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Is an accountant obligated to report unreported income to the IRS?

Is an accountant obligated to report unreported income to the IRS, if the conversation is not pertaining to the completion of my tax return? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2014 - 4 answers

Which professionals do I need and in what order?

I need a lawyer, a tax accountant, and a small business valuation service. Who do I hire and in what order? [more inside]
posted by sockless on Feb 13, 2014 - 3 answers

Bay Aea tax advisor with knowlege of option exercise implications?

In the next few weeks I have to make a decision about exercising some incentive stock options. I have a general idea of the tax implications of this event, but I would like to meet with an accountant who can run me through the exact numbers. [more inside]
posted by outlaw of averages on Dec 18, 2013 - 4 answers

Do I need professional help?

Setting up an LLC for the first time. Do I need an attorney or accountant? Or both? [more inside]
posted by kdern on Oct 21, 2013 - 6 answers

Looking for a production/entertainment accountant in L.A.

I'm making a feature film and I need an accountant to maybe handle payroll, but mainly to advise on tax matters for my LLC and me personally. [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Aug 7, 2013 - 9 answers

US Taxes in Canada

I need to file an amendment to my 2009 US federal and state taxes - I lived in the US (California specifically) half of the 2009 year and the rest of the year in Canada (GTA). I think this will be very simple (nothing but paycheck income to claim, no assets like trusts, property, stock, etc), but I am overwhelmed with the choices of accountants and tax people here, even the ones who specialize in cross border taxes. Can anyone recommend a decent tax person who could help with this? Preferrably someone near Etobicoke, although Mississauga/Oakville fine too. I've had numerous people warn me against the nearest chain type tax place, so I'm looking for someone independent or a small accounting type firm.
posted by routergirl on Jun 25, 2013 - 2 answers

Delinquent expat tax situation, will I need an enrolled agent?

I've had a difficult time figuring out my tax situation since I moved from the US and now I'm trying to get everything settled. I'm behind a few years and need someone to talk directly with the IRS on my behalf. Will I need an enrolled agent? A tax attorney? Both? Neither? Arg it's so confusing! [more inside]
posted by tacocat on May 20, 2013 - 9 answers

Can anyone recommend a London-based accountant?

I'm looking to file my taxes for the year. Can anybody recommend someone reasonably affordable and London-based who does this for a living? [more inside]
posted by piato on Apr 14, 2013 - 2 answers

I formed an LLC with a partner, are we Limited or General Partners?

I am trying to fill out our first 1065 on Turbotax. We formed as an LLC with the State. The IRS doesn't have a designation for LLC, and considers us a Partnership. Turbotax is asking for each member of the LLC whether we are Limited Partners or General Partners. On the operation agreement, we are member, and actively run the business together. We did not specify a member-manager. On Turbotax, it is asking whether we are General or Limited partners and I am wondering which one I should select. [more inside]
posted by Roki on Apr 10, 2013 - 5 answers

Accountant needed for complicated residence situation.

Asking for a writer friend:
I need an accountant who is up to speed on writers'/artists' tax affairs, and in particular one who understands the intricacies of residence and/or obligation to file in more than one country.
[more inside]
posted by languagehat on Mar 19, 2013 - 5 answers

Do I need a bookkeeper, an accountant or someone else???

I have come to the conclusion that I am bad with money, and I need help. The question is, who can provide me with the help I need. I've researched various professions online and have a hard time telling who would best suit my needs: a bookkeeper, an accountant, a financial counselor, a daily money manager, someone else entirely?? More than one of these?? [more inside]
posted by buddylove on Mar 6, 2013 - 9 answers

Help! File for me, s'l vous plais!

