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About Kemp Shiffer

For more than three decades, Kemp Shiffer has worked to ensure tax compliance as both an accountant and federal tax investigator. He spent over 25 years as a special agent with the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, during which time he conducted investigations that resulted in nearly 30 criminal convictions. Kemp Shiffer also served the criminal justice system for nearly a decade as a private investigator, collecting evidence for a range of criminal cases, including corporate financial fraud, drug trafficking, and homicide. Currently, he is an enrolled agent and owner of Western Nevada Tax Service in Reno.

From 1992 to 2010, Kemp Shiffer leveraged his experience in financial investigation to serve on the faculty of the University of Nevada College of Business, where he taught courses on financial investigation. He has also led training in financial investigation techniques for organizations such as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy and US Drug Enforcement Administration and served as editor and lead author for the second edition of a government published textbook titled “Financial Investigations, A Forensic Approach to Detecting and Resolving Crime.”

Outside of his professional life, Kemp Shiffer donates his time and professional expertise to a number of nonprofit organizations. He assists veterans with tax returns and additional financial matters as a volunteer at the Vitality House and provides similar support and mentorship at the Ridge House, a drug rehabilitation center in Reno NV.

Work experience

Apr 2003Present


Western Nevada Tax Service



Calif State University Los Angeles