Mission, Values & Profile

Our mission:

Healthy finances, healthy business

At Anvil Tax, we help small businesses thrive. Sure, taxes can feel overwhelming. But they’re also a tool to maximize your company’s financial well-being. We take care of all the complicated forms and acronyms, so you can focus on what matters. Working together, we’ll put more money in your wallet and create high-performance habits that help you meet your goals.

Our Values:

Growth: Using our unique gifts and talents, we solve clients’ tax problems with innovative ideas and solutions. We look at challenges as opportunities to stretch, learn and grow – and support our clients’ progress, too.  

Safety: We earn clients’ trust by helping them feel safe, whether that means protecting data or navigating sensitive business decisions. We also foster a safe workplace, where all employees are respected for their identity and their ideas.

Accountability: We hold ourselves, and each other, accountable to a standard of excellence. That means tracking results, helping clients meet financial obligations and doing the right thing, even when it’s hard.

Relationships: Clients can count on us to listen carefully and provide direct, honest advice. We focus on solutions, exceeding clients’ expectations today – and laying the foundation for future success.

 

Staff Profiles

Daveed Tuck, Founder and CEO

Daveed Tuck is passionate about helping fellow business owners and self-employed professionals thrive. He founded Anvil Tax in 2010, bringing an insider’s knowledge of taxes from nearly a decade as an auditor for the Internal Revenue Service in Portland and Boise. Today, Daveed applies this experience to prevent tax problems before they happen, make the most of people’s money and create high-performance financial habits.

Daveed earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with an accounting emphasis from Boise State University, where he served on the student government. To spice up life, he worked as a professional river guide on the Snake, Salmon and Payette rivers in Idaho during summer breaks. It is here he earned the nickname “Salsa,” because he tailored the experience to his clients’ tastes, preferences and risk tolerance. Some patrons liked it hot, while others wanted it mild. Daveed still applies this kind of catering to his tax clients.

Being an entrepreneur is a big part of Daveed’s identity. He voraciously consumes books, podcasts and classes about business and leadership, and treats taxes as one ingredient in a company’s financial health. He understands that clients invest not only money, but also time and energy, in the success of their business. 

Daveed lives in Portland with his wife, Laura, and three children in their happily blended family. When he’s not working, he can be found trying to keep up with the kids’ sports, exploring Portland’s bike paths and hiking trails, and experimenting in the kitchen.