My experience with Joel has been nothing but spectacular. I was referred to Joel as “a CPA who knows his field inside and out “ and equally important as “someone I could totally trust “ in helping me handle my parents estate and trust. This was uncharted territory for me and Joel’s expertise and patient explanations made a difficult time so very much easier. He was always available to answer questions and listen to my concerns. He really walked me through all the many aspects I had to deal with as the executor/trustee. I am not certain I could have made it through everything without Joel’s guidance. A number of family members have now become clients of Joels. I know they feel as strongly positive as I do. He’s definitely someone I want in my court !

— Donna Stanton


Joel is a pleasure to work with and always very responsive. His paperless office makes retrieving our tax returns and other documents so easy. When we were financing our home, Joel was able to quickly email us everything we needed to provide to our lender during the underwriting process. We can’t thank him enough!

— Sharon Zaban

I run a million dollar company which requires expertise in every aspect of accounting; from bookkeeping and payroll to the most intricate ever changing federal and state tax laws. Over the last twenty years I have worked with 2 other accounting firms, both large well know firms. I have been with Ripple tax for 3 years and wish it was all of the last twenty. Mr. Brown saved me thousands of dollars the first year I used his services, and has helped structure my accounting needs to help keep the most money in my pocket. The other firms plugged the numbers and had me sign my name. Mr. Brown and Ripple tax explain all aspects of my potential tax liabilities and makes certain I understand my situation. I am now part of my planning as opposed to sitting on the sidelines. The personal care is unmatched. They make me feel like I'm a great friend, not a client. I have referred friends and family to their firm and every time my friends and family thank me. Mr Brown and all at Ripple tax thanks for all you do!

— Private client


Tax compliance for corporations, partnerships,
individuals and trusts

Financial counseling provided for
small business clients and individuals

Estate and financial planning services


3025 N Western Ave. Suite 200 Chicago, IL 60618 » phone: 773.929.9795 » email:joel@rippletax.com