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Welcome to Hocking Denton Palmquist

Founded in 1958 by Tom Hocking, Hocking Denton Palmquist (HDP) is a full-service CPA firm with four offices in central California. HDP provides a wide variety of tax and accounting services, and is ready to assist with sound financial principles that incorporate recent tax laws. Committed to helping each client achieve and maintain long-term success, HDP remains a customer-oriented accounting firm dedicated to serving you.

Tax Preparation & Planning

Tax Preparation & Planning

Preparing your own taxes can be complicated, especially when it comes to keeping up with recent tax code changes. Hocking Denton Palmquist can give you peace of mind that your return is prepared accurately. We have more than 60 years of experience serving the tax preparation and planning needs of Preparing your own taxes can be complicated, especially when it comes to keeping up with recent tax code changes. Hocking Denton Palmquist can give you peace of mind that your return is prepared accurately. We have more than 60 years of experience serving the tax preparation and planning needs of

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Small Business Finance

Small Business Finance

The major goal of most small business owners is to maximize their return on investment (ROI). Minimizing your taxes is a big step in achieving this objective, but business finances can be complex to sort out on your own. Hocking Denton Palmquist offers comprehensive accounting services designed to keep your finances in check so that you can focus on your company.

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Accounting

Accounting

Hocking Denton Palmquist offers a full range of accounting services to small and medium-sized businesses.

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Estate & Trust

Estate & Trust

Many people believe that estate planning is just for the wealthy, but the truth is that anyone with material possessions has an estate that should be protected to the greatest degree possible. With that in mind, we at Hocking Denton Palmquist are qualified to assist in the preparation of estate plans that are uniquely suited to your needs.

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Retirement Planning

Retirement Planning

It is easy to become caught up in the day-to-day events of business and family life, forgetting to properly plan for the future. Whether you’ve just started in your career or you’re getting close to retirement age, Hocking Denton Palmquist can assist you at any stage of retirement planning. Our goal is to provide the advice and services you need to eliminate financial concerns that you will face as you approach retirement.

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FInancial Tools

FInancial Tools

We offer a variety of tax tools to assist our clients in interpreting tax information and recent changes to the tax code.

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Client Testimonials

“I have been using the Los Osos office of Hocking Denton Palmquist for over 15 years. The entire experience is always a pleasure. As we all know, preparing for the tax appointment is quite a task, but I am always rewarded once I arrive at the office for my appointment with freshly brewed, locally roasted coffee. The front office staff is friendly, efficient and kind. The CPAs are knowledgeable and do great work. I have had the opportunity to use both Ben Rutherford and Kim Allen to prepare various tax returns over the years and have been happy with the results each time. I highly recommend this office for your tax needs!”

Nan B.

“Been using HDP for several years & it’s always been smooth, professional, & courteous. Everything is organized & easy. Highly recommend to anyone who needs tax services.”

Lisa R.

“It doesn’t get any better or more professional than having your taxes done at Hocking Denton Palmquist. The services they offer are efficient, trustworthy and reliable. Mike Mariani answered all my questions promptly and made sure my tax preparation was up to par. I have been a proud customer for over 3 years and wouldn’t trust anywhere else. Thanks, Hocking Denton Palmquist for your professionalism and reliability.”

Tiffany S.

“They do such an amazing job we hire them from 4 states away! Every year! They are on it. I highly recommend to people in Bakersfield or any city! Thumbs up, kids!”

Sarah S.

“Ryan did our taxes quickly, efficiently, asked pertinent questions, and explained everything so very well. He also explained some tax misconceptions, which was great! It was so much better than our experience last year. We learned a lot and also were informed what we could do differently this next year to save some money. We were also satisfied with the fee for service.”

Sheryce S.