About John

John McCarthy CPAMy name is John McCarthy and my passion is helping families make great tax decisions! By taking the time to learn about you, we can make positive financial decisions to help you live your best life possible!

A self described “money nerd” I enjoy listening to personal finance podcasts and reading tax code and IRS instructions. When I’m not thinking about CPA stuff, I like to spend time hiking with my family at the Cincinnati Nature Center and teaching my kids about all the things I learned when I was a kid at nature camp.

I enjoy eating healthier than I did in my 20’s and like trying new recipes to use organic produce from our local CSA and food from our garden. (But let’s not kid ourselves, I still love pizza, a cold Coke, and a piece of cake. All things in moderation though!)

My Family

Raising our family of homeschooled kids has been the focus and joy for my wife Sarah and I. McCarthy Tax Preparation was created to better serve my family. By running a home-based, virtual business, I can be closer to home and share in their learning and development. It is exciting to watch them grow and learn something new every day!

I met my wife online, well before Match.com was a “thing”. We have been married since 1999 and have four wonderful children. We can almost field a baseball team! And we are totally outnumbered!!!

My Experience

I am the founder of McCarthy Tax Preparation, a tax preparation and planning firm that has been serving clients since 2001. I’m also a CPA with a background in public accounting and income tax. I’ve helped numerous individuals, families and small businesses with income taxes and planning for the past 15+ years. I am also a member of the AICPA, Ohio Society of CPAs, and a past member of  XY Planning Network, a leading organization of fee-only financial advisors who specialize in helping members of Gen X and Gen Y.

My passion is helping others make great tax decisions! I work with clients locally in the Cincinnati, OH area and virtually throughout the US.

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