About Us

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Nelsen Tax & Consulting Services is a proud family owned and operated firm.

Our company specializes in accounting and tax preparation services for a wide variety of clients. A few we specialize in:

  • Tax return filing and tax planning for individuals
  • Tax return filing and tax planning for small businesses
  • Corporate tax return filing
  • Disputes with the IRS

Annual participation in Continuing Professional Education courses offered by local chapters of national accounting and tax associations keeps our firm on the leading edge of ever-changing tax laws and accounting methods.

Computerized offices and internet access ensures clients accurate, efficient, state-of-the-art service at a competitive price. Our online portal gives client's the convenience of uploading documents and receiving their tax returns via a secure system.

Visit the Services area of our site to learn more about the many accounting and tax services available to individuals and businesses.

Visit the Contact Us page for information regarding how to reach us via telephone, fax, or e-mail.

Feel free to contact the office anytime. We're here to help.


Due to Covid-19, we are primarily conducting appointments via Zoom, telephone and email. If you need an in person appointment, please contact us!

Get To Know Us

Jeannette Nelsen, CPA, MBA

Jeannette Nelsen, CPA, MBA



B.S., City University

M.B.A., City University


Jeannette has over thirty years of experience in providing tax and accounting services in public and private industry. She has owned her own business and understands the demands placed on the business owner. Her varied experiences in conjunction with a tax background provide her with the skills required to help individuals and small business owners through the maze of ever increasing and complicated tax code. Jeannette is experienced in implementing accounting systems, prepared financial statements, federal and state tax returns for individuals, businesses, nonprofits and estates. Jeannette also donates her time with assisting low income individuals with the preparation of their tax returns.

Jeannette currently resides in Kirkland with her husband, granddaughter, and their dog Jenna.

Laura Schaefer, JD, LLM

Laura Schaefer, JD, LLM



B.A., Central Washington University

J.D., Seattle University School of Law

LL.M., University of Washington School of Law


Laura graduated from the Seattle University School of Law in 2015. While attending law school, she focused her classes on Wills, Estates, and taxes. During law school she completed 2 terms as an extern at the University of Washington School of Law Low-Income tax clinic, learning valuable skills in tax controversy. Prior to law school, Laura worked in various positions ranging from an entity specialist to an accountant. Laura started working specifically in taxes in 2017 while also working on her LL.M. in taxation at the University of Washington school of law. After completion of her first successful tax season in 2017, Laura and Jeannette created Nelsen Tax & Consulting Services.

Laura currently resides in the Spokane area with her 4 dogs, chickens, ducks and goats.