About Us

Christopher J. Chapman, EA, MBA

I love the Pacific Northwest. I love the big trees. I love our varied landscape. I love our juxtaposition of high tech and the magnificent mountains. Where else in the country can you stand on a tall building (like the Space Needle) and see three distinct National Parks, all surrounded by water and green?

And aren’t our summers the best? So perfect. I talk to people all over the country and they are all astounded that air conditioning isn’t required except for 1-2 weeks of the year. Even then, it is very optional.

But I also tell the out-of-staters that it rains in Greater Seattle 388 days of the year. Please visit but don’t move here.

Truth be told, I don’t love our winters. Too dreary and dark. Fortunately, before the Christmas tree is taken down, I become entirely absorbed in my tax work. And when I finally look up, the tulips are blooming. Bookkeeping is a year-round activity but when the weather gets better, I may do some yard work and I’ll definitely get on my bike.


I like my career. There is always something else to learn. And I do love my clients. I love keeping track of them over the years and hearing about their lives. I spend way too much time chatting and catching up. It is just another opportunity share a good laugh.

Bookkeeping and taxes come easy to me. I like the feeling of entering all the appropriate numbers in all the appropriate spots and watching the numbers and tax return come together. I love it when all the T’s are crossed and the I’s dotted. Completion is a big deal to me.

I have been in the accounting business for over 30 years and have over 10+ years of experience as a tax professional. During those years, I worked as a Controller, owned my own accounting firm, had two children, rode my bicycle across the country and published a book on the Olympic Peninsula.

Here is the boring part…I have a B.A. from the University of Colorado in Biology and an MBA from the University of Michigan. I am also an IRS designated Enrolled Agent and a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

What is an Enrolled Agent?

EAs are the only federally-licensed tax practitioners who specialize in taxation and also have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service.

What are the differences between enrolled agents and other tax preparers?

An enrolled agent is a person who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service by either passing a stringent and comprehensive examination covering individual and business tax returns and representation of clients before the IRS or through experience as a former IRS employee.

Enrolled agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards.

Let Us Help:


“Closers” have run their numbers, and they know that certain IRS problems can net them big fees. Sure, they’ll quote you a smaller fee during the so-called “financial analysis” in the beginning stages of the process – but they also know that there are lots of different ways that they can tack on additional fees during the process so that, no matter what, they’ll get paid.

I would like to invite you into a different kind of process.

Mind you – I am a BULLDOG when it comes to negotiating on behalf of my clients in front of the IRS. I have plenty of stories to prove it.

I want to fight for you – and you will never have to speak with the IRS yourself.

Click on the button below to take your first step. Feel free to poke around our site and discover why I’ve been called “The Most Trusted Tax Professional in Greater Seattle.”

PS — If you are discussing your tax situation over the telephone with other firms, be sure to ask them one important question:

“Are you a licensed tax professional that is legally eligible to offer me tax advice, or are you a salesman?”

This is by far the single most important question you should ask anybody trying to offer you tax advice. If they are a salesperson, I highly encourage you to run quickly in the opposite direction.

PPS–Already ready to come in?

I don’t blame you…many folks are fed up with the other options out there. Our schedule is very full…but if you call us at 425-941-3501 or Email Us, we’ll give you two options for coming in right away! We will NOT make dealing with a tax professional as painful as it’s been in the past!

Talk again soon,

Christopher J. Chapman, EA, MBA

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Customer Stories

Blacks Beach

Having worked with a bookkeeping corporation prior, I was so happy to find a real, local person, who can actually meet you at your house. When I hired Christopher, our books had been neglected, and had some very confusing numbers. Christopher and I went back and forensically audited prior years and was able to fix every mistake. Now that our books are accurate, we still meet on a regular basis to make sure everything is tip top. On top of all that, Christopher is very reasonably priced. All in all, I have had a very positive experience, and continue to employ Christopher to this day.

J. Landrum

Chapman Tax was incredibly quick to respond to my tax situation and had me filed within a week. Will be working with him again and plan to make referrals