We focus on taxes so you don't have to!
Melody is an Enrolled Agent, a federally licensed tax practitioner who is able to represent clients before the IRS. For more information on Enrolled Agents, follow the link on the links page. Melody prepared her first paid tax return in 1990, and has been helping small businesses and individuals with their taxes for over 20 years, Melody is also an Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant #70172C. When not in the office Melody can be found quilting and playing with vintage sewing machines.
Craig McKenzie is an Oregon Licensed Tax Preparer, #35369P. As a retired math teacher, in addition to preparing taxes he works in the arts, most recently the Oregon Bach Festival. Craig and Melody have owned property on the Oregon Coast for about a decade, and have made their dream of living here full time a reality by starting Gray Coast Tax Service in Depoe Bay. When not behind his desk, Craig can be found in his kayak, photographing the changing tides, or volunteering at the Aquarium.
Jennifer’s a trained and experienced bookkeeper. She moved to the Oregon Coast over two years ago and loves it here! When she’s not working, you can find her with her four children, working on graphic designs and art, or practicing her landscape photography skills.
"Melody is very thorough and responsive to questions not only in tax time, but the rest of the year as well. This is EXTREMELY helpful all year long as my family plans for taxes. This also executed extremely well from a distance, as we live two and a half hours from her practice. She is also very fast in the preparation of our returns as well as the filing. I'm very confident in her work quality, so much that I would be fine not even reviewing it. But because Melody is so interested in quality, she insists that I review her preparation before filing. I really appreciate her work!!!"
- Jonathan Derby
- December 23, 2014
"Fast, Friendly, Efficient! "
- January 12, 2015
"Past tax return prep and questions over the year. Trustworthy, knowledgeable, great listener and very astute! "
- Mary H.
- December 26, 2014
Gray Coast Tax Service, Inc.
Gray Coast Tax Service was established in 2012, and offers tax services to individuals and small businesses. Practicing here on the coast requires familiarity with a wide variety of situations, our clients include retail businesses, contractors, retired folks, rental owners, financial planners and teachers. Gray Coast Tax Service is an Oregon licensed tax business, #B15621.