Small Business Tax & Accounting Services in California

See how America’s leading virtual accounting firm for small businesses can serve your needs with a suite of services built to maximize your tax savings in California.

400% ROI*
From small business services on average
25 Hours**
Saved during tax preparation
1 Million+***
Consultations delivered

California: Work With the Leading Virtual Accounting Firm for Small Businesses

1-800Accountant’s services are powered by a team of Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Enrolled Agents (EA), and tax professionals and technology, enabling California businesses to minimize tasks while maximizing savings. This allows owners to focus their time and energy on growing their businesses in the Golden State while we handle the rest.

Local Expertise

Our CPAs have more than 17 years of experience on average.

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Save on Business Taxes

We save small businesses more than $12,000 per year on taxes and maximize your refund.

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Year-Round Support

Get unlimited access to a dedicated accounting team and proactive, year-round tax planning and advice.

Tax Services in California

California is a big state with an economy larger than most countries. It’s also one of the most populous states in America, with millions of Californians concentrated in Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. California is a popular place to establish small businesses, but its demanding regulatory environment and high costs can be a severe hindrance for even the most seasoned business owners and entrepreneurs.

While that is the reality of doing business in such a popular state, you should never pay more than necessary on your business taxes. That’s where 1-800Accountant, America’s leading virtual accounting firm for small businesses, can help.

Serving Small Businesses Throughout the Entire State of California

Including businesses in:
  • Los Angeles
  • San Diego
  • San Jose
  • San Francisco
  • Fresno
  • Sacramento
  • Long Beach
  • Oakland

“I’ve been fortunate to have great accountants who care, get back to me very timely, and believe they do a great job getting the most money back they are able to.”

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March 2023, Trustpilot

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California Accounting FAQs

The cost of using a traditional CPA in California varies and commonly involves an hourly rate, which can add up fast. 1-800Accountant’s services are charged as a flat fee, ensuring no surprise bills that exceed your budget.

Filing your business taxes in California depends on which entity you’re formed as. Typically, you would pay either the California corporate tax, the California alternative minimum tax, or the California franchise tax.

The cost of preparing business taxes in California varies and is typically charged on an hourly basis, which can lead to a bill that exceeds your budget.

The amount of tax small businesses pay in California depends on several factors. For instance, if you have to pay the California corporate tax, you would pay a flat fee of 8.84%. If you have to pay the California franchise tax, the amount you’re responsible for depends on your net income. 

Reduce your taxable income and navigate the nuances of California’s tricky business tax regulations through proactive, year-round tax planning with the help of 1-800Accountant. Schedule a free business consultation today.

LLCs, pay taxes in California, whether you’re conducting business or not. LLCs doing business or organized in California must pay an annual tax of $800.

You will need to file a business tax return in California annually.

Talk to a Business Tax Expert Today for all Your Tax Needs in California.

Get big savings for your small business by working with the professionals at 1-800Accountant. All it takes is a quick call - usually 30 minutes or less - to get started!

*Based on a $12.2k average 2022 tax refund per client, which is 4x the cost of a full-service package. Source: first-party data.

**Includes average business tax preparation, form completion and submission, record keeping, and other misc admin time. Source.

***Historical first-party data.