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About us

Who we are

We are skilled professionals specializing in individual and small business tax preparation, as well as, bookkeeping and payroll business solutions.

Our team are experts in preparing tax returns for clients with investment income, rentals, sole proprietorships, LLCs, trusts and farms. With clients located throughout the United States, we are familiar with the forms and filing requirements of many states and frequently prepare multi-state returns.

Our bookkeeping and payroll services are customized to fit your needs.  Our goal is to provide the best business solution for you. Do what you do best and let us handle the rest.

For many years, St. Johns Business and Tax Service has been known for excellent customer service and accurate, thorough tax preparation. We pride ourselves in giving efficient and focused attention to each client. That is why each year over 1500 clients – most of them repeat clients – choose to have their returns prepared here.

Brad Baltimore, EA

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Brad is a career accountant who has held positions at all levels up to CFO.  Now with a tax focus, Brad has earned his EA (Enrolled Agent) certification and is our go to for Partnership/LLC/Small Business tax preparation.  He is also available to consult on business accounting issues.

Gail Baltimore, AFSP

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and a strength in numbers, Gail has been preparing taxes for over 5 years. Each year she earns her AFSP (Annual Filing Season Program) certificate of completion from the IRS. Gail also keeps up her Quickbooks Pro certification to assist with small business bookkeeping/payroll needs.

Vickie Black, EA

Vickie has over 25 years of extensive business and tax knowledge. She is an Enrolled Agent and is repeatedly requested to instruct on intermediate and advanced tax curriculum. She has operated her own firm for over a decade and is an active member of the National Association of Tax Professionals – Michigan Chapter. 

Kay Arens, EA

Kay has been with our office for over 30 years. She is an Enrolled Agent and specializes in farm and business taxes. Along with her husband, Kay has 10 grandchildren and is a proud cheerleader for all of them. When not at work, Kay and her husband enjoy traveling the world.

Jake Baltimore, AFSP

Jake has been completing individual tax returns for the past three years.  This year he earned his AFSP certification with the IRS and plans to work toward being an Enrolled Agent next season. In the off-season, Jake handles many of our larger bookkeeping/payroll clients.

Drew Tucker, AFSP

Drew will be assisting with tax data entry this season after gaining his AFSP certification from the IRS. Off-season Drew handles a large group of bookkeeping/payroll clients.

Wendy Ward

New to our team this year and the voice of SJBTS office, Wendy will be answering the phone and taking appointments. She is also the front line to many of your questions, making her an indispensable asset. Welcome, Wendy!

Sue Fox

Now moving to a PT status Sue will be assisting Wendy with office administrative duties during the busy tax season. Looking forward to a lightened work schedule in the winter months, Sue plans to take advantage and travel to some warmer locations.

What is an EA?

An Enrolled Agent (or EA) is a federally authorized tax practitioner empowered by the U.S. Department of Treasury to represent taxpayers before the IRS. 

Enrolled Agent status is the highest credential awarded by the IRS. To earn this status, one must adhere to ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years. 

EA’s have unlimited practice rights (like CPAs) and they are authorized to practice in every state.

What we do

Our Services

Business Solutions

Consulting available for small business organizational strategies. Sole proprietor/LLC/Partnership/S-Corp

Income tax preparation

Individual, Corporations, Farms, Trusts, Estates, Non-Profits

Bookkeeping & Payroll

Monthly bank reconciliations, financial reporting, sales entries/tax payments, payroll and payroll tax reporting

What you need

Download the File

Our annual newsletter is filled with updates on new tax laws and information on what you need to bring to your appointment. Click the button below to download a printable PDF.

News & Resources

Although we are available to assist our customers with a variety of tax issues, many questions can be easily answered by viewing the information found by clicking the links below. 


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IRS Home Page
Frequently Asked Tax Questions & Answers
IRS Online Tools & Resources

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Where's My Federal Refund?
Social Security
Where’s My Michigan Refund?
State of Michigan Department of Treasury

Contact us

St. Johns Business and Tax Services office is open 9am to 5pm, Monday – Friday during the tax season. Additional times are available by appointment.  During the off-season the office operates from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday – Thursday.

Call us anytime at 989-224-3055. If no one answers, please leave a message and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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