I had recently moved to the area from out of state and found Dean Berning. I called Dean Berning, CPA to find out about his pricing and was shocked at the price for a simple tax return (over $300 – my previous tax professional charged $100 for the same services).
When I commented that this was fairly high, he assured me that he treats every tax return like he would his own, so that is why I decided to book an appointment for mine and my husband’s tax return.
The appointment took an excessive amount of time (close to an hour and a half), and we sat there while he created files for us and paper-clipped things together for what seemed like an eternity.
This is something he could have done when we were gone or had a secretary take care of (and not bill his time for).
After our return had been filed, we received a notice from the IRS.
He then sent us a bill for $75 for filing the corrective document with the IRS, which is outrageous, since it was his mistake.
Come to find out now, in 2018, that Dean never filed the corrective document with the IRS for the 2016 tax year, and we are now having to file it ourselves, over a year later.
If you don’t want to waste time and money, don’t hire Dean Berning.