About Us

Amy Kennedy, Owner, CPA, Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant


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Amy Kennedy, a third generation Seattle native, has lived in Portland since 1992. She holds a BS in psychology and a post-baccalaureate degree in accounting, both from Washington State University. In addition to being a licensed tax consultant in Oregon, Amy holds a CPA license in Washington State. Amy is a member of the AICPA and WSCPA, and attends continuing education conferences on an annual basis. She has also served as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners, helping update the state’s Tax Consultant’s Exam. Amy has taken coursework toward a Masters in Taxation at Golden Gate University.

Her professional experience includes a stint as the Controller of a $20 million international commodities trading company; controller of a multi-state construction company, over nineteen years of experience in tax preparation and other accounting work in the public accounting field; and in private practice in a variety of industries including consulting, retail, and professional services. In her spare time, Amy enjoys travel, piano, wine, the arts, running with her white German Shepherd Leela, and strategy board games.

She founded Clarity Tax Service in 2006, and retained ownership of the firm when her business partner left to pursue another business opportunity in 2017.

She handles all types of tax issues, including interaction with the IRS and other revenue agencies, as well as traditional accounting projects and tax preparation for virtually all entity types.