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Looking for recommendations for a west side of Portland, Beaverton Tax Preparer

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by jrprich, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    I usually do my own tax returns with Turbo Tax but we seem to be getting hammered the last few years so I think I should have someone with more experience take a look.

    If you use someone that you trust and is reasonably priced, I would appreciate a name and contact. Either posted here or by PM.

    Thanks in advance,

    Jim R
     
  2. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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  3. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Out of curiosity, is turbo tax the issue or the filer? I'm not accusing you, I'm just curious if I should be double checking my turbo tax information. Is "getting hammered" a reference to incorrect filing, or being swamped with extra tax information?
     
  4. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I could do my own taxes, but when a CPA signs off on them there is must less a chance of being pestered by the mafia parasites (IRS). Well worth the fees just for that; haven't been audited since 1990 and have employees, etc.
     
  5. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    I don't know for sure. The reference was in regards to ending up owing the IRS 4-6k each of the last two years :confused:
     
  6. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I used to do mine by hand, and as long as you're not a small business owner, it's relatively easy to do, but I've gotten lazy with the ease of turbotax. I double check my input values when I finish tho.

    If your financial situation didn't change over the last few years, then I would view the different tax burden as suspicious. That said, the social security tax break ran out last year or the year prior, so if you're self employed, then that could potentially hit you pretty hard.
     
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    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  8. Sincere

    Sincere Between Cascadia and Jefferson Active Member

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    John Cook, CPA
    Tigard, OR CPA / John L. Cook, CPA

    12314 SW Millview Ct, Tigard, OR 97223
    (503) 590-2933

    He also happens to be the Republican interim mayor of Tigard. A thankless and virtually payless job that he took upon himself out of patriotism and service,

    Give him a ring, really good guy.
     
  9. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guys, I will contact these preparers and get some idea of their charges.

    Jim R