With the availability of do-it-yourself tax software, many wonder if hiring a tax preparer or purchasing the software is the right option for them. Every situation is different, and everyone’s taxes are unique. Some may feel secure enough in their knowledge of taxes, deductions, and numbers to use the software while others find the very idea of taxes daunting and overwhelming.
Large tax savings can occur when you have an expert professional tax preparer, like the EAs and CPAs at Torchlight Tax. One of our new clients did not know that by filing an S Corporation election, he could have saved $13,000 on a prior year’s tax return. Neither did his prior tax preparer. Their tax software, while capable of filing the election, could not tell them to file it. In this case, fortunately, they came to Torchlight Tax. We were able to amend the earlier tax return and retroactively file the S Corporation election, saving our new client $13,000. $13,000 will pay many years of tax preparation fees!
There are a few factors that can complicate taxes and deductions. As a rule, if you have any of the following situations, hiring a professional tax preparer in Las Vegas, such as the EAs and CPAs in Torchlight Tax, will ensure that you do not miss tax deductions or tax credits or make mistakes that could result in an IRS audit.
In the following situations, hiring an EA or CPA is likely prudent:
We go through this very thorough process every time we do a tax return. Your tax return is done right and double checked. Some may think this takes extra time, but they would be incorrect. Making mistakes on tax returns or leaving clients with unanswered question or concerns is what takes extra time.
Also, our job is also, in addition to legally saving you money, is to make the tax process as pleasant and painless as possible. Advising on tax savings strategies is part of this. Advising you of how to handle a tax debt and handling your questions is part of this.
Unlike the big franchise tax mills, we are here to answer your questions year round. We look forward to hearing from you. Call us at 1-877-758-7797 or 702-463-1818 or email us at info@TorchlightTax.com. We can transfer your call to a branch office near you or help you directly from our central office.
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Many people do not know how a professional tax and accounting firm differs from a bookkeeper or tax preparer. The main difference when working with a professional tax and accounting firm, such as Torchlight Tax, is that our firm utilizes the services of CPAs, EAs, and Attorneys who are distinguished from bookkeepers and other tax preparers by stringent qualification and licensing requirements. Our entire team has a purpose to legally save your tax dollars and to make taxes as painless as possible. This means we take your calls and respond to your concerns. If you receive a threatening IRS call or Notice or are worried about some tax question, we are here for year round taking your calls and responding to your emails.
Whether you are filing personal, small business, or corporate taxes, or negotiating IRS tax debt, if you are not already using a professional Tax, Accounting and IRS Representation firm, you most likely have missed out on major tax benefits. This is because a professional tax and accounting firm utilizes licensed professionals such as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), EAs and Attorneys, who can not only advise individuals on personal financial matters but who can also advise businesses and corporations of all sizes and types. Tax laws are complicated, and no one knows everything. Torchlight Tax is a team and any one of our tax pros can call on other EAs, CPAs and Tax Attorneys in the team who may have specialist knowledge in a specific area of tax.
When doing current taxes, we often come across missed tax savings from prior years. When this happens, the Internal Revenue Service allows you to amend your taxes and lower your tax liability. Whether you or your prior tax preparer missed a W-2 or 1099, a revised 1099. large charitable donations, or made some other error, amending your tax return can help you recover the money you are rightfully owed. When we find this situation, we will advise you on potential savings and amend the previously filed tax return.</p”>
Sometimes, there may be a situation where a tax return could be amended, but it is too late to receive any benefit. Or maybe you made an error that was missed by the IRS that would have increased your tax liability. In some cases, it is prudent to file an amended return. But if it is not necessary and will not save you any money or decrease your risk, we will tell you not to bother. It is silly to amend a return to no advantage which is too old for the IRS to audit. Some firms might file a bunch of unnecessary tax returns and charge a fee. Sometimes a taxpayer himself might increase his tax liability by filing an unnecessary amendment that increases his tax liability. We will not do this.
Amending a tax return requires more professional acumen then doing it right in the first place. At Torchlight Tax, we do file the tax return correctly the first time. And we will happily amend your tax return, but only if it actually is to your benefit. If you think you might need to amend tax returns, contact Torchlight Tax for a free consultation.