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Melissa G. Dunham

CPA, MTax, MBA

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3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333


330.762.9785
330.762.3108

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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.

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Research & Development Accounting Method Changes (Section 174)

Under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the tax treatment of research and development (R&D) expenses have changed. These costs, also known as research and experimentation (R&E) costs, impact all taxpayers that have R&D expenses, not only. Read More >>

2022 Year-End Tax Legislation Guidance

January 4, 2023 Tax Advisor

Congress has come together and agreed on an $1.7 trillion omnibus appropriations bill that was signed by The President last Thursday. Unfortunately, The Bill did not contain tax provisions that many were hoping for, such as the expanded Child. Read More >>

2022 Year End Tax Planning for Businesses and Individuals

As another year ends, we still have uncertainty whether a tax package will be included in legislation to extend expiring tax credits, delay or remove the change to the treatment of research and development expenses or if the child. Read More >>

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We really enjoy working with Melissa, we have yet to ask a question she can’t answer! Proactive in reaching out and supporting us through any issues we have and graciously answering all our questions and supporting our future plans.”


April, 21

We have been working with BMF from the last several years and are extremely happy working with Melissa. She is very professional in every aspect of the service as well as her communication. She is able to solve our critical issues in a timely manner.


April, 21