Carlos C. Lopez, EA is the founder and CEO of Lopez Tax Service and Latino Tax Professionals located in Salinas, California. He holds a B.A. degree from Pacific Union College and a Certificate of Management Development for Entrepreneurs from UCLA Andersen School of Management and completed the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Initiative from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has been active in tax preparation and representation before the IRS for 40+ years. His extensive experience includes developing continuing education for NASBA, IRS, and CTEC.
Mr. Lopez served as a member of the Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee from 2020 to 2023. His extensive experience has led him through electronic tax administration issues and refund fraud. Mr. Lopez was one of the first tax preparers in Monterey County to offer electronic filing of tax returns in the late 1980s. Mr. Lopez has worked closely with the Franchise Tax Board and the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, actively preparing tax returns in his tax preparation firm, Lopez Tax Service.
Mr. Lopez served on the IRS National Multilingual Stakeholder Engagement Team in 2020.