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Masler & Associates: Irvine CPA Firm

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Masler & Associates, CPA
1 Jenner Suite 230
Irvine, California 92618
(949) 857-0404
Masler & Associates is a CPA firm located in in Irvine, Orange County, California. We help many business owners in the area to focus on what they do best by unloading their accounting, bookkeeping and tax burdens. To learn more, visit


Our Priorities Are Your Priorities

Since 2008, Masler & Associates has provided accounting services to businesses, medical practices, and individuals in Irvine, California and throughout Orange County. Our accountants and support staff understand the challenges and opportunities that exist, and we have years of experience to draw from in helping you to achieve your financial goals.  Learn More »
At Masler & Associates, we recognize our clients cannot operate effectively without accurate and meticulous bookkeeping services. We understand the needs and objectives of small business owners, saving you both time and money. This gives our clients the freedom to focus on their business’s objectives.  Learn More »
When a client comes to Masler & Associates in need of assistance with tax preparation, our goal is to make the process as easy as possible. We can take all those folders, forms, and piles of receipts and turn them into a highly organized and accurate income tax submission – at both the federal and state level. We work to take the stress out of tax season, and our clients love us for it!  Learn More »

Why Choose Masler & Associates, CPAs

Masler & Associates, CPAs is a family-owned and operated CPA firm whose philosophy is to build long-standing, trusting relationships with our clients. We seek to offer more than just basic “facts and figures”. Our mission is to treat every client with the individualized attention they deserve. Year after year we remain one of the top CPA firms in Orange County as evidenced by the countless professional referrals and client testimonials we receive on regular basis.

  • We offer exceptional financial services for individuals & small business.
  • We are a “boutique” firm that can handle a variety of needs in-house.
  • Our accounting staff is sought after for their experience and expertise.

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Important Tax Dates


4th Quarter Individual and Corporate Estimated Taxes

4th Quarter Individual and Corporate Estimated Taxes are due on January 16th. If you are in need of assistance, please contact Masler & Associates.

Employer’s Annual Federal Tax Returns Due

Forms 1099’s & W-2’s are due to employees on January 31st. Also Form 940, Employer’s Annual Federal Tax Returns for the previous calendar year are due on January 31st. If you are in need of assistance, please contact Masler & Associates.

Deadline for filing an S Corporation or Partnership return or extension.

March 15, 2019, is the deadline for filing 2018 S-Corp and partnership tax returns, or extensions. If you are in need of assistance, please contact Masler & Associates.

What Our Clients Say

The Masler CPA team is very courteous, professional, and helpful in solving financial concerns. They thoughtfully consider each situation in context of our business before providing feedback. They are an essential component of our company’s financial journey, and we highly recommend them.
Arion G.
Excellent CPA firm! Very responsive, helpful, and knowledgeable with various tax laws that we needed help with!
Jenny B.
Masler & Associates is an excellent CPA firm. Sharon has been doing our taxes for years and is always very thorough in making sure we claim every deduction allowable. Our taxes are complex due to working out of country and also owning a business. Masler & Associates knows how to handle all the minutia. Most importantly, everyone at the firm is “down to earth” and very helpful. I would highly recommend them to everyone: from folks that have simple returns to those with the most complex tax situations.
Tom W.
Sharon and her staff have been a great help for us to understand not only tax laws, but also how to use Quickbooks, and keep it organized. Of course we could never do it all perfectly, which is why we feel so lucky that her team is very knowledgeable, professional, and always very patient. We have had a wonderful experience with them for the past 8 years, and we are definitely looking forward to keeping them as our CPA for many more. I definitely recommend her services.
Lori L.
Love these folks! I highly recommend them, especially for corporate and personal tax complexities. I give them a workout on my tax needs and they always come through with flying colors to find all the deductions allowed to save me big bucks!
David S.
The result of the audit, you ask? Masler & Associates turned an upside-down situation right-side up. Long story short, they negotiated our huge tax bill into a substantial refund!
John-Paul Beeghly
The crew at Masler and Associates go the extra mile to make you feel taken care of. They work hard to get every deduction possible, and push you to find every receipt so there is no questions later.
Dr. Jeff Van Rensselaer, Chiropractor
Masler & Associates is a knowledgable accounting firm. When I call with a question about deductions I am answered within 24 hours. M&A has helped me to pay less year after year.
Amy Lipinski


IRS [Internal Revenue (NO)Service]?

We tend not to think of the IRS as a service organization, at least not a service to us, the taxpayers. Instead we think of the IRS as a collection organization, one that exists to act as a millstone around our collective necks. This year, the dreaded IRS fire breathing dragon was struck down, by the blade of Government Shutdown. Some of us were hoping that this event would spark a much desired Tax holiday. Perhaps the Shutdown may spell some sort of relief for a few, but largely the respite will only mean a more difficult time dealing with income tax matters and possibly a bit slower action for those with actions in progress with the IRS. A brief rundown of effects of the government shutdown on our tax matters:

* The IRS manned (and "womaned") phone lines that provide help for taxpayers in need, operated at 50% of capacity during the shutdown. Presumably this will result in related delays in the filing and processing of the tax related tax returns. No relief for delayed filing or paying of taxes will be offered by the IRS.

* Backlog of IRS correspondence, much of which related to filing and collection of taxes soared during the shutdown and will not return to normal levels for some time. Likely the effects will include slow downs in various actions in progress at the agency.

* Refunds due to taxpayers who have filed their 2018 tax returns will likely be delayed. That will add insult to injury for many who will be receiving lesser refunds than they had expected due to the mechanics of the newly enacted Tax Cuts and New Jobs Act (Tax Reform).

* The IRS has experienced diminished capacity to handle the huge volume it traditionally faces caused by outdated systems and budget constraints. The Shutdown coming at a time of maximum activity at the IRS at the outset of the 2-3 month tax "busy" season will surely worsen the inability of the IRS to keep up with the load.

Though there still is truth to the adage that there are only two things certain in life, i.e. DEATH and TAXES, even if you don't die, you will still have to reckon with the darn taxes as usual, albeit with some time relief.

The writer of this article, Steve Masler, CPA, is available without charge to answer your questions about the above subject. Feel free to call Steve at (949)230-5829. Please note that Masler & Associates, CPAs did not shut down and will be very busy preparing and filing tax returns for its many clients in the next couple of months. New clients will be welcomed.
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