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About Us

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Hometown Tax & Accounting LLC is a full-service accounting firm serving clients throughout the area, dedicated to providing our clients with professional, personalized services and guidance in a wide range of financial and business needs.

On this website, you will find information about Hometown Tax & Accounting LLC, including our list of services. We have also provided you with online resources to assist in the tax process and financial decision-making. These tools include downloadable tax forms and publications, financial calculators, news and links to other useful sites. Whether you are an individual or business in or around Manistique, Hometown Tax & Accounting LLC has years of valuable experience assisting professionals with their accounting needs.

About Our Firm

Hometown Tax & Accounting LLC  will provide quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as financial statements, and financial planning.

Hometown Tax & Accounting LLC is striving to be one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Beginning in January of 2022 there are some changes with the business as Brenda moves to partial retirement and is downsizing the practice.  While this will not change the on going continuing education required, but it will allow more time for our returning clients.   With the unending changes to the tax laws, this was the best solution to serve our clients.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Hometown Tax & Accounting LLC is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism.

Our staff is the dedicated to hard work to earn the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Hometown Tax & Accounting LLC receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Brenda Osterhout, E.A. 906-341-2181 March 2017 - Enrolled Agent

Owner Brenda Osterhout has spent her career in bookkeeping and the tax profession. After graduating from Manistique High School, she obtained a degree from Bay de Noc Community College in accounting. Her career began with 14 years in the banking industry, followed by 10 years for a private corporation. She began in 2001 working in the tax profession for William Howe, Certified Public Accountant.

In 2012 she completed the Registered Tax Return Preparer, RTRP, certification that was being required by the IRS. With completion of the RTRP and the annual continuing education from Michigan State University she has received a Record of Completion from the Internal Revenue Service in compliance with the new AFSP, Annual Filing Season Program for tax years 2016 & 2017.

In March of 2017, she completed and passed the last of the three-part comprehensive IRS testing, covering individual and business tax returns, and achieved the status of an Enrolled Agent.

The Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards. Individuals who obtain this elite status must adhere to ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years.

Born and raised in Manistique, Brenda values the beauty of the area and enjoys assisting the people of the past and those making the future, of our unique Upper Peninsula town, Manistique.

  • Hometown Tax & Accounting LLC
  • 6395W US Highway 2
  • Manistique, MI 49854
  • Telephone: (906) 341-2181
  • Fax: (906) 341-2182