BREAKING NEWS

Costantini, Mitchell, Petersen, Shulas Promoted to Director

We are excited to announce the creation of a new Director role within the firm and have appointed four of our leaders to hold these positions.  

Melissa G. Dunham

CPA, MTax, MBA

Office

3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333


330.255.2455
330.762.3108

About Melissa

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Melissa serves a variety of clients in diverse industries, including manufacturing and distribution, service and investment companies. She works closely with her clients to develop tax planning strategies, help identify areas of improvement and perform research projects. She is a proactive business advisor to her clients, bringing value to the relationship beyond just compliance services, working side by side in achieving their goals.

Focusing on the firm’s core tax practice, Melissa specializes in corporate tax returns including C corporations, S corporations, partnerships and LLCs. In addition to corporate tax planning, she provides tax compliance and planning services for closely-held businesses and their owners.

Melissa participates in a variety of firm committees, charitable campaigns and community activities. As a member of the firm’s tax committee and BMF University (the committee responsible for the ongoing education and development of its professional staff), Melissa acts and as an internal advocate for staff and clients on education, advisory and best practices.

Melissa’s primary responsibilities include coordinating all aspects of the tax engagements with the client and partners. She works closely with staff in the planning, executing, supervising and reviewing engagements. In 2019, Melissa was recognized as a Woman of Professional Excellence and received the coveted 30 For the Future Award, presented by the Greater Akron Chamber Young Professionals Network.

Specializations

Education

Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities

Awards and Accolades

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  • Arranger
  • Positivity
  • Includer
  • Activator
  • Adaptability

Congress Passes Year-End Spending, Stimulus Bill with Tax Extenders

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Final Rules Clarify Business Meals and Entertainment Deductions

November 6, 2020 Tax Advisor

It’s been more than two years since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was passed with stricter limitations on business meals and entertainment expenses. Our previous advisor from November 2018 noted the confusion with respect to separating. Read More >>

Bonus Depreciation and Sec. 179 Expense – What’s the difference?

Many business owners, especially in the manufacturing sector, were pleased that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) expanded the first-year bonus depreciation and the first-year Section 179 deductions. These two tax breaks are lucrative for capital-intensive manufacturers, who. Read More >>

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