Who are we?

The short version: chaoticcancellation is your back office

chaoticcancellation has evolved, simply we want to help you cancel the chaos within. We help manage your project from start to finish, helping you stay organized and focused on what is important: your business and the reason you started your business. We handle all the accounting details and paperwork from daily entry to dealing with the IRS.

Revolution-Chaos The long version is about revolutionary change, changing the chaos into order, change your ideas, change your world.

General Meaning: According to Chinese symbolism, the juxtaposed elements of this revolution hexagram are fire under water. Fire evaporates water, and water  puts out fire. Change often causes conflict; conflict brings about change. This hexagram refers to that time in the cycle of human affairs when things need stirring up, and when the hint of dramatic change is in the air.

In order to succeed, revolutions must be in alignment with certain immutable laws. They must begin at the right moment, gather support from a broad-base of people, be guided by sincere and capable leaders and – most important of all – must address a real need. The strength of the forces of change will always be in proportion to the urgency of the need being championed. This is true whether the revolution is in government, in business, in education or in one’s personal affairs. We are that change, that revolution that changes your chaos into order.

Revolutionary change points to a time when chaos arises from order. It is important to realize that not all order is good, not all chaos bad. Chaos, in fact, is an integral part of the way of things – as any parent (and modern science) will confirm. Have the courage to radically change and renew the way you present yourself. In this way, you can summon chaos to your cause, and you will unleash a new power on your behalf. If engaging in a negotiation, change the rules; if composing a piece of music, add the unexpected; if courting a lover, dare to be unconventional.

In periods of drought, even wild storms are preferable to yet another sunny day.

chaoticcancellation is owned and managed by Julie Wiggins. We have several bookkeepers and accountants available to help manage not only our business but your business as well.  We also work with several CPA Firms in the Bay Area.  Julie is a California Registered Tax Preparer and Registered IRS tax preparer. chaotic cancellation is Authorized IRS Efile Provider.




Julie has a Bachelor Degree in Linguistics from California State University and  a Master of Science Degree in Accountancy from the University of Phoenix. She also has over 150 hours of education in accounting, auditing, taxation, financial reporting, financial statement analysis, internal controls, business, computer science, communications, linguistics,  and of course ethics.

Julie finished the approved CPA Course in June 2013.  (Unfortunately, Julie will never get her CPA Certification – California has this rule that to get your CPA license, you must first work for a CPA firm for one year before you get your license and she has no desire to work for someone else or a CPA Firm, read more here)

Julie has completed the 60 hours CTEC Approved Education Requirements to be a California Registered Tax Preparer.

Julie has over 25 years of bookkeeping and accounting experience combined. Our staff combined has over 40 years of bookkeeping, accounting, technical, networking and database programming experience. Does your accountant have that experience? Think about it. Seriously only one year of experience to do your taxes or managing your books, that’s scary.

Julie completes 20-30 hours of continuing education each year in tax updates, new software, programming, networking. We are always continuing to learn new information to help our clients. If we don’t know the answer, we will research and learn the information.

and of course we are not certified public accountants, nor have we ever claimed to be!  Although we have a hell of a lot more experience and education than an average CPA.

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Registered Tax Preparer Information

California Registered Tax Preparer, ID A274465 (registered with the State of California)

IRS  Preparer Tax Identification Number or PTIN: P01065945

What is the difference between a certified public accountant and a normal accountant?

“Accountant” is a general term, referring to financial and tax professionals who follow specific rules and regulations, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), which are rules and standards set forth by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).  An accountant is anyone that that keeps, audits and inspects financial records of individuals or business concerns and prepares financial and tax reports.  An accountant is someone skilled and trained in accounting and/or someone that is in charge of financial accounts for a company or organization.  We do not have to be certified public accountants to be called an “Accountant”.

CPA’s are accountants who have passed a very hard licensing examination in a state and have the required education. Also they have three little letters that define them as a certified public accountant and they are licensed by the state.

