A few words about us
We love to help our clients not only survive but thrive
in this otherwise intimidating world of Federal and State Taxes.
We get your tax needs taken care of!
We will work hard to address your specific needs and put your mind at ease.
The Big Picture
About the President
The team at Associated Tax Service is lead by company president and owner, Elena Guardado. Elena strives to keep ATS at the leading edge of it's industry.
•Enrolled Agent (EA)
•21 years of financial experience
•20 years tax preparation and tax planning experience
•Bachelor of Science Degree (Accounting)
•A member of several professional associations
•Stays up to date on tax law changes through continuing education classes
•Knowledgeable about tax planning strategies and tools
•Utilizes top-of- the line, advanced tax software for compliance and accuracy
•Works with attorneys, contractors, designers, doctors, engineers, entrepreneurs, executives, insurance agents, police officers, professors, programmers/analysts, nurses, realtors, sales managers, politicians and teachers.
About the Team
ATS has cultivated an exceptional team of tax professionals. Directly leading that staff are Dora Brown and Rodrigo Esquivel.
Over the years Dora has been instrumental in the growth of ATS at a steady rate. The retention of clients year after year has been outstanding. Some new clients have come from the large chain tax preparation companies. Many new clients say ATS service is excellent and pricing is very competitive.
Dora also holds the position of Assistant Director, at Stanford University as her year round job of 13 years. Her extensive and broad knowledge enables her to provide an array of services. From comprehensive or specific need financial planning to accounting, bookkeeping services and tax preparation. She gains particular satisfaction when she is able to help clients achieve their dreams with minimize taxes and organize business and personal financial matters.
•25 years in the accounting experience
•13 years of Tax preparation and planning
•BS, Computer Information Systems
•Stanford University, Continued Ed
•Higher Ed User Group Lead
•Project Management Certification
•Accounting Software, Oracle, Quick Books, Peach Tree, JDS. BAAN
•Annual Tax PEPE Stanford University
•CTEC Certified Tax Preparer
•5 years of experience in Tax Preparation
•Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Administration
•Train other team members
•Constantly active with continuing education