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Pacific Northwest Tax Service, Inc. is a locally-owned and operated Oregon Corporation. Since first opening for business in 1992, we have grown to become one of the larger independent tax services in Oregon. We operate two year-round offices, staffed full-time.

Our company mission has always been to provide a complete range of business, consulting and tax preparation services at competitive prices. Pacific Northwest Tax Service continuously works to provide customers with highly-trained and skilled preparers, who care about the needs of our customers. Our team of tax professionals includes Enrolled Agents, Licensed Tax Consultants, Licensed Tax Preparers, CPA, Len Mitchell, and accountants who are QuickBooks Pro certified.  Credentials and years of experience are as follows:
 

Staff Name

Credential

CPA - Certified Public Accountant
EA - IRS Enrolled Agent
LTC - Licensed Tax Consultant
LTP - Licensed Tax Preparer

Office

Practicing since

Len Mitchell CPA, Bachelor of Commerce — University of Alberta Westside 1966
April Gutierrez LTC / EA, B.A. — Murdoch University, Australia East & Westside 1993
Jess Gutierrez LTC, B.S. — San Jose State University Westside 1993
SanDee Tharp LTC, Assoc Degree — Lower Columbia College Westside 2002
Nancy Aleshire LTC / EA, B.S. — Portland State University Eastside 2008
Heather Hua LTC / Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor, B.S. — Portland State University Westside 2006
Ryan Scott LTP, B.S. — Oregon State University Westside 2014
Gary Astorino LTC / EA, B.S. — Portland State University Westside 1993
Lisa Gumm LTC / EA, B.S. — Oregon State University East & Westside 1995
Sherry Munn LTP Eastside 2011
Jasper Casbeer LTP, B.S. — Phoenix University Eastside 2016
Josh Sorenson LTP / Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor, B.A. — Portland State University Eastside 2017
Austin Gutierrez LTP Westside 2017
DeeAnn Beaulaurier Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor, B.A. — Portland State University Westside 2016
Brenda Scearcy LTP Eastside 2014

In 2001, we formed Pacific Northwest Tax School, to offer in-depth training programs in basic and advanced tax law. The quality of our school produces graduates consistently achieving some of the states highest pass rates at the Oregon Tax Board Preparer and Consultant exams. In 2013 alone, more than 3,200 CPAs, Enrolled Agents and other tax professionals completed more than 21,000 hours of educational programs created and delivered by our team of tax professionals. This accomplishment shows that our dedication to delivering the highest levels of knowledge and service is recognized by fellow tax professionals world-wide. Tax, accounting and payroll clients of Pacific Northwest Tax Service enjoy the benefits of working with some of the most experienced and highly-trained preparers in our industry.

Jess Gutierrez, LTC

Jess Gutierrez

President
Designated Consultant
Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant

B.S. Accounting
San Jose State University, CA

Served for 7 years as a member on the Oregon Board of Tax Practioners

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April Gutierrez, EA, LTC

April Gutierrez

Managing Director
IRS Enrolled Agent
Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant

B.A. Communications
Murdoch University, Australia

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Specialties
Complex individual returns
S corporations
Partnerships
1040NR - Nonresident returns
FATCA, FBAR and foreign income reporting requirements
Trust and Estate 1041 returns
Multi-state returns

Leonard Mitchell, CPA

Leonard Mitchell

Senior Business & Finance Consultant
Certified Public Accountant

Bachelor of Commerce
University of Alberta, Canada

Member of the Alberta Institute of Chartered
Professional Accountants

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Specialties
Financial analyses & consulting
Complex individual returns
S corporations
Partnerships
Multi-state returns
1040NR - Nonresident returns
FATCA, FBAR and foreign income reporting requirements
Foundations and Estates

Sandra Tharp, LTC

SanDee Tharp

Director of Education & Personnel
Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant

Associates Degree - Business
Lower Columbia College, WA

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Specialties
Complex individual returns
Multi-state returns
Small business
Rental properties

Heather Hua, LTC

Heather Hua

Accounting & Payroll Specialist
Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant

Certified Quickbooks Pro Expert

B.S. Accounting and Finance
Portland State University

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Specialties
Complex individual returns
S - corporations
Partnerships
Multi-state returns
Payroll Accounting

Ryan Scott, LTP

Ryan Scott

Oregon Licensed Tax Preparer

B.S. Finance
Oregon State University

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Specialties
Individual Tax Returns

Lisa Gumm

Elisabeth Gumm

IRS Enrolled Agent
Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant

B.S. Accounting
Portland State University

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Specialties
S corporations
Partnerships
IRS Audit Assistance

http://www.pnwtax.com/gary-astorino-ea-ltc

Gary Astorino

Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant


IRS Enrolled Agent

B.S. Business Management
Portland State University

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Specialties
Individual Tax Returns
Small business returns

Dee Ann Beaulaurier, Payroll & Bookkeeping

Dee Ann Beaulaurier

Payroll Specialist and Bookkeeping

B.S. Business - Finance
Portland State University

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Austin Gutierrez

Austin Gutierrez

Oregon Licensed Tax Preparer

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Specialties
Individual Tax Returns

 
Sharon Porter, Video Editor, Administrative Assistant

Sharon Porter

Video Editor, Administrative Assistant

B.A. Columbia College Chicago

M.F.A. University of California, Davis

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Nancy Aleshire, EA, LTC

Nancy Aleshire

Managing Consultant
IRS Enrolled Agent
Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant

B.S. Accounting
Portland State University

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Specialties
Complex individual returns
Multi-state returns
Non-profit returns

Sherry Munn, LTP

Sherry Munn

Oregon Licensed Tax Preparer

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Specialties
Individual Tax Returns

Jasper Casbeer

Oregon Licensed Tax Preparer

B.S. Accounting
University of Phoenix

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Specialties
Individual Tax Returns 

 

Rachel Jeffries, Administrative Assistant, Broadway office

Rachel Jefferies

Administrative Assistant

A.A.S., Business Administration and Management
Mount Hood Community College

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Josh Sorenson, Oregon LTP, Broadway office

Josh Sorenson

Oregon Licensed Tax Preparer

Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor
B.A. — Portland State University

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