May 2016 the news..

IRS scammers were apprehended on Monday May 24, read all the details here from USA Today.

Pel & Associates Updates

This past year the team has seen some changes. In November 2014, Daun Slauson joined us and has now moved into the position of Office Manager. Our most recent addition came in October 2015 when Holly Sherman came on board in the role of Office Assistant. We are excited about the team that we have in place and trust that you will feel the same.

We will keep you updated with any other changes as we prepare for the next tax season. In the meantime, please forward any questions to Daun or Holly, at You can also e-mail Kari directly at

- Kari Pel

**New Mileage Rates: Beginning on Jan. 1, 2016, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

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IRS Help with Identity Theft

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Need an Electronic Copy of Your Tax Return? All clients can access their tax returns prepared by our office online for FREE through a secure storage: Cloudcabinet.

Our Contact Information

Phone: (714) 526-2668 Fax: 866-279-4916

Office Address:

3010 Old Ranch Pkwy, Suite 350, Seal Beach, CA 90740

(We are located on the 3rd floor in the 3010 building)

Secure mailing address: P.O. Box 400 Los Alamitos, CA 90720-9817

Parking: Currently, visitors are able to park in any unmarked parking space, or in a space marked "Visitor" (green curb) near the front entrance of the building.

APPOINTMENTS AFTER 6 PM AND ALL WEEKENDS: For security purposes, the lobby doors and elevators will be locked at 6:00 PM on weekdays and at 1:00 PM on Saturdays. Clients arriving for appointments after these times should be prepared to call the office upon arrival, and someone will assist you. If you will not have access to a cell phone upon arrival, please call the office in advance to make arrangements for access into the building. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience.

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Pel & Associates | 3010 Old Ranch Parkway, Suite 350 | Seal Beach, CA 90740

Phone: (714) 526-2668 | Fax: (866) 279-4916 E-mail:

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