Geoff Plourde, EA, CPA –

13095917_1744201122492934_7949915045957838343_nGeoff is an enrolled agent and certified public accountant who specializes in resolving complex tax issues and has significant experience working with distressed businesses. He is an active member of the California Society of Enrolled Agents, San Fernando Valley Chapter and the National Association of Enrolled Agents. He was named a Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute in 2015 after completing a rigorous program of advanced study in tax problem resolution. He holds a BS in Accounting from Pepperdine University, an MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University, a JD from Southwestern Law School and is a MS in Management and Leadership candidate at Western Governors University.

Geoff currently serves as Vice President of Client Services/Director of Resolution for a national tax resolution company and was previously the managing director of a consulting firm focused on helping businesses reach their full potential by advising on business and tax planning. He was previously a part of one of the largest tax resolution firms in the United States, where he represented over 250 businesses and high net worth individuals during his tenure with the firm in tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities. Many of these disputes related to either cases where individual taxpayers had significant assets or income but were unable to pay their tax liabilities or where a taxing authority was proposing an excessive and erroneous trust fund tax assessments against business owners and employees.

Geoff often consults for other tax professionals on complex tax problems their clients face and is currently finishing a book on tax problem resolution intended to help taxpayers navigate the IRS effectively. He previously was in charge of student organization funding for a top tier university where he was instrumental in effecting major reforms to the way student organizations requested and received university funding and implemented processes to improve accountability and organizational development. He also previously interned with a nonprofit as a financial analyst, identifying thousands of dollars in cost savings, and was an administrator for a rural healthcare clinic before moving to the Los Angeles area.