Debra W. Johnson, CPA, EA, PFS, CGMA
Debra has been an EA since 1981 and a CPA since 1999. She is one of a select few in the Metro Atlanta area that is accredited as both an accounting and tax specialist. Her wealth of knowledge and experience, combined with her kindly, warm personality and genuine personal interest, sets her apart.
Debra loves animals and is an avid gardener. She often graces the office with beautiful, fresh-cut flowers straight from her garden!
What is a CPA?
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is licensed and regulated by the state boards of accountancy. CPAs must complete 150 hours of education including concentration in accounting and pass a rigorous exam given by the State Board of Accountancy. They must also complete a 1 year internship at a CPA firm. CPAs provide a wide range of financial services and perform many different roles beyond tax preparation and accounting, including financial analysis, corporate finance, estate planning, and much more.
What is an EA?
An Enrolled Agent (EA) is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and who is empowered by the U.S. Department of Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the IRS for audits, collections, and appeals. EAs must pass a challenging exam on tax law. EAs are skilled tax preparers for individuals, businesses and estates.
Put simply: Extensive knowledge, experience and education working for you!
As our client, your privacy is important to us.
We collect nonpublic personal information about you from various sources, including the following:
Information we receive from interviews regarding your tax situation
Information we receive on applications, organizers, or by other means, such as your name, address, telephone number, social security number, dependents, income, and other tax-related data;
Information from tax-related documents you provide that are required to process tax returns, such as Form's W-2, 1099-R, 1099-INT and 1099-DIV, and stock transactions, etc.
We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about our customers or former customers to anyone, except as requested by our customers or as required by law.
We restrict access to nonpublic personal information concerning you, except to employees who need access to such information in order to provide products or services to you. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.