Rochester has been home to Flower City Tax since it's birth in 1983. Company founder, Valarie A. Hill began Flower City Tax & Accounting as an alternative to the large accounting and tax firms that are more interested in their pocketbooks than the customers, and the typical national franchises where you are just a number. Devoted to customer satisfaction and "home-style" financial services, Flower City Tax knows who YOU are and what YOU need in a tax professional.

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Valarie Hill, EA  founder of Flower City Tax & Accounting, Valarie is determined that every customer is satisfied, every question is answered, and every deduction is taken.  She has also earned the prestigious title of Enrolled Agent.  An Enrolled Agent is the highest credential awarded by the IRS and is valid in all 50 states. 

With 34 years and over 27,300 tax returns under her belt, Valarie has seen the tax laws change hundreds of times. Constant continuing education is the only way to stay on the cutting-edge. Rest assured that your return, whether it be personal, small business or corporate, is prepared using the most up-to-date information and technology. 

*UPDATE: It is with a heavy heart that I tell you this. After a brief battle with cancer our beloved founder, my wife lost that battle on November 8th, 2018. She will be missed dearly by her family, her clients, and myself as we try to adjust to such a loss in all our lives. Many have asked if we are still open. Yes, we are open. I will carry on the legacy Valarie A Hill EA started so many years ago 1983.


Penny BelknapPenny Belknap is our Sr. Tax Professional. Having joined us in 2003, her 30+ years of accounting and tax preparation experience makes her a wealth of knowledge in the areas of individual, business, investment and Corporate areas of taxation and finance. Penny's expertise in the QuickBooks world lends itself to excellent customer satisfaction when looking for training solutions to their accounting and software issues. 

She is one of our off-site bookkeepers and QuickBooks professionals, ready to serve your accounting needs in the comfort of your own office.  Penny is also a mother of 1 beautiful daughter Kiara, Petey (White Boxer), Harry (Shihtzu), and 2 cats and a Bearded Dragon.



Tracy Loiacono Tracy is the new office manager at Flower City Tax. She has worked for Flower City in the past so some of you might remember her. She is there to answer any questions you may have.


 Brent Schuth is Valarie's husband and now the sole owner of Flower City Tax.He will be carrying on Valarie's legacy.

Brent Schutch