Affordable Tax, Accounting & Payroll Services

Serving customers and businesses in the Kansas City area since 1981


Tax Preparation

We specialize in both personal and business taxes. Tax laws are continually changing and our team stays up-to-date with the latest regulations for your individual, joint or business income tax preparation so you can get the most out of your tax return.


We understand that you want to focus on your business’s operations and that your skills lay with your craft. Our team applies our accounting skills to your books so you can continue doing what you do best. We offer comprehensive accounting services to our small business clients, including payroll, new business formation, cash flow management and tax preparation.



Garrison & Associates provides a full range of payroll services, including paycheck preparation, payment of tax liabilities and preparation of quarterly reports. We also prepare and file year-end Forms, W-2s and annual payroll tax reports in accordance with Internal Revenue Service requirements.


To Garrison & Associates | The Tax Shoppe

In 1981, Morris Garrison started providing accounting services to small businesses and individuals in the Kansas City area. His son, Darren, followed his legacy with the purchase of The Tax Shoppe in 1999. When his father retired in 2007, Darren bought Morris’ business and changed the name to Garrison & Associates, Inc. To this day, Garrison & Associates, Inc. and The Tax Shoppe continue to provide accounting and tax preparation services for their clients.

At Garrison & Associates | The Tax Shoppe, we believe in the value of relationships. We view every client relationship like a partnership and truly believe that our success is a result of your success. We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. We take pride in giving you the assurance that the personal assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience, and financial acumen.


Professional Service

Garrison & Associates can offer a full range of accounting services while giving you the individual attention that you need.

Years of Experience

Garrison & Associates has over 30 years of experience working through IRS audit strategies and financial issues. We guarantee that your business is in good hands at all times.

Serving Your Business

Garrison & Associates provides support in all areas of business consulting. Let our team guide you with a financial strategy that leads to business growth and success.

Our Team

Douglas Filipovits, CFP®

Douglas Filipovits, CFP®

Doug has been in the Financial Services industry since 2002 and currently holds the Certified Financial Planner® designation. He began his career with JP Morgan Chase and then HSBC Securities (USA) in New York City working with the banks’ affluent clientele. He has been an independent Financial Advisor since December 2007.

Doug’s professional experience is in personal financial planning and investment management. His experience lends itself to working with individuals and business owners to help them plan for retirement, minimize current and future tax liabilities as well as estate planning. Doug’s partnership with accounting firm, Garrison & Associates and Darren Garrison, EA allows him to coordinate a client’s tax planning, financial planning, estate planning, investment management and risk management. Doug works with all of his clients on an individual basis and creates a plan that works for them based on their goals and risk tolerance.

Doug graduated from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY with a bachelor’s in business administration (BBA) with a major in Finance. He currently holds FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 registrations, as well as his Kansas and Missouri Life and Health Insurance Licenses. His broker dealer affiliation is with Cetera Advisors, LLC. Doug is also a member of the Financial Services Institute.

Doug currently resides in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife Sarah and their three children Luke, Harper and Isabel. He enjoys spending time with his kids, coaching their sports teams, traveling, cooking and slow cooked BBQ.

Darren Garrison, EA

Darren Garrison, EA

Darren has been in the accounting and tax business for over 40 years and currently holds the Enrolled Agent designation. Darren received his BS, Accounting degree from the University of Central Missouri and his MBA from Rockhurst University. Darren purchased The Tax Shoppe in 1999 and bought his father’s tax business in 2007, renaming the business Garrison & Associates.

Darren and his wife, Shelley, currently reside in Lees Summit, MO. When Darren is not at the office, he enjoys traveling and playing golf.

“Used the tax shoppe for the past 15 years, best individual service hands down.”
Sally, Lees Summit, MO

“Darren and the rest of the staff are fantastic. They’ve helped me save money every year!”
Benjamin, Raytown, MO


5100 Blue Ridge Blvd

Raytown, MO 64133

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