Chris Bonacorsi

Chris Bonacorsi

Chico, CA

2454 Builders Place, Suite 130
Chico, CA 95928


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Chris serves agricultural growers, producers, processors, manufacturers, and other closely-held businesses in the areas of tax planning, tax credits, mergers, liquidations, and reorganizations.

Solving complex tax issues comes naturally to Chris. And he has trained himself to process details differently than most accountants with the intent of seizing opportunities others miss, such as:

  • Enabling an agricultural processor to preserve over $500,000 of working capital through the Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC-DISC).
  • Alerting a grower to the possibility of using the Domestic Production Activities Deduction (DPAD), which saved the grower $50,000 a year. The grower’s prior accountant missed this important benefit.
  • Suggesting an agricultural seed business move real property from one entity to another and apply for special tax deductions. These two adjustments—which a previous firm had not noticed—led to a significant tax savings.

Prior to joining the firm in 1991, Chris spent five years with Arthur Andersen in the Silicon Valley. Chris leverages his career experiences and real-world application of the technical aspects of accounting to deliver a distinct level of wisdom that people understand and can benefit from. 


B.S., managerial economics, University of California, Davis


Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in California

Professional Associations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants
North Valley Estate Planning Council
Western Agricultural Processors Association

Civic Associations

Boys & Girls Club, Board Emeritus
Farm Credit Services of Colusa-Glenn, Board Member
Leadership Chico Steering Committee Member

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