Meet Our Staff






Marion R. Thompson, CPA, President

A long time resident of Montgomery County, MD and a graduate of VA Tech (1980), I came on full time with TTA in 1983.  After additional study and more accounting classes I earned my CPA designation in 1989.  I have been involved in many community and professional organizations.  I was President of the Maryland Society of Accountants from 2007-2008, and I currently chair their Education Committee.  I am a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals.  I am active in my church – Mother Seton Parish in Germantown.  I have two sisters, neither of which is involved in the accounting & tax industry.


Bobbie L. Thompson, EA, Founder

Bob has an engineering degree from VA Tech and an MBA.  He also holds and Enrolled Agent certificate from the Internal Revenue Service which he earned after schooling and testing.   In 2005, Bob and Betsy moved to Orlando, FL, but he continues to work onsite during tax season and remotely from their home year round.  He is an avid reader and watcher of old movies.

Michelle Palmer

I was born and raised in Washington D.C. I moved to Montgomery County in December 1996. I came to Thompson Tax in October 2006 to be the Office Manager.  I handle all the routine administrative tasks, so if you need to make an appointment, get a copy of a tax form or return, or send us a fax, you can contact me.

Hema at desk

Hemangini H. Shah, EA, CPA

Hemangini Shah, EA, CPA has a masters degree in accounting.  She earned her CPA designation in 2010 and EA designation in 2013.  She has worked on income tax returns since 2011 and has been in the accounting field since 2005.  “I love being an accountant, because I like to assist clients in saving their hard earned income by suggesting advice on time, creating sound bookkeeping systems, and the planning and preparation of financial statements.”