Melissa Tarkett

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Melissa A. Tarkett, CPA, MST, is a Partner in Aronson’s Tax Services Group. With over 14 years of experience, Melissa specializes in complex compliance, consulting, and advisory needs of technology and government contracting companies and their entrepreneurial owners. From inception to liquidity, Melissa provides a client-centric partnership approach to understand the needs and goals of her clients in the ever-evolving technology fields. She is collaborative and results-driven.

Melissa has deep expertise in a wide range of tax disciplines, including multi-tiered ownership, consolidations, multi-state and international income, and franchise tax compliance for C-corporations, S-corporations, LLCs, and partnerships. She provides tax compliance and consulting services to her investor and investee clients related to mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, organization structuring, methods changes, and tax audits and controversies.

Outside of work, Melissa enjoys being involved in our community, serving on the Board of Directors for Hearts & Homes for Youth. Additionally she is an active AICPA and MACPA member.

Licenses & Certifications

Certified Public Accounting (CPA)


  • Towson University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • American University, Master of Taxation

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