The two tax prep biggies continue to attack each other, mislead consumers, and overcharge the unknowing public. Please get a total cost promise before you sign anything. RALs will still cost you nearly one third your refund while getting you your money only 2-3 days quicker. The people at these companies are not sufficiently trained and you will be falling victim to yet another big corporate scam. H&R Block is advertising Free fileing to get you in the door. They are only offering this for a 1040 EZ form and will charge extra for the State form. They will also try to get you to pay for an RAL. (Refund anticipation loan.) This is a stupid thing to fall for because they will process your loan, for a fee, but they will not give you your check until the IRS approves your refund which takes anywhere from 12 hours to three days. Then once you get your check it will be reduced by the loan application fee and the interest of the loan which in the past has been in the neighborhood of 400%! They want your hard earned money. Get a total cost in writing before signing anything. AND, The IRS is online now and it only takes the IRS 3-12 days to put your money, ALL OF IT, into your bank account with direct deposit.
Think about it. How can H&R Block and Jackson Hewett afford to pay for those expensive commercials on television not to mention all of the other advertising unless they are making big bucks off you the unsuspecting consumer? The biggies have been raking in the bucks in past years by taking advantage of folks impatience. Really now, what is to be gained by paying up to 1/3 your refund to recieve part of it 2 or 3 days early? And top that off by the fact that the people figuring your taxes are inexperienced and unqualified.
At Axxe Tax & Bookkeeping Servs Inc we charge $85.00 total for a 1040 EZ and that includes the State return. No other fees period and we electronically file for you and have your check mailed to you or direct deposited in your bank account. We also can take our fee from your refund so there is no up front cost. All this for $85.00 total and your refund is going to be figured by an enrolled agent with over twenty five years experience who will ask you questions that may reveal you can take advantage of other deductions you were not aware of by filing a different form. We attend continuing education classes every year to stay up to the minute on all changes in tax law and programs such as energy credits and child care credits. We spend the time it takes to make sure you receive every penny you are entitled to.
We also do not recomend the use of online free taxware programs but if you feel you can manage it yourself we are here to help you if you get stuck. Just give us a call. We will give you five minutes on the phone for free to help you. We also have free tax forms you can download and print right on our website as a free service to you. The links are on the left in the blue links bar. After you file, do yourself a big favor and allow us to double check your return, also free, to make sure you recive all that you are due.
We are tired of people getting fleeced and being misled. We are commited to building our business on integrity and treating our clients the way we would want to be treated. We are commited to helping small businesses that truly treat people right and supply the largest percentage of jobs in our great nation. We also are bilingual and help Spanish speaking citizens as well. Give us a call and allow us to give you the service you rightly deserve today! 918-660-2882 or toll free 1-877-740-5825. M-F 8AM to 6PM and we are often in the office late so try after hours if you like. You may also call Enrolled Agent Nancy Johnson on the weekends and if she is not sleeping or at a meal will be happy to help you. Her private cell phone number is 918-734-2029. Please do not call between 11PM and 9AM.
We also will have a full service Postal Center open very soon so you can take care of all of your Package and letter needs or simply buy some stamps or money orders. East Central Mail Center will soon offer complete packaging service. You can bring in that vase and we will pack it securely for you and we offer insurance, overnite, priority mail and everything you can get at your local post office with the exception of USPS money orders, (But we will have other money orders) and we do not have PO BOXES for rent. We also will be providing worldwide money transfer service through Western Union. Need something Notarized? We can do it! Also if you have private documents you need shredded, we offer that as a free service. We also have copy and fax services at very low cost.
Call today and of course this is a blog page so you are welcome to leave your thoughts and comments here also! We are completely transparent. We are hopeful our Government will learn what that really means by following our example.
Cary F Johnson
Beware of false wording! Jackson Hewett has a television ad out you may have seen. They say in their ad that you can get your refund in "as little as" one day. Do you believe them? The standard length of time it takes the IRS to deposit your refund into your bank account this year is 5 to 12 days after it is accepted. Why pay one third of your refund to get it MAYBE 2 days sooner?
They also say you can get this RAL for "no out of pocket expenses". They are not telling an outright lie but they are deceiving people. They don't charge out of pocket but you can bet your zippy they will get a big piece of that refund. Do you really want to do business with a company that offers deception and inferior service just to get as much of your money as possible? This is the way of the big corporate CEO's.
Who is figuring your return and what is their experience? We have applicants all the time expecting big starting salary's for the experience they have from H&R Block or Jackson Hewett but I won't hire them. Why? I will tell you why. They know no more about taxes then the client. They have been through a short training period that taught them how to follow directions and do data entry. In other words, they know how to fill in the blanks which is no more than you can do yourself. They do not go to continuing education classes that cost $300-$400 each year. They simply are not qualified.
These companies use trickery and loopholes to sidestep laws that assure your protection. We encourage you to look out for yourself by comparing prices and service quality. If it wasn't true I wouldn't say it.
Give us a call and we can collect your information by phone and file for you online. Convenient, fast, and our prices are not any higher than the big guys. In almost all cases we are lower! But you will get more back.
Cary F Johnson