Phelps Tax + Financial is a locally owned family business that provides professional tax and financial services to individuals and small businesses. Originally founded by LouAnne Phelps as LA Tax in 1993, the company quickly grew and was rebranded as Phelps Tax and Financial Services, Inc. when her son, Ryan Phelps, joined the company in 2011. Located in the historic Delano District, we are proud to call Wichita home and consider it a privilege to have served clients for nearly 30 years!
"I enjoy the casual working atmosphere we have created at Phelps Tax + Financial, as well as the long-term relationships we build with clients."
In 1993, LouAnne founded what would become Phelps Tax + Financial. Today, she has nearly 40 years of industry experience and serves in a dual role as the president of the company and as an Enrolled Agent recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). LouAnne’s responsibilities include tax preparation, tax planning and resolution services. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Wichita State University.
In her free time, LouAnne is active in her church. She also enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, as well as traveling.
"I love serving the people of Wichita, and I take pride in being able to fill one of the many roles necessary for the successful operation of a small business. I immensely value the connections I make in our neighborhood of Delano and Wichita at large. This is a fun time to be in Wichita with all of the development that's taking place, and I'm happy to play my small part in that."
Drawing on experience working for various financial institutions, Ryan Phelps joined Phelps Tax + Financial in 2011. Today, he serves in a dual role as the vice-president of the company and as a tax specialist. Within his role as vice-president, Ryan provides vision and direction for the company. His tax specialist responsibilities focus on individual and small business tax preparation, business start-up consultations and helping clients navigate financial challenges that come with running a business. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management from Wichita State University.
Ryan is involved in the Delano Business Association and gives tax presentations and talks to small business groups. In his free time, he coaches CrossFit, maintains his fitness, cooks and mixes cocktails, studies Spanish and enjoys spending time with his wife, children and Dobermanns.
"During the off-season is a very relaxed atmosphere, especially since we do not have a dress code and come and go as needed. We enjoy lunch together on a weekly basis. I like that we all work well together to get things done."
Janet joined Phelps Tax + Financial in 2021. Within her role, she is responsible for day-to-day operations, including overseeing supplies and equipment and tracking everything coming in and out. Janet also monitors tax preparations and payroll for various clients, maintaining all reports and tax payments required. She is completing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Friends University.
Outside of work, Janet is involved in her neighborhood association, serving as the treasurer. She previously served as the treasurer for Desk & Derrick, an organization that helps to educate people within the oil and gas industry.
"I like working with a great team, as well as learning and finding solutions to new questions created by the wide variety of client circumstances and frequent legislative change."
After serving as a loan auditor for a local credit union, Andrew joined Phelps Tax + Financial in 2018. His role as a bookkeeper includes bookkeeping and payroll (both internally and for clients), sales tax filing, research, electronic filing of income tax returns, as well as tax preparation for both individuals and businesses. Andrew has a Bachelor of Arts in Music History from Kansas State University, as well as a technical certificate from Minnesota State College Southeast.
Sales Tax Specialist
"“Working at Phelps Tax and Financial has allowed me to work with local businesses. This helps make each day feel a little different, making everyday life exciting. Phelps Tax provides a great team environment that promotes a positive atmosphere, giving me a great sense of importance.”"
With a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Wichita State University and five years of industry experience, Jermaine Barrier joined the Phelps Tax and Financial team in 2022, where he processes sales tax and helps with income tax returns during the busy season. Prior to joining our team, Jermaine gained great experience processing sales and payroll tax for restaurants and automotive chains, in addition to working for a company that processes student loans.
Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three cats, traveling, going to concerts and festivals, and trying different restaurants throughout Wichita.
"I love the people I work with and meeting new people. Since I have been with Phelps Tax + Financial, I have met a lot of friendly people."
With more than 20 years of experience as an administrative assistant, Penny joined Phelps Tax + Financial in 2022. Her role as the office manager includes answering the phone, scheduling appointments, meeting and greeting clients and potential clients, assisting with drop-offs and pick-ups, taking payments and more.
Penny has been married for more than 40 years, and they have a married son and two grandsons. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their grandsons, from swimming and sporting events to celebrating birthdays and holidays. Originally from Virginia, Penny loves country music and reading.
Head of Entertainment
Finley “Buggie” is a 3-year-old Doberman Pinscher. His energetic playfulness helps him fulfill his role as Head of Entertainment. He brings youthful exuberance and excitement to work with him. He enjoys digging in the trash cans and slobbering all over our desks! He dislikes people who don’t share their lunch, but he’s your friend forever if you do. He very much looks forward to his workdays, and we’re excited to have him for years to come!
To schedule an appointment with Phelps Tax + Financial, you may contact us by phone at (316) 262-1900 or make an appointment online.Schedule Online