Ken Arena Accounting and Tax Service
912 Lithia Pinecrest Rd
Brandon FL, 33511-6121
Tel: 813-341-2501
Fax: 813-341-2502
ken@kenarenatax.com
Office Hours
During Tax Season
January 1 to April 15
Monday - Saturday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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About Us

Ken Arena provides accounting and tax services to individuals and small businesses. Please refer to the Services link to learn about specific services that are offered.

Ken Arena has been a tax practitioner since 1975. He operated his Grand Island, NY practice from 1975-1995. He joined the Accounting Faculty of Martin College (NC) in 1996 before relocating to Brandon, Florida with his family in 1997. Ken was a tax manager with the Trust Department of Bank of America before opening his Brandon, FL office.

Ken has been described as being able to explain complicated tax laws in easy-to-understand language that every day people can understand.

Ken believes that every taxpayer is entitled to use the authority of the tax code and corresponding court decisions to pay the lowest tax possible. This is called tax avoidance.

Education:
B.S. Business Administration, State University of New York at Buffalo (1968).
M.B.A. (Concentration in Accounting), State University of New York at Buffalo (1973).

Ken attends summer and fall tax conferences across the nation to stay current on changing tax laws.

Military:
Served honorably in the United States Air Force as a commissioned officer. He served at several stateside locations, Southeast Asia (Vietnam Veteran), and several European locations. Honorably discharged in 1971 as a Captain.

Business Credentials:
Ken is a licensed Enrolled Agent (EA). Please refer to the FAQs link to learn more about Enrolled Agents (License # 02-46411)

Professional Memberships:
National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP)


Meet the Rest of the Staff

Patty Cook Patty Cook
Administrative Assistant to Ken

Patty joined Kenís staff in early summer 2006! When you call for an appointment you will be greeted by Patty! As the gatekeeper for the office, Patty Cook mixes her friendly but professional and efficient energy that helps the office run smoothly!

Contact Info: patty@kenarenatax.com

 
Joan Kimm Joan Kimm
Senior Staff Accountant

Joan joined Kenís staff in the fall of 2006! If you own a small business you will enjoy working with Joan!
Joan is responsible for:
Client sales tax compliance
  Client payroll tax compliance
  Client general ledger write-up

Contact Info: joan@kenarenatax.com

 
Darla Simon Darla Simon
Staff Accountant

Darla joined Ken's staff in early 2012. Darla works on compilation projects in support of both individual and business clients!

Contact Info: darla@kenarenatax.com