At Hamilton, Stone & Brown, PLLC., we pride ourselves in providing outstanding service to our clients because of our dedication to professionalism, responsiveness and quality. Our goal is to help achieve a successful financial future.
Meet Our Team
Hamilton, Stone & Brown, PLLC. is a full-service Certified Public Accounting firm licensed in Oklahoma and members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants. All of our CPA’s hold valid Oklahoma CPA certificates.
Carl Hamilton, CPA
Carl has been a CPA since 1980, after graduating from Southern Nazarene University (Bethany Nazarene College). He has been with the firm first as an employee, then as a partner since 1978. Carl has extensive experience in all phases of federal and state income taxes, whether it be for individuals, and trusts or for businesses. His background in working with a variety of small and large businesses in providing them financial analysis as well as helping them implement effective accounting systems makes him an ideal partner to help you achieve a successful financial future.
Anna Hamilton, CPA
Anna has been a CPA since 1985, after graduating from Southern Nazarene University (Bethany Nazarene College) with her BS in Business Administration and later graduating with an MS in Adult Education from Oklahoma State University. She has been with the firm since 1989 as a partner. Before coming to the firm, Anna was the accounting department head at Oklahoma State University campus for eight years. Anna’s emphasis has been in helping small business and individual clients with a wide range of consulting, accounting, auditing, tax and Quickbooks issues.
Kris Stone, CPA
Kris Stone has been with the Firm since 2019. Kris provides tax and accounting service to many different types of individual and business clients. He is a Quickbooks Advisor and is well versed in navigating and cleaning all types of Quickbooks company files.
Tim Brown, CPA
Tim Brown has been a CPA since 1981, after graduating from Southern Nazarene University in 1978. He has been with the firm since 2018. Tim provides tax and accounting services to a variety of individual and business clients. Tim is experienced in non-profit accounting and regulations.
Ronald Bradley, CPA
Ron has been a CPA since 1985, after graduating from Central State University. He has been with the firm since 1979. Ron provides tax and accounting services to a variety of individual and business clients. Ron is experienced in estate tax work.
Mary Whittaker, CPA
Mary has been a CPA since 1985, after graduating from Southern Nazarene University (Bethany Nazarene College). She has been with the firm since 2000. She has experience in financial statement compilation, tax preparation and auditing.
Eric Hamilton, EA
Eric is an Enrolled Agent specializing in Business and Individual tax preparation. Eric graduated from Southern Nazarene University in 2008 with a degree in Accounting. He joined the staff in 2007. He is experienced in tax preparation, financial statement compilation, bookkeeping, information technologies, payroll and sales tax preparation and extensive Quickbooks work.
Jeremiah joined the firm in 2019. He has worked extensively with Kris Stone and provides tax and accounting services to a multitude of clients. He has experience in tax preparation, bookkeeping, financial statement preparation, information technology and Quickbooks consulting.
Sandy joined the firm in 2004. She has worked both in the
private sector and in public accounting as a bookkeeper. She has vast
experience in bookkeeping, payroll tax preparation, financial statement
preparation, sales tax preparation, new business set up and regulations. Sandy
is an experienced Quickbooks consultant.
Janie joined the firm in 2007. She has worked in various types of industries as a full charge bookkeeper. Janie’s experience includes bookkeeping, payroll tax preparation, financial statement preparation, sales tax preparation, new business set up and regulations. Janie is an experienced Sage Software consultant.
Debbie has been with the firm since 2015. She has worked in different bookkeeping positions with various companies prior to coming to Hamilton & Associates. Her experience includes bookkeeping, payroll tax preparation, financial statement preparation, sales tax preparation, new business set up and regulations and efficiency procedures.
Alice has been with the firm since 2019. She is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of payroll and payroll tax preparation. Her years of experience in the field has also made her efficient in bookkeeping, financial statement preparation and new business set up and regulations.
Business Tax Preparation
Every business wants to reduce taxes, but to do it correctly isn’t always simple. Tax strategies that often look good by themselves can be less sensible, even problematic in the context of your whole business.
Hamilton & Associates, Inc.s’ experienced taxation advisors are experienced at guiding business owners and executives through today’s complex tax environment. We focus on your total business picture, not just your next tax return. We will help you define the right tax position, designed to save you money, while meeting your larger business goals. Since we have over 32 years of experience, we see opportunities that other tax specialists might miss.
