Welcome to AB CPA

We are here to help you with all of your tax needs.

Akore Berliner, principal CPA for AB CPA, Inc.AB CPA’s principal, Akore Chemello, is a CPA offering tax solutions to businesses and individuals. Akore is a real estate and small business tax specialist who works with with countless developers, architects, builders, and designers. In addition to her CPA license, Akore holds a Master’s degree in Taxation from San Diego State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany. After gaining several years of experience at a “Big” accounting firm and boutique CPA firms, she started her own practice in 2007.

Akore strives to provide her clients with a resource for businesses and individuals to turn to for solid, real-world tax advice. Being a small business owner, she finds she can relate to her clients and give them real world advice with a very personal touch.

Akore has also developed a course which she teaches at UCSD Extension as well as Woodbury University in their graduate program for real estate developers/architects. It’s a great class trying to help non-accountants understand the important aspects to use in their day to day lives as real estate professionals. She currently teaches 2 other tax classes at UCSD Extension as well: Taxation of the Business of the Entity and Individual Taxation.

Teaching entity tax for over 10 years and doing thousands of entity returns and advising hundreds of clients, has made Akore a specialist in this area. She knows the pitfalls and the red flags.

"Throughout the years I have learned that I don’t necessarily ‘do taxes’ for a living. Instead, I help people make their lives easier, from a tax perspective."

When Akore is not in the office she enjoys cooking, eating, reading, yoga, and snowboarding when tax season permits.

What We Offer

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  • LLC and S Corp tax return preparation & planning
  • Reasonable compensation analysis
  • Entity choice consultation
  • New business tax strategy
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  • Real estate investors
  • Rental property owners
  • Developers, architects and builders


  • Thoughtfully prepared tax returns
  • Tax planning for big savings
  • Fast, responsive service

Straight Talk about Taxes

Dear Friend,

I hope you’ll forgive me for being blunt.

I am Akore Chemello, I’m a CPA and realize that you may not be used to seeing a tax professional talk like this. It’s not my intention to offend (I’m actually being very careful with my words–I am a tax professional, after all).

But I think you’ll agree that the times we’re currently facing require a little straight talk.

Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes. But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!

As a tax professional, it truly breaks my heart, knowing that just a few thousand, or even a few hundred bucks for us “regular guys” out of that vast pool of overcharging could make a world of difference–and they are just sitting there, unclaimed! And with the economy we’re facing now…it’s essential that the “right” professional handles your taxes and other financial matters.

You see, all tax professionals are not the same. From the “discount” chains (notice the quotes) to classic accounting firms, most fly through tax season in a disorganized mess–bleary-eyed and hopped-up on caffeine. It’s no wonder that they treat you like a number and lapse into excuses and tax-talk. (I told you that I would be blunt.)

Feel free to poke around our site and discover why I’ve been called “The Most Trusted Tax Professional in the San Diego Area.”

Talk again soon,

Akore Chemello, CPA

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