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About us

Hupp Tax Service specializes in income tax preparation for individuals and small businesses. Established in 1992, by Duane Hupp, we now prepare over 5,000 tax returns each year. All returns are prepared at our office, by local tax professionals. We offer a high-quality experience for a modest price.

We stand behind our work. In the rare event we make an error on your return, we will pay any penalties related to our error.

Our staff is friendly and efficient. Our tax preparers are experienced and meet or exceed all IRS training requirements. 


Fun Facts about some of our staff:

Beth, CPA and President
  • Hometown: Ashtabula, Ohio
  • Education: BA Economics, Stanford University
  • Hobbies: Swimming, reading, planning vacations
  • Favorite tax break: Form 8880, Retirement Savers Credit
  • Favorite book: Lord of the Rings
  • Favorite dessert: Hot fudge brownie sundae
  • Favorite city: Paris
  • Dream vacation: African Safari
Kristen, CPA
  • Hometown: Willowick, OH
  • Education: MBA, BA Accounting, John Carroll University
  • Hobbies: My kids, family & friends, running, working out
  • Favorite tax break: Form 5329, Exceptions to the 10% penalty on Early Retirement Distributions, “I hate seeing people pay penalties when they are not required to!”
  • Favorite dessert: anything without fruit
  • Favorite team: Cleveland Guardians
  • Fun Fact: My birth date and year form a corner on the roulette wheel.
Rick, tax preparer
  • Hometown: Broadview Heights, OH
  • Education: MBA, Baldwin Wallace University, BA Accounting, John Carroll University
  • Hobbies: Golf, reading, spending time with grandchildren
  • Favorite tax Form: Schedule C, Profit or Loss from Business
  • Favorite city: San Diego
  • Dream vacation: Tour of Europe
  • First concert: The Who
  • Fun Fact: Born in England
Christina, Office Manager
  • Hometown: Eastlake, OH
  • Education: BA Accounting, Cleveland State University
  • Hobbies: Collecting Nightmare Before Christmas figures, concerts, family
  • Favorite Movie: Nightmare Before Christmas or Halloween 
  • Favorite Quote: “There is no beauty without some strangeness” Edgar Allen Poe
  • Fun Fact: I enjoy going to haunted locations and doing ghost hunts. My favorite location currently is Madison Seminary.
Monica, tax preparer
  • Hometown: Willowick, OH
  • Education: BS Accounting, Lake Erie College
  • Hobbies: Fishing, traveling, spending time with family
  • Favorite tax break: Ohio’s Small Business Investor Deduction, “I love saving small businesses money.”
  • Favorite dessert: CP’s ice cream
  • Favorite movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Favorite Band: Blink 182
  • One think most people don’t know about me: Never broken a bone
Jini, tax preparer, loves skydiving!
  • Hometown: Mentor, OH
  • Favorite Tax Form: Schedule D, Capital Gains and Losses, as it gives an idea of what the market has done in a given year
  • Dream vacation: Alaska, Antarctica, Norway
  • Favorite sport to do: Skydiving
  • Favorite sport to watch: Ice Hockey
  • Favorite book: Man Called Ove
  • Favorite movie: Star Trek IV The Voyage Home , Princess Bride
  • Hobbies: Skydiving, writing fiction, reading, Mustangs (cars)
  • Fun Fact: I walk 4+ miles, 6 days a week for the health benefits
  • One thing most people don’t know about me: I learned taxes back in 1984 when I lived in Westminster, Colorado and we had to do them all ON PAPER!
Kathy, Enrolled Agent
  • Hometown: Willowick, OH
  • Education/Credentials: Enrolled Agent
  • Favorite dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Favorite quote: Everything happens for a reason.
  • Hobbies: Gardening, puzzling, vacationing, playing games, and spending time with family
  • Fun Fact: I’m a vegetarian
Matt, CFP
  • Hometown: Cleveland, OH
  • Education: BA Psychology, Spanish, Cleveland State University
  • Favorite tax break: Rule 402(e), Net Unrealized Appreciation
  • Favorite city: Cleveland! We have all the seasons, lots to do, friendly people, and no traffic!
  • Favorite vacation destination: Disney World
  • Favorite book: How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
  • Favorite movie: Dead Poets Society

  • Kim P., E-filing specialist
  • Hometown: Euclid, OH
  • Hobbies: Couponing, photography, drawing
  • Favorite tax break: Earned Income Credit
  • Favorite TV show: The Office
  • Dream vacation: Europe or Australia
  • Favorite band: Counting crows, been to about 20 concerts
  • Fun Fact: I once challenged myself to only coupon shop for a year. I spent about $105/month for all groceries (except meat), clothes, toys, toiletries, cleaning supplies, make-up, etc, saving about $8000!

Ira, tax preparer
  • Hometown: Willoughby, OH
  • Education: BS Management Science, Case Institute of Technology, long before Case and Western Reserve merged
  • Hobbies: Gardening and tropical fish
  • Favorite tax form: Any one that unexpectedly saves the taxpayer money
  • Favorite TV show: Shark Tank
  • Favorite Dessert: Chocolate coconut bars
  • Fun Fact: I have been elected treasurer or president of every club or group that I have been a member of.

Steven, tax preparer
  • Hometown: Ashtabula, OH
  • Favorite vacation: Disney World!

"We actually enjoy doing taxes!"