TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EXPERTISE
Any time is a good time to get your business tax planning under control. It can be hard to keep up with ever-changing laws. Magnuson, McHugh and Company is here to help you navigate the complex state and federal tax environment so you can stay focused on your business.
We strive to limit current and future tax liabilities for our business clients. We’re local, trusted professionals and ready to help Coeur d’Alene and North Idaho business owners meet their financial goals with a proper tax strategy.
Many Coeur d’Alene accounting firms offer business tax services, however, when you look beneath the surface, you find that few have the depth of experience, credibility and level of expertise of our team at Magnuson, McHugh and Company. Our licensed professionals have years of real-world experience.
You can always expect us to…
- Provide the planning and structure that best serve your business tax situation now and in the future
- Be your advocate: We will seek out all reasonable planning and filing positions, to allow you to minimize your overall business tax exposure within your range of risk tolerance
- Assist you in any dispute with the IRS or state authorities
Magnuson, McHugh and Company is here to support your Coeur d’Alene or North Idaho area business through many tax planning, preparation and problems that you need to address.
Our approach is different, our tax professionals go beyond the basic tax compliance requirements of preparing and filing your annual business tax returns. We’re not just here to crunch numbers, we make certain the right numbers get crunched. We can also assist you with other tax planning and compliance matters, such as:
- F/S preparation
- Tax research and planning strategies
- Tax credit optimization
- Multi-state and local jurisdictions compliance
Know that we’ll always sort out all the complexities of tax code and present the rules, opportunities, and risks to you in clear and easily understood terms. Our team takes pride in being your advocate, exploring all reasonable tax-advantaged filing positions, and presenting to you the best possible results to minimize your tax burden.
Magnuson, McHugh and Company strives to achieve the best possible outcome for you in every task we undertake.
Ready to talk with one of our North Idaho tax experts and see how we can help your business? Click below to contact any one of our trusted professionals or call us at 208.765.9500.
OUR BUSINESS TAX SPECIALISTS
Michelle Schini Haneline, CPA
Michelle is a third generation Coeur d’Alene resident and proudly serves as President of Magnuson, McHugh & Company. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 1990, and joined Magnuson, McHugh & Company in 1995. Her current areas of focus include individual and business taxation as well as developing a practice in medical, dental consulting and business valuations. Michelle also has nearly 20 years’ experience in governmental accounting and auditing.
She currently serves as Treasurer of the North Idaho College Foundation. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, snow skiing, traveling and spending time with her husband and children.
Tori Gray, CPA
Tori Gray was born in North Idaho and grew up here and in Montana. She has deep roots in Kootenai County, with a large local extended family. After graduating from the University of Montana, Tori joined Magnuson, McHugh & Company in 1992. In addition to her consistent focus on tax services, Tori became CEO of the Company in 2011.
She has also been very active in professional affairs, serving in various roles with the American Institute of CPAs, the Idaho Society of CPAs, and the Idaho State Board of Accountancy. Locally, she has served with various civic groups, most notably a long-time association with Sunrise Rotary. In her spare time, Tori enjoys traveling and spending time with family including her husband, his children and grandchildren.
Anthony Oss, CPA
Anthony Oss joined Magnuson, McHugh & Company in 2010, after obtaining a BS in Accountancy and Finance from the University of Idaho in 2008 and a MS in Accountancy with an emphasis in Taxation from Boise State University in 2010.
Anthony was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, where he and his wife are now raising their daughter. He also enjoys challenging friends on the basketball court.
Mike Schaffer, CPA
Mike has a Bachelor of Accountancy, Cum Laude from North Dakota State University. Prior to joining the Firm he served as senior manager in the Tax Department at Eide Bailly LLP, Boise, ID. His professional designations include CPA Licenses in Idaho and North Dakota.
Kim Kelly, CPA
Kim has a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from California State University. Prior to joining the Firm her experience includes being a self-employed CPA, controller for Master Plan Developments, Inc. and a senior tax accountant for Ernst & Young, LLP. Kim holds CPA licenses in Idaho and California.
Matt Peterson, CPA & CFP
Matt Peterson joined Magnuson McHugh in November of 2016. He’s a graduate of Master’s College Santa Clarita, CA with a Bachelor’s of Science in business administration with a finance emphasis and received his MBA in accounting from Cal State University in San Bernardino, CA.
He’s worked as an accountant since 2007 and became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP) in 2010.
He’s the secretary treasurer for the non-profit Treeport EAA, Chapter 1554 and has been named the designated CPA for the non-profit Orange Heart Fund. Matt is also the owner of North Idaho Cider.
Nicole Potter, CPA
Nicole started with the firm in November 2017. She is a graduate of Gonzaga University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting. She was previously with an accounting firm in Spokane and has twelve years of experience in tax and accounting.
Chris Harrison, CPA
Chris Harrison graduated from Washington State University in 2003 and joined Magnuson, McHugh & Company shortly after. His areas of focus are planning effective tax strategies for our clients, business valuation work and management consulting.
Chris is married, and you will usually catch them biking or running around town with their children. Outside of work and family, Chris enjoys being actively involved in the community through serving on the boards of Dirne Health Center and the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation. He was a founding member of the Kootenai County Young Professionals and has served on several other boards and community groups.
Tad Johnson, CPA
Tad has been with the Company since October 2018 and comes to the team with over seven years of experience in public accounting. He also has experience in financial reporting. Tad holds CPA license in both Idaho and Minnesota.
His education includes a B.S. in accounting from St. Cloud State University and a M.S. in accountancy from the University of St. Thomas. Originally from Minnesota, Tad relocated to North Idaho in 2017.
He enjoys being involved in the community and is currently a member of both the Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation organizations.
Madison McNett, EA
A native of Liberty Lake, Washington, McNett joined the firm in February 2016. She’s been working in both the tax and assurance departments.
She’s a 2012 graduate of the Musicians Institute and a 2014 graduate of Eastern Washington University with a B.A. in business administration with a focus in management & marketing. Her prior experience includes four years at an accounting firm in Liberty Lake.