Services Overview

GL Howard & Company CPAs, LLP is one of the premier CPA firms in Southern California handling the accounting, litigation support, tax compliance and planning, and tax controversy needs of closely-held corporations and their shareholders.

Accounting Services

As members of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, we keep fully abreast of all reporting requirement changes and standards in the profession. This helps us to offer valuable insight to our clients.

Litigation Support

We have focused on litigation support since the founding of our firm in 1986. We work with some of the most prominent attorneys in the field. Furthermore, our leadership in litigation support has been recognized not only by the legal community, but also by our colleagues in the accounting profession.

Our CPAs can analyze, verify and quantify the economic damage in all types of matters. We also provide expert opinion testimony in court. A large majority of our litigation clients are so pleased with our services that they continue as clients in Accounting and Tax. We take the time to personally meet with each client to understand their specific situation and needs.

Tax Compliance & Planning

GL Howard & Company CPAs, LLP provides a full range of tax services for corporations, partnerships and individuals, as well as trusts and estates. We have developed effective techniques to integrate tax strategies for businesses and individuals in order to pay the minimum amount of tax allowed by law. Whether your tax situation is complicated or straightforward, GL Howard & Company CPAs, LLP works with you to develop creative solutions.

Tax Controversy

In the event of an IRS audit, or problems with the FTB (Franchise Tax Board), SBOE (State Board of Equalization), or the EDD (Employment Development Department), GL Howard & Company CPAs, LLP can work on your behalf to help present your case in the most persuasive manner.

Within our Tax Controversy practice, GL Howard & Company CPAs, LLP has developed significant expertise in “Voluntary Disclosures” to the IRS as they pertain to foreign asset holdings. We serve clients nationwide as well as internationally with these matters. If you have foreign financial interests or have authority over a foreign financial account, including a bank account, brokerage account, mutual fund, unit trust, or other types of financial accounts, you are required to report the account yearly to the Internal Revenue Service. Taxpayers with undisclosed foreign accounts or entities should make a voluntary disclosure because it enables them to become compliant, reduce substantial civil and criminal penalties and can reduce the risk of criminal prosecution.