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About Us

Client Focused Accounting & Consulting

Who we Are

Karim & Associates Financial Services, LLC is a multidisciplinary accounting and consulting firm. We primarily focus on tax planning and preparation, ITINs, Offer in Compromises, and small business consulting. Karim & Associates combines the service and commitment of a large accounting firm, with the personal touch and cost effectiveness of a small firm. 


In addition to being licensed enrolled agents, the firm professionals have attained professional designation and certification in special practice areas. We are experienced in handling complex tax matters and strategic tax planning as well as being a trusted advisor as your tax consultant or small business tax accountant.


We take great pride in providing efficient and effective personalized service to each of our clients. We are committed to serving you in the development and accomplishment of your own personal goals.

“You have to understand accounting and you have to understand the nuances of accounting. It's the language of business and it's an imperfect language.”

Warren Buffett

remember the past

Since 1990

Karim & Associates was established in 1990 by Abdul Kadie Karim Sr, a noted member of the Washington, DC metropolitan area, a certified public accountant, and college professor. Karim started his business on the corner of 5th and Florida Avenue dubbed the “upstairs” by locals. As a small business owner, Karim had a passion for helping his community resolve tax issues, file tax returns, and assist with small business start-ups.



In 2001, Karim’s son Ibrahim joined the business providing financial services to the community. In 2007, Karim’s son Abdul also joined the family business. Over the years, as business grew Karim and Associates moved from Florida Avenue to the present location on North Capitol Street in North East DC.


Karim & Associates changed the business name to Karim & Associates Financial Services, LLC in 2015 thus establishing a partnership between the two sons, Ibrahim and Abdul. Since then, Ibrahim and Abdul have kept the legacy of their late father alive by providing the same outstanding service that he provided the community for over 30 years.

“Always deliver more than expected.”

— Larry Page, co-founder of Google

what do you need?

we work hard
in all fields

Tax Preparation

Individual Or Business

Offer In Compromise

Tax Settlement Services

Individual Taxpayer Identification Number

Your Same Day - Certifying Acceptance Agent

Small Business Consultant

One on One Development of Business Skills
"Accounting for the most part, remains a legalistic and traditional practice, almost immune to self-criticism by scientific methods.”
Kenneth E. Boulding

important things you should know

Questions And Answers

Karim & Associates has been accepted to participate in the electronic filling (IRS e-file) program.  95% of our returns are e-filed.  There may be times where we would have to mail your return. 

That depends on your preference!  We can take your preparation fees out of your return if you are eligible.  We also accept all major forms of payments except for checks. 

Karim & Associates offer an array of services from individual tax returns to business consulting.  Contact Us to see how much your need would cost. 

This is the question we were waiting for!!!  Click the link below to find that information.  Be prepared, some sites ask for “Filing Status” and “Refund Amount”.  If your chose to have your preparation fees come out of your refund please enter the amount of refund before fees are deducted.  – Get Refund Status

We always love to see our clients, but if you can’t make it you can upload your documents to us through our Client Portal

We do both, during peak times walk-ins will get you same day services but may lead to longer wait times.  During non-peak times appointments will be your best option.  If you are not in a hurry use our Client Portal, it will be your best and most convenient option. 

That can depend.  Your Social Security may be taxable up to 85% if you receive other forms of income.  Contact Us so we can help you figure this out. 

Our hours during peak time (January 1st to May 30th) are Monday thru Thursday (8am – 8pm) Friday (2:30pm – 8pm) Saturday and Sunday (8am – 8pm).  During non-peak times (June 1st to December 31st) it is by appointments only. 

We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way