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)
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. As such, he is highly qualified to represent his clients in all matters of taxation.
Michael is also a real estate investor, so 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.
When Michael isn’t in the office, he’s probably with his beautiful family, cheering from the bleachers at a baseball game, or at a Dave Matthews Band show.