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Carol A Lee, Tax and CPA Professional

Since 1982, Carol A Lee CPA has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Carol’s expertise ranges from tax compliance and planning and accounting services to more in-depth services such as transactional tax planning and related consulting services, financial statements, and financial planning.

Carol received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona in 1978. While there, she was inducted into the honorary accounting fraternity of Beta Alpha Psi for excellence in her accounting studies. Following this great achievement she was certified by the California State Board of Accountancy in December 1980.

Prior to eventually establishing her practice in the Fountain Valley/Huntington Beach area of Orange County in December 1982, Carol was with an Arizona local firm and a regional public accounting firm located in Costa Mesa, California. Her focus at these firms was in corporate and partnership tax accounting, as well as management information systems. Carol studied systems engineering and mathematics in college, but decided that her passion was better expressed helping individuals through her accounting skills. Serving others and helping them achieve their goals has always brought satisfaction.

Joan Jones

Joan has been with Carol A Lee CPA since 2002 and is a full charge bookkeeper. She provides bookkeeping services for many types of businesses. She has experience with many accounting software packages available today including Quickbooks, Quicken and Creative Solutions. Joan is available to provide specific accounting support such as payroll processing, sales tax reports, and workers compensation reports as well as general ledger, financial statement preparation and bank reconciliations.

Sonja Dominguez

Sonja Dominguez is at the front desk and is usually the first face you see when you visit our office. As office manager, she supervises the scheduling of tax season appointments and the general operations of the office. Sonja joined Carol A. Lee, CPA in 1984 through 1986, and rejoined in 2002. She is a pleasure to work with and will accommodate client requests for non-accounting services.

Financial Partners

Financial Associates of Carol Lee
Carol’s office is located within a suite accompanied by two other tax professionals, George Jaeger and Associates, Certified Public Accountants, and the firm of Jill Boag, C.P.A.. They are available for consulting, accounting, and tax representation as necessary. Jaeger and Associates also services many “Nonprofit” entities in their request for audited financial statements. The combined experience of Carol Lee, C.P.A., George Jaeger, C.P.A. and Jill Boag, C.P.A. encompasses over 60 years dealing with the IRS, Franchise Tax Board, Sales Tax Boards, and other compliance professional. Carol is also well connected to get you in touch with the best Tax Attorneys to take your issues directly to Tax Court if needed.


"I've been working with Carol for the past year and being in the payroll industry, I can't have a more trusting relationship with an accounting professional. She's extremely knowledgable in her field, can tackle any situation, professional yet personable, and most importantly she truly cares about each client. I wish all CPA's were like her!"
- Mira S. PAYCHEX, Huntington Beach, CA

"Carol Lee has handled our taxes for over 15 years. During that time we found her to be knowledgeable, professional, reliable, caring, and always upbeat. We can attest to the fact that we’ve had nothing but good experiences in dealing with Carol. She has responded to every question we’ve had in a timely manner and is always willing to research any inquiries in order to give us the best possible results with our taxes Carol has become a true friend over the years as well as a valued business associate. We are happy to give our highest recommendation to anyone looking for a topnotch CPA."
- Beverly and Hugh Vanasek, Costa Mesa, California

"Having used and become dependent upon Carol's tax preparation services since 1992, we are very pleased with her and her staff's very knowledgeable handling of our tax matters. Moreover, we always enjoy the very amiable atmosphere whether our interactions are in person or over the phone or via email. We truly feel we are in excellent hands and have full confidence in her firm's ability to serve our tax needs timely, accurately and competitively priced."
- Michael W. and Doedy S. Orchowski, Santa Barbara, CA