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Introducing The Original Tax Center Professional Tax Team

Our friendly, experienced professionals have many years of income tax practice and expertise to ensure your returns are prepared correctly and filed on time. In addition to the officers we have Four (4) additional associate consultants waitng to serve you. Clients can rest easy knowing that these sharp, up-to-date tax professionals are on your side!


John L. Holt

John L. Holt, Principal owner, President and Chairman of the Board

John Holt, who hails originally from San Antonio,Tx has worked in the tax preparation business since he was a young man in college. He started the business with his parents over 40 years ago and has worked continuously since its inception. He now manages the day to day operations to ensure that the company is up to date with all the most recent law changes. In addition to his numerous certification as a tax professional, John holds certifications in computer science and graduate level credits in tax law.

John is married and lives in the Maryland suburbs with his wife and business partner, Judy. He has two adult sons (Jason and Keith). He has held several presidential positions varying from labor leader to community and association organizations but now devotes his time to the family tax business. He also is proud of the fact that along with his father and grandfather he is a 32-degree Scottish Rite Mason.


Judy Holt, Secretary-Treasurer

A native of the Maryland suburbs, Judy Holt owns her business as a clinical auditor for pharmaceutical research companies. She has extensive training and experience in office administration, bookkeeping, and accounting, which, when coupled with her auditing skills, combine to provide The Original Tax Center with the expertise of a major service corporation.

She has four grown sons, Eddie, Matthew, Kirk, and Christopher, all of whom live in the Washington metropolitan area.

Judy Holt


Wallace G. Dickson

Wallace G. Dickson, Tax Advisor &
Small Business/Marketing Consultant

A United States Air Force veteran, Mr. Dickson graduated from The George Washington University (B.A., 1958) and the George Washington University Law Center (J.D., 1961). He has been associated with The Original Tax Center since 1995, establishing a loyal following of individual and small business clients. Mr. Dickson is active in the Cleveland Park community, and is a former member of the Cleveland Park Civic Association Executive Board. He also serves with other District of Columbia civic, political, and professional groups.

Born in New Jersey, Mr. Dickson moved to the DC area as a small child, and has resided here all his life, attending public schools in Arlington, Virginia. He currently lives in the Adams Morgan neighborhood, a short walk through the National Zoo to his office at tax center in Cleveland Park. Mr. Dickson has three adult children and five fast-growing grandchildren living in the nearby Virginia suburbs.


In Memoriam

Dempsey "Jack" Holt (1919 - 2001) and Lucy Holt, our founders, opened and managed 23 storefront tax preparation offices in Washington. Jack was actively engaged in the tax consulting business for more than 40 years, and as a district manager for a major tax preperation firm, he and Lucy established the company's initial foothold in the Washington metropolitan area. In 1973, they incorporated their own tax preparation firm, Government Employees' Tax Specialists Inc. then purchased The Original Tax Center from its retiring owner.

Dempsey Holt