About our Firm

Welcome to the website of R.L. Lay & Associates and Roy L. Lay, EA, ATA. We’re an Orange County-based tax preparation and bookkeeping firm that meets the needs of individuals and businesses. Our firm, established in 1977, is owned and operated by Roy L. Lay who became an Enrolled Agent (EA) in 1981. To learn more about Enrolled Agents, click on the link below.

This site is designed to be a resource tool to you, our valued clients and visitors.

Roy is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, the California Society of Enrolled Agents, the Orange County Chapter of Enrolled Agents and the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation.

Latest News

Roy’s Monthly Tax Tips and News

October 1st, 2013

Check it out on the toolbar to the right under “Tax News.”

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The Standard Mileage Rate Changes for 2015

January 25th, 2013

The rate for the entire year will be 57.5 cents per miles driven.
There is no change in the rate for miles driven for charitable purposes which is 14 cents per mile.
The mileage rate for medical or moving purposes is 23 cents per mile. 

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IRS Warns Taxpayers of New E-Mail Scams

May 3rd, 2011

The IRS is alerting taxpayers to the latest versions of an e-mail scam intended to fool people into believing they are under investigation by the IRS Criminal Investigation division.
Recipients of questionable e-mails claiming to come from the IRS should not open any attachments or click on any links contained in the e-mails. Instead, they should […]

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Has your information been compromised?

January 23rd, 2009

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) estimates that as many as 9 million Americans will have their identities stolen each year.  Are you protected?

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Advice from the Internal Revenue about choosing a Tax Return Preparer

January 15th, 2007

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