Greg Tissier Certified Public Account and Certified Specialist in Estate Planning has provided professional accounting service to the public for more than twenty-four years. Greg Tissier provides a wide range of accounting services to business and individuals.

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Services include the planning & preparation for:
Estate and Gift
       Other Services include:
Accounting & Auditing
Accounting System Sales, Training, Installation
       Quick Books
       Armor & Roundtable Accounting Systems
Technology Consulting


The American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants Designation
Member Illinois
Certified Public Accountant Society

Certified Specialist in Estate Planning Designation (CSEP)   

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Greg Tissier CPA, CSEP, P.C.

Greg Tissier received his Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois in May 1980, and was awarded his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in February 1981.

 His Professional associations include memberships in the Illinois CPA Society, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In December 2000, Greg finished the requirements and exams, and earned the designation of Certified Specialist in Estate Planning (CSEP) from the National Institute for Excellence in Professional Education.

Greg also holds a Certificate of Educational Achievement in Personal Financial Planning. Greg works with many growing businesses and individuals in the areas of tax, including: trust, estate and gift, individual, partnership, and corporate tax.

Greg also works in the accounting areas designing accounting systems to meet client's needs, installation of accounting software, and computer training. Greg is involved in many church and community activities, and has been Scoutmaster for his church's Boy Scout Troop for the last several years.

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Certified Specialist in Estate Planning (CSEP)

The need for professional estate planning continues to grow at an amazing pace. Because CPAs as financial professionals are intimately involved in their client's personal financial affairs, they can authoritatively advise clients on estate planning matters.

As such, they are uniquely positioned to capitalize on the growth and expansion taking place in the area of estate planning, thereby creating alternative sources of revenue.

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Local QuickBooks Help

Certified QuickBooks experts known as ProAdvisors are typically CPAs, accountants, small business advisors or consultants who have been tested and certified on QuickBooks.

Certified ProAdvisors help businesses customize QuickBooks for their unique needs and help them get the most out of the software. ProAdvisors are also a great resource if you run into trouble with QuickBooks. ProAdvisor fees are typically reasonable and many businesses feel the investment is valuable.

Who are Certified ProAdvisors and why should I consult with one?

  • They're experts in helping small businesses learn, use, and customize QuickBooks
  • They're certified by Intuit
  • Many are accounting and tax experts
  • Many businesses are even more satisfied with QuickBooks after working with a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and feel they are a valuable investment.








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Contributions to the
Income Tax Workbook
published by the University of Illinois

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Treasure in Taxes - Tax TNT
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Discover the potential hidden treasure locked in your tax return, and past
tax returns.  Let me unlock it in LEGAL ways.

Here are some examples of tax savings for clients:

$80,000 (approximately) Rehabilitation Tax Credit, including interest income received on the amended return refund.  This tax credit was split between 3 taxpayers due to the availability of the credit for a Danville building rehabilitation project, and was spread over a few years, due to limitations of the Alternative Minimum Tax.

$60,000 to $80,000 tax savings due to a 01/01/2001 deemed sale tax election available under the Internal Revenue Code of a depreciable business building.  This deemed sale allowed a step up in basis, resulting in larger depreciation deductions on the business building.

$16,000+ tax savings  in amended prior year returns that were found due to errors in tax return preparation by a prior tax preparer.   Also saved client "tens of thousands of dollars" in a tax saving strategy by suggesting the client engineer a stock sale before year end that generated a long term capital loss that offset a long term capital gain the taxpayer had realized during the year.

$8,100 tax savings, which includes over $1,400 of interest income the IRS paid on Tax TNT refunds from amended returns for 2003 and 2004.  These Tax TNT refunds were due to incorrectly handled deductions for various business enterprises of husband and wife PLUS catch up depreciation to correct errors on improperly calculated depreciation expense on rental property owned by the taxpayers.

$10,300 of tax savings due to claiming Catch up depreciation taken on assets not depreciated in year placed in service, and not expensed on the original tax returns in any way.  The business also had various deductions not handled consistently from year to year, and consequently client paid more in taxes that it was legally required to do.

$$$ Tax TNT refunds from amended returns due to Gross Income being overstated by thousands of dollars in prior year, and various expenses and allowable deductions were not deducted in two other prior years.

$10,700  Tax TNT savings client enjoyed by claiming contributions to Roth IRA, and client enjoyed a $1700 Hope College Credit for son in college.

$10,000 to $15,000 tax savings on returns to a widow whose husband passed away.  The widow inherited business equipment and property, and was able to step up basis in the property, and enjoy new depreciation again.

$1800+ tax savings due to various Residential Rental Property deductions  that were either missed, or handled inconsistently, including catch up Depreciation Expense on the Rental Properties.  Received a  refund over $300  in 2005 and over $1400 in 2006, totaling $1700.  Taxpayer will continue to realize tax savings from correctly calculated depreciation in the future.

IRC Section 7216 Compliance:  Client written permissions have been secured to post their Tax TNT examples to this website.


I don't offer gimmicks to get your business.  I don't offer free sweepstakes for drawings for exotic vacations, as one large tax preparation service offers.  I do offer the services of myself, a seasoned 1980 graduate of the University of Illinois' College of Commerce and Business Administration.  I graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and have since earned the Certified Public Accountant  and Certified Specialist in Estate Planning designations.

I don't believe there are going to be disappearing professional tax preparers, as another Tax Preparer's software manufacturer suggests.  While many people with simple returns may find do-it-yourself software works for them, no software program can replace the benefits of a tax professional who knows you and your business.  It is my goal, as a seasoned Tax Professional, to get to personally know you, your situation, and take advantage, in every LEGAL way, to minimize the taxes you pay.  There are several examples above, where I've basically saved the taxpayer so much in taxes, that for many of them, I've paid for my fees, and a few of them for the rest of the client's lives.


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The American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants Designation
Member Illinois
Certified Public Accountant Society

Certified Specialist in Estate Planning Designation (CSEP)   

Created by for Greg Tissier CPA, CSEP Copyright 2005