I’ve been preparing tax returns since 1989 and I’ve done them for all types of clients.
From the simplest return to complex business returns, they run the gamut. I’ve dealt with a lot of different tax situations, but there is always something new that keeps it interesting.
Tax laws are always changing, so I’m constantly educating myself to keep up on the latest changes.
I use the latest tax software to prepare tax returns, but the software can’t do everything. I still have to understand the tax law and how it applies to the client’s situation. I don’t just plug the numbers in and hope for the best result. I’m always looking for ways to lower the client’s tax liability.
That comes with experience.
That’s one thing people should consider when choosing someone to prepare their tax return. Education and experience definitely make a difference.
Of course, cost should be a factor, but not the deciding factor. Some people shop around for price. I’ve always believed you get what you pay for.
Many accounting firms don’t provide personal service.
Clients drop off their information, then go back to pick it up when it is ready and have very little interaction with the CPA. When clients come to DeVine & Associates, I meet with each client personally.
Clients who have been with me for several years drop their information off, and either I or my staff will follow up with them to ask questions and gather any missing information. My experienced staff prepare the return and I review it for accuracy. When the return is ready for signature I meet with the client personally and go over the return with them so they understand everything and have the opportunity to ask questions.
We also discuss tax planning with them so they can lower their taxes next year.
That is the kind of personal service we provide.
To discover how we can help you with tax preparation services, please give us a call at 401.254.0151. We look forward to hearing from you.