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Tax Return Preparation & Planning

HELPING YOU PLAN & PREPARE


Taxes. There is no one-size-fits-all or fill-in-the-blank tax preparation formula. Every tax situation is different, and that’s why Ketel Thorstenson, LLP (KTLLP) takes the time to really know you and learn the details of your business through Tax Return Preparation & Planning. 

Tax laws are complex and often difficult to navigate. This is why tax preparation is crucial, and tax planning should be an important piece of your total financial planning process. Some will opt to “go it alone” when it comes to compiling tax information and filing that long list of forms with the IRS. However, there are huge advantages to hiring a tax professional.

TRUST THE EXPERTS


KTLLP provides tax preparation and planning services for all filing types, including individual, corporate, estate/trust, partnership, non-profit, farm/ranch, and a number of other specialized niche industries. Our focus is on your financial success, we can help you turn business strengths into tax saving advantages. Trust the experts, the KTLLP Tax Team is knowledgeable and ready to be your strategic partner. At the same time, the benefits of working with a KTLLP tax professional are more than just financial. Gain peace of mind, hire a CPA to help you save on other valuable resources, such as time and energy.

TAX REFORM


The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 22, 2017. It is the largest tax act in over 30 years! The bill made sweeping modifications to the Internal Revenue Code, including a much lower corporate tax rate, increasing depreciation limits, and changes to credits and deductions. Individual tax changes that occurred include, but are not limited to, almost doubling of the standard deduction, multiple changes to itemized deductions, elimination of personal exemptions, and doubling of the child tax credit. It’s very important you visit with a tax professional in order to understand how these apply to you and your business, and make sure you are taking full advantage of the benefits.

Our Experience, Skills & Expertise.

At Ketel Thorstenson, tax time is all the time, and we are dedicated to serving our clients as a leading source on difficult and ever-changing tax codes and legislation. KTLLP CPAs and tax professionals receive advanced training and engage in continuous learning opportunities all year long to keep our service on the forefront of the tax industry. We can provide tax preparation and planning services for all filing types, including individual, corporate, estate/trust, partnership, non-profit, farm/ranch, and a number of other specialized niche industries.

HAVE QUESTIONS?

WE HAVE ANSWERS. CALL TODAY.
  • Talk with a KTLLP tax professional about the best strategy for your situation.
  • We listen to your needs and goals and help plan accordingly.

KTLLP CAN HELP YOU WITH:

PREPARING A COMPREHENSIVE TAX PLAN

UNDERSTANDING TAX IMPLICATIONS

NAVIGATING TAX CODES

OBSERVING CURRENT LEGISLATION

MONITORING TAX LAW CHANGES

MINIMIZING TAX LIABILITY

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OFFERING YOU MORE

Our tax services go beyond the simple preparation of a tax return. As a KTLLP client, you can rest easy knowing that a knowledgeable and experienced tax team is in your corner. Why?
  • We listen to your needs and goals and help you plan accordingly
  • Because successful client relationships are built on more than codes, legislation, and paperwork
  • We’re here to be your “Friends for Life“

Contact us about Tax Return Preparation & Planning Services

Brent Siekman

Partner
(605) 716-8989
Brent Siekman

Partner

MEET BRENT
Brent was elected to the partnership in 1998 and has been with the firm for over twenty years. His focus includes tax planning and preparation for corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates, and individuals with an emphasis in franchising, multi entity tax structures, and business consulting.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Arizona State University
Master of Science degree in Taxation, DePaul University.

CERTIFICATIONS
MST, CPA, CGMA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)

(605) 716-8989
Rapid City

Clark Kraemer

Partner
Clark Kraemer

Partner

MEET CLARK
An Aberdeen, South Dakota native, Clark joined Ketel Thorstenson in 2005 after being the director of tax service for RSM McGladrey in Rapid City. Clark’s analytical personality and many years of experience have led to specialties in tax return preparation and tax planning for individuals and business entities. His niche industry areas of expertise include construction, manufacturing, and retail. He is a partner in the Rapid City office.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science

(605) 716-8884
Rapid City

Doug Kenoyer

Partner
(605) 716-8881
Doug Kenoyer

Partner

MEET DOUG

Doug joined Ketel Thorstenson in 1997. With many years of experience, he has mentored and influenced many individuals and businesses that have come to him for tax planning and compliance. He serves as a partner in the Tax Department in the Rapid City and Custer offices. Doug has a background in the agriculture industry and specializes in assisting farmers and ranchers.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree

(605) 716-8881
Rapid City

Jennifer Konvalin

Partner
(605) 716-8998
Jennifer Konvalin

Partner

MEET JENNIFER
Jennifer joined Ketel Thorstenson in 2006 after being a partner at a public accounting firm in Idaho. She serves as a partner in the Tax Department in the Rapid City office, and partner-in- charge of the Accounting Services Department. She specializes in business and individual tax returns with an emphasis in the medical industry. She went through extensive research of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and is a team leader for

(605) 716-8998
Rapid City

Michelle Minnerath

Partner
(605) 718-3563
Michelle Minnerath

Partner

MEET MICHELLE
Michelle joined the firm in 2005 after practicing in public accounting for three years in Bismarck, ND. She has experience in the Farm & Ranch and Oil & Gas industries. She specializes in small business and individual tax planning and return preparation as well estates and trusts. She serves as partner in the Tax Department in the Rapid City office.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of the Arts degree in Accounting and Business Administration with

(605) 718-3563
Rapid City

Nina Braun

Partner
605-718-3571
Nina Braun

Partner

MEET NINA
Nina’s experience in the commercial audit arena commenced in 2000. She has been practicing in manufacturing, construction, retail, and various other industries ever since. Nina also has extensive experience auditing 401(k) plans. She joined KTLLP in October of 2005 after serving previously as a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers based in the Washington, DC metro area.

