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At first, they were fine. We always did our own personal taxes until my husband became an independent contractor. for business but they set up his small business status so we stuck with them
Although our income and expenses rarely changed from year to year, we never knew what to expect. One year we'd owe $9,000. The next we'd get $3,000 back, then owe $5,000 the next and so on. I should explain that we both have federal and state taxes deducted from our paychecks and made up-front estimated quarterly payments for the business.
Then they started making careless errors, like around year three, they used an old address that we had moved from 2 years earlier. They auto-debited the quarterly business tax payment from my husbands account without any signature or notification. It was around $2,000 which left us scrambling to cover the balance so that things like our rent, insurance and utility payments didn't bounce. We got no apology for this by the way.
The last straw--and it was a big one--was when they sent us copies of our tax forms for 2011. They had left out one of our w-2s. And yet, somehow, the returns has already been filed our taxes without our signatures.
Without apologizing they re-did our taxes and surprise! We owed an additional $5,000 just in federal. Instead of apologizing and saying "we know this might sting" (after all, they know what our income is) we got an email from
But unfortunately, we were not done with it. Months later, we got a bill from the IL Dept of Revenue telling us we owed $6,000. Turns out that
The most ironic thing is that it was the reps at the IL Dept of Revenue who helped us straighten out the issue. Let me repeat that: the Dept of Revenue staff were more helpful than
In the end, we owed IDOR nothing, but it took us two years to straighten it out. It also took me two years to review
We do not recommend them at all.
If I do need to hire someone to do my taxes in the future, I would certainly call him!
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