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"He came out in the evening after he was through with his service calls. They were the ones who originally installed my system a few years back but they show up quickly" every time I call for repairs. EXCELLENT service.

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your property taxes for you...in the literature, it clearly and in bold states "You Pay NOTHING UNTIL AFTER" WE
A REDUCTION" and "If we don't not
a reduction, you pay NOTHING"...but in the contract there is a paragraph saying that if you file a grievance a year prior to or after the date of the agreement, you owe them $350 (for doing nothing). If you don't pay, they
you, or threaten to
you over the $350 via a collection agent law firm. SHADY

-Adam K.

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Accounting reviews in Des Moines

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I joined to find a resource to help me organize back expense reports with a contract separation with a large company. I need an account to help me organize my expenses, gather receipts and help get the expense reports submitted and documented. I will look now for another service provider using this service
- Edward N.
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was professional, to the point, and efficient. It was precisely what we wanted and then some. We were hoping the consultation would take 60-90 minutes and it took 60. We'll definitely need be back when we need such services again.
- Michael D.
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I explained my tax situation to the preparer. Against my advice, she indicated that I owed a penalty. It took 6 weeks to prep my returns - and they are
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. Close to the filing date, I received my returns that stated I owed the IRS thousands of dollars.
I double-checked the IRS regs - I did NOT owe the amount. My return was amended - point being, I am not a CPA, and if I had not checked the regs and got my return amended, I would have been out about $3K.
- Susan E H.
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Things went very poorly. Ms.
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was extremely non-responsive to our emails and messages. It would take weeks to return our calls. Ultimately, she did respond when we said we were going to seek another accountant. She said she had been moving her office and was very busy. My opinion is that Ms.
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may have a lot of corporate work and therefore less responsive to her smaller, individual tax clients. My suggestion for others is to go with another accountant. Check out their ratings with the Better Business Bureau and CPA regulatory agencies. After our issues with Ms.
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, I found two glowing reviews on Google and one extremely negative one. The negative compliant was largely like ours...bad advice that resulted in penalties and interest as well as non-responsiveness. I really wish I would have Googled her first. I also have to note that Ms.
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has a beautiful webpage and is very present on social media such as FaceBook and Twitter. I am beginning to wonder if she may have employed a PR firm to manage her reputation online. In today's world, that is probably a good idea for any business. However, I am wondering if, in this case, her online assistance was meant to clean up her online reputation by pushing negative reviews off of
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results by returning all of her social media posts first in
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results. Also, it is interesting to note that Ms.
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tied for first place in the Mountain Express reader poll. I am not sure how that could be. My guess is that most of her regular clients with
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taxes likely never had a problem with her. And, as she is pretty amiable, I could see folks giving her a good rating. However, there are a number of prior clients that had more complex tax questions that were mishandled. Other accountants in town did confidentially mention that they have had a number of new clients come to them after previously using the services of
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CPA. Save yourself the hassle. Research your account option well. Be sure that you speak with your accountant about liability and what happens when a mistake is made.
- Heather O.
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My wife and I met with
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a few weeks ago. We were looking for an accountant who could do more than just file our tax return.
In retirement, paying taxes and tax strategies can become more complicated than ever before. We wanted someone we could bounce ideas off, regarding things like RMDs and
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conversions....More /> I'm positive we found the right person.
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was very knowledgeable about all aspects of our tax situation and took time to go over everything with us. I believe this is the beginning of a long relationship.
- Rosanne M.
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was friendly and professional. He asked for a break down of our situation, and then gave me free advice. He covered the tax deductions that the IRS allows and explained the steps I should take to prepare in advance. I would definitely use this company in the future for tax preparation and advice.
- Robert F.
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was very knowledgeable, professional, explained details, friendly, accommodating scheduling. Clean office, pricing was reasonable at times, always on time, will follow up. Also solves any discrepancy. A pleasure to work with!
- Edgar & Jestina R.
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is a very enjoyable professional. She gave us a number of pointers for this year and next in regards to tax strategy. She also cleared up a number of misconceptions and some misinformation given to us from other friends and family. We will be creating an LLC for my wife's business this year and converting it to a corporation for the next year based on
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's advice. While adding a corporation into the tax equation does raise the total price of her service, it ultimately puts more cash into our pocket.
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I believe personal income was ~$300 and adding the corporation bumps the annual to $500. My wife and I maintain our own books and quarterly estimated payments, so that is not included in the aforementioned fees.
Bottom-line: It is nice to have a respectable professional to turn to for answers.
- Ryan B.

