About Tax Resolution Services of Hawaii

Navigating the waters of the Internal Revenue Service can be daunting for individuals and small business owners facing back tax issues. The tax code, with its complex currents, often leaves many struggling to find a clear route towards resolution, while penalties and interest continue to accumulate like a rising tide.

Identifying this challenge, Tax Resolution Services of Hawaii anchored a straightforward and proprietary 3-Step Process to assist ALL Hawaii residents and more, irrespective of their financial standing.

Cast your worries adrift and contact us today for a complimentary consultation of your unique tax scenario. We’ll chart a detailed course of action with the experts below, accompanied by a guaranteed flat rate for our tax relief services. Schedule your consultation today and set sail towards resolving your tax situation.




Gorden E. Gates

President and Enrolled Agent

Gorden believes “Honesty & Integrity is the Cornerstone of Business”. Utilizing more than 25 years of tax and accounting experience, Gorden specializes in servicing small to mid-size businesses and individuals. Gorden started Tax Resolution Services of Hawaii to meet four distinct needs:

  • Upfront pricing, whenever possible, at reasonable rates with no surprise invoices.
  • Clear deadlines for the completion of all work.
  • He and his team being available to all clients year round.
  • Empowering clients to do as much or as little as they desire.


Gorden is passionate about the success of his clients and is an integral part of their business. If you give us a chance, we’re positive that our business ethics and customer service will build your trust over time. Come experience how you should be taken care of by your tax team!

Married to Kelli for 30+ years, he enjoys spending time with his 3 adult children, traveling the world and playing golf with his friends.

Nāu ‘oe kama’āina a i noho ma ka ‘āina momona, e ho’olohe i ke kūikawā kākou ‘ohana o nā mea kālā i ‘ike ‘ia e ho’olālā ‘ia ai ka mana’o maika’i loa!

Tony Forsythe MBA, EA

EVP, MBA and Enrolled Agent

Meet Tony Forsythe, Executive Vice President of Tax Resolutions Services of Hawaii, President of Tax Resolution Group and an Enrolled Agent with over 25 years of dedicated experience ready to leverage his expertise for your benefit. As a federally authorized tax practitioner, Tony’s proficiency spans the entire spectrum of taxation, encompassing everything from strategic tax planning to meticulous preparation and effective resolution.

Consider Tony your financial bulldog—he thrives on challenges, particularly when advocating for his clients. Specializing in audit resolution, he fearlessly stands up for you, ensuring your interests are safeguarded. Tony is proudly affiliated with the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers, showcasing his commitment to staying at the forefront of tax problem resolution.

Beyond the tax world, Tony finds joy in activities like golfing, swimming, and basking in the serenity of the beach.


Steven Montgomery

Case Manager (Enrolled Agent in Training)

Steven is our Case Manager and responsible for ensuring client satisfaction. He’s also Tax Preparation specialist with a passion for tax resolution and customer satisfaction! Though his journey in the tax relief realm is relatively new, his dedication to ensuring clients’ financial stability is seasoned and unwavering. Under the mentorship of Gorden and Tony, veterans in tax and accounting with over 50 years of experience combined, Steven is diligently honing the skills to serve clients better each day.

Currently progressing towards becoming an Enrolled Agent, Steven embodies the core values of transparency, reliability, and client empowerment that Tax Resolution Services of Hawaii stands for. Outside of the office Steven spends his time with his wife and family, golfing, hiking and surfing the north and south shores of Oahu.

Rikki Torres, EA, MBA

Enrolled Agent

Rikki Torres, an Enrolled Agent and MBA professional, is a seasoned expert specializing in Tax Resolution. Renowned for his adept handling of intricate issues across diverse scenarios, Rikki is dedicated to minimizing risk and optimizing client savings. His focus extends beyond immediate resolutions, employing forward-thinking Tax Planning strategies to maximize future returns for his clients.

