Why use James to prepare your tax return?
My philosophy is to provide you with excellent service, a fair pricing structure, quick response and preparation time, and the confidence that your tax return will be prepared accurately with the maximum benefit allowed to you by the tax law. I personally respond to every email and review every tax return.
Experience: I have a master's degree in taxation and have worked for over 20 years preparing all types of tax returns. This, along with my attention to detail and desire to prepare your return with the maximum benefit legally possible, means your tax return is in excellent hands.
I can be your tax accountant no matter where you live and work. This is a big benefit to many of my clients who change job locations on a fairly regular basis. Since I have a lot of experience in a broad area of the tax law, no matter which state or country you move to, I will be available to continue to help you with your tax return.
Quick responses: I generally will answer your email within 24 hours (sometimes a little longer if it is received during the weekend or if I'm on vacation off season). I am available to answer your questions year round. Phone calls are welcome, but I generally can get back to you faster by email. I also prefer email so that I have a record of our communication.
Easy Procedures: My Excel-based questionnaires are easy to complete. Most questions are resolved over email, and most tax returns are eligible for electronic filing.
Affordable Fees: My fees are affordable, competitive with other U.S. based accountants, and almost always lower than accountants based overseas. Please see my fee policy.
Personal Service: I've found that to offer personal service, a face to face meeting is not necessary, although I would certainly be happy to meet with you in person at my New York office if you would prefer. I've also enjoyed meeting some of my clients overseas for the first time while traveling abroad in Europe and in Asia.