Qual-i-Tax is a family owned, locally operated tax and accounting firm. We have learned a great deal over the past 32 years, and we're ready to apply our knowledge of strategic planning in order to enhance your organization's growth and success. Together we can conquer all of the intricacies of doing business in today's fast-paced economy. Business people like you work hard every day to achieve financial security. Timely financial information and sound professional business advice tailored to your needs will help you along the path to success.
Our commitment is to provide you with accurate financial statements and business guidance - keys to managing your organization effectively. We will partner with you to offer practical suggestions and provide you with the financial reports and tools necessary to help you attain the goals that have been set for your organization.
Valerie McLaughlin, CEO
Valerie Bennett McLaughlin is an Enrolled Agent Admitted to Practice before the Internal Revenue Service. She started her accounting practice at the age of 24. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. After working for several years with a private firm, she was told that no further advancement opportunities within the company were available for women. As a result, in 1980 she began her practice.
In addition, she has served on the Bowie City Council and the City of Bowie Economic Development Committee, been nominated Business Person of the Year, is a member of the National Society of Accountants, served as Treasurer for YMCA Camp Letts in Annapolis, and sits on the Anne Arundel Community College Business Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Bowie and Annapolis Chambers of Commerce.
She lives with her husband, Clyde McLaughlin, and their rescue kitty, Lucky.
Christina Bennett, CPA
Christina Bennett is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Salisbury State University and received her Financial Accounting Degree from Anne Arundel Community College.
Christina brought her expertise and knowledge of accounting to the firm in 2007. Christy is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the National Association of Enrolled Agents.
Kenneth Fortier, Esq.
Ken Fortier is our attorney licensed to practice in the State of Maryland and Admitted to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service. Ken graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree from North Carolina State University. He completed his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. As the newest member of the Qual-i-Tax team, Ken has become an integral part of our Tax Problem Resolution Practice. Ken is also a member of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers.
Qual-i-Tax services clients in Anne Arundel and Baltimore County including the cities of: Annapolis, Baltimore, Edgewater, Pasadena, Arnold, Severna Park, Riva, and other cities in the Baltimore-Annapolis, Maryland area.
We provide comparative judgment with expertise in accounting coupled with extensive practical experience allowing us to make sound and profitable business recommendations.
Objectivity and Availability
As independent accountants, we provide objectivity and availability with the insight to render a fresh approach to beneficial changes in perspective.
Code of Professional Conduct
We adhere to a code of professional conduct to be sure you are always placed ahead of personal gain. Small and medium sized businesses can be confident that our financial reports are independent of any self-interest.
We are current and up-to-date. Continuing education is a top priority at our firm. We keep our clients well informed of all pertinent developments in management techniques, accounting, and taxation.
Your information during the course of our relationship is confidential and will be safeguarded to the highest degree.