About

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 exceptionally personable service.

Our Practice

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 counseling and planning, and achieved many successful case resolutions in tax matters before the Internal Revenue Service.

Our People

Peter Mar, EA, LTC – Peter has been a federally licensed Enrolled Agent (“EA”) since 1996 and is a licensed Tax Consultant in the state of Oregon. He earned his bachelor degree in Business from Northwest Christian University and is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents. He also served as a past President of the Oregon Society of Enrolled Agents. In his spare time, Peter can be found “near and in far away places”. His current hobbies include wilderness exploration, travel and history, intelligence analysis, and personal time with family and friends.

Susan Mar, LTP – is an Oregon Licensed Tax Preparer and a QuickBooks® Certified Pro Advisor. She earned her bachelor degree in Education from New Hope Christian College, and holds a minor in Accounting and an Associate Degree in History. She provides vital support as the primary contact responsible for client financial bookkeeping. Susan enjoys gardening and classic movies, including helping others with her teaching background.

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.

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