Gray Coast Tax Service Inc.

We focus on taxes so you don't have to.


About Us

We focus on taxes.  We don't do bookkeeping or payroll, so that we can put all of our energy into

making the tax preparation process less stressful and more efficient. Focusing on tax preparation helps us use our experience and knowledge to ensure that we are always up to date on the latest changes to Federal and state tax codes. We'll make sure your return is filed accurately and on time, with all the deductions you're entitled to. We prepare all types of individual returns including self-employment, rentals, multi-state returns, retirement income and much more.  Bring us a copy of your last year’s tax return for a free quote.

Who We Are


Craig McKenzie is an Enrolled Agent, and an Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant #35369C. Craig and Melody have owned property on the Oregon Coast since 2005, and have made their dream of living here full time a reality by starting Gray Coast Tax Service in Depoe Bay in 2012. When not behind his desk, Craig can be found playing tennis, walking the dog, photographing the changing tides, or volunteering at the Aquarium. Craig is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, Oregon Society of Tax Consultants and serves on the Board of Directors for the Siletz Bay Music Festival.

Melody McKenzie has been helping small businesses and individuals with their taxes since she prepared her first paid tax return in 1990. Melody is also an Enrolled Agent, and an Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant #70172C, as well as a member of the Oregon Association of Tax Consultants.  When not in the office Melody is busy making soap and pursuing her love of fiber arts. 

How we Work

Tax Season 2020 plans (Jan - April 2021).

Our office will continue to be closed to walk in visitors, and we won’t be having face to face tax appointments. You can deliver your tax documents to us one of three ways:

  • Drop your tax info into our drop slot on the side of our office building

  • Mail them to us (P O Box 157, Depoe Bay 97341)

  • Use our secure portal. 

We will contact you when we receive your tax information, follow up with any questions, and let you know your results. Once we are finished we can deliver your completed return and signature documents to you.

In an effort to reduce surprises we wanted to take a moment to let you know how we operate at Gray Coast Tax. We do not prepare your tax return while you sit and wait. Our process takes about a week or so once we receive all of your tax information.


We first meet you to learn about your tax situation, ask pertinent questions and answer any questions about your areas of concern. We want to know your story, so we can figure out how best to translate it onto your tax return. Once we have received all of your documents we will complete your tax return and ask for additional information as needed via your preferred method (text, email, portal or phone). To prevent surprises we notify you about the results before we print and package your return along with your original documents so they are ready for your review and pick-up.  With your signature, we then electronically file your tax return.  Direct Deposit is available for refunds.

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Text or call: 541-359-3660
Fax: 541-359-3661

Gray Coast Tax Service Inc. 

600 N Hwy 101

P O Box 157

Depoe Bay OR  97341

Limited openings for new clients, contact us for availability.

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