Downtown Loop Taxes

"We exist to educate, empower, and enhance the financial literacy of the next generation of business owners and founders."

Stephanie Blakley

“Disrupting the beauty industry one tax return at a time.”

Stephanie Blakley

We know what we are doing in the beauty industry is needed; breaking bad financial habits of BIPOC business owners isn't going to be easy. However, we are up for the challenge and ready to advocate for beauty industry professionals, and put in the work.

Back in 1995, our founder Stephanie Blakley realized that businesses needed an accounting firm that was as creative as they were. During her time at Northern Illinois University, she made the decision to shift her major to Accounting to bring her vision to life.

Creatives of tomorrow need to have peace of mind that the financials of their organization are in the capable hands of a firm that understands them and their business. Business owners need to be able to focus on the growth and operations of their businesses while someone is in the background handling all the nuances that come with the numbers. Not only that, but business owners also need to feel as if their accountants are approachable and want them too to understand how the financial literacy of their business will empower them even more.


"We debunk the myth that auditing, tax, and accounting are daunting and scary, and instead provide clarity and ease the fear of the unknown."

"Our mission is to work alongside non-profit organizations and government agencies to advance their objectives in supporting local entrepreneurs."

Stephanie Blakley

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Our culture of servant leadership

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"Our business-building philosophy shapes every action we take and the decisions we make."

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"We Sell Peace of Mind"

"I feel so much more secure that the things my business needs will get solved."


"Working with Stephanie has been a complete blessing! She has helped me with organizing my business finances and has given me the necessary knowledge to make better financial decisions throughout the year to better serve me for tax time. I know, with her help, my business will continue to grow."


"I’m new to the Business world and was unsure how to operate a successful & efficient business on paper. I met Stephanie & her wonderful team a few months ago & yes my life has become better. I’m more aware of how my bookkeeping should be as well as Branding my business correctly. Honeybees Baketique will be more successful with the help of Stephanie Blakley & her team. Thank you for what you’ve done thus far with introducing me to other entrepreneurs as well as helping me launch a storefront location."

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Frequently asked



Our main brick-and-mortar office is situated in the heart of Chicago's bustling Downtown Loop, where the financial district meets the theater district, and is conveniently located in the heart of the city's transportation system and just steps away from the New Google Headquarters. Even with this prime location, the vast majority of our work is conducted virtually, with clients from all over the United States and team members spanning the globe.


If you have a specific question or need and would like to consult with one of our experts, kindly note that appointments are necessary. You can book easily online, 24/7 via the Booksy platform. Alternatively, feel free to contact our office and we will be happy to schedule an appointment for you. We are always excited to assist you!




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Renew your current bookkeeping program, contact customer service, and access your secure client tax portal with ease! The links to these helpful resources can be found on the right-hand side of the page for existing clients.

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205 W Randolph St Suite 110 (Lobby)

Chicago, IL 60606

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