Bill Bourbonnais, EA, MBA, CTM®
Bill Bourbonnais is CEO and co-founder of Bourbonnais Tax Associates LLC in Raleigh, North Carolina. Bill has been a successful tax advisor since 1993, when he established his first tax firm in San Diego, California, and has worked with clients in numerous industries, including health care, manufacturing, IT and Professional Consulting, real estate investing, restaurants and hospitality, and more. He has owned and operated tax firms in California, Arizona, and North Carolina, and works with clients throughout the United States.
As a Certified Tax Master® (CTM) and Enrolled Agent (EA), Bill works hard to help his clients find and fix the mistakes and missed opportunities that result in overpaid taxes. As a long-time business owner and entrepreneur, he understands the frustrations business owners face when dealing with the complexity of taxes. His philosophy is that although United States tax laws are complex, the opportunities hidden in those laws aren’t reserved for the billion-dollar conglomerates and ultra-wealthy but apply to all taxpayers equally. Small and mid-sized business owners only need a good guide with the right treasure map to find those opportunities. Bill approaches tax planning for his clients not with the question they frequently ask of, “Can I deduct this?” but rather with a strategic view of “How can we deduct this?”
In addition to being a Tax and Wealth Strategist, Bill taught undergraduate tax and accounting for a major university for several years and holds a BSBA and an MBA both with an emphasis in Finance. He has been an Enrolled Agent (EA) since1997 and is a member of the National Society of Accountants (NSA) and the Tax Master Network®.
Bill is a best-selling author of “You Can Deduct THAT?” and lives in North Carolina with his wife Laura and son Daniel.
Laura Bourbonnais, IAR, Realtor®
Laura Bourbonnais is CMO and co-founder of Bourbonnais Tax Associates LLC. In addition to providing exceptional service to our clients in the areas of tax consulting, accounting, and business analysis and strategy, Laura has been a real estate professional since 1998 and is an Investment Advisor Representative (IAR) and North Carolina licensed Insurance Agent. As a serial entrepreneur and business management professional, she brings over 25 years of business and management experience to the firm, including over a decade of restaurant management and food service industry experience and extensive multi-location franchise operations.
Laura lives in North Carolina with her husband Bill and son Daniel.