Duane A. Stephens, CPA has offered prompt, professional and personal tax preparation, tax advisory, and accounting services to individuals, businesses, trusts and exempt organizations in suburban Kansas City, Missouri and over a dozen states since 1976.
Duane was raised on a farm in central Illinois, earned a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois and fulfilled the requirements to be designated a Certified Public Accountant. He performed tax and accounting services with local CPA firms in Decatur, IL and Independence, MO, then opened his own CPA practice in Independence retaining approximately 90% of the clients he had served for many years. Their loyalty to him demonstrated their faith in his commitment to give them quality service and peace of mind.Duane is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants. He earns approximately 40 hours per year in continuing education credits to maintain his Missouri CPA license and better serve his clients. He is active in Lee’s Summit United Methodist Church, where he served as Finance Committee chairman for 2009 and 2010.Duane’s clients retain him and refer their family, friends, neighbors and business associates to him for his prompt, professional, personal service, and his integrity and experience. He is committed to timely client service, reflecting the professional satisfaction he gains from assisting his clients with their tax advisory and accounting matters.Duane’s value based fee structure is competitive with local CPA firms and the national tax preparation companies. He offers free tax advisory consultations to new clients, and his clients know they can contact at him at 816-797-2738 throughout the year for brief tax consultations, free of charge.Subscribe to Duane’s Newsletter Here