Steven from San Jose, Daniel from San Diego, Taylor from San Francisco are "CPAs" who were either filing fraudulent tax returns, holding themselves out as active CPAs when in fact they are not (be aware, common!), or engaging in embezzlement.
I hold myself and Hoppe Tax to the highest professional and ethical standards. I am also involved in the profession. Serving as a trustee on the board of the CalCPA Ed. Foundation. Engaging in speaking series throughout California. And in the last 4 years, I have completed over 650 hours of continuing education. Covering areas such as ethics, tax, and fraud.
Ask your CPA what code of conduct they follow, how they stay involved in the profession, or check out the resources below to do your own research.
*For some light reading, the our professional codes HERE and HERE.
*I do my best to simplify the above points with our firm philosophy and guarantee on our “about” page HERE.
*California Board of Accountancy (CBA) Newsletter (latest disciplinary action) HERE
*All examples came from the summer CBA update HERE
*Gallup survey from December 2015 HERE
*Look up California CPA licenses for restrictions HERE
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