Looking for a referral for a tax preparer for personal and small creative business. I am located in Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by i_wear_boots on Jan 24, 2013 - 1 answer

Figuring out where to start with my finances

I am suddenly making a grown-up salary, with a retirement plan and everything. I need to talk to a financial professional about optimizing my taxes and retirement and building a perfect(-ish) machine that I don't need to think about too much. I don't actually know what this person is called. Am I looking for an accountant? A financial advisor? A financial planner? Or something else? Please help me overcome my laughable naïveté. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by the brave tetra-pak on Jan 4, 2013 - 9 answers

Do I really need an accountant, or can I handle filing my LLC taxes on my own?

How important is it for me to get an accountant now that I'm earning most of my income as a freelancer? Can I handle taxes on my own? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Oct 2, 2012 - 22 answers

Accountant/Lawyer/Financial Adviser-Filter?

I recently found myself in the middle class with none of the financial acumen needed to handle money on this scale. To be specific, my most complicated financial transaction to date has been handing someone two hundred dollars in cash and riding off on his bike. I'd like to talk to someone knowledgeable about money about my financial goals and be told my options for achieving those goals. Do you know such a person in New York City or the nearby suburbs? The two specific goals I have in mind right now are saving for retirement and paying off a bunch of debts. A possible complication is that all of the debt is in my parents' name, so it might be nontrivial to structure the repayment so that, from a tax perspective, it doesn't look like I've just started giving my parents lots of money every year. Also, it would be better, though not strictly necessary, if this person could speak Chinese to my parents.
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2012 - 11 answers

Tell me why I should or should not incorporate in Ontario, Canada

I'm a web developer in Toronto who is currently operating as a sole proprietor. A prospective new client would really like to hire me for a major new project, but they can only deal with incorporated companies and cannot hire a sole prop. I'm looking for advice on incorporating from a) people in Canada and especially Ontario, but also from b) anyone who has any relevant advice about the experience of becoming an Inc., even if you are not Canadian. Yes, I will be engaging an accountant or lawyer for specific advice if I do decide to move forward, so I'm not worried that some specific advice may not be appropriate for my jurisdiction: I'm just trying to get a broad picture of what it's like (and some recommendations for lawyers/accountants). [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Aug 31, 2012 - 13 answers

NYC accountant for tax delinquent?

I have several years of un-filed taxes. I'm in NYC. I've been, mostly, a freelancer. Things are getting scary. I need an understanding, skilled, non-judgmental accountant. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2012 - 20 answers

How do I fix what my AWOL CPA broke?

I just found out my accountant screwed up and never filed my 2011 taxes. No one at her office is returning my emails or messages. My tax situation is now a complete mess. I don't know where to start to fix this. Help? [more inside]
posted by thewrongparty on Jun 20, 2012 - 15 answers

Can you recommend a tax consultant for an American ex-pat in the UK?

I'm seeking recommendations for tax consultants in the UK, or in the US, or maybe both, to figure out where I need to pay taxes. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Jun 19, 2012 - 2 answers

Does my accountant have to give me a copy of a past tax return?

Is my accountant obliged to give me a copy of a past business tax return if requested? [more inside]
posted by teedee2000 on Apr 26, 2012 - 5 answers

Someone to count the coins in that jar for me.

How does one go about finding a personal accountant in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Apr 17, 2012 - 3 answers

The IRS has Come Calling!

I need recommendations for a small business accountant in Glendale / Peoria, AZ. [more inside]
posted by TurquoiseZebra on Apr 5, 2012 - 1 answer

Recommendations for an accountant in downtown Boston?

Can anyone recommend an accountant in downtown Boston? Primarily for personal income tax preparation, but I'm also interested in financial planning. Location is important -- ideally located in the Financial District, West End, or North End. [more inside]
posted by Majorita on Feb 8, 2012 - 1 answer

Brought home the bacon but don't know how to cook it.

I need to hire someone to help my mom handle her finances. Would this be an accountant? A lawyer? Something else? [more inside]
posted by elizeh on Feb 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Robotic Accountant Options?