EDUCATION
Master of Professional Accountancy, University of Southern California
Bachelor of Science in Finance, Georgetown University

CERTIFICATION
CPA
CFE

PROFESSIONAL

605-718-3571
Rapid City

Steve Schacht

Partner
(605) 716-8990
Steve Schacht

Partner

MEET STEVE

Steve worked for four years in the audit department with Deloitte & Touche in Minneapolis, including three years as audit in-charge. Steve joined Ketel Thorstenson in 1994 and was elected to the partnership in 1998. He was selected to serve as Chief Financial Officer in 2017 and was previously the Partner-in-Charge of the Audit Department. In addition to audit services, Steve provides tax return preparation and tax planning services to commercial

(605) 716-8990
Rapid City

Perry Kudrna

Director
605-716-8693
Perry Kudrna

Director

MEET PERRY

Perry is outgoing and takes a genuine interest in getting to know people better.  He excels at assisting clients with preparing income taxes. His areas of expertise include dealing with the IRS, individual and small business income taxes, and the hospitality industry.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration/Accounting, Dickinson State University

CERTIFICATION
EA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
National Association of Enrolled Agents

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Financial Liaison to the Hope

605-716-8693
Rapid City

Alicia Burghduff

Senior Manager
(605) 559-1706
Alicia Burghduff

Senior Manager

MEET ALICIA

Alicia is an Enrolled Agent with thirteen years’ experience. She serves as a Tax Manager in the Spearfish office. Her expertise is in the area of tax planning and strategies for farmers and ranchers as well as small businesses.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting, Black Hills State University

CERTIFICATION
EA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
National Association of Enrolled Agents

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Women in Networking
Volunteer with Junior Achievement
Volunteer

(605) 559-1706
Spearfish

Greg Miner

Senior Manager
(605) 716-3286
Greg Miner

Senior Manager

MEET GREG

Greg Miner is a Certified Public Accountant with 7 years of experience in taxation. He serves as a Tax Manager in the Rapid City office. His areas of specialization include: business tax returns, non-profit organizations, and employer healthcare reporting (directed by the Affordable Care Act).

EDUCATION
Master of Professional Accountancy, University of South Dakota

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Rapid City Chamber

(605) 716-3286
Rapid City

Carrie Christensen

Manager
Carrie Christensen

Manager

MEET CARRIE

Carrie joined Ketel Thorstenson in 2013 and is now a Manager in the Tax Department in the Rapid City office. She works with individuals and businesses from all industries including construction, medical, and other professional service businesses. She also has experience communicating with the IRS and can assist you in resolving IRS issues.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Maryland University College
Master of Business Administration and Management, University

605-716-8689
Rapid City

Jani Zweber

Manager
(605) 716-8885
Jani Zweber

Manager

MEET JANI

Originally from Custer, Jani Zweber joined the firm in 1996 following the purchase of J&J Bookkeeping Inc., where she was one of the owners. Her specialties at KTLLP involve a variety of accounting software packages, bookkeeping for small to medium businesses, payroll and personal and business tax. She serves as Tax Manager in the Rapid City office.

CERTIFICATION
EA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
National Association of Enrolled Agents

(605) 716-8885
Rapid City

Katie Finnegan-Larson

Manager
605-716-3192
Katie Finnegan-Larson

Manager

MEET KATIE

Katie has experience in all types of tax preparation. She is a Manager in the Tax Department of the Rapid City office. She specializes in agriculture tax and non-profit organizations.

EDUCATION
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, University of Wyoming

CERTIFICATION
EA

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Member of Zonta of the Black Hills

605-716-3192
Rapid City

Traci Fitting

Manager
Traci Fitting

Manager

MEET TRACI

Traci is an Enrolled Agent and tax accountant with over 20 years’ experience, specializing in business taxes (Corporate, Partnership, LLC, Sole Proprietorship) and personal taxes. Traci joined Ketel Thorstenson, LLP in 2009, where she developed specialties in advising clients on the advantages and disadvantages of various business structures available and assisting with IRS issues, such as audits and letters. As a Tax Manager, Traci conducts detailed reviews of tax returns and

Brady Larsen

Manager
605-716-3267
Brady Larsen

Manager

MEET BRADY

Brady Larsen is a Certified Public Accountant with experience in all types of tax preparation. He is a Manager in the KTLLP Tax Department. He specializes in agriculture tax and employer healthcare reporting.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics, South Dakota State University
He also attended Black Hills State University where he pursued accounting.

CERTIFICATION
CPA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
South Dakota CPA Society (SDCPA)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Rapid City

605-716-3267
Rapid City
Brian Watland pic

Brian Watland

Manager
Brian Watland pic
Brian Watland

Manager

Brian Watland

MEET BRIAN

Brian is a Manager in the Custer office. His tax expertise is in the areas of small business, farm and ranch, and rental properties. Brian is the former Vice President of Finance at Western Dakota Tech, and also served as the accounting program director and instructor. He is also a Quick Books Certified ProAdvisor.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Management from Chadron State College, 1992
MBA from North Dakota State

(605) 673-3220
Custer

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