[SATLUG] Day of Reckoning

Alan Lesmerises alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Thu Dec 11 22:21:27 CST 2008


Whether you have a CPA prepare the taxes, or you do them yourselves, 
either way you need to be able to pull together all of the pertinent 
documentation.  The IRS won't give you a pass because you're disorganized.

Al Lesmerises


Andrew Pickens wrote:
> Thanks for the well-founded concern.  The truth is, both my wife and I 
> are pretty disorganized and I have never been able to imagine being 
> able to get everything together to dump on a CPA.
>
> Andy
>
> MKR wrote:
>> I am not sure how complex his return is. May be he should email me some
>> details offline. I am a CPA in public practice doing tax returns.
>>
>> On 12/11/08, Jim Wells <jfw5cpa at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  
>>> On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 1:30 PM, scs at worldlinkisp.com
>>> <scs at worldlinkisp.com> wrote:
>>>    
>>>> Andy I second the "CPA" suggestions.  They aren't cheap, but they know
>>>>       
>>> all the latest IRS >rules and  possibilities (for you), and in the 
>>> long run
>>> will save you money.  Be sure to be >prepared and have ALL your 
>>> individual
>>> data with you.
>>>
>>> As a CPA myself, though not in public practice, I am in 100% agreement
>>> with those who have suggested having one prepare your taxes.  If I had
>>> an especially complex tax return myself, I would have a CPA who
>>> specializes in taxes to do the return.  Those in public practice doing
>>> taxes, if they are good, know the tax law backwards & forwards.  If
>>> you make a mistake on your own, you are out-of-luck.
>>>
>>> Jim Wells, CPA
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