There is a lot to do come tax time! But sometimes your San Francisco CPA Firm lets you down, drops the ball… Yet –

San Francisco CPA Firms and 'Second Looks'

It can be confusing and time consuming to prepare and file your own tax returns.  The Internal Revenue Service and the State each have their own tax forms that need to be completed.  In addition to federal and state returns, sometimes local municipalities also require tax returns to be filed.  If you are tired of trying to figure out how to prepare your tax returns yourself, and then wonder if you in fact prepared them correctly, you might want to hire a CPA.

So you NEED a CPA Firm that ‘does it right,’ ‘on time,’ ‘no problem.’

It’s possible that the IRS or the state government will request an audit. If this occurs, do you want to take chance that an accountancy firm won’t stand by you?  Perhaps you have new tax problem that you need help with, or maybe your accountant just isn’t answering phone calls and you need someone who will.  If any of these are scenarios sound familiar, you might want to get another firm to give you a competitive assessment.

IRS Audit Requests – Yes We Can

It happens.  The IRS sends you an ominous notice in the mail requesting your cooperation in an audit that includes the last 5 years of tax returns.  If you’re like most Americans the notice alone is enough to make your heart sink.  If you don’t have an accountancy firm to support you during an IRS audit, you might experience a challenge.  A CPA firm that stands by its work can offer you the peace of mind that you won’t ever have to deal with the IRS alone.  Some firms tell their clients that if the IRS comes knocking to send them straight to the accountancy firm, that way individuals don’t have to deal with the auditors themselves.

As a top San Francisco CPA Firm, we not only provide second looks and second reviews of potential clients tax returns, but we can really really help if there is an IRS Audit issue. Just ask.

It’s important to find a firm that can provide you with the confidence that you’re in good hands.  As disheartening as an audit request might be, it can be downright terrifying if you don’t have a good CPA to help you through it.

New Tax Problems for 2013 and Beyond

If you receive notification from the state or federal governments requesting more information because you didn’t file your tax return appropriately, you could have a problem on your hands.  The tax code changes almost as frequently as a politician might change his mind, making it difficult to stay current with tax law.  When a problem comes up do you have the support of a CPA firm that cares?  If the answer is “no,” then you might benefit from a competitive assessment.  It can help you determine if switching from one firm to another can be helpful for you.

This is hugely true for 2013 with all the political uncertainties in Washington and in Sacramento. We monitor both federal and California tax situations closely and advise our clients on what to do to minimize their tax liabilities – in San Francisco, in California, and in the USA. We even have foreign clients with multiple business interests globally. We can help with that, too.

The Non-responsive Accountant, an Unfortunate San Francisco Tradition

It can be frustrating when you have questions arise that need to be addressed and no one will take the time to do it.  Tax accountants get busy sometimes, but if you’ve tried repeatedly to get ahold of yours to no avail you might want to shop around for one who will respond.  Rather than going it on your own and guessing what the answers to your questions may be, it might be better to find an accountant who will make the time to respond.

Finding an accountant that will stand by you during an audit, one who will help when new tax problems arise, and respond to your inquiries can make all the difference in the world.  There are lots of accountants out there, find one who will best serve your needs.