Eaton’s Income Tax Services: A Family Business Serving San Clemente for Over Twenty Years
In 1992, Scott Eaton teamed up with his father, Bill Eaton, to provide tax preparation services to the San Clemente community. Their office was a small storefront on Avenida Del Mar, next to Dewey’s TV, and across from Tina & Vince’s Deli. The Coronet, on the corner of Ola Vista, and Russell’s stationery store were the biggest businesses around.
The tax business quickly evolved from the pencil and paper era, with stacks of forms, to a computer service bureau, with piles of data-entry sheets trucked back and forth to the processing center. Their clients increased from our original ninety-or-so, to several thousands as the system became more efficient.
They adopted a “while you watch” style of tax preparation, allowing full participation of our clients in the process, producing better understood and more accurate returns as a result of a team effort instead of a solo performance by an expert.
They have continued to ride the rising tide of technology, incorporating state-of-the-art software, computers with multiple screens, Wi-Fi, cloud-based sharing, internet phones, and a myriad of high-tech devices enabling us to better serve our clients.
With Bill’s retirement in 2011, Scott brought in new talent to Eaton’s Income Tax Services, expanded the range of services, and pushed the limits of the little office downtown. Their tax clients increased to over 1,500 each year, with payroll and investment, added to a growing base of people and small businesses being served.
Scott is very personable and does a great job of walking you through the process so that he can include every possible scenario and get you the best possible return. You can bet I will be working with Scott for years to come.
Scott is wonderful! He helped me through some really rough tax issues after my husband passed away. If he feels that he isn’t the best person to do the job, he offers wonderful referrals. I trust his accuracy and recommend him highly.
Scott Eaton is simply the best! I send all my clients his way. He really knows how to save you money on taxes and is great at explaining tax concepts to the average joe.
Very personable and able to communicate things in a way their clients can understand…it is refreshing to have an accountant who can get you the best return.
I love Eaton's and have been a customer for almost a decade. The service has always been great. I never have to wait once I arrive. The receptionist Wendy has always been soooo nice on the phone and email. I highly recommend Eaton's. 🙂
I have been working with Katie for years after having worked with Scott for many many years on our taxes, and they are both so helpful and professional. Highly recommend Eaton's Tax Services. Entire staff is always so welcoming and helpful.
No suggestions. The staffare very attentive and concerned about the clients needs. It is a pleasure coming into the office.
Katie is amazing and wendy at the front was a huge help and even watched my daughter, who is a very active 1 1/2 year old, while I was with Katie.
Rocky was amazing! Very intelligent and instantly earned our trust. He made sure that we weren't just checking boxes and inputting numbers, but also taking time to understand the tax laws and different nuances we came across. We appreciate the time he spent with us and will definitely be back next year.
Today we are very happy to have a new office in San Clemente, with more room to accommodate our clients and provide a broad range of services to our community.