tax preperation

How To Check Your Tax Refund Status – Call or Online

It can be frustrating to file your annual income tax return then having to wait wondering when you’ll get your tax refund. No worries, you can get an estimated date of when your tax refund will be deposited or when a check will be released 24 hours after the IRS has accepted your return electronically. If you mailed your return, then you’ll need to wait at least 3 to 4 weeks prior to checking the status of your tax refund.

You have two options on checking the status of your tax refund. You can call the IRS or you can… Continue reading


With a post-recession economy, individuals and businesses are looking for ways to get more but payless. I’m a firm believer you can control your accounting and tax preparation fees by simply making your accountants job easier, thus passing the savings onto you. I like to reward my clients with cash back into their pockets by lowering my fee if they are well-organized, have clean books and/or did the appropriate reconciliations. The cash back savings can vary depending on the complexity of the return and forms needing to be filed. However, here are your 4 tips to lower your tax preparation… Continue reading

Want to Avoid Surprises with your Tax Liability with the IRS?

There are only a few months left to act in order to avoid a surprising tax liability come April 15th, 2015. You should take steps now to avoid owing more taxes or getting a larger refund than you expect. Here are a few steps you can take to help bring the taxes you pay in advance closer to what you actually owe on your 2014 income tax return:

  1. Report Changes In Your Living

If you have a change in your income, employment or family size then you should report such changes as it may affect your premium… Continue reading

Construction Accounting Methods – Why your Financial Statements Matter!

Are you like many construction industry companies? Do you feel your current internal financial statements are good enough for the day-to-day operational needs of your company? Are you aware of the reporting standards prescribed under GAAP (you know…. those Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the US) and the different accounting methods that GAAP allows. If you are like most construction companies, you currently may be unaware that your accounting is not following the correct reporting standards and methods required by your industry, and this can cost you! Whether it’s missed opportunities or the additional cost of correcting your past financial… Continue reading