Time is running out and people are starting to get a little frantic – taxes are due in about a month. If you haven’t started your taxes yet, you are probably wondering when or how you can get them done by a professional. No matter what you do, get your taxes done as soon as you can by someone who actually knows what he or she is doing. Of course, this also means that you should get to work on finding someone to do that.
Luckily, we found some of the best accountants and tax preparation firms in and around Independence, so you can get to work:
1. Sperry & Associates
The team at Sperry & Associates is one of the favorites for locals who need to get their taxes done quickly and with
little stress. Their team is filled with people who are willing to listen to your problems and help you to solve them, so that you leave their offices feeling lighter and ready to conquer the world. For that reason, they have been called one of the most personable CPA firms around.
One of the most important things you can find is a firm that you can grow with you as you age. A firm that will match you as start to move down the road of life – whether it lead you to making investments, getting married, retiring, or even starting your own business. They’ll be there. Give them a call today to set up an appointment.
2. Norma’s Tax Service
Over the last thirty years, Norma’s Tax Service has been one of the prominent members of the local financial scene, helping many people better understand their taxes and their financial situations. They do this with their unique approach to financial matters. Each step of their method is planned and backed up by hours of research and study into their field. Even more, they are willing to take as much time as you need to get you back on track.
They do help with individual taxes and financial planning for those who need it as well. If you are really stuck and you need an extension, this is the place to go for help with that. If you owe back taxes, you should make an appointment with them as soon as possible.
As an added bonus, Norma’s Tax Service offers walk-in appointments.
3. Allied Financial
With Allied Financial, you will be able to save yourself some of the hassle that is typically involved with your federal
and state taxes. Their staff works with individuals and small businesses to quickly and efficiently get your taxes prepared, check over them, and send them off so that you can get your return quickly. Even better, they are more than willing to talk to you about some of the changes you can make to get more money throughout the year or more money on your tax return.
Their certified tax professionals will ensure that you are not overpaying on your taxes and give you a thorough understanding of where you may have lost money. If you do find yourself in the situation where you have to go up against the IRS, they can help you there as well.
If you are an active military member, they offer their services to you free of charge.
4. Duane A. Stephens
One of the best ways to determine if an accountant or a tax preparer is a good choice is to see how many clients he has retained over the years. If people don’t stick with that person, you know something is wrong. That’s why it is important to note that Duane A. Stephens has a 90% retention rate. Not only that, but many of his
Not only that, but many of his current clients came to him based on his reviews from friends, family, and business associates.
According to his website, he “has offered prompt, professional and personal tax preparation, tax advisory, and accounting services to individuals, businesses, trusts and exempt organizations in suburban Kansas City, Missouri and over a dozen states since 1976.” As your tax and financial professional, he will soon be able to count you among that 90%.
5. KC Tax & Accounting
One of the reasons you might want to work with KC Tax & Accounting is spelled out on their website: “We don ‘t try
to compete with larger firms, where every accounting specialty is represented but nobody knows your name. Rather, our aim has always been to provide expertise in the core tax and accounting services you are most likely to need, while remaining small enough so that you always feel welcome and at home.”
If you are comfortable at your tax appointment, you are much more likely to feel at ease when you go home. Many of us still worry about something going wrong on our taxes and we will end up owing money to the IRS. The team at KC Tax & Accounting won’t make you worry about that. Everyone is extremely well educated on the latest and greatest tax laws, ensuring that you will get the highest possible return.
Whether you are looking for tax prep for yourself, your business, a partnership, or fiduciaries, they can help you out.
6. Cinda Chapman CPA
Cinda Chapman is an experienced accounting, tax, and business valuation expert and professional. She has worked with individuals, families, and business owners of all size for help with their financial needs. As a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Missouri Society of CPA’s (MSCPA) and the AICPA’s Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS), she is consistently learning and advancing the way she handles her clients, always striving to get better.
This stand especially true for learning the new twists and changes in tax law.
She is extremely personable and will actually listen to you when you tell her your fears or concerns. From there, she will help you to conquer whatever problems you have and help you to avoid them into the future. With her on your team, there is a lot you can do.
7. Floyd R. Brown, Jr. & Company
A larger company than most of the others on the list, Floyd R. Brown, Jr. & Company employs quite a few accountants and tax preparers. For those who have extremely difficult or complex taxes, this can be a good thing. They will work together to tackle your problems and get the most back on your tax return.
This is a team that has been growing since 1946 and will continue to grow as the years pass because of their excellence. If you need help with the compilation and review of financial statements, they can help you there. They also offer something unique: computer consulting, accounting software selection, implementation, and support, and software installation if you are looking to start your own business.
If you are looking ahead for your taxes, tax research and planning is another unique service that they offer. This can help you get a head start on next year. Of course, if you haven’t completed this year’s tax return, they can help you there as well.
Get Prepared for Spring with Go Green
Now that you have your taxes out of the way, consider using some of that return to take care of your outdoor space. Your yard is one of the most calming and relaxing spaces you can imagine, the place where you can go to eliminate the stressors of your daily life. Unless you have a tree that looks creaky and like it is going to fall next time there is a stiff wind – and that tree that is scratching the paint on your house. Or maybe it is the overbearing amount of debris you have after a storm that takes you away from your happy place.
There is enough in the world to stress you out, so take care of your outdoor space. At Go Green Tree & Landscape, we can help you clean up your yard and make it safe so that you don’t have to worry about the problems. Give us a call today and we can give you a free estimate.