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By the Books Accounting offers full tax and accounting services for individuals, estates, and businesses, and is recognized by the IRS as qualified to prepare and electronically file federal and state tax returns. We aim to provide the highest level of professional service, expertise, and integrity for all of your tax and accounting needs. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!


Daryl Kisch is the chief tax preparer at By the Books Accounting. He graduated with a BA in accounting from Metropolitan State University, and is currently finishing his CPA degree. He is an Enrolled Agent (EA), which means he is a federally authorized tax practitioner empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before the IRS—the highest credential awarded by the IRS. Daryl worked for four years with Linda Ferwerda at Linda’s Accounting Service before purchasing the business in 2015.


Crystal Smith manages the administrative side of the business, and is currently pursuing a degree in accounting at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Prior to joining By the Books, she was a consultant and manager for an optical business.

Daryl and Crystal are native Minnesotans and enjoy the variety that the Twin Cities has to offer, especially trying new restaurants, biking the area trails, or exploring the lakes in a kayak. Crystal also volunteers for a parrot and bird sanctuary.