About Sancus Tax and Accounting

Sancus Tax and Accounting is an experienced entertainment accounting firm that makes our clients' financial welfare our top priority. We understand how the industry works and know how to leverage state, federal, and international tax laws to legally and effectively reduce tax liabilities in order to increase your wealth. We'll skillfully manage your business finances, oversee your family office, and keep you informed every step of the way. With us on your team, wherever you are in the world, you'll have peace of mind knowing that your financial affairs are being cared for by true professionals.

Our entertainment industry clients benefit from the expertise of a large accounting firm combined with the personal attention and responsiveness of a smaller firm. When you trust us with your numbers, we take the time to get to know you, understand your goals, and build an enduring relationship.

Sancus Tax and Accounting works with the film industry, actors, photographers, musicians, bands, and professional athletes in the Los Angeles area and across the country. Request your free consultation through our website or call our office in Century City at 323-498-1040 or 562-485-9030 to get started now.

Douglas Dick, EA, CTP

Douglas Dick EADouglas’ background spans over 35 years of experience in the fields of tax, bookkeeping and accounting. In 2017 he formed Sancus Tax and quickly realized that he had a passion for tax-reduction planning. He absolutely loves to help people save on tax, so in addition to his Enrolled Agent (EA) credential he became a Certified Tax Planner (CTP).

Typical tax professionals focus on putting the right numbers in the right boxes on the right forms. They do a great job of recording history – usually the history you give them.

CTPs like Douglas are different; They specialize on creating proactive tax plans to save taxpayers money. Douglas uses a variety of court tested IRS approved strategies and creates customized tax plans for each unique situation. He has completed special training, maintains ongoing continuing tax-planning education, and adheres to the American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches TM Code of Ethics.

Douglas simultaneously maintains his Enrolled Agent (EA) status. Enrolled Agent is the highest credential awarded by the Department of the Treasury. Individuals who obtain this elite status must adhere to ethical standards, and complete continuing education courses every year.

EAs, like attorneys and CPAs, have unlimited practice rights; they are unrestricted as to which taxpayers they can represent, what types of tax matters they can handle, and which IRS offices they can represent clients before. However, in contrast to attorneys and CPAs, the EA credential is a federal one and it is recognized across all 50 U.S. states. By using Citrix Sharefile to exchange documents securely, Douglas can serve clients nationwide.

Douglas’s primary goal is to provide value by helping clients reduce their tax liability. Money can’t solve every problem, but it can certainly solve many of them: Do you want to expand your business, buy a house, invest in real estate? Need funds? Money can help, and tax reduction leaves more in your bank account.

People often ask about the company name, Sancus Tax: Sancus was an ancient Roman god of trust, honesty and oaths - values that Douglas has maintained throughout his career and promises to uphold in every business relationship. His former employer, and current client, always gave Douglas the highest rating in the area of honesty on his performance reviews. This is a fact that he is very proud of because his former employer, the President of the company, did not believe in giving ratings of 5 on performance reviews. His logic was that people can always improve, and that a 5 was saying there was no room for improvement. However, he always gave Douglas a 5 on Honesty. Douglas values this reputation for trustworthiness very highly, so Sancus is a perfect fit for his company name.

When not putting more of his clients’ money back into their pockets through innovative tax strategies, Doug enjoys photography and attending events at the Hollywood Bowl during the summer months. Douglas is an accomplished chef, team cyclist, advanced diver, and a sought-after speaker on tax-reduction.

ctcDouglas Dick has earned the special designation of being a Certified Tax Planner (CTP). This means he is a highly-trained tax planner with the ability to identify tax credits, deductions, and loopholes that the average CPA, accountant, or Enrolled Agent does not know how to find. Visit our tax Certified Tax Planner website to learn more.

Rachel Katz, Client Services Administrator

Rachel KatzRachel Katz joined Sancus Tax in 2021 as Client Services Administrator.

Rachel has a background in Human Resources/Administration and Bookkeeping, as well as many years of Executive Assistant experience. Originally from the East Coast, she currently resides in Long Island, close to the ocean!

In her free time Rachel enjoys spending time with her 3 year old daughter. She also has a passion fostering and rescueing animals.

Rachel looks forward to helping serve your accounting and tax needs.