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Vinette J. Smith

Vinette J Smith, better known as Vicki, is the President of Income Tax Etc, Ltd. A graduate of Michigan State University, she has over 40 years of experience in public accounting and industry. Although she has handled most areas of practice associated with public accounting firms, she has specialized in tax planning and preparation for both individuals and small business.

In addition to her work experience, Vicki taught an income tax preparation course at William Rainey Harper Community College for approximately 15 years.

She has been actively involved in professional and community activities. Vicki is a member of the Illinois CPA Society and the National Society of Tax Professionals. She is a past member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Society of Women Accountants and the American Women’s Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is currently a member of the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She was previously an active member of the Northwest Suburban Association of Commerce and Industry, where she was a founding member and past treasurer of NSACI-PAC. Vicki was elected to a six-year term as a Schaumburg Township School Trustee while living in the Northwest suburbs. As a school trustee, she served two terms as president. She also served on the Economic Development Commission for the Village of Hoffman Estates.

Vicki has also been actively involved in various political organizations, serving as treasurer, corresponding secretary, precinct captain, area chairman and a member of the executive committee. She has also done extensive advance work for presidential campaigns.

Vicki is active with the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ in Ottawa. She was a resident of the Hoffman Estates-Schaumburg area for 25 years and has been residing in Ottawa, Illinois since 1996.


Carol L. Kozlowski

Carol has been a member of the Income Tax Etc., Ltd. organization since its inception in 1982.  She is the current Vice President of the corporation.  Prior to her involvement with Income Tax Etc., Ltd. she worked in the real estate industry as well as banking and other financial sectors.

As well as taking annual continuing education courses, Carol attended Harper College in Palatine, IL.  Prior to moving to Ottawa in 1996 she was a resident of Hoffman Estates, IL and served on the zoning commission for several years.

Currently Carol is an active member of the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Ottawa.


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