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Old 01-20-2008, 03:31 AM   #1
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Default Income tax service, It'* worth a try!

I charge a $50 flat rate for any tax returns. 8-15 day return.
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Old 01-20-2008, 09:09 PM   #2
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What do you use to file the taxes with? Is it a program, or do you do it with a pencil/paper. What kind of guarantee do you give? Do you have a safe place to store personal information from customers for three years? Is it operated out of your own home?
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What are your qualifications?
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I don't know. I prepare taxes myself through one of the large franchise companies and you have to know a LOT of tax laws/regulations/rules to even prepare taxes successfully. I wouldn't trust someone that does it on the side. not with my SSN, and all personal information. Way too risky, no matter the cost.
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I use plain pencil and paper. Afterwards I file it online if you want your money back in 8-15 days, if not, then I mail it. For security protection on my computer, I have the AVG 7(anti-virus), its up-to-date, Mcafee software firewall, a hardware router with firewall capabilities, and Spy Sweeper software. I am a PC repair tech and a senior in at DeVry university for IT- Networking, so I'm very computer literate and you don't have to worry about information being stolen from my computer. I haven't completed my last year, I'm currently in my sophomore year for Business and going to continue with that.
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I don't know. I prepare taxes myself through one of the large franchise companies and you have to know a LOT of tax laws/regulations/rules to even prepare taxes successfully. I wouldn't trust someone that does it on the side. not with my SSN, and all personal information. Way too risky, no matter the cost.
I know what you mean, back in '02 I had someone prepare my taxes for me because I wasn't getting a lot back and I didn't know anything about it. Now, I've been filing taxes for about 4 years now. It'* just something I picked up. I make about $700 around tax time. If it'* something I don't know how to do I assume I know how and learn my first time whether it'* home repair, taxes, car maintenance, lambo doors, audio/video installation in cars, custom kicks, or whatever. Thats what you call a legal hustle . Then after I learn I run into people who needs the same service and get paid off the labor . Oh and I do make custom kicks, never mind those shoestrings
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You realize that you're asking people who don't know you to give you their most personal information? It'* not just a matter of how secure your computer is. You're asking a LOT of trust from people (who don't know you) that you will not share their information, or use it yourself for other reasons. I'm NOT saying you would at all, I don't think you would. But preparing taxes as a "hobby" (for lack of a better word) without being a CPA or other qualified professional, and doing it for people you merely know through an internet forum, is probably not going to amount in much business coming your way.
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Wow i supported Turbo Tax for two years and i know all about that program

I must be a Tax Genius



There is MANY MANY MANY tax laws. even good CPAs miss some sometimes.
I dont see how anyone will trust you on the internet.
Even Turbo Tax messes up about 50-100 Returns out of 50mill each year...

Im sorry but unless you can show proof that your a CPA or have some Tax related Cert. or Degree i dont see how anyone is going to trust you. unless you know them already.

i know i wouldn't....
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Even Turbo Tax messes up about 50-100 Returns out of 50mill each year...
It'* a lot more than that. even when you go to the large companies that do it, the main goal is to get atleast 50% of all returns 100% correct. (it'* a lot harder than you would think.) Unless you have great software that finds all the deductions you're entitled to, it'* not really worth it to pay someone to file for you, unless you're looking for the bare minimum.
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Thats why it states "It'* worth a try" in my topic. Most of my business comes from people I know and the people they know. I was thinking about getting certified in tax deductions, but I'm already in school for business and I really don't have the extra time for it.

EDIT: I guess some people see doing taxes is hard as some people think changing the heater core out a Bonneville is hard.
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