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about The Business Tax Institute

The Business Tax Institute is a family-owned and family-run accounting and audit consultation firm in Central Florida. We look forward to providing financial services to you and your business.


Our founder is a former Audit Group Supervisor with the State of Florida. He hired and trained many of the auditors in Central Florida.


We give our personal attention to all clients. We are a small, family-owned practice, not a big, cold, impersonal firm.


We have been providing accounting expertise since 1969, with combined experience in financial services of close to 100 years!


We have various accounting degrees, are Enrolled Agents, IRS Registered Tax Return Preparers, and certified educators.

Our Clients

Retail and Service Industries
Food and Hospitality Industries
Fabrication Industries
Construction Industries
Medical Industries
Other Miscellaneous Industries

Our History

Samuel B. Eckhardt, Jr. has been a certified professional accountant, Enrolled Agent or auditor since 1969. His experience includes practicing in CPA firms, working as the assistant vice president and business manager for a medical university, supervising Florida Department of Revenue auditors in Central Florida for fifteen years, and representing tax clients before both the Department of Revenue and the IRS.

Troy E. Eckhardt is an educator certified by the state of Florida, a computer consultant, a web designer, and has practiced in the family business as a bookkeeper, accountant, and auditor since 2000. He is also the founder and CEO of BTI's sister firm, Eckhardt Accounting.

Sam and Troy work side-by-side daily, bringing the resousces of both of their business together for the benefit of all of their clients.

Income Is What You Earn, Wealth Is What You Keep After Taxes.

Services We Offer

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Audit Help

We provide representation to those facing an audit.

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We compile and audit business financial statements.

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We provide accurate record keeping from source documents.

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We prepare employee compensation and handle the associated taxes.

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Sales Tax

We prepare and remit sales tax, correcting your POS system if needed.

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Income Tax

We prepare corporate and personal income tax returns.

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We present valuable tax information to your business or association.

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We help you to set up or change the structure of your own corporation.

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State and Federal Audit Consultation

We, the principals of The Business Tax Institute, are considered by many to be the foremost state taxation experts in Florida, and we pride ourselves on being more knowledgeable concerning tax law, in fact, than most Federal and Florida Department of Revenue auditors. We are Enrolled Agents who are authorized to represent all clients before the IRS and in tax court.

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The BTI team

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Sam Eckhardt
Founder, CEO, and Auditor
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Troy Eckhardt

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The Business Tax Institute is located just west of 15-A (Spring Garden Avenue), just north of the town of DeLand, Florida.

Our address is:
1133 Glenwood Road
DeLand, FL 32720-2133

Voice: 386-736-7001

Fax: 888-870-2232

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