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About Us

About Our Firm

For years, FasTax, trade name for Tehel & Company, Inc., has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as profit margins, acquisition strategies, and business planning.

FasTax, Inc. is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. FasTax is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose FasTax  receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

Frank Tehel, EA, CFP, CRPC, CLU

Tel: (757) 497-2735

For the last 42 years, I have maintained an active Tax Preparation practice providing tax advisory services including; multi-generational estate planning, portfolio coordination of gains and losses, business succession planning, and nonqualified retirement income planning.

I became involved in personal tax planning upon graduating from Old Dominion University with a BS in accounting. In the early years from 1978 to 1981, I concentrated solely in the tax-planning arena.

In addition to my passion for tax planning, I have two children and three grandchildren that keep me busy and I am actively involved in the community. In my free time I enjoy ballroom dancing and golf.

Allene Heilman, Notary Public

Executive Assistant/Office Manager/Tax Professional
Tel: (757) 497-2735

Allene joined Tehel and Co., Inc. in 2004. She came to us with a strong background in tax preparation having been in the business as a preparer, tax instructor and office supervisor for many years. Allene lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, Randy and their furbaby, Molly.

Michelle Lopez

Office Supervisor Assistant/Client Relations Manager/Tax Preparer
Tel: (757) 497-2735

Michelle has worked with Tehel and Co., Inc. since 2016 and handles the company's scheduling, client database, organization of the office and prepares simple tax returns. Michelle is a Toastmasters club member and Professional Member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) since 2017.



The FasTax Service



Neely K. Elstrodt, EA, CRPC®

Treasurer/Tax Professional
Tel: (757) 460-5863

Neely began working with Frank Tehel in 2006. Prior to joining his team, she worked in higher education as a Faculty Coordinator, hiring and scheduling graduate and undergraduate faculty for an adult studies program at Averett University. Neely earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Chowan University in 1999 and her Master of Business Administration degree in 2002 from Averett University. Neely has a background in both investments and income tax preparation and planning. She is an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service, which allows her the privilege of representing clients before the IRS to solve their tax issues. She works with both individuals and small business owners to help them minimize their tax and plan for their retirement. Neely lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, Matt, and their son Alex.

Dawn Halvorsen

Tel: (757) 460-5863

Dawn joined FasTax in 2016. She has a strong passion for helping small and large business owners as well as individuals to manage and grow their business and financial well-being. Coming from a strong accounting and tax background, Dawn will provide her clients with professionalism, expert advice, responsiveness and peace of mind. Dawn lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, Mike, and their two children, Emma and Mikey, and grandson, Landon.

Jane Lombard

Tax Professional
Tel: (757) 460-5863

Jane joined FasTax several years ago. She came to us with a strong background in tax preparation having been in the business as a preparer, tax instructor and office supervisor for many years.