Month: August 2017

Most Recent Scams

IRS – Impersonation Telephone Scam An aggressive and sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be the employee of the IRS, but are not. These con artists can sound convincing when they call. They use fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. The may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling. Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting. Or, victims may be told they have a refund due to try to trick them into sharing private information. If the phone isn’t answered, the scammers often leave an “urgent” callback request. Note that the IRS will never 1) call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill; 2) demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe; 3) require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit...

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Did You Know?

We can deduct all preparation fees from your refund We can file your State and Federal returns electronically We can accept all major credit cards for payment We can make appointments after hours if you are unable to make it to our office during regular business hours. We prefer that you make copies of your original documents that we use to prepare your returns before they are mailed to us. When a return is prepared in our office I will review approximately 80% of them even if I did not prepare the return myself. If we make an error we normally have 3 years from the due date of the return to correct the error. We are listed on Dunn & Bradstreet with the highest rating possible for a small business. We have a website that you can visit 24 hours a day and send us your tax questions. I attend a National Tax Forum given by the IRS each year to interact with IRS managers, commissioners and tax payers advocate groups to ensure we have the most up to date knowledge of the inner workings of the IRS. We can form most corporations (LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp, General Corp Etc.) within 10 days including filing with each state. We are part of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. Part of your Social Security may be taxable. Even if you file...

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