Tommy Irvine

Tommy Irvine

Chico, CA

2454 Builders Place, Suite 130
Chico, CA 95928


Industry Areas

Service Areas

Tommy integrates innovative processes with tax and accounting know-how, delivering measurable results for agriculture and manufacturing businesses, primarily permanent and specialty crop operations. He focuses on a business’ future financial performance so the owner has more time to devote to activities they do best or enjoy most.

Tommy believes it’s imperative to learn what drives each business he works with—no two businesses are alike. He visits facilities and gets to know key people to gain a full picture of the company, and bring advantageous operating structure and tax strategies, employing tools such as IC-DISC and R&D credits. His recent accomplishments include:

  • Applying the benefits of an IC-DISC and paying dividends to the owners, which are taxed at the lower capital gains rates, giving the agricultural operation over $2 million more in operating capital.
  • Mediating a full-disclosure dispute to a successful settlement with an S-Corp that sold a large number of assets and needed support for the sale.
  • Determining that a retailer was a candidate for over $80,000 in R&D credits, and developing the detailed study to qualify the business.

With experience as a university instructor, he analyzes financial results in detail and explains them with utmost clarity. Tommy plays an integral role in establishing healthy business operations while bringing a lighthearted, fresh attitude to any situation.


B.A., accounting, California State University, Chico


Licensed CPA in California

Professional Associations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants

Civic Associations

Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), board member

Personal Interests

Basketball, golf, softball
Watching the San Francisco Giants

Recent Insights related to Tommy Irvine


New ERP Disaster Funds for Producers: Who Qualifies?

Under the USDA’s Farm Service Agency new disaster program, Emergency Relief Program (ERP), producers who lost crops, trees, bushes, and vines due to qualifying disaster events...


California Businesses Get Answers on PPP Deductibility: Summary of Assembly Bill 80

The debate on deductibility of qualifying expenses paid with funds provided under the CARES Act or Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) has finally concluded for California...

Farm Resilience beyond 2020: 3 Critical Actions for Ag Businesses

The state of the farm economy has certainly seen better times.  After accounting for input costs, farmers and ranchers received only eight cents out of every dollar spent on food...