Tax Services

When it comes to the world of taxes, preparation and planning go a LONG way. We have the expertise and knowledge you are looking for in a tax professional and can help you navigate your options.

We’re happy to help you with any of these services:

Tax Preparation

Stop missing out on potential deductions that could be saving you big money!

Tax Planning

Real strategies and solutions to help you minimize your IRS liability.

IRS AUDIT Representation

Don’t go it alone! We’re your ally and representative in an IRS audit.

A Basic Mid-Year Tax Planning Method for Southern California Taxpayers

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend an educational conference in Tucson this past weekend, and it poured heavy rains and the weather was cooler. Because we are right in the thick of summer, it's tempting to just sit back and hit the cruise control for the next...

David Barnes’s Next Steps After Settling With The IRS

Let's talk about what happens AFTER we are able to strike a deal on your behalf with the IRS. Because after all, that really is the goal here isn't it? So ... the IRS agreed that you could not pay all of your taxes back, and that a settlement was in everyone's best...

How To Get Out of Credit Card Debt Fast in Southern California: 6 Key Steps

Often, when you're faced with IRS debt, there are other nasty little financial problems out there that can tend to crop up. I have to tell you though, as I sat down to write this strategy note, it made me think about some Southern California clients that I've walked...

Making Children Less Costly For Southern California Families With Kids Through The Child Tax Credit

To be clear, children are costly in the best way possible.Once the dust settles from changing diapers, sweeping floors, slapping bandaids on booboos, driving to sports practice, attending back-to-school meetings, saving for college, and buying countless goldfish...

An Under-Utilized Tax Break For Southern California Taxpayers: Summer Day Camp

Okay, that's a joke. We're so busy with our client work, we can't really enjoy the college basketball or the new baseball season, but at least we still have April Fools.And yes, I know that day has already passed. More coffee please.But speaking of things getting past...

What To Do If You’re Among Those Southern California Taxpayers Who Missed The Tax Deadline

There are two kinds of taxpayers right now.Those who filed their taxes.And, well, those who didn't.There are MANY reasons why you might be in that second group, and there doesn't need to be any shame attached to it.But for those who haven't yet filed (maybe that's...

College Is Expensive But Southern California Families Can Save Big Through These Tax Breaks

What, you think I'm on vacation?Yes, the tax deadline has passed. But we're still available, and handling post-deadline matters for Southern California clients.But moving along to today's subject: figuring out how to pay for college tuition. Things are different from...

A Thank You To Our Southern California Clients For A Successful 2019 Tax Season

This has been one of the wildest tax seasons in recent memory. I saw a note from the IRS last Friday (the 12th) that as of that day, 50 million taxpayers had yet to file. LOTS of extensions happened out there, as all of the tax law changes caused a bunch of...

Barnes Accountancy Corporation Answers: Can You Be Fired Because of A Wage Levy?

We're almost at the end of September, which is bewildering -- where did summer go? Pumpkin lattes are everywhere, the weather is turning ... and life is really starting to accelerate. But we do know something that can stop anyone in their tracks on an accelerating...

David Barnes’ Three Building Blocks To Healthy Personal Finances

It's understandable if things might feel a little bit ... shaky right now for you. If you pay attention to the media, you are seeing trade wars with China, uncertain stock markets, apocalyptic elections rumbling in the future, even the Apple juggernaut is seeing its...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!