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Julie Welch

Managing Partner and Director of Taxation

Meara Welch Browne, P.C.


Julie A. Welch (Runtz) is the Managing Partner and Director of Taxation at Meara Welch Browne, P.C. She handles high-level, complex taxation matters for businesses, their owners, and high net-worth individuals to assist with strategies to minimize tax.
In her daily work, Julie consults on taxation issues including the areas of retirement planning, education planning, charitable and planned giving, employee benefits, and many other financial related areas.
She is also an active speaker and author on various tax, accounting and wealth management topics. In addition, Julie has co-authored and published “101 Tax Saving Ideas” with Randy Gardner, soon to be in its 11th edition.
Julie is an active member of numerous professional and community organizations, as well as a member of the Wolters Kluwer Financial and Estate Planning Advisory Board. She is also a frequent co-columnist for the Journal of Financial Planning and CPA Magazine .
A leader in her field, Julie has been recognized by local and national media, including the Kansas City Busine ss Journal , the Missouri Society of CPAs, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ingram’s magazine and the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.
Julie earned her undergraduate degrees in accounting and business administration from William Jewell College, and her master’s degree in accounting, with a taxation focus, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.