Accounting services engagement agreement – updated for 2020

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Accounting services are constantly evolving and engagement agreements are customized for each client. This is a sample service agreement. Dear : Thank you for choosing me to help you with business services and accounting. This engagement agreement is meant to clarify the details of our work. Even though it is long, it is written in […]

Sample small matters, financial planning and tax services engagement agreement

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This is a sample high-value agreement for ‘piecemeal’ or small matter individual and small business financial, accounting and tax services performed outside of an agreement for comprehensive or ongoing services. The agreement incorporates cost-saving technologies and procedures to save time and money while maintaining a high level of professional service (revised April 4, 2019).  Contents: […]

Sample accounting services engagement agreement

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This is a sample high-value agreement for small business accounting services that incorporates cost-saving technologies and procedures to save time and money while maintaining a high level of professional service (revised July 22, 2018).  Contents: A) Communications B) Work Process C) Fees D) After End of Agreement E) Miscellaneous Provisions Thank you for choosing me […]

Sample tax preparation and filing services engagement agreement

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This is a sample high-value agreement for individual tax preparation services that incorporates cost-saving technologies and procedures to save time and money while maintaining a high level of professional service (revised 2/7/2019 for 2018 tax returns). Dear    : Thank you for choosing me to help you with your tax filings. I truly value the […]

Tax planning engagement letter for individual clients (revised)

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Update in September 2015: I am no longer using this letter. The new version is shorter, more segmented, and is in a format intended to be delivered by email and not on paper or PDF. The collaboration section is now simplified and changed. I am working on updating and expanding my tax planning engagement letter for […]

Income tax preparation services for 2019 returns

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CPA tax preparation services completed the easy, affordable and efficient way! This post covers: Why use a CPA Timing Pricing Communication How to Get started Certified Public Accountants in private practice, like me, offer a high level of service for the preparation and filing of annual income tax returns. We handle a small number of […]

Update on Gig Workers

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The evolving saga of “employee vs contractor”, from the small business employer’s perspective, means that you should  revisit the conversation for business planning purposes now. Background In case you’ve been so engrossed with other headlines that you haven’t read any business news: the world of independent contractors, so-called “gig workers” is facing rapid and dramatic […]

Business Support Services

Our small business and nonprofit organization support services can be customized for any situation. These are the most commonly requested. PLANNING AND FORMATION Discuss organizational forms, sample documents, banking requirements, and state and federal filings in relation to the organization’s goals and projections. Obtain an EIN. Obtain state entity registration number. Prepare an initial cash […]