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Mary Rae Fouts, EA has extensive professional credentials and 30 years of experience addressing tax, insurance, annuity, and financial matters.  She currently provides Tax Services and Insurance and Annuity Consulting Services to a wide variety of clients, in addition to Expert Witness Services in federal courts, state courts, and arbitration venues.  Mary addresses technical and complex client concerns involving:

  • Tax Matters:  Tax Preparation and Planning, Consulting, and Audit Representation
  • Insurance Consulting Matters
  • Annuity Consulting Matters
  • Expert Witness Services for Litigation and Arbitration

    Impeccable Professional Credentials

As a federally-licensed Enrolled Agent, Mary has met the rigorous licensing requirements established by the United States Department of the Treasury.  Mary is also one of  the select few Life and Disability Insurance Analysts licensed by the California Department of Insurance.

Mary  is also a fully-licensed Life Agent , holding both  L ife-Only Agent, and Life Agent - Accident and Health Agent insurance licenses.  Mary is also a licensed Casualty Broker-Agent and a licensed Property Broker-Agent .   
Mary Rae Fouts, EA:  Tax ServicesInsurance and Annuity Consulting, Expert Witness Services
Mary serves as a Court Volunteer at Contra Costa County Superior Court's main location, the A. F. Bray Courthouse in Martinez, California.  She assists court visitors with directions to court departments and area venues, answers questions, and helps court visitors obtain additional information or court-related services they may need. 

Mary also provides volunteer services to the Internal Revenue Service, serving as a Focus Group participant.

Volunteer Contributions

Mary enjoys outdoor recreation and exercise, and frequently rides a bicycle for local transpiration.  She collects Disney memorabilia, with particular fondness for the lovable donkey Eeyore.  Mary enjoys gardening, cooking (with an emphasis on fresh produce and dishes that provide delicious left overs - aka reruns in Mary's home), baking, and collecting wine.  Regarding Mary's baking, she is admittedly a sourdough baking fanatic, baking bread, rolls, pizza, and other goodies with all sourdough starter, no active yeast.  And don't forget baseball ... Go Giants!

On the Personal Side

Mary maintains a passion for knowledge and the arts, fueling her lifelong love of learning, reading, art, and music.  A fan of many literary genres, Mary especially enjoys reading about American history from the Pre-Revolutionary War era through the Civil War and Reconstruction periods, crime fiction, and novels detailing human lives and experiences.
Mary greatly enjoys writing.  She is an avid Scrabble player and crossword puzzler.  The New York Times crossword is Mary's favorite puzzle, particularly the challenging Saturday crossword and the larger - and sometimes quirky -  Sunday puzzle.  Mary lives in beautiful Pleasant Hill, California with her best-husband-in-the-world Jim and faithful canine companions Sid and Lexi. 
Mary is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Prior to founding Fouts Financial Group in 1999, she held a variety of positions with large, multi-line insurance companies. 

For More Information

Mary's Rate Sheet and Curriculum Vitae are available to qualified prospective clients upon request.  She welcomes your call or text at (510) 421-5457, or email to  Consultations by appointment.  Thanks for stopping by!