As part of Holtzman Partners’ tax group, Tara specializes in tax compliance and consulting for closely-held flow-through entities and their owners. She frequently prepares tax returns for partnerships, S corporations, C corporations and individuals within those businesses.
Her clients might say that she makes the tax filing process effortless. Part of the reason is due to her attitude toward client engagements, which is all about relationship-building. Once Tara understands how a business works, she uses that knowledge to simplify the tax compliance process and to consult on planning opportunities which may have a more lasting impact on business operations.
Tara began her tax accounting career in PwC’s tax department. In early 2004, she followed her penchant for partnerships into industry to work with Byram Properties, a real estate investment company, and then Austin Ventures, a venture capital firm. During that time, she also gained a balance of accounting experience by preparing financial statements and annual budgets for various special-purpose entities.
Tara came to Holtzman Partners in 2013 after she realized how much she missed client interaction and the variety of work that is often found in public accounting firms.
Prior to becoming a CPA in the state of Texas in 2001, Tara earned her B.A. with distinction in economics and business from Hendrix College (Arkansas), followed by a master’s degree in professional accounting with a concentration in taxation from the University of Texas at Austin.
Tara has a love for the great outdoors. Her favorite place to be in Austin is outside, whether that is hiking, biking, rock climbing or kayaking.
What would be impossible for you to give up?
I can’t imagine life without Yoga. It centers me in a way that nothing else can, whether it’s a weekend-long retreat or a few quiet moments at the day’s end.
What do you really enjoy?
I’m passionate about living a balanced life, and that often draws me to some type of creative outlet. I feel refreshed after putting pen to paper or playing my clarinet.
What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or an afternoon?
I’ve always loved hiking, being a native Arkansan. Recently I discovered rock climbing, which gives you a little bit of everything – beautiful views, relaxing camaraderie, and an exhilarating mental and physical challenge.