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BUSINESS BROKERAGE, INC.. is California's leading accounting and tax practice broker. We have brokered over 1,800 practices over the last 40 years. Call us to discuss: How to buy a practice; How to sell a practice; How to retire with "top dollar" for your practice and stream of income; How to retire and fund your defined benefit pension plan.

Our current list of practices for sale:

All BBI listings include:

1. Guarantee of the gross revenue; 2. Seller financing; 3. Transitional assistance by Seller.

You can be confident that our practice listings are solid.

Be sure to check our listings often as they frequently change.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Listings as of June 25, 2021
Lee Ribolin, Broker 800-727-4272 / lee@go2bbi.com
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CPA PRACTICE#123020FAIRFIELD & VALLEJO
$2,372,170 GROSS. Taxes 95% ($691 AVG); Write-up/Bookpg. 5% ($7,738/Yr. AVG). 3-4% annual growth, mostly from referrals. Outstanding staff. 3 partners available for transition, 1 wants to work for new owner(s). Terms & Guarantee.

CPA PRACTICE#115920PLEASANTON
$1,595,430 GROSS. Write-up/Bkkpg. 66% ($5,242 AVG); Taxes 32% ($1,006 AVG); Consulting/Misc. 2%. , High Net: 69%, year-round monthly income, and outstanding staff. 75% of tax clients don\'t require in office meetings. Terms, Guarantee, initial 30 day and 1st year Transition Support.
Sold

CPA PRACTICE#112719SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
$1,409,948 GROSS. Taxes: 69% ($912 AVG); Write-up/Acctg: 1% ($3,437 AVG); Other: 31% (mostly Consulting: $6,090 AVG). High Net of 58%. 65% of tax clients send in tax info. and have no appt. Client retention assured as the Seller is available and wants to work for the new owner for 2-5 years. Excellent staff. Lease available or practice may be relocated. Terms, Guarantee, Transitional and ongoing assistance.

CPA TAX PRACTICE#110520EMERYVILLE/ BERKELEY AREA
$1,100,000 GROSS. Taxes 100% (combined billing for some tax & bkkpg). Avg. Fee: $6,111. Client Avg. AGI: $350K. High opportunity for growth (no current Mktg). First class office views of Bay & SF. Seller available P-T up to 3 years for high client retention. Terms, Guarantee & Transitional Support.
Offer Accepted

CPA PRACTICE#190020SONOMA COUNTY
$900,000 GROSS. Taxes 100%. $1,471 AVG. High Net of 58%. Seller available to work for new owner 2-3 years to insure high client retention. Seller owned building, lease available or practice may be relocated within a reasonable distance. Terms, Guarantee, Transition Support.

CPA PRACTICE#195821MID SF PENINSULA
$882,345 GROSS. Tax 51% ($1,073 AVG); Write-up/Acctg 19% ($6,276 AVG); Other: Consulting, Planning, Valuation, etc. 29%. Excellent opportunity to add to your existing practice or start up for yourself. Consistent revenue growth of 2%-5%/Yr. Operated as a remote practice the past 2 tax seasons. High Net Worth clients supported by outstanding staff. Uses Lacerte & QB. Excellent office location. Room to grow. Plenty of private parking. Sellers are available to stay on. Terms, Guarantee, Transitional Assistance.
Offer Accepted

CPA PRACTICE#180021SONOMA COUNTY
$800,656 GROSS. Tax Services 100% ($2,158 AVG). Tax Revenue includes a few Acctg. clients. Clients\' AGI: $338K. Outstanding staff. Good growth oppty. as Seller does no advertising and rarely takes new clients. 45% Net. In office only as needed. Office (zoned Res/Bus.) available to lease, buy or practice may be relocated. Terms, Guarantee, Transition Assistance.

CPA PRACTICE#169721DAVIS
$708,139 GROSS. Tax 71% ($852 AVG); Write-up/Bkkpg 14% ($4,658/Yr AVG), Other 15% (Tax Planning, Consulting, etc.). High Net: 87%. Good yr-round mo. income. Bkkpg. clients pay Mo. in advance. Mo-Mo lease. Relocatable. Few in ofc. appts. Terms, Guarantee, Transition Assistance.

