Richard Shield is a Florida licensed CPA.

Mr. Shield is competent to handle Tax returns of almost any type including Estates and Trusts, sales tax, foreign shareholders, US shareholders of a foreign entity, financial statements, bookkeeping and part-time Controller duties. 

Dave Fisher is an accomplished senior business executive with demonstrated success in P & L  management, financial analysis, business development, M & A,. He has international experience.

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Richard Watts
Managing Member

Naples, FL

Mr. Watts has a cross-section of experience in finance, law, marketing. and advertising.  His focus is on marketing and client relations.

Our Qualifications

All of the tax preparers in our network are either full time CPA's, Enrolled Agents or registered tax preparers,  An Enrolled Agent is a tax professional empowered by the United States Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Only EA's, CPA's, and attorneys have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS. Unlike attorneys and CPAs, who are state licensed and who may or may not choose to specialize in taxes, all enrolled agents are federally licensed and specialize in taxation.These credentials assure you that you will receive the best treatment possible which means using all of the tax laws in your favor. Typically, this translates into paying less in taxes and receiving more in  a refund. That's why we like to say:

Hire Us

Whether you want us to complete your income taxes, file an extension or negotiate a solution to a complicated IRS problem we're ready to help.

Our Staff

We strive to help our clients reduce their taxes and maximize their refund.

Our Goal

Our goal is to help people across the country receive a maximum refund from their taxes. It's that surprised smile on their face that makes all of the work worthwhile. Other times people find themselves in situations with the IRS that can be financially crippling. In these cases we combine our financiall and legal  talent to arrange realistic solutions to help clients solve the problem and get on with their lives. Oftentimes the solution isn't complicated but clients become anxious and torture themselves unnecessarily. we can help you solve it.

Our Vision

Our Strength

Chris Cherico  E.A.

​Cary, NC

​Chris’ specialty is tax resolution. While he handles an array of client needs, he is highly versed in IRS and State tax resolution tactics and has a high success rate of reducing or eliminating monies owed. Chris possess a balance of the soft skills needed to work with clients as well as the strong negotiation skills needed in problem solving. He is able to quickly assess a multitude of tax related issues and can accurately articulate each case to the client as well as to the IRS. Chris truly enjoy the art of negotiating and enjoys using his knowledge to help others in less fortunate situations with the IRS. In every stage of Chris' life, helping clients reduce stress has always been his #1 priority.

Richard Shield CPA

Naples, FL

Dave Fisher 

​Business Consultant