Jackson Gaines

Who are we?

We are Focused on providing Quality Service and Customer Satisfaction


  • Known industry wide since 1987 
  • Trades as Jackson Gaines as Tax Professionals, Paralegals and Notaries
  • Upholding standards set by the Department of the Treasury for representation, service and advice



Now Serving: 
Johnstown, Altoona, 
Blairsville & Greensburg
Ph: 814.270.7496

Meet Michele J. Gaines, B.A., C.P., EA

Prior to owning and operating Jackson Gaines, Michele‚Äôs professional work experience included grant writing, negotiating federal contracts, preparation of individual and business taxes and preparing clients for that IRS tax audit. Michele also operated federally funded employment and training programs as Executive Director and CEO for Federal Training Agencies with OIC, the Urban League and the Broward Economic Development Corporation.


Education and Credentials

  • Enrolled to Practice by IRS by the Department of Treasury
  • Certified Paralegal, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Shaw University, Raleigh, NC
  • Member, National Association of Enrolled Agents - NAEA
  • Member, American Bar Association - ABA (2020 Liasion to the Tax Section)
  • Member, National Association of Tax Professionals - NATP
  • Member, Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (3 Year Term Ended 11/2015)
  • Member, National Society of Accountants - NSA
  • Expert, Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys - TASA
  • Allegheny County Court Appointed Advocate (Past) - CASA
  • Member, Board of Directors for Pittsburgh Paralegal Association - PPA, Pgh., PA         (Past)
  • Member, Pennsylvania Association of Notaries - PAN
  • Treasurer, Homewood YMCA Board of Directors (Past)