About Us

To get the absolute best tax return possible, your business tax returns need to be in the Ellis tax family of thought leaders that are leading the business tax industry into the 21st century. From our home in the cloud, we create competitive advantage out of thin air through taxes saved in two ways: through tax strategy & by replacing human error with professional, technical & technological proficiency. Every dollar saved drops straight to the bottom line as another dollar of cash, working capital, profits and competitive advantage. [Certain phrases herein are Trademark & Copyright applied.]

Renowned Tax Strategist

I am a renowned tax strategist with multiple proprietary tax strategies and the ability to craft tax strategy custom designed to fit your particular business circumstances. Historically, we've saved tax for 99% of our business clients and their owners. Tax savings are more powerful than profits because they are tax free. Every dollar saved drops straight to the bottom line as another dollar of cash, working capital, profits & competitive advantage. Many businesses and their owners save large amounts of tax every year due.completely to tax strategy. This is our trademark. It's what made us famous.

I've heard of a college professor who tells his students, to be successful tax accountants they have to figure out tax saving strategies. Otherwise, they are just performing a clerical service filling out tax forms. Despite his efforts, effective tax strategy is still rare as hen's teeth in actual practice. Most tax firms just fill out the forms.

Tax strategy is why we exist. We put every new client through a strategic analysis to identify how much tax we can save that client. We have achieved a measure of fame, but, because of confidentiality issues, it's virtually impossible to develop wide spread fame for tax strategy. But that's what we do; and we do it quite effectively. Possibly the best in the country. Easily measured concrete results.

Mag Stripe Cards

While I was Controller/CFO of a segment of Mastercharge, the team I led introduced the mag stripe card to the marketplace setting off the digital revolution we are still experiencing. We thought we were solving banking's paper problem. Little did we know... It scaled ferociously fast. Learned a lot at Mastercharge.

Steve Jobs Was Right

After coming across a number of articles about Pareto charts of achievement, I developed The Definitive Theory of Human Performance.. Here are some of the startling results. ONLY four tenths of one percent (4/1000) (0.004) (0.4%) of any profession from tax professionals to professional baseball players perform better than 50% on performance. Only 19 out of 400,000 perform better than 90%. Whether you are talking about home runs or saving taxes, it’s the same story. In other words, all the top talent lies in the outliers in the top end of the performance scale. Check it out at Steve Jobs Was Right.

First Virtual Tax Firm

I created the first virtual, distributed tax & accounting firm with its home in the cloud. Today we have an international practice with clients in 46 states and clients in several countries. Ellis CPA.

Fully Automated Business Tax Service

QwkTax. We also have the first on-line fully automated business tax system in development. We expect QwkTax to be a successful on a national scale.

  1. QwkTax: http://elliscpafirm.com
  2. Pitch-deck & Business Plan. http://elliscpafirm.com.
  3. LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/elliscpa

Ellis Three Pronged Expertise.

We chart three things in performance. Intelligence, human performance & experience. Here are my charts, but everyone in our practice charts similarly.



Background:, etc.

  • ·        Mensa
  • ·        Genius IQ
  • ·        Graduated at the top of his class every time
  • ·        Big 5 Accounting. AA&Co World’s largest at the time..
  • ·        2 Fortune 500 C suites: Great Western United Inc & Mastercard.
  • ·        Attempted to LBO my employer
  • ·        Candidate for Congress
  • ·        Private practice: virtual firm with distributed workforce.
  • ·        Big 5 Accounting
  • ·        Big 5 Consulting (Andersen Consulting, Accenture)
  • ·        Fortune 500 Exec
  • ·        Top % IQ
  • ·        Top % aptitude
  • ·        Wall Street Journal Achievement Award
  • ·        Citation for Excellence
  • ·        Presidential Citation
  • ·        CPA
  • ·        CGMA
  • ·        Elite Performer
  • ·        Colorado license number 1998
  • ·        Colorado firm number 6613

Hilary Soria, Operations Manager, Co-Founder

  • Top Percentile Performer
  • MA
  • MBA
  • CEO
  • COO
  • Elite Performer


Tax strategists. https://elliscpa.us .

Inexpensive, high quality business tax returns. https://qwktax.com .

Thought leader. https://bizztrategy.com .

Key Tax Doctrine. https://bizztrategy.com/2018/08/07/key-tax-doctrine/

Steve Jobs Was Right. https://elliscpa.us/articles-detail/steve-jobs-was-right

Intellect. https://elliscpa.us/intellect

Exponential Experience. https://elliscpa.us/experience

Intellectual Assets. https://bizztrategy.com/2018/10/17/intellectual-assets/

Business Structures. https://bizztrategy.com/2018/09/20/business-structures/

Tax Strategy. https://bizztrategy.com/2018/09/12/tax-strategy/

Large corporations pay less tax than the top statutory rate. https://bizztrategy.com/2018/01/15/gao-report-large-corporations-pay-less-than-the-top-statutory-tax-rate-2/

Targeted Tax Preferences. https://bizztrategy.com/2015/01/28/targeted-tax-preferences/