Francey Marzicola

Principal, Full Spectrum Marketing & Communications

“Sylvia has handled my tax preparation for my personal and business accounts for the last several years. She has been patient with me, educating me on tax law and walked me through the nerve wracking process of tax preparation. I don’t know what I would have done without her.”

Daniel Janotta

Principal AIA Design at JohnsonFain

“Sylvia is an Expert, she did our taxes this year and we were really happy. she is so reliable, punctual and hard worker. I am sure she will always be successful.”

Aaron Owens

Sports TV: Production. Knowledge. Experience. Creativity. Ideas. Solutions

“Sylvia is a pleasure to work with despite the obvious pain that can be involved in dealing with taxes and other people’s money. She always takes the time to explain everything involved and her plans or ideas. She makes herself available for any questions or comments. She is very personable, cooperative and has an ease about her that is very relaxing…”

Peter Guirguis

IT Manager at Calvary Chapel South Bay

“I really enjoy doing my taxes now thanks to Sylvia Gayed. I’ve used several tax accountants in the past but Sylvia has gotten me the largest refund without compromising on integrity. Sylvia has deep knowledge of accounting rules and best practices, she’s very personable, and I enjoy working with her. I would recommend her services to anyone!”

Deborah Morris

Myraqa Senior Director at Illumina

“I highly recommend Sylvia Gayed to be your tax accountant. Sylvia has prepared my taxes for the last 6 years and will again for 2011. I can’t speak highly enough of her. Sylvia is very knowledgeable in her field and I feel confident that my tax returns are prepared accurately and need little to no review on my part. She is so easy to work with…”

Michael Burstein

Estate Planning Attorney at Burstein Law Firm

“Sylvia is a conscientious professional who stays current both on the law and on trends. She puts her clients first and will research until she is satisfied she has obtained the best results possible.”

Melissa Bluestein


“Sylvia is very adept and excellent at what she does. I never have to worry if my taxes will get done on time. I actually live out of town and she makes every effort to make appointments and keep them to review my accounts. Sylvia also is great at following up and initiating everything regarding my taxes. I’ve never had an accountant that is as thorough as Sylvia. Thank you!!!!”

Wayne Powell

Mayor, City of Manhattan Beach

“Sylvia Gayed,¬∑owner and founder of Manhattan Tax & Accounting, is a consummate professional when it comes to tax and accounting services. While she is very detail-oriented, she also looks at the big picture implications of taxation and accounting transactions/issues. I would highly recommend Sylvia and her firm.”

Eric Feldman

Independent Integrity Monitor

“I started a consulting practice early last year, and I initially approached Sylvia Gayed at Manhattan Tax and Accounting for help with setting up my LLC. She did that and more. She guided me through all of the financial aspects of setting up my business, from bank accounts to obtaining my EIN, setting up my books and doing the monthly book keeping…”

Nicholas Lam

Director | Screenwriter | Photographer | Editor

“Sylvia was my accountant for both state, out-of-state and business finances, and completed the work in a punctual, professional and ultimately reliable manner, while maximizing pertinent incentives and deductions.

I’d recommend her to anyone who has both personal and business finances.”

Alicia Foulk

administrator at PVPUSD

“Sylvia is a dedicated Accountant. I look forward to reviewing my finances with her each year! I would recommend her to anyone looking for any type of accounting work. She provides great service at an excellent value!”