" My father, who is from Greece, sent me to 9 years of Greek parochial school where I learned to speak Greek fluently and graduated Valedictorian in a class of 36.
It was at Amos Alonzo Stagg H.S. in my Junior year where I had my first class in Accounting.
It was taught by the Football coach so I took took it along with my fellow Pom Pon girls, cheerleaders, and the football players.
I really liked the class and that’s when I decided to pursue accounting. "
Pat Kolodziej, CPA, MST
A Certified Public Accountant since 1993
A tax specialist with more than 20 years professional experience.
Pat likes working with small business and knows how to help you make the most of your tax situation.
How I got here:
Bachelors of Science in Accountancy - December, 1991 Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.
Masters of Science in Taxation - May, 1998 DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois.
1991 - 2005 - Gained experience at firms such as Ernst & Young and Plante Moran
July 2004 - Opened PK Tax Services, LLC
What I can do for you:
Prepare and review corporate, partnership and individual federal and state tax returns in all areas, including the real estate industry.
Research, identify and resolve potential tax issues.
Consultation services surrounding the tax implications of transactions including like-kind exchanges, mergers and liquidations.
Interact effectively with the Internal Revenue Service and Illinois Department of Revenue regarding tax notices and inquiries.
Be the liaison between you and Internal Revenue Service agents or Illinois Department of Revenue agents during audits and information requests by those agencies.
Prepare Offers in Compromise and appeals to the Illinois Department of Revenue for corporate, partnership and individual clients with income and payroll tax issues.
Develop professional education courses for colleagues and other tax firms.
Where we are headed:
PK Tax Services, LLC is a small local firm soundly focused on servicing businesses and individuals that are looking for ways to keep more of their hard-earned money to spend on their dreams and goals.
Many of you have worked with Pat for years and during this time, the firm has grown. We have added a few new faces to our Tax Services South Elgin Team and want to introduce you to the people that you will be in contact with throughout the year:
The first voice you will hear when calling or the first person you see when stopping into the office. As our Office Administrator with over 24 years of executive assistant and customer service experience, Andrea ensures that you are taken care of from start to finish. She can assist with general information and keeping our busy schedule on track.
An accountant here at PK Tax Services, Tami is a payroll and sales tax specialist. As a full-charge bookkeeper and project accountant, Tami gained professional experience with 501(c)(3) organizations, small business start-ups and major consulting companies both in Illinois and California..
After a successful career in the computer industry, Carl changed careers to accounting. He has held a CPA license since 2009. He is here to help individuals and small businesses with their tax and accounting needs. He has lived in Elgin since 1990.
A CPA since 2008 and experienced with all aspects of QuickBooks for business, Ed is here to help small companies with their tax and accounting questions.
A certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor Kathy worked in the accounting field since 1994. Kathy is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and has worked exclusively with small businesses since 2007. She provides bookkeeping services as well as trains clients in the best use of QuickBooks and other programs. Kathy also maintains certificates in QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions as well as QuickBooks Online.
Paula Ramos joined our team to work on the PK Tax Services receivables, collections and accounting. With an MBA from DePaul University she has a strong background in financial accounting and bookkeeping with a passion for supporting small to mid-sized businesses achieve their goals.