CPA PRACTICE#170020CAMPBELL/ LOS GATOS AREA
$700,085 GROSS. Taxes 90% ($964 AVG); Write-up/Bkkpg 7% ($2,617/Yr AVG); Other 3%. 52% Net. Buyer\'s option to retain Executive Suite (Front Desk/Admin support, Utilities/Tel. included) or relocate. High AGI: $437K. 75% of Tax clients don\'t meet in ofc (mail-ins, drop-offs, email tax info.). Terms, Guarantee, Transition Support.

CPA & EA PRACTICE#162320SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO
$675,000 GROSS. Taxes 48% ($518 AVG); Write-up/ Bookkpg 45% ($2,960/Yr AVG); 7% Consulting/ Misc. Good Net of 53%. Capable, experienced staff. Lease available (Seller-owned bldg). or relocatable after 1st tax season. High income tax clients and good year-round income from Bookkpg. Terms, Guarantee, Transitional Support.

CPA PRACTICE#141020MENDOCINO COUNTY
$410,745 GROSS. Tax 67% ($541 AVG); Bkkpg 10% ($8,000/Yr. AVG); Payroll/Misc 23% ($1,890 AVG). Prime location, close to beautiful Mendocino Coast & Redwoods. Easy transition: Client retention assured - Seller available for client intros., prefers to work P-T for new owner (tax prep), will continue to provide referrals. 98% of tax clients pay at pickup. Majority of clients have no in ofc. meetings; since March 2020, all clients send tax info (by mail/email, etc.) with no appt. Relocatable within reason, but Seller has a superior building with lease & great staff available. CPA or EA needed. Terms, Guarantee, Transition Support. Wants to sell by 5/31/21: Open to price negotiation for a quick sale.

CPA PRACTICE#141019DAVIS
$410,000 GROSS. Taxes 29% ($625 AVG); Write-up 37% (15 clients, $10K/Yr. AVG); Other: Consulting, P/R 34% ($2K/Yr AVG). 80% of tax clients send in tax info. and don\'t meet w/Seller. Consistent Mo. Cash Flow. Seller seeks to sell or merge practice. Terms, Guarantee & Transitional Support.

CPA PRACTICE#140021TRI-VALLEY: LIVERMORE AREA
$400,000 GROSS. Tax Prep: 93% ($651 AVG); Write-up/Bkkpg 7% ($3,444 AVG). Spin-off of $400K, about 70% of Gross. High Net 65%. Share space available in Seller\'s office or relocate to your office. Good monthly cash flow year round. Seller available to work for new owner 1st tax season to insure high retention. Terms, Guarantee, Transition Assistance.

CPA PRACTICE#130219CONTRA COSTA / ANTIOCH AREA
$339,780 GROSS. Taxes 81% ($378 AVG); Bkkpg 9% ($2,431/Yr AVG); Other 10% (P/R, 1099’s, etc.). 55% Net. Steady yr-round Mo. income. Seller available P-T. Relocatable. Terms, Guarantee and Transition.

CPA TAX#127320OAKLAND
$273,578 GROSS. Tax 100% ($2,533 AVG). Excellent opportunity to expand your practice! High net: 89%. Mostly business clients with high average fees. Virtually no in office appts. Seller works from home, so practice to be relocated. Terms, Guarantee, Transitional Support.

TAX & CONSULTING#120021REDWOOD CITY
$220,500 GROSS. Taxes 79% ($1,784 AVG); Other (Indiv/Bus. Consulting, Legal, etc.) 21%. Fantastic opportunity to start or build your practice. High Net of 83% and year round mo. income flow. Seller works from home, so practice to be relocated. High Client AGI: $440K. No advertising done and no Bookkpg. services now, so opportunity for growth. Terms, Guarantee, Transitional Assistance.

