Bachelor of Arts, Southern Oregon State College


Chris Hesse has more than 35 years of tax experience in public accounting with more than 30 years of speaking and training experience before tax professionals. His career has included tax leadership of a 200-person practice, and extensive tax writing and analysis services.

He is an author and instructor of Tax Advisors Update and Farm Taxation Update. Chris has spoken at numerous conferences throughout the country on taxation, agricultural, and estate tax topics and is a past chair of the AICPA Ag Conference committee.

He has testified before legislative committees on tax policy matters and has been instrumental in federal and state tax law changes, including an Alternative Minimum Tax provision affecting agricultural producers, farm income averaging, and Washington state excise and estate tax issues.

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In the community

Vice-Chair of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee (including various task forces, including cryto currency and 199A), Washington Society of CPAs, Donor for Red Cross, Washington Farm Bureau