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.

Stimulus Checks and Unemployment Assistance For Southern California Taxpayers

These are the days when the internet is not necessarily your friend.Let's leave aside the very true fact that so many of the new, online substitutes for the "real thing" are a pale imitation of what we used to have, and that with more and more time spent online, there...

Training Your Heart For Good Financial Stewardship In Southern California

Working with my Southern California clients' finances over the years has given me a bit of a crash course in human behavior. Often, I'm floored by the generosity I see displayed by many clients -- even those without significant means. Other times ... well, I think...

The Real Risk From An IRS Audit by David Barnes

You see that piece of mail in your mailbox with the IRS letterhead, and a certain fear kicks in.(Unless, of course, you've "been there, done that", and you had us on your side).But the natural fear of what the IRS might be wanting to tell you (the dreaded audit!) can...

IRS Tax Levy: What Happens If Southern California Taxpayers Don’t Pay What They Owe

In the vast majority of cases, people who have tax debt will start to pay attention to the series of letters the IRS sends them as they become increasingly more threatening. So, being proactive and addressing the problem head-on is always the best approach. But what...

Taxes & Timeshare Points: A Guide for Southern California Timeshare Owners

Labor day rushes up on me every year. There's a corporate tax deadline on the 15th of September to keep me busy and focused (not to mention estimated taxes for June 3 through August 31 are also due on the 15th) ... but the truth of the matter is that the beginning of...

David Barnes’s Strategies for Fighting Inflation

If you’ve been in a Southern California store lately or visited your local gas pump, you’ve probably noticed some price fluctuations – up and up and up. Every visit, it seems.Inflation is here, and it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. So, we all have to figure out...

David Barnes’ Annual Holiday Prayer

Congress has been busy.They're home for the holidays, but before they left, they passed a flurry of bills that you might be interested in.Oh, and yes ... the House impeached the President. There is also that. I make no comment about that, but I DID want you to see...

Real Estate BRRRR Strategy Pros and Cons for Southern California Investors

Before I discuss the real estate BRRRR strategy, let’s talk about a current pressing topic that’s going to fuel investment talk. With numbers released last week, one thing is very obvious: inflation is here, and it is a problem for most Southern California...

When Conventional Financial Advice Is Wrong by David Barnes

Is there such a thing any more as "conventional wisdom"?It's a fair question to consider as we retreat further and further into our ideological silos as a society -- only reading "news" from the slant that makes us feel smartest ("See, if [smart person I read] says...

Southern California Taxpayers It’s Time To Deal With Your 2020 Tax Return

We can't electronically submit tax returns to the IRS until Friday, February 12. Nobody can.But that doesn't mean we can't help you get started. In fact, we're already in process with a few Southern California clients, and more and more are contacting us every day.If...

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!