Is it really different?
I've seen it all in 27 years, and know "how it works." Sometimes you, the consumer, don't know what you don't know. Just like I don't really understand all the ins and outs of repairing my home, or managing a grocery store, or setting up my computer, you also need a trusted pro for your taxes.
An avid consumerist, I will show you where the truth hurts you. What you are doing well, and where you are failing. I rarely see someone who can't improve something in their tax life.
Get a "dollarization" of what someone can do for you. I provide that dollarization in writing so you can decide if we should work together. Or if you are just fine, and we part friends.
True Tax Planning and Reasonable Return Preparation
Talk about a changed world. When I started preparing returns in 1990 we were barely beginning to computerize the process. We'd sort of TELEX a set of data and get it back a few hours later and look it over and fix it up and so on and so on. Looking back it would have been easier by hand; I know because I've done that too.
Either way, today, the consumer has access to the previously secret world of the tax system. Most of us can prepare our own returns if we had to for about 20 bucks. Which is exactly why you need to pay a professional to make it all fit, and catch the planning that can't come off an in-program questionaire and checklist. It's not about that. Its about real time with a real pro who multiplies their fee into your pocket full of savings.