David Koehler, CPA – Legit or Scam?

I came across a critical review of David Koehler, CPA on a Scam Reporting website – DirtyScam.com, titled ‘Worst Excuse’.

DirtyScam allows anonymous submission of complaints from angry consumers and victims of scams. Since the website is hosted offshore (probably in Russia or India), we take this (negative) review against David Koehler, CPA with a pinch of salt.

Here is what the review says –


OMG, people. Worst excuse for a Tax preparing outfit, ever. I trusted them when they advised me to give them my banking info so they could set me up with future quarterly tax payments to be electronically withdrawn. On the IRS side, it went fine.On the STATE level, Toby Koehler apparently “forgot” to enter the information.So last year, I had a lot of traveling to do for work and personal bereavement, which is why I figured trusting the “pros” and having everything set up online would be helpful.Last year went very fast and stressful, I trusted that my taxes would be electronically paid on time, the way Toby had promised.There were issues I could not understand, discrepancies in my banking so I called Koehler & associates for help. I left several messages.I never got a single call back.I took my business elsewhere, but my last year state taxes are still completely muddled, the CA franchise tax board keeps sending me increasingly threatening letters.So I got help from my current tax person, who thankfully is as knowledgeable as she is ethical.Turns out Toby never put in my banking info for the CA Franchise tax board to withdraw their dues.So today, I owe $4200 in last year dues.Oh, I did get a call from Koehler eventually… To remind me that I needed to go see them for my next return, lol.So apparently, at Koehler and Associates, you pay for stress and getting screwed.Their fees do not include customer service, they will not call you back, and you will be left dealing with the consequences the following year.Oh but they will call you to remind you to trust them again the following year.I will file a complaint with, obviously. But I am screwed to the tune of $4200, which is very difficult for me to come up with…But I supposed if I lied to my clients and took their money to screw them instead of doing my job ethically, like Koehler does, I would have no trouble coughing up $4200.Come to think of it, you’d be better off trust Donald Trump to do your taxes than this pathetic, sleazy excuse for a tax outfit.


In case you don’t already know (assuming you came to this page by Googling ‘David Koehler, CPA scam‘, or ‘David Koehler, CPA review‘, David Koehler, CPA is listed under the category Person on DirtyScam.com.

Here is the rest of the contact information for the sole purpose of identification –

  • Address: The Alameda San Jose CA 95126
  • Phone: (408) 286-7400
  • Website:
  • Severity of Scam: Medium [not sure what it means]
  • Reported Loss: 2188 $ [unsubstantiated]
  • Reported by: Anonymous [obviously]

The entity David Koehler, CPA was awarded 1 / 5 Stars  based on 1 Reviews.

It is difficult to ascertain whether David Koehler, CPA is a Scam, or Legit, based on this single review. In the coming weeks/days, I will try to research deeper into David Koehler, CPA, analyze and list more critical reviews and identify a pattern (or lack of) to substantiate the claim mentioned above.

Regardless, until then, we give the benefit of doubt to the reviewer and list David Koehler, CPA as someone you need to avoid (for now).

If you have any grievances, complaints, or anonymous tips against David Koehler, CPA, please contact us immediately. If you have lost money to  David Koehler, CPA, together we can work to recover your loss.

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