Take The Pain Out of Income Tax Time
An open letter to those who do their own taxes
While You Still Have Time !!
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From : Sergio Alves, EA, MBA, NTPI Fellow
Do you, like millions of people, hate this time of year? Sure, it’s a new year with new resolutions, but one daunting task always rears its ugly head about now – It’s Tax Time!
For many of us, taxes become a nightmare situation. We have to accumulate all those receipts, pay stubs, W-2 forms, 1099 forms, medical forms and more. Then we have to mull through the IRS forms and try to figure out what goes on what line.
Sure, you can buy one of those tax programs, install it on your computer, and hope that you answer all the questions correctly. But how will you know you are filling out the forms correctly if you do not know the applicable tax code, i.e., the laws that apply to your particular situation? You “think” you know the answers…but do you? (Have you ever heard of the term FBAR, just to mention one example of the many unknowns?) IRS statistics point to an error rate of approximately 80% in self-prepared tax returns. Some of these errors result in a refund smaller than it would otherwise be; others can land you in some serious legal trouble. What a nightmare!
It’s not a nightmare for me! What might be a daunting task for many, I love! Yes, call me crazy if you want, but I love doing taxes. You see, I’ve been doing taxes for over 25 years, and not only do I love doing them, I do them well.
As a Tax Practitioner (a duly licensed Enrolled Agent), I can do your federal and state tax returns for you, be they individual or corporate.
At this point, you might ask, “what is an Enrolled Agent and what does that mean to me?”
An Enrolled Agent is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has demonstrated before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) a comprehensive level of expertise in the field of taxation, and who has thus been empowered by the U. S. Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before all the administrative levels of the IRS in audits, collections and appeals.
Wow, that’s a lot of words – what does it mean to you? Simple: as an Enrolled Agent, I not only can do your taxes, I can represent you before the Internal Revenue Service, should you be audited. Because of the knowledge necessary to become an Enrolled Agent, the difficulty in passing the three-part exam, and the requirements to maintain the status, there are only about 53,000 practicing Enrolled Agents in the entire country!
Benefits of Hiring an Enrolled Agent. Because Enrolled Agents (EA) are specialized in the US Tax Code and have demonstrated their knowledge of the code before the Internal Revenue Service, you can be confident that your tax matters are in competent hands. You can depend on your EA to advise you on the best courses of action to take to stay within the law, avoid unnecessary audits, and keep the hard-earned money that is legitimately yours. Should you be audited (the IRS carries out random annual checks, so anybody could be subject to a random audit), your EA can represent you before the Internal Revenue Service and has the power to sign agreements on your behalf. Regular tax preparers do not have this power, let alone the knowledge.
“I worked as an independent contractor in 2009 and met Sergio Alves earlier this year (2010). I asked him to do my taxes this year, and I am so glad I did because he got me more money back than I have ever had with any other tax place. His price was great, especially considering all his credentials. I told my friends about him, and three of my friends now let Sergio do their tax returns. I will be doing my taxes every year with Sergio for now on.”
“Since the late 1980’s, I have relied on Sergio’s expertise, excellent judgment, knowledge, and guidance to help me with the bookkeeping and tax preparation for my real estate business. When I first met Sergio, I was being advised by another accounting firm that had come very well recommended by others in the business. Upon reviewing my tax return with Sergio after having sold an investment property, we had determined that I had overpaid my capital gains tax by more than $1,000. Thanks to Sergio’s impeccable knowledge in this area, I was able to file an amended return and get this money back. Thanks, Sergio!”
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When I prepare your taxes, You Get All The Credits You Deserve:
- First Time Home Buyers Credit
- Adoption Credit
- Child Care Credit
- Earned Income Credit
- Education Credit
- Energy Credit
When I prepare your taxes, You Get All The Deductions You Deserve:
- Educational Expenses
- Medical Expenses
- Charitable Contributions
- Rental Expenses
- Self-Employment Expenses
You have the knowledge that your taxes are being prepared correctly
My rates are fair. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!
You have two options now—You can do your own taxes, or you can Call Me, and Your Return Will Be Done Right
Sergio Alves, EA, MBA, NTPI Fellow
NAEA member (http://www.naea.org/MemberPortal/)
When I do your tax return, you can rest assured that your return will be done right – That’s my guarantee!
P.S. – As an Enrolled Agent and an NTPI Fellow, I am a specialist on the US Tax Code. When I do your tax return, you can rest assured that your return will be done right – That’s my guarantee.