Tax Preparation

Preparing your own income tax return can be a task that leaves you with more questions than answers. According to a study released by the US Government's General Accounting Office, most taxpayers (77% of 71 million taxpayers) believe they benefited from using a professional tax preparer.

Furthermore, in our experience, nearly every self-prepared return or return prepared by a H&R Block type firm has been incorrect in some way, shape, or form.  Do these mistakes matter?  In some cases, they may be small mistakes, but in others, they may be massive.

Saving on tax preparation fees by using a low cost shop may seem like a good idea, but from our experience, the risk of making a mistake so massive that it may take you years or most likely decades to break even generally outweighs the benefits of low cost tax preparation.  We have seen several cases where relatively simple mistakes resulted in overpayment of taxes by $7,000-$9,000 per year.  With dollar amounts that large, paying a bit extra for your tax preparation each year will easily pay for itself by avoiding these kinds of issues when they do pop up.

Whether we like it or not, today's tax laws are so complicated that filing a relatively simple return can be confusing. It is just too easy to overlook deductions and credits to which you are entitled. Even if you use a computer software program there's no substitute for the assistance of an experienced tax professional.

Here's what your get...

  • Your tax return will be professionally prepared and reviewed by our staff with decades of tax preparation experience to make sure that you are taking advantage of all deductions you are entitled to
  • Our staff will examine your personal situation on a customized basis to identify tax strategies that you may be able to take advantage of in the future.  Many of these strategies are so outside the box that no other tax advisor would ever think of them.  The bottom line is that we will not stop until we save you money on your taxes.
  • If you are not local to our location, we can prepare your tax return 100% electronically, including the ability to sign forms, make payments, and receive a copy of your return electronically.

Books a Mess: No Problem!
If you own a small business and haven't kept up your bookkeeping, don't worry. We can help you. We will engage the necessary resources to clean up your bookkeeping and prepare a full Schedule C, as well as your personal income tax return. Then we'll help you set up an easy system that allows you to keep your books in tip-top shape next year.

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