Another point that separates us from other tax specialists is that we work for you the entire year, not just during tax season. The federal, state and local tax laws are constantly changing and it’s our business to always monitor these changes and accurately interpret the law for our clients.
What can we do for you:
- Tax Planning
- Tax Preparation
- Tax Research and Consulting
- Multi-state Business Operations
- Local and State Tax
- Local Property Tax Issues
- States Sales Tax
- State Income Tax Issues
- IRS Representation
Planning is the key to successfully and legally reducing your tax liability. We go beyond tax compliance and pro actively recommend tax saving strategies to maximize you after-tax income.
We recommend Tax Saving Strategies that help you…
- Grow and preserve assets by keeping Uncle Sam out of your pockets
- Defer income so you can keep your money now and pay less taxes later
- Reduce taxes on your income so you keep more of what you make
- Reduce taxes on your estate so your family keeps more of what you’ve made
- Reduce taxes o your gifts so you can give more
- Reduce taxes on your investments so you can grow your wealth faster
- Reduce taxes on your retirement distributions so you can retire in style
Remember, we work for you not for the IRS. Many of our clients save many times the fee in reduced tax liability through careful planning and legitimate tax strategies.
IRS Audit Representation
Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of people ore than receiving an IRS Audit letter in the mail. Audits take significant time away from your business and family, requiring you to gather mounds of records substantiating each and every item reported on your tax return and develop a comprehensive understanding of tax law.
Many taxpayers decide to handle a tax audit themselves, and may have been “penny wise,”avoiding a representative’s fee, but “pound foolish”, because they received a substantial bill for a significant tax deficiency.
You see, IRS auditors are trained to extract more information from you than you have a legal obligation to provide. IRS auditors know that most people fear them and are ignorant of their rights. As a result, they know they can use that fear and ignorance to their advantage.
Rarely do our clients even have to talk with the IRS. We handle it all for you so that you need not take time off of your business or job to handle the bureaucracy and paperwork of the IRS. No lost wages or business. You simply forward notification of an audit to us and we handle it from start to finish.
If you’ve received an audit notice from the IRS, please call us at 405-946-8500 to speak to a certified public accountant.
Non-Filed Tax Returns
If you delinquent in your tax filings, know that the IRS will find you out sooner than later.
Failing to file your tax return is a criminal offense. If you do not file, you can be prosecuted and punished with potential jail time, one year for each year not filed. Why risk potentially losing your freedom for failing to file your tax returns.
If you voluntarily file your delinquent returns you’ll likely avoid further problems other than having to pay the interest and penalties. But if you wait for the IRS to file your returns, they are filed in the best interest of the government, usually with little or none of the deductions you are entitled to.
Let us help you get out of this predicament by filing the delinquent taxes and working on a course of action to help you get back on track.
Call us at 405-946-8500 to speak to a certified public accountant.
Offer in Compromise
Did you know that you can settle your debt with the IRS for just pennies on the dollar with their Offer in Compromise program? The program allows taxpayers to settle with the IRS on tax debt that has been incorrectly assessed or for liabilities they cannot afford to pay.
The IRS Code states:”We will accept an Offer in Compromise when it is unlikely that we can collect the full amount owed and the amount you offer reasonable reflects the collection potential…”(Internal Revenue Code section 7122)
If done correctly your debt may be settled for a fraction of what you owe. The key is to determine the least amount that the IRS will accept from you before you make the offer.
Call us at 405-946-8500 to speak to a certified public accountant.
Payroll Tax Problems
The IRS views failure to pay payroll taxes as the cardinal sin of tax delinquency because a large portion of the payroll taxes are your employees’ withholding. Not paying your company’s payroll taxes is tantamount to stealing your employees’ money in the eyes of the IRS.
As a result, penalties for failing to pay your payroll taxes and filing your payroll tax returns on time are much more severe than other types of penalties. They can drastically multiply the amount you owe in a very short time.
If you are behind on reporting and/or paying payroll taxes for your company, BE CAREFUL!!! The IRS is extremely aggressive pursuing collection of this type of tax. They would rather seize your business assets, close you down, sell your assets at auction, and put you out of business than allow you to continue amassing additional payroll tax liabilities.