Melissa Kragel

Atlanta Office

Melissa's Tax Experience

Snapshot and Years of Experience

Melissa Kragel has over 12 years of tax compliance and tax accounting experience in both public accounting and industry. She has worked in large tax departments at both a multinational food processing company and a top 20 public accounting firm as well as a small tax department at a local public accounting firm.

Tax Compliance

  • Preparation and review of corporate and partnership federal income tax returns
  • Preparation and review of corporate and partnership state income tax returns, including unitary, consolidated, combined, and separate entity state returns
  • Management of all aspects of domestic income tax compliance
  • Preparation and review of state apportionment
  • Preparation and review of quarterly estimate and extension calculations
  • Review of fixed asset depreciation calculations, including optimizing accelerated depreciation deductions

Tax Accounting

  • Preparation of domestic annual income tax provision, including Schedule M adjustments, deferred inventory, journal entries, ETR, and tax footnote disclosures
  • Review of all Schedule M adjustments and supporting workpapers
  • Review of state schedules such as state tax expense and state NOL carryforwards
  • Management of various aspects of the provision process including the preparation and review of supporting workpapers
  • Provision to return analysis

Federal & State Audits

  • IDR responses
  • Research and analysis of technical issues
  • Resolution of tax notices
  • Requests for penalty abatements

Indirect Tax

  • Review of business property tax listings

Tax Technology Experience

  • CSC Corptax
  • CCH Axcess Tax
  • CCH Prosystems fx Engagement and Tax
  • Sage Fixed Assets
  • RIA Checkpoint

Previous Work Experience

  • MPC Certified Public Accountants
  • Dixon Hughes Goodman


  • The University of North Carolina –
    Kenan-Flagler Business School –
    Master of Accounting,
    Tax Concentration
  • Duke University –
    Bachelor of Science in Economics
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