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MJ Gavaza CPA PC

Phone: (503) 657-0187 Fax: (503) 657-0228 216 7th St, Oregon City, OR 97045

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This company offers accounting and tax services.

BBB Accreditation

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for MJ Gavaza CPA PC include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 1 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

1 complaint closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 1
Total Closed Complaints 1

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on MJ Gavaza CPA PC
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: November 09, 2011 Business started: 11/01/2011 Business started locally: 11/01/2011 Business incorporated 11/09/2011 in OR
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Oregon Secretary of State Corporations Division
255 Capitol St NE Ste 151, Salem OR 97310
Phone Number: (503) 986-2200

Oregon Board of Accountancy
3218 Pringle Rd SE Ste 110, Salem OR 97302
Phone Number: (503) 378-4181

Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Michael Gavaza, President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Michael Gavaza, President
Business Category

Tax Return Preparation Accountants - Certified Public Accountants Accounting Services Payroll Service

Hours of Operation
Monday through Thursday
9:00am - 4:00pm

Additional Locations


    216 7th St

    Oregon City, OR 97045 (503) 657-0187


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

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Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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Complaint Detail(s)

1/28/2015 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: Tax preparer provided false and unreliable tax advice and direction. I provided all information needed for tax returns to be prepared in a timely manner and before dead line of 04/15/2014. preparer (mr ******) delayed informing me of his error of his misunderstanding of the tax code, prolonged the completion of the taxes thereby causing me a great deal of tax burden some of which was a penalty due to non filing in a timely manner.

Desired Settlement: He is currently seeking payment of such tax return preparation which I feel is undeserved therefore should be waived. Payment to me of $1,850 which is 10% of overall tax debt that was incurred by me from his misunderstanding of tax code.

Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 8, 2015/01/12) */ Taxpayer did not provide timely information as suggested and the only misunderstanding of the tax code was by the taxpayer. Advice on a transaction can not be provided after the fact.