About Us

At Central Bookkeeping & Tax Service Inc, we provide affordable and exceptional tax and bookkeeping service. The majority of our business is concentrated in individual and small business tax preparation. Along with individual tax preparation, we provide returns for LLCs, Partnerships, S Corporations, and C Corporations.

We strongly believe in the value of relationships. We believe that each client relationship is like a partnership. After all, we measure our success on that of the success of our clients.

Central Bookkeeping and Tax Service was founded in 1965 by Hilda Carpenter. She began her financial career early on working at a local bank and soon found her gift for numbers. Her husband, Robert Carpenter, was a sales manager with Xerox, later joined the business practice in 1973. Both became Enrolled Agents and have serviced the beautiful Central Coast of California for over 50 years. In 2011, Hilda Carpenter passed away leaving the business to her son Nick Carpenter.

In 2011, Nick Carpenter earned his Enrolled Agents License and has been running the business ever since. Robert Carpenter retired in 2016. Along with Monica (Nick’s wife), Central Bookkeeping and Tax Service Inc has remained a family business for over 50 years.

Enrolled Agents are America’s Tax Experts, please give us a call, we would love to help you with your tax needs!