Malcolm Ponder has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance & Accounting from The University of Michigan, Graduate School of Business Administration,
40+ years experience in all kinds of tax preparation and receives over 40 hours of continuing tax education every year.

Among his many workshops & seminars is the 2 day Brass Tax Presentation put on every September and December, plus many 1 day seminars presented by the Golden Gate Chapter of the California Society of Enrolled Agents.

He has received the prestigious Accredited Tax PreparerSM (ATP) designation as well as the Accredited Business Advisor (ABA) designations awarded by the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation only to those individuals meeting stiff education and practice requirements.

He specializes in complex personal, partnership & other small business tax returns as well as handling fiduciary responsibilities. All work is done in-house using Intuit's ProSeries professional tax preparation software.

He is able and willing to do audit representation for any client whose tax return he has prepared. He has successfully completed audits for clients on a basis most favorable to these clients. The IRS auditors were most complimentary of his organized and well prepared presentation. A recent audit client says:

"Malcolm Ponder is a life saver. Being audited was scary and confusing at first, and I was overwhelmed. But Malcolm truly took on our battle as his own. He was tenacious and driven, and he put the authority of deep experience in our corner. Not only that, Malcolm made everything clear and doable for me, and he was kind throughout."

He offers appointments in his office and the Tax Organizer he supplies helps make your part of tax preparation easier. More than 250 clients return to him year after year for one of their most important annual financial transactions. His rates are reasonable and generally far less than other tax preparation firms. A maximum charge can be quoted before any work starts.

Professional Affiliations:

  •    National Association of Tax Professionals (30 year member)
  •    Accredited Tax PreparerSM (ATP)
  •    Accredited Business AdvisorSM (ABA)
  •    California Tax Education Council Number:  A041320
  •    Tax Preparer Bond Number:  91017798
  •    Completed IRS Annual Filing Season Program 2017
  • Malcolm can be reached by mail at:
    3 Ocean Parkway
    Bolinas, CA 94924

    Tel (415) 868-1854
    Fax (415) 868-1855
    e-mail: malcolmponder@hotmail.com