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Robert has resided in the Santa Clarita Valley for over 40 years after moving from the San Fernando Valley where he was born and raised. Robert opened Downing Tax & Financial Service for business on November 23, 1983 and has provided high quality reasonably priced service to the valley since that time. Although Downing Tax & Financial has grown and changed over the years, the one thing that has not changed is our commitment to quality services! 

We are a full-service financial firm committed to helping people pursue their financial goals. We offer a wide range of financial products and services to individuals and business owners. We believe in helping you identify your goals and make sound decisions to help reach those goals. 

Robert & Nicole Downing's affiliation with Avantax Investment ServicesSM allows us to offer an array of financial solutions. Based in Irving, Texas since its inception in 1983, Avantax Investment ServicesSM supports an independent network of tax and non-tax professionals who provide comprehensive financial services solutions, including securities, insurance, money management services and banking solutions. Approximately 4,600 independent contractors manage over $30 billion in assets for some 1.8 million individuals, families and small businesses in all 50 states.

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in our relationship with you, our client. We endeavor to know and understand your financial situation and provide you with only the highest quality information, services, and products to help you reach your goals.  


Robert’s interest in financial matters started at a young age. His parents joked that he was trying to carry a briefcase at 5 years of age. As far back as junior high he enrolled in a business bookkeeping class where a hypothetical...

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Nicole began her career in the tax & financial industry in 1997 at a local tax & financial firm here in the Santa Clarita Valley.

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Emily joined Downing Tax & Financial in 2005 as an Investment assistant. She holds the Series 6 & 63 Investment Company Rep Securities licenses and an Insurance license for Life & Variable Contracts in CA, ME, & WA.

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John works directly with some of our bookkeeping clients on a monthly basis and is responsible for financial reporting for these clients. During tax season, he assists with administrative services in the office. John and his wife are...

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