Comprised of the most senior talent, we work in unison to solve the most complex property tax issues. The firm was founded in 2000 and continues today as a well-respected group committed to being the best.
Our bottom line is to make each client feel like they are our only client.” Many of our clients begin with us out of frustration of an environment of unanswered or delayed answers of their phone calls or emails from their consultant “says Steve Sattizahn. “Our industry has gone through a lot of buy outs and merging making large conglomerates. The mid-sized corporations are not receiving their needs as quickly as they need”. Gulfstream combines that attitude with over 30 years of experience and good relations with local jurisdictions. That combination spells success for us and our Clients!
Our clients also come to us because they are tired of the high fees of their larger firms.
In 2016, Due to the tremendous growth of our retail division, Gulfstream Tax Group, spun off a new company called Retail Tax Solutions to cater directly to high volume retail clients. As the national retail client base grew, we saw that high volume has different needs, issues and requires different managing. So we spun off our high volume clients with the creation of Retail Tax Solutions to specifically address the national scope and high volume issues.
So, Gulfstream Tax Group is a more localized complex properties type company and Retail Tax Solutions is more of a services company specializing in high volume issues. RTS also provides Sales & Use Tax compliance and audit representation.
Our business model is a senior advisor-focused approach. Staff works for our partners and the partners work for you. We have assisted tax leaders of some of the largest Corporations in America with property tax issues and problem solving.
Steven W. Sattizahn – Co-Founder
Steve is one of the co-founders of Gulfstream Tax Group and therefore is now also a co-founder and General Director of RTS. He is an Ernst & Young Alumni and has been in the property tax industry since 1982. Steve has a background in all aspects of real estate and personal property tax issues.
The success of his company is due to his capacity to pay close interest to a company’s corporate culture and identify all areas of tax savings potential. Being the best is a direct result of understanding the need for personalized attention to each client and customizing a unique tax program to fit the needs of each client. Steven W. Sattizahn received a Bachelor in Business Administration from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. He is co-founder and ex-President of the Florida Association of Property Tax Professionals. Steve has been active in lobbying on legislative issues concerning property taxes throughout his career. He is a member of IAAO, FUTMA and has taken all classes through IPT.
María Luisa Sattizahn – Director
Maria is an Ernst & Young alumni with a Masters in Professional Accounting from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin in 1996 and her Certificate of Public Accountancy from the State of Texas in 1999. Her studies concentrated in taxation and cost accounting. María received her B.A. in Economics and her B.A. in Spanish from Rollins College in 1991. She has broad responsibilities at RTS, in addition to managing our business licensing and Sales & Use staff and sales tax consultants.