Here are the answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions our firm receives.
Q. What does an average tax return cost? A. RATE FORMULA: BASE RATE(individual=$230)(Corp & Parntership=$550) + TIME SPENT + ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES = TOTAL. Average individual return is approximately $425 ($275-$550). Every situation is different and the return costs will vary according to your specific circumstances. Please feel free to ask for a copy of our Fee Schedule.
Q. When do I pay for the tax return? A. Payment is due at the time the return is completed and ready for pick up or with the return of the signed e-filing form prior to our office e-filing the return with the IRS.
Q. What is the turnaround time for tax returns? A. Turnaround is about 5 to 7 days once all necessary information has been delivered to our office. This may vary after April 1st.
Q. Can I e-file my individual income tax return? A. Yes. For the filing of the 2016 individual income tax returns we will be using the e-file system for everyone who qualifies. This will reduce the wait time for refunds. There are some situations that make e-filing difficult or not possible. We will inform you if such a situation applies to you.
Q. What are Brad's hourly rates? A. Hourly rate for Brad Begley, J.D., C.P.A. is $285/hour unless otherwise agreed to or stipulated. The Staff is billed at $85.00 per hour.
Q. What payment methods can I use? A. We accept cash, personal checks and money orders. We do accept Visa, Matercard, and American Express. A 4% fee will be added to all invoices paid with credit/debit cards.
Q. What should I bring to a meeting? A. You should bring a copy of your 2015 tax return if not prepared by this office, income statements (W-2/1099), interest & dividend income, schedule K-1: imcome/loss from partnerships, s-corps, etc., mortgage interest (1098), statements from stock, bond and other investment transactions, child care info, any IRS notices, education expenses for dependents K-12, 2015 CRP for renters and 2015/2016 Property Tax Statement for homeowners, any itememized deductions and any other information you think would be necessary to prepare your taxes. If requested we can email you a tax organizer or you can click above "Info Center" and then click on the tax organizer and print and use that organizer.