870 Market Street, Suite 450

n Francisco, CA 94102
Fax: 415-392-8290
Email: ftomandassociates@gmail.com

About Frank Tom

General Information
I have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration. I have over 35 years of tax experience. I spent over 29 years with the California Franchise Tax Board (California income tax department) as an auditor and as an audit administrator. I trained tax auditors on tax laws and audit procedures. I developed audit selection models to select tax returns for audits. I retired from the California Franchise Tax Board in 2001.

In 2001, San Francisco State University hired me as one of its accounting faculty, and I taught accounting. In 2008, I took a leave of absence from my teaching to focus on taxes and writing.

In 2004, I was admitted to practice before the U.S. Treasury Internal Revenue Service (IRS). I am a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents and a member of the California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA). Currently, I am on the board of directors of CSEA, Golden Gate Chapter.

In 2005, I joined one of the largest tax preparation firms in the country. I was a master tax advisor in the firm. I prepared some of its most complex tax returns, handled audits and tax appeals, and handled tax collection problems.

Area of Expertise
I have expertise in individual taxes, small businesses, sole proprietorships, corporations, Subchapter S, LLC, partnerships, stock options and investments, rental property, resident alien and nonresident alien tax filing, U.S. citizen overseas tax filing, and foreign tax credits.

I am also an expert in dealing with tax deductions, since I have taught many tax auditors how to identify tax deduction issues for auditing as well as techniques for developing their cases. I have been effective when representing clients for IRS audits, the California Franchise Tax Board and other state audits.

Tax Return Preparation / Areas of Expertise:

  • Individual Tax
  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Corporation
  • Subchapter S / LLC
  • Partnerships
  • Stock Options and Investments
  • Rental Property
  • Resident Alien and Nonresident Alien Taxes
  • Foreign Tax Credit
  • Performers / Athletes Working in the U.S. Temporarily
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