About Us

Welcome to Top Hat Tax & Financial Services!

Darryl Hale


Darryl Hale has over 30 years experience providing tax services.

Darryl specializes in Tax Preparation and IRS problem resolution for individuals and families.
“My job is to get you the best resolution possible for your unique situation”.

Darryl started his career in the field of taxation in 1989 working part-time for H & R Block. In 1993, he made the decision to open his own practice in San Diego, CA and established “Top Hat Tax”.

In 1993, Darryl graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and in 1996 graduated from National University with a Masters’ of Science in Taxation (MST).
Darryl earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service becoming an Enrolled Agent (EA) in 1998.
In 2003, Financial & Insurances services was added to the practice, changing the name to “Top Hat Tax & Financial Services”.

Professional Memberships/Affiliations/Activities:

National Tax Practice Institute (NTPI) Fellow
Member of the California Society of Enrolled Agents (CSTC)
Member of the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS)

What We Do

  • Tax Services 100% 100%
  • Small Business 76% 76%
  • Tax Problem Resolution 94% 94%
  • Individuals 80% 80%
  • Additional Services 87% 87%

Dear Friend,

I hope you’ll forgive me for being blunt.

I am Darryl Hale, I’m an EA, MST, MBA 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.)

I’ve put more of my thoughts on these matters in free reports:

Click the button below to take your first step, and receive a free report from us. We’ll rush your copy to you immediately. And of course, feel free to poke around our site and discover why I’ve been called “The Most Trusted Tax Professional in the Mira Mesa & Rancho Penasquitos, San Diego Area.”

Talk again soon,


Darryl Hale, EA, MST, MBA


PS — When you fill out the form, we’ll also add you to our weekly email series on “Real World” Strategy (for individuals). Our readers enthusiastically forward these to their friends and peers all the time, and they’re not your standard “tax tips”.

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 (858) 549-9666 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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