Chris Hesse


Chris Hesse has more than 40 years of tax experience in public accounting with more than 35 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 was chair of the AICPA S Corporation Technical Resource Panel and served on the AICPA National Tax Conference planning committee.

He has testified before legislative and congressional 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.


Bachelor of Arts, Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University)

In the community

Immediate past-chair of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee (including various task forces, including 199A), Washington Society of CPAs, regular Donor for Red Cross, Washington Farm Bureau