Dennis Jao

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Brea California 92822

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  • Dennis Jao, CPA, MBA
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  • Dennis Jao, CPA, MBA Company Logo by Dennis Jao in Brea CA
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  • Principal
  • Year Established:
  • 2005
  • Phone Number
  • 626-905-9950
  • Location
  • 700 E Birch St
    Unit 1713
    Brea, CA 92822
    United States of America

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  • Credentials
  • CPA

About Dennis Jao

Dennis Jao, CPA, MBA is a full service Certified Public Accounting firm that specializes in helping small business owners—from determining and setting-up the best form of business entity for their situation to providing services for accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, tax planning and income tax preparation.

We partner with our clients and act as trusted and expert advisors to help them achieve their tax and financial goals and objectives. Our clients value our expert and up-to-date guidance and responsive customer service.

Other services include management consulting, training for QuickBooks and set-up, sales tax preparation, and financial and retirement planning.

Contact us today and learn more about our available services. Let our firm take care of handling your “books” so you can focus on growing your business!!!

Below is a list of the services we provide:
• Accounting
• Bookkeeping
• Payroll
• Tax planning
• Income tax preparation (business and personal)
• Management consulting
• Sales tax preparation
• Financial and retirement planning



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The Importance of Meeting Tax Return Filing & Payment Deadlines

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Alimony Payments

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