Accountants in Des Moines, IA

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A RON LINFORD-TAX AID

3846 CAMBRIDGE ST
Des Moines

AAA INCOME TAX

3213 45TH ST
Des Moines

ACCOUNTING MANAGEMENT SVC INC

PO Box 65158
West Des Moines

ACCOUNTING SOURCE

821 S 35TH ST
West Des Moines

ACEC-IOWA

1000 WALNUT ST
Des Moines

ALBERTA KIBBIE ACCTG TAXES

3701 DOUGLAS AVE
Des Moines

ALTOONA TAX SERVICE

317 8TH ST SW
Altoona

AMCI

818 DES MOINES ST
Des Moines

ANN M HARTZ

1208 E Lacona Ave
Des Moines

Ann M Hartz CPA Tax Services

3408 Woodland Ave Suite 305A
West Des Moines

ARMY POST ACCOUNTING

1600 Army Post Rd
Des Moines

AUDITOR OFFICE

1007 GRAND AVE
West Des Moines

AUDITS DIV

321 E 12TH ST
Des Moines

BACK OFFICE

3636 Westown Pkwy Ste 220
West Des Moines

BAKER & ASSOCIATES LLP

1001 Office Park Rd Ste 201
West Des Moines

BAKER FINANCIAL SERVICES PLC

5015 GRAND RIDGE DR
West Des Moines

Barzen, David G.

2716 Grand Ave
Des Moines

Bransfield Robert, CPA, CFP

1000 73rd Street #19
Windsor Heights

BRUCE F EDWARDS CPA PC

1200 35TH ST
West Des Moines

CAPITAL MANAGEMENT ASSOC INC

2600 Grand Ave Ste 410
Des Moines

CARROLL M JONES CO

1215 11th St Apt 303
West Des Moines

CENTURY ACCOUNTING PLC

4313 FLEUR DR
Des Moines

Charter Accounting, PLC

4515 Fleur Dr., Suite 301
Des Moines

COLSTON SMALL BUSINESS & TAX

6575 UNIVERSITY AVE
Des Moines

COMMUNITY CPA & ASSOC

1557 2ND AVE
Des Moines

CONTEXT NETWORK

4401 Westown Pkwy Ste 214
West Des Moines

CORPORATE CONTRACTS

1200 Valley West Dr Ste 500
West Des Moines

CROYLE & ASSOC INC

535 E ARMY POST RD
Des Moines

CYRIL ANN MANDELBAUM CPA

4500 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

DAVID HANSON ENROLLED AGENT

5807 FLEUR DR
Des Moines

DAVID L MC SORLEY CPA

1001 OFFICE PARK RD
West Des Moines

DAVID L WILLMAN

1200 35TH ST
West Des Moines

DENNIS MC DONALD

3941 Aurora Ave
Des Moines

DENNIS PERDOCK

1200 35TH ST
West Des Moines

DES MOINES TREASURER

400 ROBERT D RAY DR
Des Moines

DESIGNED TO WIN INC

500 31ST ST
Des Moines

DIANA ANDERSON

2700 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

Drake Bookkeeping & Tax

PO Box 93431
Des Moines

E & F CONSULTING

4090 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

E MYTH IOWA

521 E LOCUST ST
Des Moines

EMPLOYEE GROUP SVC

4090 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

ENERGY GROUP INC

2704 EASTON BLVD
Des Moines

ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT GROUP

100 MARKET ST
Des Moines

ERICKSON FINANCIAL SYSTEMS

3108 SW 9TH ST
Des Moines

Financial Care Professionals - Darr & Olson

4920 Pleasant St
West Des Moines

FLAGG & CO

3737 Woodland Ave Ste 410
West Des Moines

FLASH LOGISTICS

3915 DELAWARE AVE
Des Moines

FLETCHER & ASSOC

4806 ASPEN DR
West Des Moines

Frank S Moceri, EA, LLC

5100 Hollow Wood Ct Apt A

Freyman CPA, P.C.

