Red Flags: How to Know When Your CPA Isn’t Really Working For You

There is a lot written about how financial planners get paid and how to avoid paying excessive fees, but not so much about CPAs.  How do you know if you are [...]

Got IRS Penalties? Relying On Adviser Better Than TurboTax

No one wants trouble with the IRS, especially not penalties. But they are a part of audits and can be downright Draconian. Getting out of penalties can be a [...]

Can Lawyers or Accountants Do Your Taxes on Contingency?

If an accountant says his fee for preparing your return is  a percentage of what he saves you, should you agree? No. Contingent fees based on tax savings [...]