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CPA in Santa Barbara

“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” -Albert Einstein

With the everchanging and overly-complex tax code it is important to hire experts who you can trust. By partnering with Ballew & Fuhrman, CPA’s, clients can rest assured that they are receiving the highest level of knowledge, honesty and integrity in all tax related matters including tax preparation, planning, audit representation, etc.

In addition to traditional office visits we offer mobile tax and accounting services at the client’s office or residence.


Professional Bookkeeping

Our highly knowledgable associates will provide you with the detailed and accurate bookkeeping services necessary to paint an accurate picture of both your business and personal financial situations.

Audit Representation

Audit Representation

Having worked as an auditor for the Internal Revenue Service for over 5 years, Michael provides clients with the expertise necessary to assure fairness and accuracy in any audit. He is an expert on tax law research and understands the audit process from the inside out, making the process as efficient as possible.

Real Estate

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In addition to your tax and accounting related needs, Michael is a licensed real estate agent for the Pacific Group who can provide all services necessary to conduct both the sale and purchase of real estate. Having an agent who fully understands the business and tax sides of any transaction is immensely beneficial. Michael can be trusted to provide the highest level of expertise when it comes to 1031 exchanges, real estate investment purchase, sales, tax consequences, etc.