WHAT IS THE COST?
Cost depends on forms needed to complete the return. Tax return start at $75.00 and go up from there. Our fees are typically half of the national chains.
DO YOU PROVIDE ACCOUNTING SERVICES?
Yes we are full service accounting firm offering tax consulting, tax preparation, audit assistance, payroll, bookkeeping, business startup, and all your other accounting needs.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING YOU TO PREPARE MY TAXES?
Bring your driver license, social security cards for everyone on the return, any tax document you have received in the mail such as any income source and any deductions you may have. It may also be helpful for you to bring your most recent tax return.
DO YOU HAVE EXPERTISE IN MY SITUATION?
Shirley’s Tax Service has been in business for 45 years. We have 5 offices and over 25 employees. Most of our preparers have over 10 year experience with many having over 20. So yes we should have a preparer familiar with your situation.
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
We take walk ins and appointments. Either way works for us!
DO I NEED ALL MY W-2?
Yes the IRS requires you to file a complete return however if you have not received your W2 by February 15 we can create a substitute W2 using your last paystub.
I JUST GOT MARRIED OR DIVORCED. HOW DO I FILE?
Filing statues is determined by your marital status on December 31. Therefore if you are married on December 30 you are considered married all year. There may be exceptions? (see head of household)
CAN I STILL CLAIM MY CHILD AS A DEPENDENT?
Generally you can claim your child as a dependent until age 19 or age 24 if still in school (college). There is no age limit if child is “permanently and totally disabled”. This is just a generalization as other situations and criteria may apply. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist you.
AM I HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD?
You are considered head of household if you are unmarried taxpayers who keep up a home for yourself and at least one other qualifying person for the last 6 months of the year.
I’M THINKING OF STARTING A BUSINESS. CAN YOU HELP WITH THAT?
Yes. We offer business set up, payroll service, and bookkeeping services.
I GOT AN IRS LETTER. WHAT DO I DO?
Stay calm and give us a call. We will work with the IRS and you to resolve any tax issues you may have.
I CAN’T PAY MY TAXES. WHAT DO I DO?
Don’t panic. If you cannot pay the full amount of taxes you owe, you should still file your return by the deadline and pay as much as you can to avoid penalties and interest.
Later, you also should contact the IRS to discuss your payment options at 800-829-1040. The agency may be able to provide some relief such as a short-term extension to pay, an installment agreement or an offer in compromise, or by temporarily delaying collection by reporting your account as currently not collectible until you are able to pay.
In some cases, the agency may be able to waive penalties. However, the agency is unable to waive interest charges which accrue on unpaid tax bills.