrolled agent” licensed by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Shamblin is authorized to appear and represent taxpayers before administrative levels of the IRS for audits collections and appeals. To become an “enrolled agent ” she had to pass a comprehensive examination which covered all aspects of the tax code and by undergoing a rigorous background check by the IRS. “Enrolled agents” are the only tax professionals to receive their right to practice from the U.S. Government, and are able to advise, represent and prepare tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, Estates, trusts, and any entities with tax-reporting requirements.

Shamblin has specialized in small business consulting, including the formation of limited liability companies and corporations for hundreds of small business owners. She is recognized as a registered agent by the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office for many small businesses in the Ozarks area.

A native of the state of Kansas, she is a committed University of Kansas fan. She’s also a dog lover and her rescue dog Teddy rides to work with her every day

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