I had high hopes for Allied Accounting & Tax Service Inc. First of all, let me just say that they are very nice and prompt in getting taxes done.
But as far as accounting services, what I experienced were that they were just number crunchers.
Last year I took my paperwork to them and dropped it off, thinking that when I went back that they would kind of go over things with me to make sure nothing was missed, see if I had any questions, etc. Not the case.
They just handed me my paperwork to sign, settled up the charges and sent me on my way.
So, the second year, I decided to make an appointment so that I could get more personalized attention and go over my taxes with my accountant.
Well, upon arrival, I was seated across from Joan (my accountant) and her daughter came in and sat in the chair next to me and proceeded to talk to me about everything except my taxes.
I got the distinct impression that she was there for the sole purpose of keeping me occupied while her mom did my business taxes.
After Joan finished, she gave me the documents to sign, charged me and sent me on my way.
Maybe this is a new way of doing taxes that I haven’t experienced before, but in the past, my accountant has always gone thru things with me and we have often found deductions that I may not have thought of, and they have often saved me money.
I have actually had more personalized service at the tax drop in locations at retail outlets than I had at Allied Accounting.
I will use someone different next year as I can get this kind of non service anywhere.