You might want to think again about why you should put some focus on your tax situation. How much money are you missing out on? –>>
Do you wonder what your tax dollars are really being spent on??
The Incite Tax Philosophy
At Incite Tax, we know business owners aren’t planning their finances in a way to grow and accelerate their wealth. We believe they deserve financial freedom so we guide them to planned wealth so they can stay in business leaving a footprint on their community.
Incite Tax & Accounting provides the premier proactive tax and accounting experience to small business owners and individuals. We believe that stimulus of prosperity happens best in the hands of people and not government entities. That’s why we help out clients stick it to the IRS and save MORE money than they have before!
Our team lives by three core values:
Value exchange – We save our clients more in taxes than what they pay us.
Self – Motivation – Team members are driven to provide the best service to our clients.
Constant Improvement – No one is perfect and we can always find ways to improve. We just are proactive about improvement.
Is Incite Tax Right For Me?
As you noticed from our site so far, the IRS sucks.
What I mean is, they’re greedy and not using your tax dollars very well. I believe there is a better way for you. That way is keeping more of your hard earned cash in your pocket.
Yes, it’s important that you pay your legal fair share, but what you may not realize is there are so many options, strategies, and methods for you to take home even more money!
You’re not in the business to study the tax code and uncover secret tax loopholes or learn tactics to save money, BUT we are!
AND most accountants DON”T provide that value to their clients. You need a partner and someone you can trust to have your back. Some CPAs feel like they work for the IRS and not for YOU. That couldn’t be more frustrating because you’re leaving money on the table when it should be in your bank account!
Client Success Story Segments:
♦ “You handle all of the details, paperwork, etc, and it feels good knowing that I can rely on a firm that will help me navigate an area that I’m totally unfamiliar with – all the while with MY best interest in mind. Thank you!”
♦ “You’re not just your average CPA firm that is scared to take calculated risks. You hate the IRS and I love that!!”
♦ “I liked the outside the box approach to finding tax savings, the open line of communication and ability to get my questions answered rapidly, the detailed follow up and through and the quick turn around time. You kept the promises you made and actually saved me time and money. THANK YOU!”
We're NOT Typical "Accountants"!
What I mean is we aren’t your traditional or typical “tax firm”, we are human beings that do tax and accounting, (which I hope you’ve been able to see by now)
Tax and accounting is probably not something you deal with everyday, it is however something WE THRIVE IN. And we’re here to help you not only save money on your taxes but also build a sound financial platform for perpetual growth and abundance in your life.
BOTTOM LINE, If your tax situation is fine tuned and working for you, you open the door for an increase in capacity to grow your wealth and improve your financial position.
We help facilitate that transformation!
Stick it to the IRS, that’s our motto!
Look, Don’t let the IRS take advantage of what you don’t know. Educate yourself on tax benefits that are legal and the right ones that will save you thousands right now!
Get our FREE report of strategies and deductions that will easily show you how to keep thousands more dollars this year.
The report also has some bonus resources and a tax strategy packet that will show you a $15,000 tax deduction… It’s awesome!
Our focus is to help our clients, ESPECIALLY MICROGYMS build a strong business and increase their profits.
“Can I write this off?” You probably ask yourself this all the time.
That is good, you should be always asking if the purchase is a legitimate write off.
The sad truth is…most business owners don’t realize there is a better way, a more effective way to treat your financial situation. As you’ve seen above the government sucks at spending your hard earned money. Take advantage of the tax code and maximize your take home with smart strategic methods. Your tax and accounting efforts don’t need to be a burden, they can be a strength. Just as we need to have consistent exercise to stay healthy and improve our strength, your business operates the same way. In order to be as profitable and tax advantageous as possible, you need ongoing coaching and advice.
You have the possibilities to take home so much more and leverage your situation as a business owner, (even if you’re simply getting 1099 income). If you’re looking for an accountant Sandy trusts then let’s have a conversation and see if we are the right fit for you and your situation!
