M & J Tax Service was founded in 1978 by Melvin Messner and Helen Joseph. Melvin realized a need in the community to provide low-cost tax preparation services so that everybody would be able to capitalize on government tax breaks and additional, typically difficult to understand deductions. Word spread and, within years, the business and increased and M & J Tax Service started offering tax preparation services to local businesses, partnerships, and corporations. A few shorts years later, in the early 1980’s, Melvin’s son, Garry Messner, joined the business and started preparing taxes as well.


As tax laws continued to become more complex, people relied more on the reliable and professional team at M & J Tax Service. The 90’s continued to bring around many changes at M & J Tax Service.  As Helen retired, the team expanded to include Kirk Weston, a colleague of Melvin’s, as well as Roxanne Fox and Brad Messner, Garry’s children.  In the late 90’s, M & J Tax Service continued to expand their line of offerings to include additional business services.  Also in the late 90’s, M & J Tax Service began to use computerized tax preparation software.


In the mid-2000’s, both Melvin and Garry Messner passed away and the remaining team decided to continue providing tax preparation services – as was the passion of their founders. We have seen continued growth and have added Sherri Widmaier, Kristan Preston, and Erin Blystone to our qualified and eager-to-serve team.


Our entire team of tax preparers maintain either their Enrolled Agent credential or their Annual Filing Season Program credential to ensure ongoing continuing education.


M & J Tax Service is a member of the following organizations:

Contact Us

(724) 635-3174
(724) 635-5266
Fax: (724) 635-3178
E-Mail: info@mjtaxservice.com
Address: 133 Stan Avenue
PO Box A
New Stanton, PA 15672

Hours of Operation

January 23 – April 20
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday Closed
April 21 – January 22
By Appointment Only