Personal principles of tax preparation work

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I have these four personal beliefs or principles that guide my tax preparation work. Publishing these as “beliefs” here does not mean that they reflect current realities in the industry. Tax preparation fees should be bench-marked in some manner simply because tax filing assistance is a service stemming from a government requirement that affects virtually everybody. Tax preparation […]

“My accountant disappeared”

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This is the time of year when many individuals find out that, for some reason, the person who prepared their financial statements or tax returns in the past is no longer available. Self employed CPAs, accountants, tax preparers change their business circumstances with surprising frequency. Some speculate that they are simply sucked into a black […]

Tax preparation fees for 2015 tax returns

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(This post is for 2015. For 2016 tax return average rates, see this schedule). I’ve drawn some attention lately, both positive and negative, for my two personal beliefs that: a) tax preparation industry fees should be bench-marked in some manner, and, b) that fees ought to be available to consumers in advance of making a […]