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Alba Professional Services H&R Block
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(562) 868-3518
11825 Alondra Blvd
Norwalk, CA 90650
CTEC Registration #A228508, EA (Enrolled Agent)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau CTEC (California Tax Education Council) Chamber of Commerce-Norwalk IRS Authorized e-file Provider Federacion de Clubes Jaliscienses del Sur de California FCZSC (Federacion de Clubes Zacatecanos Del Sur De California

Areas Served: the Los Angeles Area incl. Norwalk CA, Agoura Hills, Alondra Park, Atwater Village, ...
Services: tax return filing, tax planning, audit representation, tax efiling

Alba Professional Services H&R Block Company Profile

Getting the largest refund on your return ethically without risking penalties takes experience.

The Los Angeles firm of Alba Professional Services H&R Block (formerly Alba Rapid Tax & Services) in Norwalk CA is headed by Enrolled Agent J. Alexander Alba, with 26 years of experience that includes bookkeeping services and payroll processing. We interviewed Alexander Alba to find out how experience matters.

Alba Professional Services has been in Norwalk CA since 1964, when Fred Alba founded the business. His son, John Alexander Alba, started with the family firm in 1985 and became principal when Fred retired, and now his two sons and daughter work with him. 

In 2013 the firm became a branch of H&R Block and moved into new facilities twice as large as their previous space. In 2014 Alba Professional Services was awarded "Franchisee of the Year" out of 12,000 outlets nationally by H&R Block corporate based on volume, client response, and community involvement.

Alexander Alba says, "Alba Professional Services H&R Block is serving its third generation of clients. Clients stay with us and send their grown children to us, and that's proof that we have a good name in the community and provide good service."

26 Years of Experience with J Alexander Alba, Enrolled Agent

As an EA (Enrolled Agent) J. Alexander Alba has had to pass a special exam proctored by the IRS, and a background check. Alex says, "EAs have to pass a comprehensive exam to prove our full knowledge of the law and ethical requirements of being an EA. There's also a requirement for continuing education, so clients can be assured I'm always up to date on the code changes and latest developments."

Having an Enrolled Agent like Alexander Alba to represent you to the IRS should it ever be necessary is a value that can't be overstated. Alexander explains, "Sometimes letters or calls from the IRS can seem dramatic, but by having us get involved early in the process, we've helped clients save tens of thousands of dollars. I have a good rapport with the IRS officials. I can make sure they treat our clients with respect and deal fairly with them."

Alba Professional Services H&R Block Has Experienced Staff

Many other services hire seasonal staff members who only work in the office a short time before moving on, which means their experience and qualifications are questionable. And customers of those chains are disappointed to find that they have to deal with a different preparer each year.

But an experienced, dedicated professional, one who learns about your lifestyle and personal situation over time is able to find you more deductions and save you tens of thousands of dollars over time. Alba Professional Services H&R Block has eight year-round full-time staff members plus a set staff of peak-season employees who return every year to see the same clients, so you get a seasoned staff member who knows you and how best to save you money.

Year-Round Services at Los Angeles Firm Alba Professional Services H&R Block in Norwalk CA

Too many services are open only during filing season, leaving their clients stranded when they have questions about  during the year and unable to help them plan adequately for filing season. Because Alba Professional Services H&R Block is dedicated and open for their clients year-round, their clients get ongoing help at any time, and they get other services such as business incorporation, creation of non-profit organizations and additional services like planning and small businesses creation. Alexander says, "Our umbrella of services makes it convenient for them to make the right decisions throughout the year and saves them the hassle of finding and hiring additional companies."

Clients feel welcomed at Alba Professional Services H&R Block in Norwalk CA. Eight stations within the comfortable office allow for privacy, and a continuously-playing on-screen presentation and handy printed information let clients see the range of options available to them.

Alba Professional Services H&R Block Gives Back To the Community

Clients describe Alexander Alba as honest, trustworthy and reliable, and family and friends describe him as kind and a hard worker. Alexander and his firm have relationships with the community, including groups such as the Lions Club and, Kiwanis Club, and sponsors local sports teams, concerts in the park, and the Santa's Sleigh gift drive during the holidays. Alexander shares, "We value our neighbors, so we enjoy being involved in local efforts to strengthen the community."

Alba Professional Services H&R Block in Norwalk CA is the experienced company with a presence in the local community, a principal with 26 years of experience and accredited as an Enrolled Agent with the IRS, an experienced staff and year-round services that includes bookkeeping and payroll processing, and that has been saving clients money since 1964.





—Lauren Bongard Schwarz
Associate Editor
The Prime Buyer's Report