Tax and Financial Services for Clients in the Greater Los Angeles Area
Associated Tax Consultants is an independent tax and financial services firm based in Santa Monica, California serving individuals and small business owners in the Los Angeles and Malibu areas.
Often, an advisor and tax accountant are the two most trusted professionals in one’s financial life. Associated Tax Consultants was founded with the goal of combining the two into one, serving as a one-stop resource for individuals’ and businesses’ tax, accounting, and investment planning needs. The firm’s founder, Dennis Cozen is an Enrolled Agent (a federally-authorized tax practitioner) and has more than 30 years of experience in tax and accounting, as well as more than 16 years in the financial services industry.
Dennis’ goal is to help his clients preserve their assets and build their wealth in a tax efficient manner. Whether his clients are young professionals starting to invest or business owners looking for bookkeeping assistance, Dennis can help.
Investment services are offered by Dennis Cozen through his affiliation with HD Vest.
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