John Burge CPA

I'm a Northern California guy, born and raised. I grew up north of Redding in Central Valley (now Shasta Lake City) and moved permanently to Chico in 1972. When I'm not wearing my CPA hat, I enjoy archaeology (and am a professional registered archaeologist), hiking, fishing, basketball, softball, volleyball, movies, travel, and reading (mostly novels).


I have practiced accounting since 1970. I was certified in 1975 and opened my private practice in 1980. I presently serve over 400 clients including farmers, real estate agents, investors, attorneys, graphic artists, teachers, retired folks, and more. I take pride in offering a one-on-one approach with clients. I am always current with tax law changes and promise to get my clients the best possible tax results. 


Filing deadline this year is May 17, 2021.

Areas of Practice



  • Preparation

  • Audit preparation

  • Offers in compromise

  • Installment agreements

  • Personal/business entities



  • Financial planning

  • Retirement planning

  • Business start-ups

  • Entity selection​


"John's been doing my taxes for 25 years. I couldn't ask for a better CPA at tax time. He really makes the process easy!"  

                                   --Gene Morretti