I am a freelancer and looking for a new tax pro to prepare next year’s returns. Do you prepare returns?

I do both consulting and preparation, though truthfully mostly supervise the preparation.  I have a lot of great preparers with me.  As for costs, I generally like to have one or two visits either on the phone or in person where we get to know each other so I can understand your needs.  After we talk and I find out what is going on I can give you some prices for preparation.  I usually don’t charge my clients for email, phone, or office visits.  If I find a reason to charge clients I will tell them in advance. 

Since you are doing “freelance” work I suggest we talk soon.  It is easy to save tax before you earn the money.  Once you have earned the money basically what I do is record history.  I have good historians but most freelancers don’t realize they need a prognosticator to help them shape their tax destiny. 

This blog is a collection of questions from clients and the answers.  The goal of the blog is not to answer the questions you might have.  Most times the answers are based on each client’s personal situation.  Please do not rely on thisinformation to make important financial and tax decisions.  The advice presented here is presented to give examples of the type ofinformation you get as a client of a true tax professional, like Ray Simmons and the preparers he employs.  Advice regarding similar issues for you should be based on your personal situation. 

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About taxdude8422

Basically I am just a tax nerd, have been all my life. However I have found the more open you are to opportunities the better off you will be in this world. That makes my what is know as an open networker on Linkedin, I will connect with anyone. I am not an expert on Linkedin by any means but one day when I was asking someone to connect I mentioned that I had just been refilled on invites. My new connect asked how I did that. I used that same line for the next month and got asked the same question four times. I started thinking there was a lot of little things it took my sometime to learn. Through this blog I plan to share some of those "Linked Secrets"
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