Jeanne Phillips, CPA


Chico, CA

3013 Ceres Avenue Chico, CA 95973

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With a down-to-earth approach, Jeanne simplifies and solves financial quandaries. Agricultural growers, processors, and manufacturers look to Jeanne for tax planning and succession strategies that ultimately preserve their hard-earned wealth.

Jeanne frequently works with attorneys and financial consultants to construct plans for transition through well-planned estates, trusts, gifting programs, and other succession planning tools. Brainstorming with business owners and key employees, Jeanne unearths opportunities to retain earnings by way of tax-saving tools and credits.

Examples include:

  • Collaborating with a client’s attorney, who suggested a tax approach that would have resulted in thousands of dollars in annual property reassessments. Jeanne provided a solution by placing the property in a trust, which protected the properties from unwarranted and additional expenses.
  • Forming a testamentary trust for a farmer who wanted to gift assets to children—some who chose to farm and others who chose different paths. This trust allowed the parent to distribute assets fairly, regardless of their profession.
  • Structuring a trust so a farmer could still receive income from farm operations run by his heirs, and retire blissfully.

Jeanne is a leader in K·Coe Isom’s tax department. She liaises between clients and government officials, providing solutions and outlining professional standards both parties trust. Jeanne makes a complicated world simpler by improving the business and personal lives of the people she works with.


  • B.S., accounting with minor in ag business finance, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo


  • Licensed CPA in California

Professional Associations

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

Civic Associations

  • Durham Elementary School Advisory Council Member

Mentions and articles by Jeanne


How to Help California Fire Victims

K·Coe Editorial | November 12, 2018

Camp Fire, now the most destructive wildfire in the history of California, has desecrated an insurmountable number of people’s lives, families, friends, homes, and livelihoods.  In addition, two more wildfires in Southern California are displacing residents and businesses. As K·Coe […]


In Wake of Disaster, How to Minimize Taxes on Insurance Proceeds

K·Coe Editorial | August 2, 2018

How to Treat Insurance Casualty Gains As fires rage and rampage through large areas of California, the destruction of residences, outbuildings, and commercial buildings has been widespread. K·Coe Isom has been fielding questions and concerns from many of our clients […]