Meet the Incite Team
John Briggs, CPA
Founder & CEO
John Briggs graduated from Brigham Young University with a Master of Accountancy in Tax. He worked on corporate taxes and trusts in Orange County, CA with Deloitte & Touche, one of the four largest national accounting firms. With his educational background and work experience at Deloitte, John took a position as Controller for a Dish Network door to door sales company located in Provo, UT.
Ryan handles the marketing and growth of the company. Ryan went to Utah Valley University and studied business, Entrepreneurship. For the past 4 years he has been a devoted student of marketing. He is married and loves being with his beautiful wife. He thrives off success and thoroughly enjoys helping others. He is motivated and prides himself off transforming inefficiencies into very productive processes. If there is problem, look to him to remedy the situation. He is light hearted and makes anything he does enjoyable. Ryan is a cheerful individual who loves making others laugh and appreciate life.
Sapphire Miranda is the Tax Manager at Incite Tax, joining the team in June 2020. Sapphire comes to Incite with over 8 years of experience in accounting and tax. She has developed a great love for tax preparation and enjoys working with clients to advise them on how they can minimize their tax liability. As the tax manager, she’s excited to work with the team members and provide training and support to help elevate their career growth and potential.
When Sapphire isn’t fully engaged and devoted to taxes she enjoys working out, her favorite classes are spin and CrossFit. You can also guarantee she is planning her next adventure whether that be a road trip down to Southern Utah, a beach vacation, or dreaming of international destinations.
Sapphire earned her BA in accounting from Colorado State University – Global and currently is enrolled in an MBA program at Southern Utah University. After completing her MBA she hopes to begin studying for the CPA licensure exam.
Adri joined the Incite team in April 2020. She brings over 5 years of experience in public accounting and has done bookkeeping & accounting in the private sector for over 10 years. As a former small business owner, her favorite thing about Incite is helping small businesses thrive. She truly loves helping business owners organize and understand their finances!
When she isn’t at work, Adri loves crafting, kayaking with her family, playing with her 3 boys and snuggling her baby girl.
Mandy Thornton, CPA
Mandy graduated with her Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Utah. She got her CPA license shortly after finishing school. She worked for a small CPA firm for 8 years before joining the Incite Team. Mandy joined our team in July 2015 and can’t imagine not working for Incite Tax! She loves being able to interact with clients and guide them in the right direction to save as much as they can on their taxes. She always is trying to find new ways to simplify the complicated tax code to help her clients understand what is going on. She is very organized, and loves task lists. Mandy has lived in Utah her whole life and absolutely loves the different seasons it provides! She takes advantage of the mountains being so close and spends as much time out in mother nature as she can with her husband, dogs, and family.
Profit First & Bookkeeping Specialist
Before devoting his work full time to Incite Tax, Lynn filled his time running his own business, managing large international non-profits and serving on various executive boards of directors. He has over two decades of accounting experience working exclusively with entrepreneurs and business owners. His goal for his clients is to make sure they keep as much money in their pockets as possible. He knows the need for cash flow and stays up nights finding new strategies for his clients. In addition to being a crack tax associate -he is an avid golfer and gets as much time in with his grandchildren as is possible
Michele Baer, CPA
Michele graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She is a CPA and started her career doing audit work for a local Utah CPA firm.
She has been preparing taxes for the last 6 years and is excited to be working at Incite Tax. She looks forward to becoming acquainted with her clients and their businesses.
Her main goal is to help her clients run their businesses as efficiently as possible while paying the least tax legally allowed. Michele is awaiting the arrival of her first grandchild.
She loves reading, solving crossword puzzles, and spending time outdoors.
Nathan Jarvis, CPA
Nate has been having a love affair with tax work since preparing his first tax returns in 2007. Seriously, being able to help someone save thousands of dollars in tax gives him a (natural) high every time. After he got hooked, he went back to school and completed master’s programs in business administration and accounting at University of Phoenix so he could come work for Incite and feed his addiction full-time. Nate is an entrepreneur at heart. As a family man with a gorgeous wife and five amazing children that make him a little too proud sometimes, Nate is living the dream. He loves to spend time teaching them how to tap dance and sing. He also likes to exercise with family and friends, and especially likes running because he can enjoy time with them in the great outdoors while getting into better shape.
