We Know Taxes.
We work for you, not for the IRS.
Planning is the key to successfully and legally reducing your tax liability. We go beyond tax compliance and proactively recommend tax saving strategies to maximize your after-tax income. We make it a priority to enhance our mastery of the current tax law, complex tax code, and new tax regulations to help you pay the lowest amount of taxes allowable by law throughout the year – not just at the end of the year.
We’ll develop a comprehensive tax plan that will reduce your tax burden and maximize your cash flow.
Our Tax Planning Experts
Our Tax Planning Experts
James graduated from the University of California San Diego with a B.A. in Economics. He co-founded East Village Tax because he wanted to guide his clients through the maze of tax forms they had to navigate each year. James gains satisfaction in finding solutions for his clients and takes a holistic approach in helping individuals and businesses.
James chose this career path because he likes helping people and it allows him the flexibility to stay involved in the causes that are important to him. He is involved in the Boys & Girls Clubs of South County, the East Village Association, as well as coaching. Since 2010 he has been involved in the annual Dick Dickerson golf tournament as well as the annual “It Just Takes One” campaign. He is also a board member and serves as the Vice Chair for the MMOD (Membership, Marketing, Outreach Development) committee of the East Village Association.
One of James’ passions include coaching volleyball. He coached for nine years at Otay Ranch High School, during which time they became 2-time CIF Division One Champions. When time permits, you can still find James patrolling sidelines around San Diego county.
Tyler Tong, EA
Tyler co-founded East Village Tax in 2016 because he knows that finding the proper tax strategy is never easy and understands that the ever-changing tax regulations can cause unwarranted stress. Tyler clients include businesses, start-ups, and individuals with professional services. He provides each client quick turnaround and sound judgement to not only meet but exceed their expectations.
The Department of Treasury’s certificate of enrollment awarded Tyler with the designation of Enrolled Agent in 2016. As a licensed Enrolled Agent, Tyler is authorized to represent his clients before Internal Revenue Service.
Tyler owns a degree in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from the Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon. Currently, he is a board member for the San Diego’s University of Oregon Alumni. In Tyler’s free time he enjoys being a season ticket holder for the San Diego Padres, playing golf, and spending time with his friends and family.