Our Services

At MJ Gavaza, CPA PC we are committed to providing high quality professional accounting, tax, payroll and business advisory services. We serve a wide variety of businesses, farms and individuals in the Portland Metro and surrounding areas. We are here to help you maintain compliance with laws and regulations so you can remain focused on your business. It is very important to us that you receive value from the services we provide.

Following are some of the services we offer, please feel free to contact us with your needs even if the service you desire is not included below. If we are unable to help you we may be able to refer you to someone who can.

Not only do we prepare your tax returns from information you provide, we also use our expertise to recognize, evaluate and communicate potential tax planning or business opportunities to help you minimize your tax liability and maximize your cash flow.

  • Preparation of tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts and estates, and tax-exempt organizations.
  • Provide complete and accurate tax returns while maximizing tax deductions, utilizing tax incentives and reducing your tax liability within the limits of the law.
  • Tax planning to help avoid surprises and structure transactions in the most tax efficient way possible.
  • Representation with IRS and Oregon examinations and assistance with responses to notices. Negotiating with tax authorities on your behalf.

We will work with you and/or your bookkeeper to make sure you have the financial information you need to make timely business decisions and for accurate tax reporting. A good accounting system can save you time and money.

  • Monthly, quarterly or annual bookkeeping services, to include entry from source documents and reconciliations.
  • Reviews and evaluations of accounting systems and design and implementation of internal controls.
  • Assistance with troubleshooting accounting or reconciliation issues.
  • New business setups.
  • On-site services.

We will help you maintain compliance with federal, state and local reporting requirements at a competitive price.

  • Quarterly and annual reporting.
  • Payroll calculations and deposits.
  • Respond to IRS and state notices.
  • Worker compensation audits.
  • New hire reporting.

We provide business consulting from start up to succession planning. We understand that every business is unique and will listen to you so we understand your situation and will customize a solution for your specific needs.

  • Guidance and assistance with starting a new business, to include choice of entity and how to maintain federal and state compliance.
  • Liquidations and restructuring.
  • Assistance with retirement planning, including pension plan selection, design, operation and reporting.
  • Business development strategies.
  • Cost segregation studies

We can help individuals and businesses resolve tax and payroll issues with federal and state agencies.

  • Responses to notices received from federal and state agencies.
  • Penalty abatements.
  • Late filings and amended returns.
  • Audits or examinations by federal or state agencies.