Beyond the complexities of tax matters, Rikki finds joy in spending quality time with his young children. Outside of family moments, he channels his passion for security into teaching self-defense, aiming to empower individuals in their everyday lives. Rikki’s approach to tax matters is guided by a service mentality and a teacher’s disposition, striving to make the intricate world of taxes seem simple for his clients.

Dinah Tovar Armas

Tax Administration Associate

Introducing Dinah Tovar Armas, a proud CSUF Accounting Alumni driven by a passion for precision and financial empowerment. As your guide through the intricacies of taxation, Dinah is poised to navigate with you. From maximizing returns to ensuring strict compliance, embark on a collaborative journey where your financial goals seamlessly intertwine with our shared success story.

Let’s not just navigate the labyrinth of taxes; together, we’ll craft a strategic roadmap for your prosperity. Every financial decision will serve as a stepping stone toward a brighter and more secure financial future.

Outside the realm of numbers, Dinah dedicates her free time to exploring diverse culinary cuisines and cherishing moments with loved ones. Join Dinah in making your financial journey not just a process but a personalized path to success.

Christine “Chrissy” Mealy

Enrolled Agent

Hello there! I’m Christine Mealy, aka “Chrissy”, your trusted Enrolled Agent and tax resolution expert here at Tax Resolution Services of Hawaii. With years of experience in the tax arena, I bring a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to helping clients navigate the complexities of tax matters.

As an Enrolled Agent, I am federally authorized to represent you before the IRS. My expertise covers a wide range of tax resolution services, from strategic tax planning to meticulous preparation and resolution of tax issues. I thrive on challenges and take pride in being a dedicated advocate for my clients.

My extensive experience extends across various sectors, including small businesses and real estate, allowing me to address the unique needs of diverse clients. I understand that each tax situation is unique, and I am here to provide personalized solutions tailored to your specific circumstances.

I believe in building lasting relationships with my clients, and my goal is to alleviate the stress associated with tax matters while achieving the best possible outcomes. Join me on this tax resolution journey, and let’s navigate the complexities together. Your financial peace of mind is my priority!

Pamela Manguerra

Operations Manager

Aloha! I’m Pamela, your dedicated Tax Office Operations Manager, with a passion for ensuring seamless and efficient operations within the tax realm. With a wealth of experience in managing the intricacies of tax offices, I bring a strategic and detail-oriented approach to the table.

As your Operations Manager, I excel in overseeing daily functions, streamlining processes, and implementing best practices to enhance overall efficiency. Whether it’s coordinating with tax professionals, managing client interactions, or optimizing technology solutions, I’m committed to delivering excellence at every level.

My journey in tax operations has equipped me with a deep understanding of the industry, from navigating regulatory landscapes to optimizing workflow processes. I thrive on cultivating a collaborative and productive work environment, where every team member plays a vital role in achieving our operational goals. I take pride in my ability to handle the complexities of tax regulations and compliance, ensuring that our office operates smoothly, and clients receive top-notch service. With a keen eye for detail and a proactive mindset, I am dedicated to staying ahead of industry changes to keep our operations agile and adaptive.

Beyond the numbers, I believe in fostering a positive workplace culture, where collaboration and continuous improvement are valued. My goal is to not only meet but exceed the expectations of our clients while creating a work environment that inspires our team to excel.

Kelly Johnson

Office Admin

I’m Kelly, the friendly face at the front desk of our tax office in Huntington Beach. As your dedicated receptionist, I’m here to ensure your experience is seamless and positive from the moment you walk in. With a keen eye for detail and excellent organizational skills, I handle appointments, calls, and inquiries with a warm and professional touch.

Adept at creating a welcoming atmosphere, I understand the importance of first impressions. Whether you’re a client or a guest, I’m here to assist you with a smile. My goal is to make your visit to our tax office as smooth and efficient as possible.

Outside the office, I enjoy spending time with my family, and I’m always happy to strike up a conversation. Feel free to reach out—I’m here to help!

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