About PARS Financial
Who We Are And What We Do…
At PARS Financial
we’ve been helping small business owners out of a tax pickle for more than 40 years. We want to be known as the first tax specialist company that is called to protect your assets when you are fearful of losing everything you’ve worked so hard to build.
Unlike most financial service corporations that try to offer many different services, Pars Financial is a specialist in tax emergencies and tax planning. Our clients appreciate that we stand for something and not everything.
Founder & CEO
Mr. Mashallah Afshar is a co-owner and founder of Pars Financial. He is a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist, E.A. (Enrolled to Practice before the Internal Revenue Services), and holds an MBA Degree. He studied and worked in Iran for the prestigious National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), one of the best government organizations in the country, as a quantitative oil processor/controller/accountant for over 14 years. In 1976, Mr. Afshar moved to the US, completed his Master's, and started working at an Oil Company in Dallas. His sheer dedication and hard work made him the Controlled and Credit Manager for Texaco Distribution Tank Farm Operation.
In 1980, he established Pars Financial and Tax Services. For the last 42 years, Pars Financial has helped over 500 business and personal clients. He is a Certified Tax Resolution Specialist and an IRS enrolled agent. He has specialized in Tax emergencies and Tax Planning.
Currently, he lives in San Diego County with his wife Gity, three children: Pouya, Payam, and Kimeya, as well as his 9 grandchildren. He has a deep passion for marathon running, photography and helping clients resolve their tax issues.
E.A. (Enrolled to Practice before the Internal Revenue Services).
CTRS (Certified Tax Resolution Specialist)
Mike is an IRS Enrolled Agent with an MBA in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Taxation. He is a native of San Diego and lives in the County with his wife and children. He is an avid runner and ten-time marathon finisher. He helps clients navigate both State and Federal tax laws and regulations. He is experienced in representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Franchise Tax Board (FTB), the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD), and the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA).
Some of Mike’s designations include:
What is an Enrolled Agent?
Enrolled Agents are tax professionals licensed to represent taxpayers before the IRS. The Enrolled Agent designation dates back to 1884. Many taxpayers were victimized by unscrupulous representatives when claiming losses in post Civil War days. Congress recognized a need to regulate individuals representing citizens dealing with the Treasury Department and created the Enrolled Agent status. President Chester Arthur signed a Congressional enabling act creating the Enrolled Agent credential. Today, Enrolled Agents assist taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service, an instrumentality of the Treasury Department in a number of ways:
Enrolled Agents prepare millions of tax returns annually. They also provide tax assistance for estates, trusts, partnerships, corporations and other entities that are required to report taxes. “Enrolled” refers to the fact that the federal government licenses these professionals. They are “Agents” in that they are authorized to appear in place of a taxpayer before the IRS. Enrolled Agents differ from other tax practitioners in a number of ways:
Attorneys and Certified Public Accountants have state, not federal, licenses which limit where they can practice in the U.S. Unlike Enrolled Agents, they don’t always specialize in taxes.