About Harold Littlejohn
A Certified Public Accountant in Chico, California
I grew up in a tax family. My father opened a bookkeeping and tax office near beautiful Lake Merritt in Oakland, California, in the mid-1950s. It was an actual “family business” since my mother also worked full-time as the office manager.
My brother and I would visit “L&O Bookkeeping and Tax” when we were young, as well as see some of our father’s tax clients who were also located on East 14th Street, like Virgil’s Texaco station and Abreu’s Drug Store. Abreu’s owner is still a tax client today, though he lives on a ranch in Montana and is now in his mid-90’s.
Eventually, the office relocated to Park Boulevard near Oakland High School. My father trained me in bookkeeping and tax preparation. I never got tired of numbers. My father and I would often compete to see who was faster with “math in our head.” I was very fast, but my father was always the champion.
After I graduated from CSU Chico with a Bachelor of Science Accounting degree, my father trained me professionally. I prepared taxes under my father’s training throughout the 1980s. I received real-world experience in accounting and tax preparation. After I passed the CPA exam, I embarked on my journey and acquired “Chico Tax Service” in Chico, California. This company has been preparing hundreds of tax returns each year at the exact location for thirty years at 1208 Mangrove Avenue in Chico.
Though times have changed, my enthusiasm to lower clients’ tax bills hasn’t. I enjoy the challenges that new tax laws bring and continue to assist clients with professional and affordable tax and financial services.
Providing Hands-On & Personalized Service
I will be the person preparing your tax return. I will always recommend the best strategies for legally lowering your tax liability to the lowest possible dollar amount. Your work will not be handed off to a lower-level staff member. I will be preparing your tax returns.
I choose not to perform compilations, reviews, or audits. My specialization is high-level tax planning and preparation and accurate bookkeeping and analysis suited to your business’s unique personality. I work directly with you to seamlessly navigate the tax and financial world so you can concentrate on running your business. Isn’t that what you should be spending your time doing?
Ready to give me a call? Call or send an email today!