Bradenton Office

Our Bradenton office allows us to extend our services to those clients south of the Manatee River. Located just west of the Downtown and Wares Creek area.

Tarah Van Fossen MSA, EA
2424 Manatee Ave W, Ste 201
Bradenton, FL 34205

Office: 941-708-5300
Fax: 941-761-6757

Ellenton Office

Our Ellenton office is here to provide services to the North River communities of Palmetto, Ellenton, Parrish and north Manatee County. Located conveniently one mile west of Interstate 75.

Tonya Van Fossen, EA
3704 US Hwy 301 N, Ste 3
Ellenton, FL 34222

Office: 941-722-0470
Fax: 941-722-2411

Over 20 years experience and knowledge

Our mission is clear; to build a lifelong relationship with our clients. We are here to help them solve problems, we advocate for them and we provide the answers they need to make informed decisions regarding their taxes. We aim to provide a friendly, professional and competent service to the individuals and small business clients who depend on A Tax Shelter, Inc every year for their accounting, payroll and tax filing needs.

Tax Planning

Evaluate, Strategize and Implement


QuickBooks, Training and Financials

Payroll Service

Efficient, Accurate and Affordable

QuickBooks Training

Business Owners and Staff Members

Tax Preparation

Accuracy, Timeliness and Compliance

Representation Service

Advocate & Negotiate

Updates IRS Child Tax Credit

Important changes to the Child Tax Credit are helping many families get advance payments of the credit:

  • Half the total credit amount is being paid in advance monthly payments. See the payment date schedule.
  • You claim the other half when you file your 2021 income tax return.


Client Letter – Mid Year Review

Dear Client: It is the perfect time for a midyear tax checkup. As Covid-19 restrictions lift and summer kicks off, it may be tempting to get distracted by vacations, travel, barbecues and camping. But it is also the perfect opportunity for a midyear tax check, leaving...

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Am I having the correct amount of withholding from my paycheck/retirement distributions?

We offer tax planning services to review your current withholding. Knowing your current and expected tax bracket can take the guess work out of withholding. Check your tax withholding here at and schedule an appointment today with one of our experts to review your current tax and withholding needs.

What is Itemizing and how does this help me?

The IRS issues a Standard Deduction amount annually, this is a no questions asked reduction to your annual income. If you have allowable deductions in excess of the Standard Deduction, you have the option to itemize. Itemizing allows you to reduce your taxable income even more than the Standard Deduction. Review allowable itemized deductions here and see how you stack up.

Who qualifies as a dependent?

Dependents can be your child and, in some cases, other individuals that live within your household or that you provide for. This IRS publication outlines the various steps to determine who is your dependent.

What is the child tax credit, has it changed with the new tax reform?

With the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018, the Child Tax Credit has been raised from $1,000 to $2,000 per child under the age of 17. This act has also allowed for a $500 tax credit for other qualified dependents on your tax return. Read more on the tax changes

What is a tax credit and how does that help me when I file my taxes?

Tax credits help to reduce your tax liability on an annual basis. Some tax credits are refundable becoming part of your refund and others only reduce your tax liability. Here is a list of IRS tax credits Schedule your tax planning appointment with one of our experts to see if you qualify.