About Us

J. Barry Watts


Tax Elimination & Reduction is the chief priority for the founder of American Tax Strategies and our principal strategist, J Barry Watts. He helps business owners reduce their income taxes through immediate tax savings this year and every year going forward. When it comes time to sell their business, he helps owners reduce or eliminate the capital gains taxes. Those same business owners then draw tax-free income through all of their retirement years.

For a quarter-century, Barry has helped business owners understand what is possible, and work with their professional advisors like CPAs and tax lawyers to create the desired outcome for the owners—always while paying the least amount of taxes possible.

His Credentials, Awards, Articles, and Media Mentions Include:

  •  2019 Hall of Fame, InsurMark
  • 2018 Certified Tax Master
  • 2018 Admitted to practice before the IRS
  • 2017 Contributing Author, Retire Abundantly
  • 2017 Insurmark, #2 Tax Strategist Nationwide
  • 2017 Shareholder, First Financial Resources, Newport Beach, CA
  • 2016 Fellow, American Tax Planning Institute
  • 2014-2015 Host of MoneyMatters on CBS affiliate KOLR.
  • 2013 Keynote Speaker Nat’l Investment Bankers Assn, New York, NY
  • 2012 Keynote Speaker, Investment Bankers Assn, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2006 Leader’s Council, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.
  • 2005 Chairman, Money University, Springfield, MO
  • 2004 Chairman’s Council, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.
  • 2004-2005 Host of The Money Show on KWTO 560 FM
  • 2002 quoted in SmartMoney
  • 2000 Certified Financial Planner™
  • 1994 Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Series 7, 24, 28, 63, & 65