Featured ACAT Spotlight: Lynn Pasqualetti

My name is Lynn Pasqualetti. I live in Decatur, Georgia. I am an Enrolled Agent, Enrolled to Practice before the Internal Revenue Service, a Certified Tax Professional, and Accredited Tax Advisor, Accredited Tax Preparer.

I have been the Managing Partner of HLM Financial Group for 26 years. My area of expertise is taxation, consulting and business development. 

I believe it is important to be involved with national tax and accounting organizations. Currently, I am a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), National Society of Accountants (NSA), National Society of Tax Professionals (NSTP), and National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) along with multiple state organizations affiliated with the national organizations.  I am dedicated to maintaining the ethical standards mandated by these professional organizations.

ACAT credential holder since 2001

Which ACAT credentials do you hold?
The ATA and ATP.

What was the driving force for you to earn your ACAT credentials?
Although I am an EA, I thought, the more credentials the better for the public to know I am serious about my profession.

Describe your most interesting accounting or tax moment in 10 words or less:
Receiving an abatement of penalties of $11,700.

One piece of advice you'd give to someone just starting out:
Hire your team of professions up front- accountant, attorney, banker, and financial planner.

After all the numbers are crunched what do you do to unwind?

I golf, ride my motorcycle, or take my Mini convertible out for a spin.

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