Meet the Team

Jerry Gaddis is the founder and CEO of Tropical Tax Solutions. He has been in the tax business since 2004, earned his Enrolled Agent license in 2009 and became a Fellow in the National Tax Practice Institute in 2012. As an #Enrolled Agent he takes more than 30 hours/year in tax education trying to keep up with the ever-changing tax code

He earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and an MBA (Finance) from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL.

Mr. Gaddis is fully engrossed in the tax industry and considered a leader in his field having served seven years on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Enrolled Agents including three years as an officer and one year as President/CEO. He currently serves on the IRS Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee (ETAAC) where he works with other industry leaders on the development and implementation of the IRS organizational strategy for electronic tax administration.  Gaddis has been writing and speaking about taxes for over a decade and is a fixture on #TaxTwitter where he has been consistently recognized for his contributions.  Call the office to see if he’s available for your next event!

When not chained to his tax desk Mr. Gaddis believes in community service and is proud to be a Rotarian and a member of the Meals On Wheels of Polk County Board of Directors.  He’s also served on the board for Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys, the Key Largo Lion’s Club and spent more than a decade on the Key Largo committee of the Monroe County Tourism Development Council.

Gaddis is a native Floridian who developed his customer service orientation during a decade working in the Walt Disney World theme parks. In his spare time, he enjoys reading Florida-based fiction and getting outdoors to enjoy all that Florida has to offer. He worships at Heartland Church in Winter Haven and First Baptist of Key Largo.

You can learn more about Jerry and connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Rusty the Tax Dog is our greeter and assists with office security. He’s been with Tropical Tax Solutions since 2012.  He’s a good boy and a certified therapy dog.