Santa Maria, CA Accounting Firm | Carolyn M. Bayliss, CPA Page | Lapp, Fatch, Myers & Gallagher, Accountants

M.S. (Taxation)


Masters of Science Degree in Taxation,
Golden Gate University,
San Francisco, CA, 2005

B.S. with Honors:
Business Administration
(Accounting Emphasis),
California State University-San Bernardino
San Bernardino, CA

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Carolyn began her accounting career in public accounting in 1986 as an auditor for a regional accounting firm based in Redlands, CA. Her previous experience includes auditing, tax and computerized accounting application experience. She joined the firm in January of 1999 and became a partner in January 2006.

Carolyn specializes in tax return preparation, tax planning and tax research. She oversees the preparation, planning, and research for tax returns for individuals, general partnerships, limited partnerships, LLC's, S corporations and C corporations. She has expertise in various tax planning stages for businesses including entity selection, entity formation, reorganizations, redemptions, and liquidations. She also specializes in tax planning for various complex real estate transactions including IRC Section 1031 exchanges.

Industry specializations include:  Section 8a Government Contractors, construction, agriculture and agriculture support companies, medical and various service providers.