Our full staff works from mid January through April 15 each year for tax season. Each preparer brings experience and tax knowledge into our office. They look forward to meeting our regular clients and new clients each year in order to give them the best guidance they need to file their tax returns.
Watson Tax Service is open from mid April through mid January on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Linda has had a passion for income taxes since 1980 when she took her first course, and has continued her tax education annually since. She looks forward each year to seeing her clients and touching base with their lives.
She completed her Annual Filing Season Program Certification in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Linda was raised in Indianapolis and moved to the Lafayette area in the late 1980's. She and her husband, Dale, have been married over forty years and have two children and four grandchildren. Linda enjoys gardening, NASCAR, the Colts and watching her grandchildren in all their sporting activities throughout the year.
Barbara joined Watson Tax Service in 1976 working part time while working full time for the City of Lafayette. After retiring as Controller for the City, Barbara began working full time for Watson's. Her expertise is personal, estate and corporate taxes along with general accounting and payroll.
She received her Registered Tax Return Preparer Certification in September of 2012 and maintains her Annual Filing Season Program Certification by completing the required yearly continuing education.
Barbara enjoys traveling with her children, grandchildren and friends, and also volunteering for various organizations.
Tom joined Watson Tax Service in January of 2016. Prior to that he was employed for 14 years with a national tax preparation business in Lafayette. His expertise is in preparing individual tax returns including those with rental property and sole proprietor Schedule C's.
He returned to Lafayette in 1995 after having been engaged as a sole practioner in Honolulu, HI. He is married and lives in Mulberry.
He received his Registered Tax Return Preparer Certification in 2012, and maintains his Annual Filing Season Program Certification by completing the required yearly continuing education.
He enjoys reading, golf, wood working, and flower gardening with his wife.
Patricia is new to Watson Tax Service this season. She joins the team with a background in accounting and tax preparation. She is excited and welcomes the opportunity to meet our clients and help them with their tax preparation.
She is a graduated of Purdue University and lived and worked in Lafayette most of her life. She received her Certified Public Accountant License in 2000 and has been continuing her Professional Education.
She recently moved back to Lafayette after working with a CPA firm in Columbus, Indiana for 22 years, where her late husband was a pastor and hospital chaplain. She has two daughters, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren in the Lafayette areas, and enjoys spending time with them, as well as her six siblings and their families.
Her hobbies include sewing, crafts, reading and writing, and she is active in her church and small groups.
Lisa Kingma is new this season with Watson Tax Service. Lisa has many years of experience with bookkeeping, accounting, and tax preparation.