Kirsten joined the Incite Tax team in January of 2019. She is currently working on earning her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Southern Utah University. Kirsten worked at our firm previously as a seasonal office assistant in 2017. She loves interacting with and getting to know our clients. In her free time, she enjoys scuba diving, rock climbing, and just about anything outdoors. Whenever she gets the chance she is always looking for new places to visit and new countries to see. Kirsten loves dedicating time to service projects, some of which have recently taken her to Heredia, Costa Rica and Cusco, Peru. Most of all she loves spending time with her incredible husband, Logan.
Profit First Professional, Cash Management Expert
Eryn joined the Incite Tax team in November 2018. She is a former CrossFit gym owner and as far as we know, the only gym owner turned Profit First professional in the world! She graduated from Rutgers University in 2007 and proceeded to gallivant all over the country, moving from New Jersey to Hawaii, to southern California and northern California, then back to NJ, only to finally end up in North Carolina where she started her gym, CrossFIt JuiceBox, in 2014. The gym was a huge success, but she found that she loved numbers and profit more than running the gym…so she sold the gym and opened another business whose main service was providing bookkeeping and Profit First coaching to CrossFit gyms. Soon after becoming involved with Profit First, Eryn and John connected. When they finally got a chance to meet face to face, they decided that the best way to do the most good with their talents would be to team up. In November 2018, Eryn officially became part of the Incite Tax team and could not be happier! Eryn is married to her favorite workout partner, Carson and they have one son together, CJ.
Ariane joined the Incite Tax team in February of 2020. Ariane is part of the administrative team and serves as the Receptionist. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Haisley. She’s a fan of all animals – particularly elephants. She loves crafts. Ariane finds joy in hiking and running. Her favorite trail is Lake Mary. Time spent with family and friends is high on her list of priorities as well.
Charlotte Petersen, CPA
Charlotte Joined the Incite Tax Team in January 2021 with 15 years of experience in tax and accounting. After her amazing childhood growing up in a small town in Wyoming, she graduated from BYU-Idaho in 2004 with a bachelor’s in accounting and a minor in Information Systems. Since high school she knew accounting was the career path she wanted and after working a few years in the public accounting industry, she knew being a CPA was the next step. Charlotte then received an MBA from the University of Phoenix, took additional required advanced accounting classes from the University of Utah and passed the CPA tests in 2011.
Charlotte loves the Incite strategy that allows staff more direct ownership of client work earlier in an accountant’s career. She is driven by working directly with clients to help them save the most amount of taxes possible.
When Charlotte isn’t nit picking every detail to help her clients save the most taxes, she is busy running her real estate rental business or spending time with her husband and two kids. She also loves to get outdoors, exercise, travel and cook.
Tyson Vandenakker, CPA
Tyson was taught there are two things certain in life, so after spending three years digging graves, he decided it was time to specialize in the other certainty . . . . . Taxes. Tyson graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. He went on to get his Master’s in Taxation from Weber State. In August 2017, he became a licensed CPA. Tyson started his career with a local accounting firm and joined the Incite Tax team in September, 2019. He enjoys getting to know each client as an individual and helping them navigate the complexities of the tax code so they don’t pay more than they should.
Tyson grew up in the Salt Lake area. In his free time, Tyson spends time playing with his four children, watching shows with his wife and road tripping anywhere with something cool to see.
Carrie has an Associate’s degree in business accounting, and a wealth of life experience, including working in the corporate headquarters of a major insurance firm, handling international payroll for an overseas oil company, and getting to know the ropes of public education.
