• Tax Advisor to Small Businesses

    “I’m passionate about helping businesses and their owners succeed.  I aim to be as entrepreneurial as my clients by providing innovative solutions to their tax challenges.”

    —Diane Gilabert, CPA

  • Selling or buying a business?

    It's not how much you make...it's how much you keep! When selling or buying a business, the after tax results are what matters.

  • Need a Tax Advisor who speaks plain English?

    Some CPAs hide behind tax jargon.  Yes taxes are complex, but my job is to make sure you understand what I'm recommending and why.

  • You deserve Pro-active Tax Advice and planning.

    Tax questions aren't limited to "tax season"...  I check in with my clients regularly, and I  encourage them to call me to discuss "what's new".

  • No Surprises.

    A collaborative, year-round relationship means up-front answers, and value for the fees you pay.

About Diane

“Tax geek” Diane Gilabert enjoys working collaboratively with her clients to solve their complex tax problems.

Diane is proud to be a partner at CEA, LLP, a full service accounting firm just north of San Diego in Carlsbad, California.

From 2011 through late 2014, Diane was a trusted adviser to small and medium sized CPA firms.  She built a thriving practice consulting with her fellow tax professionals on a variety of challenging tax issues.

Prior to striking out on her own, Diane worked at KPMG and then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, both members of the "Big 4" - the largest CPA firms in the world.  Diane was elevated to tax partner with PwC in 2001, minimizing taxes for both public and private companies.

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Specialized Tax Expertise

Are you looking for creative tax planning? A tax advisor who relishes challenges?

Diane’s practice focuses on the "tough stuff" like:

  • Structuring sales and purchases of businesses
  • Partnership and LLC tax optimization
  • Expansion of a Business
  • IRS and California FTB audit assistance
  • Multi-state tax planning and compliance

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Tax Maven Blog

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Tax Planning for Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)

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Why Form 8275 is a Tax Preparer’s Best Friend

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