It is not easy to find a good San Francisco CPA, partly because there is a booming entrepreneur sector which “gobbles up” a lot of the best CPA’s. Another reason is the cost of living in San Francisco.
CPA’s deal with figures all day and every day, and they understand only too well that San Francisco is an expensive city in which to live and work, so they choose to locate elsewhere in the Bay Area.
San Francisco certainly is expensive. According to 24/7 Wall Street, a USA Today content partner, San Francisco/Oakland/Hayward is the third most expensive area in the US with the cost of living at 24.7% higher than the national average. Monthly living costs for a family of four are calculated as being $12,370. Only San Jose and Santa Cruz are more expensive.
We Love It Here! We Love SF!
However, expensive or not, at Safe Harbor we absolutely love it here! There is something about San Francisco that is unique, with all the hustle and bustle of a thriving metropolis, and we wouldn’t choose to live and work anywhere else. And as the best CPA’s in the city we can help you with your tax affairs too.
OK, everyone has to pay tax. However, why pay a cent more than you need to? When we take on new clients, we usually find that they are paying over the odds and that we can reduce their tax bill, and often gain a tax refund for the client who may have been paying too much for many years. Why are they paying too much? Quite often, it is because they have been doing their own tax returns in order to “save” money that they would have paid to a CPA. Others have used another CPA but have not been given the best advice.
However, if a top San Francisco CPA like Safe Harbor charges you fees of, say $1,000 a year but saves you $2,000 in tax, you are not really making a saving by trying to do it on your own, are you?
Our job is all about saving you money. We just love it when we can reduce the amount that a client is paying to the IRS, and we love it even more when we can get the IRS to pay a refund!
The reason that we can do this is because as a great San Francisco CPA we are experts at what we do. We know all of the little loopholes and ways to avoid paying tax that are entirely legal but that others simply do not know about, so come and talk to us and let us see how we can help you.
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