SOUTH BEND/ELKHART, Ind. – The CPA firm of Kruggel, Lawton, & Company, LLC, is pleased to announce that Tax Partner Jeff McGowan, CPA, CGMA, has successfully completed the requirements to earn his Level III Indiana Assessor-Appraiser certification. McGowan is now one of only seven Level III Assessor-Appraisers in St. Joseph County (as of December 31, 2013). Along with his Certified Tax Representative credentials, this certification allows him to represent taxpayers in real estate property tax matters before the Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals and/or the Indiana Board of Tax Review.
Level III is the highest level of certification that can be obtained in Indiana. It is earned by completing a series of courses and tests approved by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance. After receiving the Level III Assessor-Appraiser designation, a person must earn 45 hours of continuing education per every two-year cycle to retain the certification.
McGowan has been a partner with Kruggel Lawton CPAs since 1999. His practice is concentrated on tax services and planning for privately held businesses and their owners.
With offices in South Bend and Elkhart, Kruggel, Lawton & Company, LLC, is a full-service accounting and business consultation firm offering assurance services, tax compliance and consulting, estate planning, business valuation, business accounting services, and executive searches. Kruggel Lawton also offers national and international resources as an independent member of BDO Alliance USA.