Melissa’s experience includes preparing and reviewing various types of tax returns, including business, individual, employee benefit report, multi-state and exempt organization returns. She assists with tax planning, audits and notice responses.

Melissa is a member of the firm’s dealership and retail industry teams, serves as a tax advisor for the employee benefit plan audit team and is a firm-wide resource on the repair regulations. Melissa has been a mentor to new staff and interns since she started at Schenck in 2008.

Education

University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh, BBA, Accounting and Finance

Professional memberships

  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Community involvement

  • De Pere Kiwanis Club, Past President
  • Women's Fund of Greater Green Bay, Power of the Purse Committee
  • Brown County United Way Impact Council, Member
  • Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce – Leadership Green Bay, Class of 2017
Melissa Gerrits's Recent Articles View all

Consider looking at depreciation when tax planning

The past several years, taxpayers were always left wondering what tax rules would apply for the current act year, sometimes right up until December 31. With the passing of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (PATH Act), there is more certainty. Take note of these tax planning options that affect the restaurant industry.

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Unclaimed Property–Do You Need to File a Report?

Every state has unclaimed property reporting requirements, and states have increased audit activity for this in recent years. Unclaimed property is generally intangible property in your possession that you do not own and for which you cannot locate the rightful owner. After a specific period of time you are required to file an unclaimed property report and turn the property over to the state.

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