40 Exchange Place

GARY LAWSON & ASSOC

1235 11TH ST
West Des Moines

GENESIS 10

3706 INGERSOLL AVE
Des Moines

GERSHOWITZ GRANT & EVALUATION

614 46TH ST
Des Moines

GORDON A MC COLLUM CPA

4904 POMMEL PL
West Des Moines

GRINNELL GROUP

225 42ND ST
Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

1089 JORDAN CREEK PKWY
West Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

6750 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

3900 NE 14TH ST
Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

1111 E ARMY POST RD
Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

200 ARMY POST RD
Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

2450 E EUCLID AVE
Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

3442 E 33RD ST
Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

5703 FLEUR DR
Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

1551 VALLEY WEST DR
West Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

3800 MERLE HAY RD
Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

7132 UNIVERSITY AVE
Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

2324 UNIVERSITY AVE
Des Moines

H R LINK

821 17TH ST
West Des Moines

HAINES, KADUCE, SCHMID, MACKLIN, P.C.

1501 42ND ST
West Des Moines

HAMILTON JUFFER & ASSOC LLP

666 GRAND AVE
Des Moines

HAMILTONJUFFER&ASSOCIATESLLP

2400 RUAN CTR
Des Moines

HAROLD W ANDERSON

6300 SW 10TH ST
Des Moines

HEAVY HIGHWAY FRINGE BENEFITS

2415 INGERSOLL AVE
Des Moines

IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCE

210 WALNUT ST
Des Moines

INCOME TAX CENTER-CHRIS HEGLIN

1964 INDIANOLA AVE
Des Moines

Internal Tax Resolution of Iowa

699 Walnut St, Suite # 400 4th FL
Des Moines

IOWA AREA DEVELOPMENTAL GROUP

2700 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

IRS Tax Help Team

1201 S Beach Blvd

JACKSON HEWITT TAX SVC

1301 E EUCLID AVE
Des Moines

JACKSON HEWITT TAX SVC

1301 E Euclid Ave
Des Moines

JACKSON HEWITT TAX SVC

2714 DOUGLAS AVE
Des Moines

JACKSON HEWITT TAX SVC

1301 E Euclid Ave
Des Moines

JACKSON HEWITT TAX SVC

3001 SW 9TH ST
Des Moines

JACKSON HEWITT TAX SVC

5101 SE 14TH ST
Des Moines

JACOBSON COMPANIES INC

3811 DIXON ST
Des Moines

JACOBSON FACILITY DEVELOPMENT

3811 DIXON ST
Des Moines

JACOBSON LOGISTICS CO

3811 DIXON ST
Des Moines

JACOBSON PACKAGING CO

3811 DIXON ST
Des Moines

JAMES NEAL ACCOUNTANT

701 E COURT AVE
Des Moines

JANE GAFFNEY

2400 RUAN CTR
Des Moines

JENSEN CONSULTING

309 COURT AVE
Des Moines

JOHN FIRMAN & ASSOC

505 5TH AVE
Des Moines

KAREN BELLIS ASSOC

1439 E 33RD ST
Des Moines

Keeton & Sons IRS Tax Advisor Network

411 Laurel Street
Des Moines

KEITH A ARMSTRONG CPA

4800 Mills Civic Pkwy Apt 220
West Des Moines

KENT ACCOUNTING & TAX

2919 HUBBELL AVE
Des Moines

LARSON ENTERPRISES/MC CLEARY

909 50TH ST
West Des Moines

Let Larry Do It

6 Hickory Ave

LOTTERY AUTHORITY

2323 GRAND AVE
Des Moines

MANAGEMENT DEPT APPEAL BOARD

CAPITOL BLDG 12
Des Moines

Marchand & Co CPA's PC

2003 Southern Blvd SE

MARCIA H BROWN CPA

707 36TH ST
West Des Moines

MARTENS & CO CPA PC

4949 PLEASANT ST
West Des Moines

MATT JUFFER

2400 RUAN CTR
Des Moines

MC GOWEN HURST CLARK & SMITH

1601 WESTLAKES PKWY
West Des Moines

MEDICAL BILLING INC

1200 35TH ST
West Des Moines

MEDICAL HISTORY MANAGEMENT LTD

4111 INGERSOLL AVE
Des Moines

MENDELSOHN BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

1600 Army Post Rd
Des Moines

MICHAEL J SULLIVAN CPA

3623 1/2 DOUGLAS AVE
