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Income Tax Preparation

Tax laws are very complex and changes to the laws are made daily. No computer program or franchise employee armed with a six-week course in tax preparation can replace the professionally-trained tax accountant. Asking the "right stuff" in a client interview is the foundation for preparing a complete and accurate individual tax return.

Online tax software programs and non-professionals ask general questions to cover every taxpayer in every scenario. Answering one of these questions incorrectly could change your tax situation drastically and could lead to an incomplete return with penalties and interest, or worse yet, an audit.

  • Tax Returns (including Sole Proprietorships)
  • Personal Property Tax Returns
  • Estate Tax Returns
  • Gift Tax Returns
  • Trust Income Tax Returns


Individual tax planning should take place throughout the year; with tax planning and educating our clients about tax changes, income can be shifted from one tax bracket to another or other deductions may be discovered. With the personal tax accounting service Messina & Associates provides, we take the time to discuss your particular situation with careful consideration of your goals which results in plans to minimize taxes and make the most of financial resources.

  • Income Tax Planning
  • Gift Tax Planning
  • Estate Tax Planning​


In the unfortunate event of an audit, Messina & Associates offers our clients Audit Representation. You won't need to deal with the IRS... we will. That's our job. Each year we spend many hours, more than required, in Continuing Professional Education. This knowledge assists us in providing our clients the latest and greatest tax strategies and tips in order to save you taxes and to avoid audit exposure.

  • Internal Revenue Service Audit
  • State Income Tax Audit