If you pay someone to prepare your tax return, the IRS urges you to choose that preparer wisely. Taxpayers are legally responsible for what’s on their tax return even if it is prepared by someone else. So, it is important to choose carefully when hiring an individual or firm to prepare your return. Most return preparers are professional, honest and provide excellent service to their clients.
Here are a few points to keep in mind when choosing someone else to prepare your return:
In selecting Kennedy Tax Service as your tax preparer, you choose a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, the California Society of Enrolled Agents, the National Association of Tax Professionals and the holder of an Enrolled Agent certificate issued by the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service.
Sanae Takagawa Kennedy, EA has never been subject to any disciplinary actions or licensure actions by any organization, including the BBB or IRS Office of Professional Responsibility.
Our fees are based on the number of forms prepared in order to complete your return. We do not charge an extra fee for e-filing.
Our office is a full-time, year-round business; we won’t disappear once April 15th passes and feel that year long tax planning and advice is one of the best reasons to select us as your Tax Preparer.
We provide each client with a detailed Tax Organizer to assist you in compiling the information needed to prepare a complete and accurate return. Our engagement also includes a Tax Interview to go over the Organizer and request clarification and/or additional information to support the return.
We will never ask a client to sign a blank tax return.
In this matter, you should treat your tax return as any other important document – review it carefully and make sure that you understand all line items prior to signing or filing. We pride ourselves on being available to answer any questions you might have.
Sanae of Kennedy Tax Service personally signs each and every return prepared by our office after giving it a complete review.