Des Moines

MIDWEST PROJECT PARTNERS INC

1603 22nd St Ste 104
West Des Moines

MOTE CPA PC

2011 BEAVER AVE
Des Moines

MR TAX OF AMERICA INC

1100 GRAND AVE
West Des Moines

Musser Accounting Firm

1000 73rd St
Windsor Heights

MYRON M BEAR & ASSOC

930 42ND ST
West Des Moines

NANCY MOSSMAN

2400 RUAN CTR
Des Moines

ODEN & THIELKING

1454 30TH ST
West Des Moines

OUTCOMES PHARMACEUTICAL HEALTH

601 E LOCUST ST
Des Moines

P I MIDWEST

5106 WELKER AVE
Des Moines

PEAK & GERDES

1051 OFFICE PARK RD
West Des Moines

PHILANTHROPY GROUP

1226 GRAND AVE
West Des Moines

PMI

2708 GRAND AVE
Des Moines

POLK COUNTY TREASURER

111 COURT AVE
Des Moines

POLK COUNTY TREASURER-TAX DIV

1111 E COURT AVE
Des Moines

POOCK & SIEBKE

4949 PLEASANT ST
West Des Moines

PREMIER TAX SVC

100 E EUCLID AVE
Des Moines

PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

2600 GRAND AVE
Des Moines

QUICK TAX SVC

1163 24TH ST
West Des Moines

QUICK TAX USA

4730 SW 9TH ST
Des Moines

RACING & GAMING COMMISSION

717 E COURT AVE
Des Moines

RASHA HANANIA

2400 RUAN CTR
Des Moines

REVENUE & FINANCE DEPT

1305 E WALNUT ST
Des Moines

RICHARD E RASH

1504 Henderson Ave
Des Moines

ROBERT M KNAPP PC

950 OFFICE PARK RD
West Des Moines

SALLIE A HAGEN CPA

699 WALNUT ST
Des Moines

SANDRA JERDE CPA

3101 INGERSOLL AVE
Des Moines

SANSAM SYSTEMS INC

1200 VALLEY WEST DR
West Des Moines

SCHNECKLOTH GROUP

515 EUCLID AVE
Des Moines

SCHNOES & DAHM

544 4TH ST
West Des Moines

SCOTT D RHODES CPA

2900 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

SELECTION RESOURCES COM

4090 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

SHEL-TER CO

3210 FLEUR DR
Des Moines

SHELDON ENTERPRISES INC

4090 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

SHERWOOD GROUP

329 3RD ST
West Des Moines

Signature Tax

201 Spear Street

SMALL & BREWER PLC

4090 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING SVC

1200 VALLEY WEST DR
West Des Moines

SOLUTIONS FOR BUSINESS

100 COURT AVE
Des Moines

Star Business Consulting LLC

5000 Arlington Centre Blvd Bldg 2

STATE TREASURER

1007 E GRAND AVE
Des Moines

STEVE R SMITH TAX & ACCOUNTING

2053 E GRAND AVE
Des Moines

STRATAVIZON CONSULTING GROUP

321 E WALNUT ST
Des Moines

SUMO GROUP

317 6th Ave Ste 600
Des Moines

SUSAN E RASMUSSEN CPA

1630 S Lakeview Dr
West Des Moines

TALENTLINK INC

6150 Village View Dr Ste 115
West Des Moines

TAX DOCTOR

2727 HUBBELL AVE
Des Moines

TAX MASTERS

1809 GLENWOOD CIR
Des Moines

The Bookkeepers

8401 Connecticut Ave Ste 103

THOMAS S MOORE CPA

4949 PLEASANT ST
West Des Moines

TOM HAMILTON TESTING CONSLNT

4090 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

Tometich Engineering Inc

10501 Buena Vista Ct
Urbandale

TRAVIS M SISSON PC

5700 UNIVERSITY AVE
West Des Moines

TRIAD CONSULTANT GROUP

3940 E 29TH ST
Des Moines

Trisha Dunkelberger, Cpa

5242 Thackeray Dr
Ames

TYRONE S WOLTER PC

9225 KATY FREEWAY

US CUSTOMS SVC

6214 FLEUR DR
Des Moines

US INTERNAL REVENUE SVC

210 WALNUT ST
Des Moines

Van Gelder Bookkeeping Services

7309 SE 6th Ave
Des Moines

VERACITY FINANCIAL GROUP LLC

2910 Westown Pkwy Ste 303
West Des Moines

VROMAN GROUP

6701 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

WAGNER ACCOUNTING SVC

4508 FLAMINGO CT
Des Moines

WIEDER ASSOCIATES

2900 Westown Pkwy Ste 130
West Des Moines

ZLRIGNITION

303 WATSON POWELL JR WAY 100
Des Moines

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