Our Purpose

We believe in the value of building relationships through consistency and trust. A client engagement is treated like a partnership, and every person a stakeholder. We value your opinion and take time to listen. The desired outcome is achieved by choosing the best course of action for your situation while delivering exceptional service.

Our Practice

Northwest Tax Associates is a limited liability company located in the southern Willamette Valley. Our firm has delivered comprehensive income tax service, provided valuable tax counsel and planning, and achieved successful case resolutions in tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service.

Our People

Peter Mar, EA, LTC – Peter is our senior tax and business advisor with background in managerial accounting. His experience has empowered many clients with vital counsel on general to complex issues. In his spare time, Peter enjoys outdoor recreation, history, music, and time with people.

Peter is a federally licensed Enrolled Agent, successfully passing a required background check and two-day exam on federal tax law, procedure and practice before the Internal Revenue Service.  He is also an Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant and earned his bachelor degree in Business from Bushnell University.

Susan Mar, LTP – Susan is our lead payroll coordinator and financial bookkeeping specialist. She has been a valuable mentor to our clients by contributing key guidance on tax and financial matters. Susan enjoys hiking, bird watching, and meteorology in her spare time, including classic movies and historical novels.

Susan is a Licensed Tax Preparer in the state of Oregon and a certified QuickBooks® Pro Advisor. She earned her bachelor degree in Education from New Hope Christian College, holding a minor in Accounting and an Associate Degree in History.

Denysha Krake, LTP – Denysha is a vital member of our tax, payroll, and financial bookkeeping team. Her intuition and ability to collaborate seamlessly between services has made her invaluable to our team and the clients we serve. In her spare time, Denysha enjoys fishing, cooking, and family time outdoors.

Denysha is a Licensed Tax Preparer and a Notary Public in the state of Oregon. She is also a certified QuickBooks® Pro Advisor.

Gina Moore – Gina is our front office administration and executive assistant.  She is an outstanding co-coordinator among our staff and clients, handling communications, organization, and vitally important project support.

Gina enjoys the world of sports and has conducted interviews with both current and former amateur and professional athletes via her own sports show.

What is an Enrolled Agent?

An Enrolled Agent (EA) is licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. Practice before the Internal Revenue Service involves representation of taxpayers before all administrative levels that include appeals, examination, and collection divisions. Unlike Attorneys and CPAs who may specialize in other areas of practice, Enrolled Agents must pass a comprehensive examination covering federal tax law, theory, and practice in addition to undergoing a strict government background check.