Gary Alan Accountant


It’s best to get current, one year at a time. The tax agencies, IRS and State Franchise Tax Board want to see that you’re not evading taxes and are in the process of following the tax laws.

This is more common than you might imagine. For this very reason, both the IRS and State have installment plans to make monthly payments–even up to 6 years. In more extreme cases, there is an opportunity to file for an “offer in compromise” and request a greatly reduced modification to the amount of tax owed.

This is becoming more common, tax agencies have been making significant mistakes. Unfortunately, the tax payer has to contact the IRS or State to clear up the matter. You will need the notice you received and a copy of your tax returns and/or other records. You may even want to request a free “transcript” online to see what adjustments the IRS may have made.

Yes, bookkeeping is essential to evaluate your business and is necessary to file your annual tax returns. Please see the top menu BOOKKEEPING page for details.

It will be valuable to review the options of a business structure such as an LLC, partnership or corporation which may save you substantial tax deductions. They also provide legal protection against personal losses in the case of suit.

Absolutely! I have experienced this issue with several clients who have had others recommend and set up an S corporation for them. They were not informed what an S corporation entails. One can lose all of their tax benefits if they do not pay themselves a “reasonable salary,” as required by the IRS (incidentally, “reasonable salary” is not defined by the IRS). Also, one must keep separate bank accounts for a corporation and not “commingle” personal and business funds.
Yes. Business returns due March 15 and personal returns due April 15 can file for a 6 month extension, which must be filed by the original due date.




Gary is dedicated to his work with unswerving diligence. Gary is a highly innovative accountant, whose creative solutions make tax filing go smoothly. His work is impeccable and he has earned my trust.


Gary has been an outstanding accountant and tax advisor: he is extremely competent and professional, yet helpful and a pleasure to interact with.