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Old 03-15-2019, 12:00 AM
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Nothing. I do my own tax returns - nothing complicated about our returns.
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Back when, 25+ years ago, my CPA was paid 350 bux/year....only reason I paid him was to lessen my chances of being a victim of the IRS.....when the return has CPA on it as the prep agent, the odds of audit are about 10% of the norm.....

I did all the basic work, during the year I kept all the expenses in a desk drawer, sometimes two drawers, depending on classification.....overhead/vehicles vs COGS......

so I gave the CPA the totals, he plugged them into the forms.....

took me about 2 evenings to pull the papers and put in piles of like expenses and total them up....

woopie doo....SO hard, just PIA time consuming....
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As long as I put on the Uncle Sam Costume,

Stand out on the Street in front of the CPA's Office twirling a sign that reads " Taxes Done Here "

And do this for 3 days, during rush hour, in the rain...

The CPA firm will give me a 25% discount on their fees....


Take that Tax Slayer, TurboTax, & H&R Block
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I do my own Personal income tax.

My corporate end of the year and all monthly work is $3100 for the whole year.
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$300 for personnel and $450 for my property LLC.

The 1st guy I had for a few years would "invent" new ways for me to pay more taxes and cost me a lot more money! My current tax CPA looks for ways to save on taxes!
the 1st guy was a schmuck. Probably a Democrat
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Originally Posted by mrvette View Post
Back when, 25+ years ago, my CPA was paid 350 bux/year....only reason I paid him was to lessen my chances of being a victim of the IRS.....when the return has CPA on it as the prep agent, the odds of audit are about 10% of the norm.....

I did all the basic work, during the year I kept all the expenses in a desk drawer, sometimes two drawers, depending on classification.....overhead/vehicles vs COGS......

so I gave the CPA the totals, he plugged them into the forms.....

took me about 2 evenings to pull the papers and put in piles of like expenses and total them up....

woopie doo....SO hard, just PIA time consuming....
I am amazed at what some here are paying. As I posted earlier, I pay $200/yr. for personal and DBA business tax return.

What I didn't mention is that I do my own monthly books, and just give an income and expense report to my accountant at the end of the year.
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the 1st guy was a schmuck. Probably a Democrat
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Rental properties, numerous K1s, baller income. I still use Turbo-Tax. Most info is imported or carried over from prior years. The most time consuming part is gathering all of the paperwork which I would have to do if anyway I used an accountant. Several years ago I was working out of the country and used HR Block. Cost $1200. Back to Turbo Tax after that.
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$8200 combined last year covering all the business and personal obligations.
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$385 here
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$300 personal.
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About half of my tax return Smokey Robinson and the Miracles--U better shop around
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Wow, thanks for this thread. I was feeling ripped off because mine went from under $300 to $500 over that past few years. When I saw it was going to be $750 this year we went to a new place. There were a few "issues" (she forgot to sign one paper so I had to go back and they checked the "checking" box when I was depositing in to savings so the deposit failed and I had to wait for checks to be mailed) but all is good, got my refunds and yeah we'll probably go back. It was $400 for personal and my LLC.
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$800 for the business and $300 (last year) for personal. Not a baller.
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