If after studying about our firm on this website, you believe you want to become a client, call 509-468-9617 and ask for an appointment for a new client. We charge a $100 "new client set up fee" before the appointment is set and require an engagement letter before meeting with Hanna. Please come prepared to provide us data for your tax preparation and/or tax planning. We'll be ready to work on your account!
To avoid an extension, please make sure that your tax information is in our office prior to MARCH 15, 2022.
Each tax return is prepared or reviewed by three different tax professionals, including Greg or Hanna themselves. We only employ competent, experienced tax professionals in our office. With three professionals looking over your tax return, you can rest assured that it is correct!
If your tax return is relatively easy, there is a slight chance that the taxes will be completed in the interview room while you are here for your appointment. Hanna will make that decision during your appointment. However, most all tax returns are kept over. It will be placed on our progress board in chronological order and will be prepared after all the returns that arrived before it are completed. Sometimes, during the busier parts of tax season, the backlog can be as much as three weeks or more. Regardless, each return is prepared on a first-come-first-served basis and is given the personal attention it requires. If your return can not be completed by the tax filing deadline, an extension will be filed for you automatically.
Yes. We can put your return in line in front of others but we will need to charge a “rush” fee to do so. The “Rush” Fees are as follows: $200 for a 1040; $400 for a 1040 that includes a Schedule C; and $600 for a Corporate return.
Individual tax returns are billed on a “per form” basis so it really depends on how many forms your return requires and how complex those forms are. However, to give you an example, a 1040-EZ with no other schedules costs close to $175. Sole Proprietorships run between $700 - $900 or more. Corporations and partnerships are billed by the hour and average between $1,500 - $2,000 or more. We survey our competitors annually and set our prices in the middle of the pack. We are not the most expensive firm, but not the cheapest either. We hold ourselves as being a premier, high-quality tax preparation firm and our fees are set accordingly. If you are price shopping, we aren't a good fit. If you are looking for accurate, defendable-to-the-IRS tax returns that save you taxes, then give us a call.
Yes. We will do our best to give you a quote based on your prior year tax return plus information for this year. If something happens that causes the quote to go up, you will be notified immediately.
A payment of half the estimated fee is due before we can start your taxes. Final payment is due BEFORE you take the tax return home.
No. Although we wish we were, we are not magical. Providing such an estimate requires computing complex tax calculations based on pages of tax tables, limitations, and exceptions. It’s better to let us prepare the taxes and give you an accurate number.
Hanna will go over your taxes with you if you would like. There is no additional charge for this service, but it does require an appointment. Note that returns that arrive in our office after March 15, 2022 likely will not get a go over appointment until after April 20th, 2022.
We are now required to E-file ALL tax returns. We have found the IRS’s e-file system to be safe, accurate, and efficient.
If you use direct deposit, the refund will arrive in ten to seventeen days. Add another ten days if you will receive your refund via check. Note that due to the IRS COVID shutdown and other issues, in some cases they are running literally months behind in issuing some refunds.
If the return has not yet been filed with the IRS, our “redo” charge is an hourly rate with a minimum of $20. If the return has been filed, then an amended return will be necessary which is billed at hourly rates with a $215 minimum cost.
Due to our review systems, errors are very rare, but they do happen. We correct all errors we make at no additional cost to you. Any penalties caused (not tax or interest) will be handled. Our fees are nonrefundable.