Effective Tax & Accounting Services

Our Services

Tax Preparation

Preparation of IRS and state tax returns for individuals, small businesses, S Corporations, Estates and Trust. As a sole practitioner, when I prepare your tax returns I will have your best interests in mind and work to help you minimize your tax liability as much as allowed by law. I will review your returns with you when they are completed so you get a better understanding of your financial situation and how to minimize future taxes.

Tax Planning

I can analyze your financial situation and any money-moves you’re thinking of making from a tax perspective. Successful tax planning will minimize your tax liability through the best use of all available allowances, deductions, exclusions and exemptions to reduce your income tax and capital gains, so you will keep more money in your pockets. I am available to answer your tax questions year-round. Please contact me before you take any major financial actions that may impact your tax liability.

Tax Audit

I can represent you if you receive a letter from the Internal Revenue Service or the Franchise Tax Board. I am authorized to represent you as your agent at all administrative levels of the IRS including audit, appeal, and collection. I can dispute claims of taxes owed and negotiate settlements and payment plans.

Tax Resolution

If the IRS or Franchise Tax Board says you owe money, but you believe they have calculated your taxes incorrectly, I can represent you and dispute their demand. If you owe money to the IRS but cannot pay the amount they demand, I can help you to settle your tax debt for less than the full amount they say you owe. Please contact me if you need a tax professional to negotiate on your behalf.


Your Tax Professional

Belinda C. Tarlach

My name is Belinda Chou Tarlach, founder and owner of Effective Tax and Accounting Services (ETAS).  I am an Enrolled Agent (EA), a licensed tax practitioner empowered by the United States Department of the Treasury to represent you before the IRS to resolve any issues including audit, appeal and collection.

I have a Master of Science in Taxation and worked for a public accounting firm for several years after graduation.  I have also volunteered at non-profit organizations to prepare tax returns for low-income families and have experience with tax filers ranging from seniors on fixed incomes to small corporations.  I am a member of the California Association of Enrolled Agents and the East Bay Association of Enrolled Agents.


3478 Buskirk Avenue, Ste. 1000 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523


Monday - Friday
9 am to 4 pm By Appointment

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