I used Federal Hill Income Tax (FHIT) for filing my last year taxes. I usually do my own taxes but was having a hard time figuring out a new issue.
I was grateful to get an appointment only two days before the filing deadline, but later felt like I was taken advantage of.
All I needed was the answer to one question, but instead got roped into paying for the entire tax preparation process.
I did not think the quoted price was fair, but at that time I had no other options. I was desperate.
My experience with the process itself was also not very positive.
I was expecting detailed explanations of certain areas so that I would not be forced to use a tax preparer in years to come.
Rather than transparency, I felt like I was not allowed behind the “magic curtain” of tax preparation.
While the experience itself was not ideal, I did not feel it warranted a bad review. That was, until now.
During my preparations for my taxes, I have identified two glaring mistakes made by FHIT, forcing me to amend my last yearreturn and pay an additional $500 to the IRS.