What is the difference? Not much!

What is Accounting?

Accounting is the art of recording, summarizing, reporting, and analyzing financial transactions.  Bookkeeping is the practice of recording transactions. Bookkeepers tend to focus on the details, recording transactions in an efficient and organized manner, and they may or may not see the overall picture. Accountants use the work done by bookkeepers to produce and analyze financial reports. Although accounting follows the same principles and rules as bookkeeping, an accountant can design a system that will capture all of the details necessary to satisfy the needs of the business — managerial, financial reporting, projection, analysis, and tax reporting. A good accountant will create a system of financial reporting that gives a complete picture of a business. An accountant will see the whole picture not just the details.


If you say you are licensed in California, you need to be really specific what that means. Different licensing agencies get a little upset when you use a generic term such as “licensed”.

However license, registered and certificate have similar meanings.  A license is an official document,  to “be registered”  says you have gotten a license or certificate to do something and a certificate is an official document attesting that you have registered and gotten a license. And you could get a license from any number of places in california.

California Licenses

any company doing business in california must be registered with the state of california and have a california corporation number. Even if that company is incorporated in another state and doing business in california, they must file with the secretary of state, file a california corporation income tax return and pay the min of $800.00 per year to the state of california.

chaotic cancellation is a california corporation, registered in the state of california with a california corporation number C2813764

a business license is required usually the city where your business is located.

chaotic cancellation has a business license in Concord, CA

a fictitious business name certificate has to filed with the county in which your business is located. Per california law, under the BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE SECTION 17900-17930.  17900. (a) (1) The purpose of this section is to protect those dealing with individuals or partnerships doing business under fictitious names, and it is not intended to confer any right or advantage on individuals or firms that fail to comply with the law. The filing of a fictitious business name certificate is designed to make available to the public the identities of persons doing business under the fictitious name.

chaotic cancellation has filed our fictitious business name with contra costa county and has received a certificate of filing

any businesses selling or leasing tangible property must obtain a Seller’s Permit from the State Board of Equalization.

chaotic cancellation reseller number is 101-584905

depending on what you do, you may be required to have a license or registered or have a certificate with that agency.

chaotic cancellation is not a certified public accountant and does not have a license with california board of accountancy

Julie Wiggins is a California Registered Tax Preparer, ID A274465 (registered with the State of California)

 IRS Licenses

Anyone doing tax returns for a fee (aka getting paid), must have a Preparer Tax Identification Number or PTIN to prepare returns

chaotic cancellation’s PTIN is P01065945

An authorized IRS E-File Provider must pass a FBI criminal background check and a credit history, you can look upauthorized file providers here

chaotic cancellation is an authorized IRS e-file provider


We have to add this disclaimer regarding accounting, accountants, and such. Required by the State of California and California Board of Accountancy: we are not certified public accountants or CPAs (and have never claimed to be!) We are not PA’s either. We do offer bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, auditing and tax services. In order to be compliant with accounting laws of california, we must disclose that any services being offered through chaotic cancellation does not require a state license.  Any terminology on this website that refers to accounting or accountant is not licensed by the state of california or the california board of accountancy.

We are not certified public accountants and have never claimed to be! , nor do we solicit or advertise that we are certified public accountant (CPA or PA).  Our business name doesn’t even have the word accounting in it.  We do not mislead our clients into believing that we are something we are not, chaotic cancellation is all about transparency, we want you to know and understand what we do for you. Only a person who is licensed by the California Board of Accountancy can legally use the title CPA or PA. We do not use either title and any services we offered here at chaotic cancellation inc does not require a state license.

However, California is one of the few states to have set requirements for professional tax preparers. State law requires anyone who prepares tax returns for a fee to be either an attorney, certified public accountant (CPA), CTEC registered tax preparer (CRTP) or enrolled agent (EA). Julie Wiggins is a California Registered Tax Preparer, ID: A274465