As we roll towards the end of the year in San Francisco, my thoughts turn to… taxes.  Well, just kidding… But after the holiday rush and holiday shopping, it is of course also the end of the year. When the last holiday party if over, and the last hooray is issued on New Year’s eve, we shall all return to the world of work and business and… taxes.

San Francisco Tax Service2014 will certainly be an exciting year in tax, as we will see continued roll-out of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), as well as all the interrelated tax changes that the government creates on a perpetual basis. We serve many clients in the San Francisco Bay Area as one of the top tax CPA firms in San Francisco, but we also field a lot of inquiries from individuals trying to identify the “best” San Francisco tax service.

Choosing the Best San Francisco Tax Service

Here are some bullet points as food for thought:

  • Do you want a chain or a personal tax advisor? The chains are very aggressive in terms of advertising as San Francisco Tax Services and they certainly offer low prices for individual tax returns.  But is cheapest always the best? We work with our individual and business clients year-in and year-out, and that permanent relationship helps us really to get to know each and every client. The chains often have a revolving door of tax advisors, so all that they will know is what is in their computer.
  • Computers are great… but…  Computers are great; we use them heavily of course, and use all sorts of hi-tech ways to communicate with our clients. But computers only get you so far. Really knowing a client situation helps us to find each and every possible legal tax advantage. No computer has yet replaced human intuition; knowing where to look, when to ask a question is as important as up-to-date computer software.
  • Standing by you. If one of our clients is audited by the IRS or FTB, we stand by that client and provide detailed support. That is something to consider when you are choosing the best San Francisco tax service.

To us, being the best means standing by our clients and working with them day-in and day-out. We strive to provide affordable tax services in San Francisco, but value is as important as low cost. So when selecting the best tax service in San Francisco, be sure to conduct your due diligence!