Rachel Sawyer

Rachel specializes in helping businesses enhance their success with tax planning that complements high-growth strategies. With over 15 years in private sector and public accounting, Rachel appreciates the challenges businesses face and collaborates with clients to put tax matters right so business leaders can focus on growing their business. 

Rachel looks at businesses holistically to interpret the business impact of taxes at all levels -- federal, international, and state and local. Supported by an expert team of tax specialists, she collaborates with businesses that want to enhance their business success with tax strategies that complement their growth objectives. Rachel identifies planning opportunities to minimize or defer taxes and reduce tax risk at high-growth companies intent on getting cash back quicker, monetizing AMT credits, or achieving other objectives for reducing tax obligations or exposure.

Prior to joining TaxOps, Rachel was the Director of Taxation for Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI), where she oversaw federal income tax, state income and indirect tax, and R&D study activities. She began her career in a diversified tax role at EY, formerly Ernst & Young.

Rachel is a licensed CPA in the states of Colorado and Kansas. She holds a Master of Accounting and Information Systems with an Emphasis in Taxation from the University of Kansas and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kansas State University. Rachel speaks and writes on federal tax, ASC-740 and tax cash management issues.









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A Closer Look at ASC 740: Accounting for Income Taxes

Explore how accounting for uncertain tax positions can reduce your tax risk, smooth out tax liabilities, and improve financial statement transparency in A Closer Look at ASC 740: Accounting for Income Taxes. Get the File »

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