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Tax Problem Resolution & Income Tax Preparation


Established in 1995

In 1995, Jim Ornelas set out to provide the best possible tax preparation services to the greater Sacramento area. He purchased a small office in Cameron Park, which he sold less than two years later. In 1997, he started another office, this time, in Sacramento, with the same goal of quality tax preparation, resulting in higher tax refunds, legally.

The business has now expanded to include IRS problem resolution. This branch of the business is now known as Liberation Tax Relief. The business is owned and operated by Jim Ornelas and family.

His son, Mike, is Chief Marketing Officer; his son, Mark, handles the administration; his son, Mick, designs the marketing materials; and his daughter, Maresha, handles the direct mail. While his other son, Matt, owns his own clothing store, Rewind Clothing, and assists part-time in the family business.

Jim’s son, Matt, married Trina Lujan in 2005. They have two children. Malayah, 4 and Selah 1. Mark, the third-born, married Alicia Chavez in September of 2010.

Professional Associations

Small Business Development Center, American Society of Tax Problem Solvers



Payment Types

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Cash, Check, Debit Card

Tell Me More

Dear Friend,

I hope you’ll forgive me for being blunt.

I am Jim J. Ornelas, 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.

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 Sacramento County Area.”

Talk again soon,

Jim J. Ornelas, CPA

PS–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 (916) 481-1025 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!

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