About Us

Karen Lavsa, EA

In 1993, while living in Minnesota, I took the basic tax class and started doing taxes part time for H&R Block. In 1999, after moving to Novato, I took the 2 day exam to become an Enrolled Agent. After I passed the EA exam, I taught the basic tax preparation course for H&R Block along with some of the advanced courses. I also represented at audit those clients of H&R Block who were being audited. I gradually went to full time tax preparation during the tax season & did audit representation & teaching during the other 9 months. I found that many of my clients needed more services than I could offer them at H&R Block. So in 2009, after 16 years of working for H&R Block, Cathy and I decided it was time to start our own business and offer a wider variety of tax & business services. So, in June of 2009, we rented office space and L&L Tax and Business Services was born.

In 2014 Cathy and I completed the three-level program in Taxpayer Representation and Practice before the IRS and earned the designation “Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute”.

We are always looking for new services we can provide to our clients.