Think Outside The Block!

About Us

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    Randy Rasmussen, PhD, LTC

                Founder

 

 

Summit Tax Solutions was founded in Eugene, Oregon by Randy Rasmussen. In July 2007, the company was organized as a domestic limited liability company with the State of Oregon (RN 451199-97). The company is currently registered with the State of Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners (OBTP# B14747), and is an authorized E-File provider and PTIN program associate with the United States Internal Revenue Service. Summit’s service mark, ‘Think Outside the Block!’, has been recognized by the State of Oregon  (RN 40023) since 2007.

 

 

 

Randy has been an active tax practitioner since 2002. Randy holds a PhD from Purdue University and has been licensed as a tax consultant in the State of Oregon (LTC# 28613C) since 2006. He is currently an active member of the Oregon Society of Tax Consultants and is a Vice President of the South Willamette Chapter.

 

Randy started his tax career at Jackson Hewett Tax Service, where he was employed for 5 years. Initially, he provided support services as a licensed tax return preparer but for the last 2 years set-up and completely managed a seasonal tax office in Springfield, Oregon at Gateway. Each year, Randy completes at least 30 hours of continuing professional education in tax law and ethics, with 8 hours devoted to federal and Oregon State updates. He regularly participates in the annual 2-day item writing committee at the Oregon State Board of Tax Practitioners in Salem to develop examination materials for those who wish to become licensed as a tax consultant. He has volunteered in the AARP Tax-Aide program in Eugene which provides free tax preparation assistance to the elderly and/or low income. Randy has also instructed his colleagues in specialized tax topics, including Taxation of Nonresident and Resident Aliens (Foreign Students), Reconciling the Premium Tax Credit in the Affordable Care Act, Tax-Related Identity Theft, and Exclusion of Certain Medicaid Waiver Payments from Income.

 

Randy brings to the profession a keen yet practical sense for detail, a high level of organization and commitment to timeliness, an inherent ability to think and plan ahead, self-consistency and high professional/ethical standards, a dedication to secure and protect sensitive and personal client information, and an unparalleled expertise in research and grappling with seemingly complicated subject matter.

 

Jeremy Hawkins became licensed by the State of Oregon as a Tax Preparer in 2016. He began his career at Schweigert Tax Service, Inc. in Junction City, where he was employed for 4 years. He started by checking returns for other practitioners in the office  but very soon began preparing his own returns and conducting client interviews. Additionally, he provided bookkeeping and payroll services for several clients. In October 2019, Jeremy became licensed as a Tax Consultant (LTC# 36717C). Over the course of his career he has helped many clients with complicated financial matters and enjoys helping them find success.

 

Jeremy completes over 30 hours each year in professional education in tax law and ethics. He also studies tax law outside of class. He is a member of the Oregon Society of Tax Consultants and the Oregon Association of Independent Accountants.

 

Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon in Business Administration. He has been married since 2005 and has 3 children. He enjoys spending time with his family and dogs, as well as working on real estate activities. Jeremy joined the staff at Summit Tax Solutions in January 2020

 

 

      Jeremy Hawkins, LTC

           Tax Consultant