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.
As 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.
As an Enrolled Agent I am a tax specialist, licensed to practice by the Internal Revenue Service.
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
“Russell did a fantastic job on my taxes. My return was pretty complex this year with a house sale, some 1099 work, etc and he was thorough, efficient, patient and a great communicator. Really impressed. So much so that I’ll be working with him in the future on some other projects.”
“Russell is the most flexible and helpful tax preparer I’ve ever encountered. He’s given me incredibly timely advice and has made himself available to me at nearly any hour. I am sincerely grateful for his continued services.”
“Russell rocks. I was being threatened by the IRS and after spending 2 hours on the phone with them, I contacted Russell and not only did he have things ironed out quickly, he also did it professionally and cheaply. A++, I will be buying again.”
“…Fantastic service. I got an email with the finished forms for me to peruse and sign on the same day my paperwork arrived at his office. All my questions were answered immediately, and he actually got me money back. I wholeheartedly endorse Russell, and will work with him in the future.”
“…Anyone who’s waffling about asking Russell for his help, needs to get off their butts and DO IT NOW! Seriously, he helped us on our taxes this year SO MUCH! Thank you! Thank you!!”
“I thought I was in trouble because I didn’t pay enough taxes this year Russell is the man however because I have just over $2K coming back to me, I’m stupid for procrastinating this long but if you’re sitting on the fence, time to hop down there little buddy.”
“I’ve never had anyone prep my taxes for me before but he made it very easy. I’ll probably use him again next year because he made everything so simple and stress free. Give him a whirl, he definitely gets my recommendation.”
“Russell is completely amazing and thorough. I sent my paperwork to him on a Tuesday, and by Friday it was all finished and taken care of. I really can’t say enough about his patience and ability…I will definitely want him to do my taxes next year. AND, the price is outstanding, especially considering the level of service he provides. It’s definitely worth it.”
“Russell is smart, prompt, and very good at what he does. I used his services for my ’04 return and plan on working with him for this year, too. He answered all of my questions concisely and competently, and I really couldn’t ask for a better tax man.”
“If anyone is on the fence about whether or not to engage Russell’s services, I strongly suggest you do it. I was pretty uneasy about the cost at first, since I’d been doing my own taxes on TurboTax since 2000, but hiring him felt like the right thing to do this year. I’m glad I did.”
“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!”
“I just used Russell to get caught up, after not filing for 2003 or 2004, and he not only did it accurately and on the cheap, but rapidly as well. The letter I got from Mr. Barnett said that my MD taxes were e-filed as of Feb 6. My refund check arrived at my house on Feb 9.”
“Russell took care of me very quickly, answered all of my questions clearly and didn’t once make fun of the fact that I had the wrong state taking money out of my paycheck all of last year. Also, I’m getting a very nice refund as a result.”
“If you’ve been on the fence about hiring Russell to do your taxes, just do it. The process was as painless as taxes can be. He was very fast. I sent him my tax documents on a Thursday night and by Saturday morning, I had a completed federal and two completed state tax returns.”