E.A. TAX#118021MILL VALLEY/ MARIN COUNTY
$185,000 GROSS. (2021 Est.). 100% Tax ($1,110 AVG). High Net 72%. Uses Lacerte. 163 clients, 98% send/ drop off tax info & have no meetings w/Seller. Majority of clients pay $200 retainer when they provide tax info. Seller works from home, so practice to be relocated within a reasonable distance. Terms, Guarantee, Transitional Support.
Sold

CPA PRACTICE#116121NO. SAN MATEO COUNTY
$161,500 GROSS. Tax 93% ( AVG); Write-up/Acctg 3% (2 clients: $2,250/Yr. AVG); Payroll 4% (7 clients: $857/Yr AVG). High Net: 75% and relocatable (Mo-Mo lease). 50% of clients have no in ofc. appt. Great oppty to start or grow your practice! Terms, Guarantee, Transition Support.

EA TAX PRACTICE#114121CONCORD
$153,000 GROSS. 100% Tax ($425 Avg Fee). Spin-off of a book of 1040/Individual tax clients (about 45% of Seller\'s practice) to reduce workload. Grow your practice or start a new practice. Relocate to your office or option to share seller\'s office. Lacerte user. Terms, Guarantee, Transitional Assistance.

CPA TAX PRACTICE#112220SCOTTS VALLEY/ SANTA CRUZ AREA
$122,975 GROSS. Tax 93% ($483 AVG); Bkkpg 1% (2 clients: $700 AVG); Consulting & IRS Audits 5%+. High net of 81%. 70% of tax clients have no in office appt. Practice to be relocated to Buyer\'s office. Lacerte user. Terms, Guarantee & Transitional Assistance.

BOOKKEEPING PRACTICE#111721SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA (VIRTUAL)
$117,200 GROSS. 100% Bookkeeping. 59 clients; $1,986/Yr Avg. High net: 89%. Seller works from home, so low expenses, no staff & buyer to relocate to their office. Great opportunity to start or add to a practice. Consistent year-round income: approx. half the clients are Monthly and provide about $100K of the total revenues. Terms, Guarantee, Transitional Assistance.

CPA TAX#106721EL CERRITO/BERKELEY AREA
$67,445 GROSS. 100% Tax ($642 AVG). Very low overhead since Seller works from home. High Net of 77%. Uses Lacerte & QB. Great opportunity to start your practice- or add on to your practice. Tax clients AGI: $178K. Majority have no in office appt. Terms, Guarantee, Transition Assistance.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Listings as of June 25, 2021
Craig Van Laningham, Agent 800-274-4272 / craig@go2bbi.com
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CPA PRACTICE#239919NORTH ORANGE COUNTY
$3,900,000 GROSS. Tax 47% ($962 AVG); Accounting/Audit/Consulting 53% ($4,049/Yr AVG). Premiere O.C. CPA practice with 1 partner ready to retire, 2 available up to 2 years, 1 to remain / work for new owner(s) long term. Excellent staff. High Net 51% with consistent Mo. income. Terms, Guarantee, Ongoing & Transitional Assistance.

CPA PRACTICE#230219SAN DIEGO COUNTY
$3,205,765 GROSS. Taxes & Consulting 100% ($4.653 AVG). Sellers will consider a full sale or a merger/ partnership. High Net Profit. Excellent staff. High fees for large clients, including many R.E. firms. Lease expires 12/31/19 and practice to be relocated to Buyer’s location. Terms, Guarantee, Transitional & Ongoing Assistance.
Sold

CPA PRACTICE#220821WEST VALLEY
$2,200,000 GROSS. Taxes 84% ($4,512 Avg); Bkkpg/Bill Pay 16% ($5,000 Avg). High Net: $855K. Tax clients\' AGI $700K, Avg. age: 45. 99% Paperless office. Outstanding opportunity for a firm with strong technical knowledge to add on to your practice. Substantial revenue for a firm that can manage some currently outsourced work. 99% of tax clients have no in ofc. appt. Seller available for 1st year. Terms, Guarantee, Transition Assistance included.

