Our offices are fully staffed and open for business during Covid.
For the safety of our clients and staff, the following protocols will be observed:
- Our lobby is available for drop-off and pickup only. Wear a mask when entering our lobby and limit time inside our offices to 5 minutes or less. One client is permitted in the lobby at a time. If another client is inside, please stay outside and wait for your turn.
- Document delivery: You can use our secure online portal system, or you may drop-off your documents at our office. You can also use mail or delivery service.
- Tax interviews may be conducted by phone or via our online video meeting platform. You may book your appointment by using our online booking system, or you can call our front desk and our staff will set your appointment for you.
- We recommend you deliver your documents a few days before your scheduled appointment. This will allow our staff time to review your documents and complete some data entry prior to meeting with you in video conference or over the phone.
We thank you for your business and wish the best for you and your loved ones during this trying time.
COVID 19 Assistance for Small Business and Self Employed
New legislation provides financial relief to many small businesses with employees as well as for self employed/independent contract workers. Visit theCARES Act page of our website for more information.
If you are looking for a locally owned firm that emphasizes knowledge, experience, and accuracy then Pacific Northwest Tax Service is the place for you. We are the tax, accounting and payroll service of choice for people who value peace of mind and appreciate working with trained, experienced staff.
For more than 25 years, our guiding principal has been to provide each customer with access to a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to delivering quality tax return preparation, accounting and payroll services.
Quality tax education is hard to find and we want to make sure our staff understand tax law and how to prepare both simple and complex tax returns. In 2001 we opened Pacific Northwest Tax School to provide our staff with the best possible tax education training. In 2008 we began to offer our courses online and today, our courses have been completed by thousands of tax professionals around the world.
We have two offices located on the east and west sides. Please explore our website to find out about our tax & audit services, accounting & payroll services, pricing, background and quality assurance. Visit our FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions.
Read our Testimonials page to see what our customer have to say about our services.
We offer quality tax return preparation services for individuals, small businesses, estates, trusts and non-profit organizations.
Depending on the complexity of your tax situation, getting ready for your tax interview may take just a few minutes or require quite a bit of time and effort.
Vist our "What to Bring" page for information that will help you prepare for your tax interview.
Like most people, you are probably wondering how the new tax laws have impacted you. While many filers can expect to see a small tax savings when they file their 2018 returns, many people will see their tax bills have actually increased. Fewer people will be itemizing deductions on their federal return, however, many will still benefit from itemizing on their Oregon returns. The rules for claiming depedents have changed significantly; some filers will benefit from increased tax savings from their younger children, while people with older children will be worse off.
Our staff are up-to-date on the new laws and will be happy to provide you with information on how they affect your tax situation. We can also advise you on strategies you can take to minimize your tax bill for next year.
Authored and instructed by April Gutierrez, our nationally-recognized online tax education programs are completed by hundreds of CPAs, EAs and other tax professionals each year. Since 2001, graduates of our Basic Tax Course have consistently achieved the highest overall pass-rates at the Oregon Tax Board exams.
Founded by Jess and April Gutierrez in 1992, our Portland-based, family-owned business has focused on delivering quality service to our clients. Son Austin Gutierrez is learning the family business and will ensure that Pacific Northwest Tax Service continues to be community based for many years to come.
Jasper Casbeer and Heather Hua lead our bookkeeping and payroll services department which delivers bookkeeping and payroll services to our business clients.
Meet SanDee Tharp, LTC. Like most of our team, she is here to serve you year round and is committed to to providing you with ethical and competent services. You can count on SanDee and the rest of our staff to be here for you.