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The Tax Shack Inc is a  small, family-owned and operated business.

The Tax Shack are Licensed Tax Professionals in Gig Harbor, WA

  The Tax Shack was founded by John and Kathy Hendrickson in 1996.  Before that, Kathy was doing taxes out of the home.  It's no wonder that their daughter, Tara, would follow in their footsteps and take over the family business, now employing a very close friend who is considered family.  Even though Kathy is no longer with us, the spirit of what she started over 20 years ago still goes strong.  John, though retired now, still calls the office every day to check on his girls.


We’re located in the heart of Purdy at the bottom of Peninsula High School (where Tara was actually the third generation in the family to graduate in 1998).  We love our community and enjoy finding ways to be a part of it.  We sponsor the Key Peninsula Little League, the Hawks Scholarship Fund, the Tides Scholarship Fund, and used to sponsor KeyFest when it was active.  We do our best to treat our customers like our friends and neighbors because we appreciate the community that supports us and we take our relationship with you very seriously. 


Contact us with your personal or business tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs.  And to all of our loyal clients who are reading this right now, we would like to say thank you for your continued patronage. From all of us at the Shack, here's wishing you…MANY HAPPY RETURNS!

Tara Hendrickson, EA

Tara is licensed by the IRS as an Enrolled Agent. She has been preparing taxes since the year 2000. She also has over 20 years of experience with Quickbooks, bookkeeping and payroll. She is a member of the Washington State Tax Consultants and the National Association of Tax Professionals.

Owner and President

Brandy Ellzey, EA

Brandy is licensed by the IRS as an Enrolled Agent. She has worked for The Tax Shack in many different capacities since 2008, including payroll specialist and bookkeeper. She was promoted to office manager and began preparing taxes in 2013. She is a member of Washington State Tax Consultants.

Office Manager and Tax Professional

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