“Gourmet meal” tax preparation vs. “Fast food” tax preparation
The box stores have a large staff of temporary workers, many of them with very little training, available to crank out your tax return while you wait.
We operate differently. Your return is not processed in front of you. All new clients will receive an in-depth interview, and Gina and Ken personally work on each and every return our business processes. Our typical turn around is between two to three weeks. We will *not* rush to finish your return just to make a deadline; we will take the time to do it right and that may mean placing your return on extension.
Due to the increasing amount of amended 1099s generated by brokerage (investment) companies (often for minor or insignificant changes), our approach is to delay these returns until early April to avoid having to amend these returns due to the churn from the brokerage companies, thus saving you from incurring additional fees to amend your return.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act and other significant tax law changes, many returns have become more complicated, which impacts us as we work carefully to be sure we provide all our clients with the best in professional, proper returns. After all, accuracy is more important than speed, and it is our desire to ensure our clients do not overpay.