The Number Crunchers, Money Savers, Help-Your-Business-Grow Team

The Number Crunchers, Money Savers, Help-Your-Business-Grow Team

Helping clients secure a sound financial future

We offer a broad range of services:

  • Fundamentally Sounds Service.
  • Business Guidance and Consultation.
  • Proactive Tax Services.

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About Us

Audra Davis, EA, CB

Audra Davis, EA, CB

Audra moved from Napa to Redding in 2006. With a bachelor’s degree in business she has been helping small to medium size businesses be more successful for 30 years. She is an Enrolled Agent and a Certified Bookkeeper. She is a member of PASBA (Professional Association of Small Business Accountants), the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers, the California Society of Enrolled Agents, as well as a Certified QuickBooks Professional Advisor. Audra has the trust and confidence of her clients, some of which have been with her throughout her career.


Bookkeeping Services

Our business bookkeeping services were designed to provide you with rock-solid analysis and timely information so you understand your business' financial position.

  • Profit and Loss Statement
  • Balance Sheet
  • Asset Depreciation Schedules
  • General Ledger Maintenance
  • Loan Amortization Schedules
  • Bank and Credit Card Reconciliation
  • Comparative Statements (as applicable)

Compliance Services

To build value in your business it is important that you comply with all federal, state, county, and city regulations.

We assist with:

  • State and Local Sales Tax Returns (if applicable)
  • Personal Property Tax Return
  • 1099's and 1096's
  • Payroll Compliance (optional service)

Tax Services

We assess your current situation and help you develop a solid expectation of your tax liability and can help implement tax saving strategies.

  • Tax Planning and Tax Reduction Strategies
  • Federal and State Income Tax Returns
  • Secure Access to Copies of All Tax Filings
  • Tax Issue Resolution (additional fees may apply)
  • Audit Representation (additional fees may apply)

Consulting Services

Unlike most firms, we don't charge by the hour. Call us anytime for advice or financial guidance. In addition, we like to meet with you (up to 3 one hour sessions per year) in our office to review:

  • Business and Individual Tax Planning
  • Business Performance/Benchmarking
  • Budget Monitoring
  • Discuss Any Other Services Needed

Fundamentally Sound Service

  • Timely and correct information every month to help you manage your busines.
  • Integrated accounting, tax, and payroll services - All under one roof.
  • Fixed fee pricing for basic services, so you can manage your costs.
  • Responsive service from experienced accounting professionals.
  • Proactive approach to working with the business owner.
  • Advanced technology and processes.
  • Friendly and welcoming office for small business owners.

Business Guidance And Consultation

  • Help increase profitability
  • Improve owners´ quality of life.
  • Routine telephone call and meetings are included.
  • Discussions throughout the year regarding business and tax matters.
  • Helpful tips and experience to help your business operate more efficiently.

Proactive Tax Services

  • Personal income taxes.
  • Business income taxes.
  • Payroll taxes.
  • Sales and use tax.
  • We monitor and review your financial situation before year-end to help minimize your taxes.


Is QuickBooks hard to learn to use?

QuickBooks is a very powerful tool for business owners to use in the day to day running of their business. However, it does take time to learn how to use it effectively and accurately. Setting up QuickBooks correctly is critical and often where most novices run into problems. While QuickBooks is designed for business owners with limited bookkeeping or accounting knowledge, our experience is that most owners need help at some point in their journey with the software. There are several free YouTube videos on how to use QuickBooks as well as Small Business Development centers and individual classes or consultants that you can hire for a fee.


What is the best business structure for a small business?

There is no one size fits all for what structure a business should adopt. There are pros and cons to each type and a business may over time decide to change structures for various reasons. Consulting with an attorney and income tax advisor before deciding on your business structure is highly recommended to avoid any surprises down the line. Sole Proprietorships are the easiest to set up and have only one owner. Partnerships are owned by two or more individuals and should have a formal partnership agreement written to outline the terms of the partnership. Limited Liability Companies offer business owners with liability protections that differ from corporations and can be taxed in a variety of ways. Corporation issue/sell stock and take on either a C or S status, each being taxed quite differently to shareholders. This is a complex issue, and much care and investigation should be done prior to making a final decision.


Do you have to make estimated tax payments as a business owner?

If you are a business owner and anticipate owing Federal or State income tax on profits, it is a good idea to make estimated tax payments throughout the year so that you do not have a large tax balance at tax filing time. Estimated tax payments are not only for paying federal or state income tax, but other taxes like self-employment tax (social security tax for the self-employed). There can be substantial penalties and interest imposed for not paying timely and accurately estimated tax payments. These are paid quarterly and are calculated on profits throughout the year. It is important to keep good records of income and expenses so that you can properly estimate what tax you will owe. Estimated tax payments can be paid by check through the mail or on the IRS or State websites by electronic check or credit cards.


Do I need to use a CPA for my business or personal taxes?

The term “CPA (Certified Public Accountant)” is a general term often used for all tax preparers. Not every CPA specializes in taxes and not every tax preparer is a CPA. Here is an exert from the IRS website describing the differences.

An important difference in the types of practitioners is “representation rights.” Here is guidance on each credential and qualification:

Unlimited Representation Rights: Enrolled agents, certified public accountants, and attorneys have unlimited representation rights before the IRS. Tax professionals with these credentials may represent their clients on any matters including audits, payment/collection issues, and appeals.

  • Enrolled Agents – Licensed by the IRS. Enrolled agents are subject to a suitability check and must pass a three-part Special Enrollment Examination, which is a comprehensive exam that requires them to demonstrate proficiency in federal tax planning, individual and business tax return preparation, and representation. They must complete 72 hours of continuing education every 3 years including 2 hours of Ethics every year.
  • Certified Public Accountants – Licensed by state boards of accountancy, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. Certified public accountants have passed the Uniform CPA Examination. They have completed a study in accounting at a college or university and met experience and good character requirements established by their respective boards of accountancy. In addition, CPAs must comply with ethical requirements and complete specified levels of continuing education to maintain an active CPA license. CPAs may offer a range of services; some CPAs specialize in tax preparation and planning.
  • Attorneys – Licensed by state courts, the District of Columbia, or their designees, such as the state bar. Generally, they have earned a degree in law and passed a bar exam. Attorneys generally have on-going continuing education and professional character standards. Attorneys may offer a range of services; some attorneys specialize in tax preparation and planning.

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5000 Bechelli Lane, Ste 204,
Redding, CA 96002

Phone: (530) 245-0682

Fax: (530) 245-0686

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