Tax Accounting provides a full range of services to both individuals
and business clients. Unlike other accounting firms that just
prepare tax returns and post books, we want to be an extension
of your financial life. We know that our success depends on successful
clients. If we handle your taxes, we want to familiarize ourselves
with your overall finances and help you plan for the future. Putting
numbers on tax forms may seem like the whole job, but we feel
our clients deserve more. Let us help you plan for the future
so your net worth grows while taxes are kept as low as possible.
We offer traditional accounting services to our business clients,
but our job doesn't stop there. We are committed to making accounting
costs contribute to profitability. By helping our clients interpret
financial statements, we help them make informed decisions which
will improve their bottom lines.
Tax Accounting is owned by Michael Lehman, a tax accountant with
over 25 years of full-time tax experience. Mike graduated from
the University of Alaska with a degree in both business and accounting
in 1976. He passed the Federal Enrollment Exam in 1977 and has
been a practicing Enrolled Agent (see our "Credentials" page)
ever since. Following college Mike worked several years for one
of Alaska's older public accounting firms. It was during this
time the Alaska Pipeline was under construction and his firm provided
accounting services to many contractors involved in the project.
Mike is experienced in most tax areas, but specializes in real
estate taxation and the special issues of real estate professionals.
This is an area of tax law which is often misunderstood because
real estate professionals have some distinct advantages over other
independent contractors. In 1981 Mike moved back to his native
Seattle and went into private practice. He simultaneously served
as the finance manager of a medium sized manufacturing company
he and several partners owned. After several successful years,
Mike sold both businesses and relocated full-time to Palm Springs.
In addition to being an Enrolled Agent, Mike is accredited in
both accounting and taxation. He is a member of the National Society
of Accountants and became QuickBooks© certified in 2005.