Joshua Martin, CPA

An Accountancy Corporation

Our Mission

For several years, the needs of our clients have always been our first priority. Whether it’s an individual tax return, business and tax advice to help a business maximize its profits, or a complete set of financial statements, every client gets our professional best. We focus on understanding each client’s business and underlining unique circumstances. Our services are performed accurately and on time, guaranteed.

Our Values

  • Understanding Your Needs: We focus on understanding each client’s underlining unique business and personal circumstances.
  • Tax Minimization: We look to minimize your tax liability, but we are also mindful of not exposing you to undue risk with the IRS. We will make certain that you fully understand any risk or exposure of tax positions. We will not take on business if the customer asks us to do something we are not comfortable with.
  • Fair, Transparent Pricing: You will never be charged a fee that you have not agreed to! Our fees will be agreed to prior to commencement of services.
  • Responsiveness: We promise timely and accurate responses to your inquiries.
  • Quality: Our firm is known for quality of service. Our primary goal as a trusted advisor is to provide insightful advice to enabling our clients to make informed financial decisions.
JOSHUA MARTIN
managing partner
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • B.S., Accountancy, California State University of Northridge

Prior to starting Joshua Martin, CPA, Joshua worked for a top 10 national accounting firm. Joshua has consulted clients with varying degrees of size and complexity, including Individuals, closely held business and their respective owners. Joshua has provided value added services to a diverse group of clients in a multitude of industries and specialty niche markets.

Joshua formed Joshua Martin, CPA utilizing his experience and contacts to grow a practice that concentrates on highly personalized tax and financial consulting services. Joshua’s diverse background affords him the unique opportunity of providing services to clients with an emphasis on minimization of business costs (including taxes, operating, and other regulatory costs) and maximization of business profits/cash flow and ultimately financial value.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding our tax and accounting.

Q: Why do I have to file a corporate and individual tax return if I have an S Corp?

A: Partnerships, LLCs, and S Corporations are what the IRS calls “flow-through entities.” Flow-through entities are not taxed at the federal level, rather the income or loss flows through to the individual shareholder and taxed at the individuals tax rate.

Q: Why am I paying penalties and interest?

A: If you have a tax liability (amount owed) at the end of the year, you are required to make quarterly federal and state estimated payments. If you fail to do so, you will be charged interest and penalties based on the amounts that were due throughout the year.

Q: I operate an S Corporation. Do I have to have financial statements?

A: If you operate a California S Corporation you are required to keep a double entry set of accounting records. Our firm provides monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statement preparation at affordable costs. Also, our firm can help you set up your own bookkeeping system, so you can create the financials yourself.

Q: I don’t want to set up an entity, can I still set up a business without opening an LLC or Corporation?

A: Yes, you can set up a sole proprietorship and report any income on your personal return through a Schedule C. It should be noted that Schedule C sole proprietorships get audited at a much higher rate than business entities with full accounting records. Also, you can be held personally liable for debts of the business and/or lawsuits filed against your business.