Outside of work, Carrie is the mother of four adult children and, grandmother of more than a dozen grandchildren, which she and her husband Peter, enjoy visiting as often as they get the chance. Carrie’s real dream is to spend her days just lying in the warmth of the sun on a beautiful sandy beach, but when that’s not an option she fills her spare time with card making, gardening, hiking, fishing, and tackling the ever-present list of home improvement projects.
Leah joined the team at Incite Tax in May of 2021. She joined the bookkeeping team with five plus years of experience in bookkeeping for small businesses. She’s motivated to help her clients keep track of their finances and understand their money.
Outside of the office, Leah is a mom of three amazing kids and one funny puppy. Her and her husband love to take the family on trips to Disneyland and anywhere with a beach. Hobbies include photography, Disney trivia and spending time with her family.
Heather is one of the assistants on the Incite Team. She came to Incite Tax in 2019 with outstanding experience in the assistant and administrative fields. Her strengths in organization and customer relations are a huge asset to the team. She is very detail oriented and loves helping others. In her off time, Heather enjoys time with her three kids & being with family. She also loves movies, and being creative doing crafts with her sister. She is a serious music aficionado – she is a walking musical database!
Wyatt studied accounting at Brigham Young University and joined Incite in May of 2020. He likes working with numbers and helping people keep their money out of the hands of government. To that end, he plans to pursue a master’s in tax accounting in the near future.
In his free time Wyatt enjoys PC gaming, shooting, camping, and tinkering on cars. He also loves classical piano and science fiction.
Mary Haring started at Incite Tax in August 2020. She loves working at Incite because of the team atmosphere and the opportunity to help others. Mary loves to laugh and to make people laugh and can light up a room with her smile; her energy is contagious. She loves watching and playing sports. Her favorites include any team that her nieces and nephews play for, BYU Baseball, and the Atlanta Braves. She also loves to be active and workout and do anything competitive, having played volleyball at Snow College. More than anything she loves spending time with her husband, Brent and being a mom to her 2 boys, Tomasi and Nikolao.
Nikole was born and raised in Huntington Beach, CA and loves all things beachy. Since her career as a marine biologist didn’t pan out (sometimes life gets in the way) she ended up in the sales and customer service field. After a while she realized that not only did she enjoy working with people, she had a natural skill for client relations. Nikole thrives on helping others and puts her years of experience to good use at Incite Tax.
Nikole lives with her husband, daughter and two black Labradors. They also have 3 adult children, 2 of which are still in California. She enjoys reading, travelling, and spending time playing games with her family. The smell of fire pits mixed with salt in the air, the sound of waves crashing on the shore and anything Disney or Harry Potter related are a few of her favorite things. She’s always planning her next trip to California or Orlando.
Phoenix is one of our all-star administrative assistants. She supports several of our Accountants and joined the Incite Family in early 2021. She brings strength in communication and positivity.
Outside of the office, Phoenix is creative and adventurous! She makes hand-made, custom cards and enjoys rock hunting and days on the beach. Other favorite activities are thrifting and brunch! She is the oldest of six siblings and loves her big, quirky family – including her little Yorkie Maltese, Mazie.
Walter graduated from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s in Business Entrepreneurship. His goal is to aid in the exponential growth of Incite Tax. He remains busy in his family life with his wife and six daughters. As fun as they are, Walter sometimes needs alone time and enjoys movies and abstract painting on everything from large canvases to skateboards.
Karmyn graduated from Texas A&M University in Commerce with a Master of Science in Accounting. She started her accounting career with a public company in Dallas after working in banking throughout college. She is so excited to work in taxes now and hopes to start studying for the CPA exam soon. Karmyn was born and raised in West Texas and loves being with her three dogs!
Team Success Specialist
Nick grew up in metro Detroit and moved to Utah in 2016 where he attended the University of Utah to study exercise science and business. More recently he spent over a year managing a CrossFit gym where he attained first hand experience some of the common struggles our clients go through themselves. Nick Loves helping the marketing and administrative departments at Incite to make sure all of our clients are getting the proper care. When Nick is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs, whether they are mountain biking or skiing, he’s happy.