Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

Now that the holiday season has passed, we begin preparing for tax season.

Please make sure we have your email address on file this year. As we continue to improve the quality of our services to our clients, we are looking to share pertinent information. We will begin corresponding with clients via electronic format.

2018 Tax Season Office Hours

This schedule begins on Monday, January 29, 2018, and continues through Monday, April 17th, 2018:

Monday through Thursday 12:00 noon – 8:00 pm

Friday 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday Closed

Before making an appointment or dropping off your taxes to be prepared, be certain you have a valid Social Security Card for yourself, your spouse and dependents (if applicable). If you have provided the valid Social Security Card in a previous year, you do not need to bring it in again this year unless you have a new dependent. Please be aware that missing or inaccurate information from our clients inhibits our ability to process the return in a timely manner. If the information you provide to us differs from the information available to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), there may be a delay when the IRS processes your return.

Income taxes are collected on a pay-as-you-go basis either through withholding on wages and pensions or as quarterly estimated payments on other income. Every taxpayer that owed taxes last year (Federal or State) should increase their withholding or make/increase estimated tax payments or you could be penalized.

Please bring in all items received that are marked as “Tax Documents” when having your tax return prepared.

All donations to charity must be substantiated by written documentation and items donated must be in good condition.

The IRS requires that all entries on your tax return have documentation.

Prepayment Option – In order to offer clients additional savings, you have the option of paying for your tax return preparation at your first visit. By paying when you initially drop off your tax papers or at your initial appointment you will receive last year’s price. Just inform us that you want to prepay.

Feel free to contact Jim, Nancy D., Ruth, Nancy C., and Len or me should you have any questions.

Visit our links and resources page, such as, what’s new for 2018, what to bring for 2018 and other resources.

Jim and I are Registered Tax Return Preparers. The IRS is now monitoring paid tax preparers to enhance the quality of tax return preparation services available to the public. The IRS has put in place penalties for tax preparers that do not follow the law.

It has been a pleasure providing you with tax and accounting services throughout the years. This year we are proud to announce that we are celebrating our 48th Year in business and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patronage as we continue to offer quality income tax and accounting services for many years to come.

Please email me with questions, comments or concerns at albert.griffith@accotaxinc.com.

Thank you. 

            Respectfully,

            Albert W. Griffith, Jr.
            – President