Michael & Company, CPA

Avoid this company or person

I have never used a CPA prior to Bassim Michael. Prior to this experience, I used online softwares like Turbotax and H&R block to do my taxes and worked out fine.

But after getting married and having moved states, I decided to give a try with a professional.

Originally, I had high hopes for Michael & Company (Only for dentists) as they came to speak to residents regarding tax needs and one of my colleagues have recommended him.

He seemed knowledgeable regarding student loans as well.  We set up our first meeting and it went ok as it was mainly introductions and passing along documents for him to prepare.

However, this is when things started to go downhill. As a first timer using a CPA, I had a few questions regarding my taxes and the process.

But, I never really felt like I was getting a thorough explanation from him. In addition, it was difficult to get ahold of Bassim directly when you call his office.

His assistant however was very polite and attempted to help us which we appreciated.

Then things got worse after we mailed out our tax preparation. We got a notice from the state reporting that we still owe money.

Of course, we immediately asked Bassim and he told us that the state had made an error and to send them certain documents to rectify the issue.

So we went ahead and sent the documents to the state.

Three months later, we get yet another notice from the state reporting that we still owe them money and now there is a small interest/late fee added.

Again we spoke to Bassim, this time, instead of taking accountability for the tax return he prepared,

he sent an email laying out the hours he spent preparing our taxes and how we should be lucky that we got a discount as a first timer.

Also, he told us that we should just pay the money to the state at this point as he will charge us $225/hr to give us advice.

I felt extremely offended by this as I strongly feel that if you are providing a service, you should stand by your work, have accountability and proper follow up regardless of a discount (which he chose to give us on his own)

In any line of work including mine, I do not feel it is appropriate to provide discriminatory or partial service just because you gave someone a “discount” I would avoid this company or person if possible.

Is Michael & Company, CPA a scam?
Michael & Company, CPA is a scam and a bad service provider as per the report filed on dirtyscam.com. They are not aggressive towards their customer satisfaction and complaint grievance.
Is Michael & Company, CPA legit?
First Michael & Company, CPA is not a legit business owner or provider. You must take necessary precautions/measures before buying or using their services.
How many reviews are submitted by Michael & Company, CPA’s consumers?
There is/are 1 review(s) posted about Michael & Company, CPA and it indicates that the severity of the scam is High.
Where is Michael & Company, CPA located?
Michael & Company, CPA is located at 155 E Shaw Ave #317, Fresno, CA 93710, USA. You can contact Michael & Company, CPA by dialing (559) 436-8907 or visit their website bmichaelcpa.com before filing a lawsuit. We are no way affiliated with better business bureau or yelp reviews platform.
How much monetary loss is incurred by Michael & Company, CPA’s customers?
According to the report(s), US $854 was the total loss incurred by Michael & Company, CPA’s customers.

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1 Review on Michael & Company, CPA

  1. Would not recommend this guy at all!!!!

    Went to his office to schedule an appointment for my taxes, was told they have to do that over the phone not in person. I left my name and number was told they would call me to set up an appointment. It’s been over a month now and no phone call! Would not recommend this guy at all!!!!

Reported Loss :854 $
Severity of Scam :High
Reported by : Anonymous
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