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Proactive planning ensures that you don’t pay too much tax.


The US tax code is dizzyingly complex and grows more so every year. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 introduced numerous changes to the way that businesses and their owners are taxed in 2018 and beyond, but most taxpayers must take action now to ensure that they receive the full benefit of many of the new laws while minimizing the impact of some of the less favorable changes.

Filing a tax return tells a story about a business’ history - what has already happened.  In most cases, it is not possible to alter what has already happened when it comes to taxes, so every successful business owner needs a proactive tax reduction strategy that considers every aspect of their business and personal tax situation and works to legally minimize their tax bills while also managing audit risk.

Certified Tax Coach logoAs a Certified Tax Coach I specialize in helping business owners to create and implement these completely customized and comprehensive tax plans, allowing them to keep more of what they earn and, as a result, to achieve their financial goals more quickly than they had dreamed.

Enrolled Agent logoAs an Enrolled Agent I am a tax specialist, licensed to practice by the Internal Revenue Service.

Diamond Certified logoAnd finally, as a Diamond Certified business since 2008 my commitment to providing the highest level of client care has been consistently demonstrated and independently verified.

Our office is comfortable with technology and is happy to communicate with you however is convenient for you. Even if you are not local to Silicon Valley or find it hard to come to the office during business hours we can still work with you.

I look forward to working with you!

Russell Barnett, EA, CTC

“Turbotax had me believing that I was going to owe a lot. I was pretty sad about it. Turns out I actually owe 1/5th of it! This guy is very awesome in every way. Have him do your taxes!”

P. Cable