Hill Tax, Payroll & Bookkeeping began operations back in 2014 and owes all of its success to family, friends, and clients.
Taylor married his beautiful wife, Ashley, in 2012 (a teacher at Edy Ridge Elementary) and together they now raise two beautiful little girls; Sophia & Sydney.
Taylor first moved to Sherwood in 1999. He attended several schools in the Sherwood School District including Hopkins Elementary, Sherwood Middle School, and Sherwood High School. His biggest passions in life have always been family, friends, and baseball!
After graduating from Sherwood High School in 2007, he went on to earn both academic and athletic scholarships to attend and play baseball at several colleges around the United States (Grand Canyon, Clackamas Community College, and Hawaii Pacific). In 2012, Taylor finished up his collegiate career at George Fox University, earning his Bachelor of Arts in Finance.
Since graduation, Taylor became one of the youngest Licensed Tax Consultant’s in the state of Oregon. His past experience includes working as a Controller for a chain of chiropractic clinics, a staff accountant in the private sector, as well as a Licensed Tax Preparer and bookkeeper in the public sector.
Katie is a Licensed Tax Preparer and Accountant. She started with Hill Tax, Payroll & Bookkeeping in November of 2018. She works and resides in her hometown of Sherwood, Oregon. Katie graduated high school with Taylor at Sherwood High School in 2007 and shortly after became an active member and ambassador with Sherwood Chamber of Commerce while working for Sentinel Storage here in town. She was actually voted Ambassador of the year the same year Hill Tax, Payroll & Bookkeeping was voted Small Business of the Year.
Taylor and Katie first met and became friends when they attended Sherwood Middle School together. They continued going to school together until they graduated in 2007 from Sherwood High school. Once Taylor found out Katie was looking for work, he jumped at the chance to offer her a job. Since then, Katie has become an irreplaceable part of this firm. She handles much of the communication with clients year-round regarding our payroll and bookkeeping services as well as keeping things in order at the office.
In 2020, Katie earned her Tax Preparer's License and was able to begin assisting in basic data entry. She will look to carve out a bigger role in tax preparation year to year. We are lucky to have her here at Hill Tax and hope to keep her a part of the team for as long as she will let us!
Brendon is our newest addition at Hill Tax. He started with us in June 2020 after graduating from University of Portland, where he was the Director of Finance for the Student Government and earned a Bachelor in Finance.
In his time at U of P, he spent 3 years involved with the Student Government (ASUP) in various positions (Director of Finance, Controller, Board Member). The obligations of the Student Government were to make decisions regarding university funds. The focus of their duties was to review, approve and allocate funds to difference organizations, clubs, and events on campus. He completed his time in this position immediately following his graduation.
The reason I hired Brendon is because over the 10 years I have known him, he has been reliable, trustworthy, and hungry to learn. He has always excelled in the classroom, on the field and as a leader and captain to his peers. I also had the pleasure of coaching and training him in baseball for many of those years. I know he will be a great representative of my company and I want to continue to build my company around people like him and Katie.
We are excited for our clients to get to know him as he will be involved in all aspects of Hill Tax, Payroll & Bookkeeping.
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What Our Clients Say
Taylor and his team are very professional, knowledgeable and responsive. He has been a great resource to us managing the accounting/taxes of our rental properties and we look forward to working with him in other aspects of our businesses. We highly recommend Taylor because he is both available and extremely thorough. He feels like part of our team and that’s exactly what we need from the professional experts that we surround ourselves with.
The Gardner Real Estate Team
Real Estate Agency
After several years of looking for the right tax professional to handle our taxes, we finally feel we have found the right guy with Taylor. He has had great advice and professional service. He has really taken the stress out of taxes for us.
Real Estate Agent -- regarding Tax Prep
I highly recommend Taylor! I brought my 2018 taxes (that I had done myself on TurboTax) to him to review and get a quote for him to prepare my 2019 taxes. I had previously been paid from my employer via W-2, and 2018 was the first year I was paid via 1099. Taylor caught an error on my tax return - TurboTax didn't pick up on a deduction I should have received, which resulted in me overpaying by $4500. Taylor filed an amended return for me for 2018 and now I will be getting a refund for $4500!
Real Estate Agent -- regarding Tax Prep
Taylor is extremely professional and super helpful. He is knowledgeable and has a way with explaining complex things. Without a doubt, when I send a client to Taylor Hill they come away with a better understanding of their taxes and a sense of Peace about what they need to do. I will continue to have Taylor do my personal taxes and refer anybody I know who needs help to him as well.
Mortgage Officer -- regarding Tax Prep
I switched both my business and personal bookkeeping, payroll and tax preparation to Taylor after having a not so great experience with a larger firm. Taylor has been a breath of fresh air -- always available, incredibly patient, and very thorough. It's hard to find someone who can be full service, and I've recommended him to several other small business owners. I am so happy to have found him!