A Tax Shelter
About Us

We've been in Manatee county for over 15 years! We now have two locations to serve you, located in Bradenton and Ellenton. Our mission is to provide you with efficient and competent accounting and tax services. Making you a happy, life-long customer. 

 

Certifications

QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor - QuickBooks Online Certification
QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor - QuickBooks Desktop Certification

 

 

 

At A Tax Shelter Inc, we are dedicated to you and all your different accounting needs. (Or some other inspirational quote.)
~ Tarah Van Fossen-Napoli, A Tax Shelter, incWe Offer

 

Bios

 

Tonya T. Van Fossen, EA (President)

Email: tonya@ataxshelter.com

 

Tonya began her accounting and tax career with Mowers Accounting and Taxes Inc DBA A Tax Shelter when the company formed in 1996. As a founding partner she established the Ellenton location next to the Gamble Plantation. Beginning with a 200 client base, she has continued to grow the practice and in 2009 started A Tax Shelter Inc. Tonya is our company President and the driving force behind our level of expertise and confidence. In 2013, the company expanded across the Manatee River and now has a Bradenton location to service clients on both sides of the river. For almost 20 years, Tonya has been providing income tax preparation, accounting, tax planning services to business, estate/trust, and personal tax filers. She has been a resident of Manatee County for over 30 years and completed her education at the University of South Florida, receiving a Bachelors of Accounting, as well as taking a fifth year of education before completing her enrolled Agents Exam. She earned her Enrolled Agents license from the Internal Revenue Service in May of 2007.

 

Affiliations: IRS Enrolled Agent, QuickBooks ProAdvisor Desktop Platform

 

Services Provided            

Tax Preparation • QuickBooks training • Accounting • Payroll Services • Entity Formation • Tax Planning • Notary Services • New business registration • Sales Tax Filing

 

 

Tarah Van Fossen, MSA EA (Vice President)

Email: tarah@ataxshelter.com

 

I hold a Masters of Science Degree in Accounting, am a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor for both online and desktop platforms, Florida Notary and have over 14 years of income tax preparation experience. I provide tax planning & Federal/State tax filings for individuals, business, estates and trusts. Our office can provide active payroll, sales tax processing, entity formation for new businesses, new business registrations for payroll and sales tax, as well as full charge accounting services to both our individual and small business clients. We offer consulting services to non-profit organizations to ensure compliance with new IRS regulations for proper policy and procedures. We offer onsite or in house QuickBooks training for you and your employees.

 

Education           

Masters of Science in Accounting

Bachelors of Accounting - Cum Laude

Associate of Arts - Accounting/Business

 

 

Affiliations and Certifications      

IRS Enrolled Agent
IRS AFSP 2016 - IRS Annual Filing Season Participant

QuickBooks ProAdvisor - Online

QuickBooks ProAdvisor - Desktop

Member of NATP - National Association of Tax Professionals

Member of NCPE Fellowship - National Center for Professional Education

Member of NNA - National Notary Association

 

Services Provided            

Tax Preparation • QuickBooks training • Accounting • Payroll Services • Entity Formation • Tax Planning • Notary Services • New business registration • Sales Tax Filing