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Once upon a time, I was a chemist, testing the stick-slip properties of a lubricating grease formulated to ensure that San Francisco's cable cars had enough grip to go uphill but not slide back down. I ran the tests, crunched the numbers, made improvements, and found the perfect solution. And then I changed careers. I traded test tubes and Bunsen burners for pencils and erasers, smelly petroleum-based substances for volumes of legislative regulations, and laboratory journals for tax returns but I'm still crunching the numbers and finding the perfect solutions for my clients.

Today, with the help of a diligent support staff and a large research library, I guide clients through a full range of tax planning and preparation decisions with strategies that minimize their tax liabilities, maximize their cash flow, and keep them on track toward their financial goals. My expertise, experience, analysis and thorough research allow me to optimize financial opportunities to be found in existing as well as recently enacted tax laws.

Although I am California-based, I am federally licensed and experienced to address the needs of a geographically diverse clientele seeking tax preparation and advisory services.


Read about my credentials and services and then contact me for a free initial consultation.

Satisfied clients have said:
"I appreciate the careful and dedicated way you have attacked my tax preparation."

"Thanks for being such a good friend and great accountant, Monica. I adore you! Especially, when I ask the same questions and you patiently respond as if you heard it for the first time. NOW THAT'S GRACE UNDER FIRE!!!"

This Office Promises You:
  • Professional expertise
  • Personal attention
  • Year-round service
  • Confidentiality

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Disclaimer: The information contained herein should not be used in any actual transaction without the advice and guidance of a professional tax advisor who is familiar with all of the relevant facts of your personal situation since the information is general in nature and not intended as legal, tax or investment advice but is merely educational. Furthermore, the information contained herein may not be applicable to or suitable for an individual's specific circumstances or needs and may require consideration of other matters. To ensure compliance with certain U.S. Treasury Regulations note that, unless expressly indicated otherwise, any advice in this website relating to any federal or state tax issue is not intended or written to be used and cannot be used by any person for the purpose of avoiding any federal tax penalties. Monica Haven assumes no obligation to inform any person of any changes in the tax law or other factors that could affect the information contained herein. And Monica Haven does not offer legal advice or services in any jurisdiction in which she is not licensed; nothing herein should be interpreted as the creation of a fiduciary or client/attorney relationship. This website is not intended for use by viewers in any state in which the site may fail to comply with the regulatory and ethical restrictions imposed by that state.