Established in 1974, we have proudly served the tax and accounting needs of our clients for over 43 years. Barbara Hatfield started her business with a small core of clients which had developed over the years to servicing over 1600 individual tax clients and 120 small business clients. In 2015 Barbara retired from the practice and is now enjoying her time split between northern Michigan and sunny Florida.
Our goal is to provide excellent and efficient service at affordable rates. We pride ourselves on using up to the minute professional software to complete your income tax preparation needs. Additionally we attend continuing educational classes on a regular basis to stay up to date with the changes our government makes to the tax regulations.
Barbara Hatfield-Elkin had been in the income tax business for over 40 years. Prior to starting her own firm she worked for an accountant in Dearborn. She started her business in Wayne in 1974, down the street from where we are currently located. In the early 1980's she ventured into the franchise business and started up income tax offices inside of Meijer's stores. Remember back when Meijer was actually closed at night....well that's when we were there. Eventually it grew too large with 10 stores to look after, so large that she felt focusing on one location was her best bet. Scaling back to Wayne, many of the Meijer clients followed us to our Wayne location. We have been in our current location since the early 80's and have no intention of moving again.
Heather Hatfield-Clear has been full time with the firm for the last 28 years. And if you noticed her name she is the daughter of the owner, so she has really been with the firm since she knew her alphabet and could stand on a chair to do the filing. Heather graduated from Westland's John Glenn and then went on to earn a B.A. from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in psychology and sociology. Interestingly those majors come in handy in an accounting business.
Over the years we've had many people who have helped us in our office, we'd like to thank all of them.