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.
Northwest Tax Associates is a limited liability company located in the southern Willamette Valley. Since 1998, 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.
Peter Mar, EA, LTC – Peter is our senior tax and business advisor with a background in managerial accounting. His experience has empowered our clients with important counsel and resolution on issues ranging from basic to complex. In his spare time, Peter enjoys wilderness exploration, travel and history, music, and investing time with family and friends.
Peter is a federally licensed Enrolled Agent (“EA”) and is licensed as a Tax Consultant in the state of Oregon. He earned his bachelor degree in Business from Bushnell University (formerly Northwest Christian 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 Associates Degree in History.
Denysha Cross, 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 and was a CNA prior to joining our team.
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.