Our Mission

Our mission at the Tax Shack is simple, if we can operate at premium level, and stay up to date on laws, regulations and codes and compliance, and provide the highest level of customer service possible, and create true value to our customers above and beyond any other tax preparation company, there’s no way we can’t live up to our Motto… “Friends don’t let friends do their own taxes.”


The Tax Shack was started to help our friends and family have a comfortable environment to discuss their finances.  Our goal is to make sure that you are getting the maximum return on your taxes. Over the last five years we have expanded thanks to the support of satisfied clients and referrals.  We opened a physical office in 2016 in the city of San Fernando, the heart of the San Fernando Valley. Having a location in the city where we can support the very community we grew up in is a very humbling and proud feeling.  We are here year round and specialize in personal and business taxes, amendments, extensions, payroll, bookkeeping, and notary service.


We specialize in service and going the extra mile. Taking time with each individual to review their financial situation and support them in the best actions with the IRS, state and local financial needs.  Bookkeeping, payroll, extensions and notary public services are also available. We’re here all year for all your financial needs!

The Team

Starting with the CEO, Fermin Aguilera has been in tax preparation since 2008.

Next we have our CFO David Powell.  His Background in business starting with a notary license back in 2002…

I was inspired along with my business partner Fermin to create an environment that is comfortable and casual, yet still has percussion, speed and accuracy without losing that personal touch. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley with parents who were in the mortgage and tax business. I’ve had my notary license since 2003.  I attended Moorpark College where I received an Associate degree before transferring Cal State University, Channel Island. I have worked in many different fields from entertainment to solar and in doing so I have gained the knowledge and experience to better serve my clients with all their tax needs.