Knox County CPA firm

About Action Tax

Action Tax is an experienced Knox County, IL CPA firm that makes our clients' financial welfare our top priority. We are dedicated to creating accounting solutions and reducing tax liabilities for every client. From new ventures to long-established businesses to individuals, we provide a high level of service to every client.

Our approach to accounting services is all about value. We offer the skills and expertise of a large CPA firm combined with the personal attention and responsiveness of a smaller firm. When you partner with us, we take the time to get to know you, understand your goals, and build an enduring professional relationship. We invite you to turn to us for bookkeeping services, financial projections, tax planning strategies, and all your business accounting needs.

Action Tax is right where you need us to be in Knox County. Request your free consultation through our website or call 309-760-0600 and get started now.

Meet Our Team

Aaron Christopher

Dr. Aaron Christopher, PhD, CPA

Dr. Aaron Christopher PhD CPA is the owner of Action Tax and Accounting and has over 20 years of tax and accounting experience having worked for Big 5 CPA firms, as an FBI Special Agent, and as the CFO of organizations with annual revenues over $100 million. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Accounting and earned his doctorate at Claremont Graduate University.

Aaron specializes in complex returns for individuals with small businesses, farms, and rental property and for businesses needing tax, accounting, and payroll services. Aaron and his wife Ada are the proud parents of Aleah, age 7, and Archer, age 5.

aaron.christopher@myavantax.com

Brenda Reynolds

Brenda Reynolds

Brenda is a Galesburg native graduating from Galesburg High School, Carl Sandburg College, and Knox College before completing her Master of Arts degree in Leadership in Human Service Administration from Bradley University in 2008. Her background is in non-profit management, human resources, government, and public service administration. She is excited to serve clients and our community in her role at Action Tax & Accounting as the Office Coordinator.

brenda@actiontaxil.com

Glenn Busse

Glenn Busse

Glenn has worked evenings and Saturdays for Action Tax as a tax practitioner since 1994. Formerly a teacher at Galesburg High School, Glenn retired from teaching in 2008, and is now available more hours at Action Tax. His easy manner and concern for clients has earned him a loyal following.

busse@actiontaxil.com

Marilyn Carlson

Marilyn Carlson

2008 was Marilyn's first season at Action Tax. An entrepreneur herself, she works well with clients and is conscientious in learning all she can to further her knowledge in tax law.

carlson@actiontaxil.com

Pam Padilla

Pam Padilla

Pam has spent much of her career in Real Estate, giving her great insight to persons with rental properties and small businesses. 2008 was her first season with Action Tax. She is eager to expertly serve her clients.

padilla@actiontaxil.com

Howard Magnuson

Howard Magnuson

Howard has been an Action Tax associate since 2012. A farmer and building contractor, he knows the Knox County area well and is ready to serve you.

magnuson@actiontaxil.com

Donna Medina

Donna Medina, EA

After a long career in nursing and health care administration, Donna joined Action Tax upon retiring from OSF in 2016. We’re delighted to have her join our team. Donna is a licensed Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service. She is looking forward to doing your tax return.

medina@actiontaxil.com