CPA PRACTICE#214520COSTA MESA-NEAR JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT
$1,450,000 GROSS. Taxes 98% ($1,160 AVG); Tax Planning/ Audits/ Compil./ Misc. 2%. High Net of 65% & High Income clients. Excellent staff. Lease available or relocatable. Terms, Guarantee, Transition & Ongoing Support.
Sold

CPA#215320SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY - LAGUNA NIGUEL AREA
$1,262,522 GROSS. Taxes 80% ($861 AVG); Write-up/Bkkpg 6% ($6,154 AVG); Consulting/Planning, etc. 14%. Outstanding opportunity with steady growth of 5-6% per year, highly efficient staff, year-round mo. cash flow, great location and 2 CPA sellers available (prefer) to work part-time for new owner 2-4 years. Terms, Guarantee & Transitional Support.
Sold

CPA PRACTICE#210520NORTH ORANGE COUNTY
$1,050,000 GROSS. Tax 71% ($537 AVG); Write-up/Bookkpg 20% ($7,000/Yr. AVG); Payroll 9%. Great Net 53% and top quality staff. Seller available to independent contractor to insure high level of client retention. Lease expires Aug. 2022. Terms, Guarantee, Transition Support.
Sold

CPA PRACTICE#210220LAX AREA
$1,031,875 GROSS. Avg Fee: $3,175 (Approx. % of Gross for combined billing: Bkkpg 65%, Payroll 1-2%, Tax Prep 25%, Tax Consltg 4%). Good net: 49%. Outstanding staff. Ofc. near LAX, lease expires June 2024. Uses Lacerte & QB. Terms, Guarantee, Transitional Assistance.
Sold

CPA TAX#277920EL SEGUNDO/MANHATTAN BEACH/ LAX AREA
$779,595 GROSS. 779,595 GROSS. Tax Svcs = 98% of portion for sale ($849 AVG); 1% Acctg/Bookpg (4 clients). Seller to retain 21% (approx. $202,400 of $981K Total Gross) for Property Mgmt & Trustee Services. Terms, Guarantee, Transition Assistance.
Sold

CPA PRACTICE#274021THOUSAND OAKS
$740,470 GROSS. Tax Services 86%, Acctg/Bkkpg 3%, Misc/Consulting 1%. Growth opprty. w/increased fees. Highly rated 38+ year practice, well-liked by clients, great location on main Blvd. Owner manages practice; staff does majority of the work. Consistent, year-round income $750K-$800K+. Terms, Guarantee, Transition Support.

CPA PRACTICE#270021SAN DIEGO
$730,000 GROSS. Tax 71% ($763 AVG); Acctg/ Bkkpg 23% ($4,158/Yr AVG); Consulting/Misc. 7%. Net 49%. Fantastic oppty. to start or grow your practice. Great Mission Valley location. 100% of tax clients had no in ofc. meetings. For highest retention, Seller wants to work for new owner for 1st year, as needed thereafter. Terms, Guarantee, Intros. & Transition Support.

TAX & BOOKKPG#272420SOUTH BAY /HERMOSA BEACH AREA
$712,000 GROSS. Taxes 59% ($903 AVG); Bookkpg 41% ($3,606 Yr/AVG). Great location, consistent monthly income, outstanding staff. Seller available (if desired) to work part-time 1st tax season. Lease expires Jan. 2021; buyer can keep office or relocate. Terms, Guarantee, Transitional Assistance.
Sold

CPA & EA PRACTICE#251619HUNTINGTON BEACH
$525,000 GROSS. Taxes 84% ($1,053 AVG); Write-up/Payroll 16% ($753 AVG). High Net: 72% and steady year-round cash flow. Experienced, efficient staff and 2 Sellers available (if desired) to work part-time for new owner. Terms, Guarantee, Transitional Support.
Sold

CPA PRACTICE#245221ANAHEIM
$452,225 GROSS. Tax 84% ($761 AVG): Write-up/Bkkpg 16% ($1,206 AVG). This will go fast! High Net 76% and good mo.income year round. Lease or relocate to your office. Great opportunity to expand your practice, add a 2nd location, or to start a practice. Seller available to work for new owner first year. Terms, Guarantee, Transition Support.

