Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with focus in Accounting and Finance from Cal Poly State University
Professional Associations: National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA), California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA), National Society of Accountants (NSA)
Certifications: Enrolled Agent (EA), Achieved the National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) Fellow status
Industries: Real Estate, Small Business, Entrepreneur Startups, Entertainment, Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Education
Awards: Glendale Reader’s Choice Award for Best Tax Preparer in 2011, 2014, 2017, & 2018
After personal experiences dealing with tax issues, F. Michael Watson saw the value of understanding how the system worked. As a result, Michael pursued a degree in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting and Finance. Upon graduation, he demonstrated his expertise in the field of taxation by becoming an Enrolled Agent. As a federally licensed tax practitioner, Michael is empowered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers for audits, collections, and appeals before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service. Today, Michael is recognized as a Fellow by the National Association of Enrolled Agents, meaning he is considered by the prestigious NAEA as the “crème de la crème of tax representation experts.” As such, he is highly qualified to represent his clients in all matters of taxation. Michael also dabbles in real estate and maintains several investments. His experience in this area makes him uniquely qualified to prepare taxes and advise individuals in the real estate industry on the best ways to maximize deductions and minimize liabilities. Outside of work, Michael can be found playing the piano, watching sports, and spending time with his family.