Why Choose Us To Be Your Accountant
MULTIPLE LICENSED CPAS ON STAFF
Certified Public Accountants undergo many strict requirements to obtain their license. In addition to the rigors of obtaining a license, CPAs can only keep their licenses if: 1. they attend a required number of training classes annually. 2. undergo a quality review by an outside CPA firm. 3. practice under a strict code of ethics (one requirement is that the CPA must prepare a tax return that will result in the most benefit for the client.). Currently, Utah State law does not require that a "consultant" or "accountant", other than a CPA, undergo the aforementioned requirements. Consequently the level of expertise and quality that is offered by non-CPAs may be substantially limited.
OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
We've seen a lot of tax changes in the past 30 years! We've also seen a lot of blunders that have cost tax payers dearly. Because of the many complexities of the tax laws, (it is a full time job for us just to keep up!) We strongly discourage anyone from doing their own return. Let us explain with this story...A few summers ago Ron attempted to install an additional bathroom in his house. Not having experience in home remodeling, the project took a very long time to complete. The result was he ended up with a very expensive bathroom that had a leaky toilet! Sometimes people jump over dollars to pick up dimes. He could have saved himself hours of frustration and money had he hired a trained contractor. None of us would think to preform surgery on ourselves, yet many times we try to save money by doing something that we're not adequately trained for.
FORMER FEDERAL AUDITOR AND IRS AGENT ON STAFF
Ron - spent nine long years working as a Government auditor. He understands the "auditor mentality." Audits are a waste of your time and we want to do everything possible to avoid an audit. Many taxpayers go through audits because a return is prepared incorrectly or an aggressive position is taken on a tax issue that has already been decide by regulation, rulings or even tax court. If your preparer doesn't know these issues you could be in for trouble.
Dan - worked as an IRS agent for many years and knows and understands how the IRS works. We want to help you avoid any issues with the IRS. And we are committed to helping you resolve any IRS issues that may arise.
PEACE OF MIND
We'll be here next year. When you go to a "chain service", chances are that you'll get someone new each year. How can you develop a professional relationship? How can your preparer offer long-term comprehensive advice? You generally will not have the opportunity to work with someone who can advise in all financial matters of your life - like tax planning, investments, insurance, etc.