E.A. TAX & BOOKKPG PRACTICE#234521GREATER RANCHO CUCAMONGA AREA
$350,000 GROSS. Tax 74% ($371 AVG); Bookkpg. 17% ($1,563/Yr. AVG); Other: (Audit, Consulting, Payroll) 9%. Net 56%. Very low A/R and good year-round Mo. income. Seller available/prefers to work for new owner to insure high retention rate. Terms, Guarantee, Transition Assistance.

CPA#233321SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
$333,150 GROSS. Tax Prep: 525%($494 AVG); Write-up/Bkkpg: 48% ($5,978 AVG). High Net of 88%. Option to lease space from Seller or relocate to your office. Seller available to work P-T for new owner to insure high retention. Steady year-round cash flow. Terms, Guarantee, Transitional Assistance.
Offer Accepted

CPA TAX#222520SAN GABRIEL VALLEY - COVINA AREA
$225,000 GROSS. Taxes 89% ($971 AVG); Payroll 11% ($4,167 AVG, 6 clients). Near the 10 & 210, relocatable. Seller is also an Atty.; wants to reduce workload. Outstanding staff. Terms, Guarantee, Transition Assistance.
Sold

CPA PRACTICE#220521ROLLING HILLS ESTATES/ SO. TORRANCE AREA
$216,500 GROSS. Tax 91% ($567 AVG); Write-up/Bkkpg. 9% ($1,673/Yr. AVG). Seller to retire due to health issues. Practice is relocatable within reason. Excellent opportunity to start or grow you practice. Uses Lacerte & QB. Good year-round income. Terms, Guarantee, Transition Assistance.

CPA PRACTICE#220821SAN GABRIEL VALLEY: PASADENA/ARCADIA AREA
$210,000 GROSS. Tax 84% ($744 AVG), Write-up/Bkkpg 13% (2 clients, $13,420/Yr AVG); Consulting 3%. Net 79%. Relocate or possible option to retain Seller\'s office. 60% of tax clients have no meeting at Seller\'s ofc. REQUIRED: Cantonese or Mandarin speaking Buyer. Call or email soon -this will go fast! Terms, Guarantee, Transition Assistance.

E.A. TAX & BOOKKPG PRACTICE#220120ORANGE /ANAHEIM AREA
$201,000 GROSS. Tax, Bookpg, Payroll Revenues Combined Avg. Fee: $1,189. 75% Net. Spin-off of about 67%. Great location in Central O.C. Lease available in Seller-owned bldg. or relocate to your office. Uses Lacerte & QB. Terms, Guarantee, Transition Assistance.
Sold

TAX & BOOKKPG#213021HUNTINGTON BEACH
$135,252 GROSS. Tax 86% ($618 AVG); Bookkpg. 12% ($1,063/Yr. AVG); Consulting 2%. High Net: 92%. 80% of tax clients have no meeting in person w/Seller. Addl. $15K Est. revenue projected for 2021 (from Extensions & Bookkpg). Need to relocate to Buyer\'s office. Terms, Guarantee, Transition Assistance.

CPA PRACTICE#211021MURRIETA/ TEMECULA AREA
$128,000 GROSS. Tax 63% ($687 AVG); Write-up/Bkkpg. 35% ($3,783/Yr. AVG); Misc. 1%. High Net 69%. 2021 revenue increase of 19%. Seller works from home (& Exec. Suite). 80% of tax clients have no in person meetings. Great oppty. to start or expand your practice. Terms, Guarantee, Transitional Assistance.

CPA TAX PRACTICE#206721NO. SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
$67,280 GROSS. Tax 100% ($748 AVG). Seeking a sale this year due to Seller\'s loss of vision. Almost 100% Net (Seller works from home & P-T staff are leaving. Low A/R- Billing collections upon delivery or at 30 days. Terms, Guarantee, Transition Assistance.

At a difficult time for our family because of my husband’s health, David did an excellent job in finding qualified buyers for my husband’s CPA practice. He handled the negotiations and the practice was sold in a timely fashion. We could not have done this without David’s help. Maureen Carlisto.

Robert Carlisto, CPA

Robert Carlisto, CPA,
Laguna Hills, CA & Professor, CSUF