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Meet Our Team

For the last 50 years, The Tax Authority (formerly Cantrell United Tax and Premium Financial Services) has been providing quality, personalized tax return preparation and financial guidance.

The Tax Authority, led by Lyle Cantrell, is one of the leading tax firms in the Sierra Vista area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Team

Lyle W. Cantrell, President and Owner

Experience: My tax preparation skills come from training and classes specifically designed for tax preparers and CPA's combined with 18 years of experience in the field. I worked for the big chain preparation firm for two years before taking over our family business so I know that we offer superior service at a better price. My goal is to provide personalized service that integrates your investment strategies with your tax liabilities to minimize the taxes you pay over the long term.

Lyle W. Cantrell

President and

Direct: (520)459-7000

Kara Winters

Kara is a Registered Tax Professional and a Notary Public at The Tax Authority where she works year-round preparing tax returns and managing the office. She began working for The Tax Authority in 2015 and she constantly strives to gain knowledge and mastery in the ever-changing world of taxes to provide the best service, advice and tax saving strategies to all The Tax Authority clients.

Kara Winters

Registered Tax Professional /
Notary Public

Direct: (520) 459-7000

Chris Bourlier

Chris is an Enrolled Agent with over 50 years of experience preparing both personal and business taxes, staying up-to-date with current tax law by participating in Continuing Education on an ongoing basis. Chris was employed in upper management in a large tax firm here in Sierra Vista for 30 years and has prepared, and continues to prepare, taxes for clients from all over the world!

Chris Bourlier

Enrolled Agent

Direct: (520) 459-7000

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