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Taxes and Business Accounting in Orange County, CA


CAPATA is a full service accounting firm located in Laguna Niguel, California. We are focused on providing proactive accounting services, tax planning and strategic guidance. With our broad range of services, we support small business owners in achieving their goals.

Our CPAs have experience in all matters of accounting and taxation, estates and trusts, business formation, financial wealth planning, real estate and business sales. We tailor a customized approach and build specific service packages determined by you.



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  • Accountant Review Scott Shepard
    Co-Founder & Co-Owner at Energywater

    CAPATA is the best of the best! Kevin Cloward has been handling my business and personal taxes for years. He is very savvy and is elite in his profession. I highly recommend CAPATA and Kevin!

  • Justin Palmer
    CEO, Homelife Media

    Kevin and the whole team at CAPATA have been an incredible asset to HomeLife Media. The tax saving advice I got from the very first meeting with Kevin was substantial enough to pay for their services for several years! You can always count on them for expert answers, and very fast responses to urgent questions that arise. I look forward to working with them for many years to come.

  • Martin Olson
    Writer, The Walt Disney Company

    Gary and his team have worked hard for us each year to help prepare our complicated taxes, and have advised us with their brilliant knowledge of changing tax laws. Gary and his team have consistently shown us incredible patience, good humor and integrity when my wife and I have been desperate to find our paperwork in time and needed help and, yes, comfort. They always came through.

  • Christopher Murray
    Partner at Fifth and Poplar Holdings

    Kevin – Thank you for your help, as always. It is great working with you and I appreciate all of your truly value-added contributions.

  • ANTHONY RIDIO, INC. Tony Ridio
    Owner of Anthony Jon Ridio Productions

    Gary Capata, is not only honest but a brilliant tax strategist with the clients interest as a priority to his time. I have been with CAPATA since 1980 and have been totally satisfied.

  • Dale Partridge
    Author, Pro Blogger, and Founder at StartupCamp.com

    I’ve worked with many advisors and consultants over the years and CAPATA has stood out. Their loyalty while we built our business from nothing shows their ability to recognize potential, to have vision for the future, and to serve as a guide during growth. People like this are rareā€”and that’s why we’ve remained faithful with Kevin and the rest of the CAPATA team.

  • Mitch Fisher
    President, Pacific Sun Financial

    CAPATA is the best accounting firm, period. They are knowledgeable, experienced, user-friendly and they have by far the finest service in town.

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