I'm tired of doing my own taxes, and afraid of hiring another accountant. What is the best/cheapest tax software for a Canadian living in Quebec? I just can't deal with another accountant. I'm tired of being told something will cost 150$ and then get charged 500$ as if they didn't know what they needed to do. I want a tax software that is going to do the weird stuff for me. I don't depend or trust what the box says either! I have some rental income, some contract income, and some salary income. I also have a second (gf) who has simple income.
posted by Napierzaza on Feb 3, 2012 - 8 answers

I'm pretty sure the Bluth family is a terrible role model here

I'm inheriting $100,000. My parents are inheriting a lot more (around $1mil, but we're not sure the exact amount). Please give us advice. We're in the US (New Mexico). [more inside]
posted by Harry Potter and the Puppet of Sock on Jan 30, 2012 - 26 answers

taxing.

argh!! nooooooo!! my amazing tax accountant has decided to retire and is leaving me without any referrals. can anyone recommend an awesome tax accountant, bonus points for specializing in working with creatives. [more inside]
posted by violetk on Jan 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Any potential tax write-offs for long-distance commuters?

US-ian Tax questions: After a long hunt, this year I finally found a job (yay) several time-zones away from my husband and family (boo). The travel, additional housing, etc costs have consumed a lot of my income. Are any of those additional expenses potential write-offs for my taxes? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Dec 31, 2011 - 7 answers

How do I move without losing my job?

In two years I'll be graduating with a master's in internal systems auditing and control. I've never worked with an accounting firm before because my first degree is in English, but I wanted to set myself up to be able to move easily. Would I have to quit my job in order to move or would I have to hope that I get transferred to said location? [more inside]
posted by locussst on Dec 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for a real estate tax/legal professional in the Twin Cities

I need recommendations for an accountant, tax lawyer, or real estate lawyer in the Twin Cities. [more inside]
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty on Nov 14, 2011 - 3 answers

CPA recommendation for part-time online LLC

I've read How to pick an accountant for your online business and I'm ready to find a CPA, but a little lost on where to start. Online searches tell me who is good at SEO, but not who is good at tax advice. The few people I know with similar work situations are still doing their own taxes. I was comfortable doing that before, but my tax situation has grown complicated this year. So I'm looking for recommendations from people in similar situations. [more inside]
posted by scottreynen on Nov 6, 2011 - 2 answers

Any accountants / tax lawyers in NYC area that do Dutch taxes?

Any accountants / tax lawyers in NYC area that do Dutch taxes? [more inside]
posted by emiljaeo on Aug 12, 2011 - 2 answers

Expat tax returns

Testing your powers of deduction (groan).... do you know a US based accountant who is proficient with foreign income, or an Australian accountant proficient in US returns? [more inside]
posted by Trivia Newton John on May 7, 2011 - 1 answer

Paying taxes as a self-employed person for the first time on 2011 income

Newly self-employed in 2011, I have a few (U.S., Federal) tax questions for experienced independent contractors or otherwise self-employed persons out there. [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Apr 13, 2011 - 11 answers

Looking for a Quebec-based, bilingual tax lawyer/accountant

I need an effective and bilingual Quebec-based tax lawyer/accountant to deal with my friends at Revenu Quebec. [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Apr 5, 2011 - 4 answers

How can I tell if a tax accountant is on the up-and-up?

I'm meeting with a tax accountant for the first time on Wednesday. I'm a freelancer who gets my income from a number of sources (a combination of freelancing and part time salary work), so my taxes are pretty complicated. Two friends who do similar work recommended this guy, and said he got them big refunds last year, despite having almost no taxes withheld all year. I'm a newbie to taxes -- when meeting this guy, how can I tell whether he's on the up-and-up or whether he's going to get me audited?
posted by tweebiscuit on Mar 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Good accountant/CPA in San Francisco with International Freelancers’ experience?

Does anyone know of a good accountant/CPA firm in San Francisco with experience dealing with international freelancing work? I’ve done work from the Netherlands (but now live in SF) as a freelancer for U.S. companies and there’s a lot of things I’m not clear about regarding U.S. Tax law that I’d like to get properly sorted out once and for all. [more inside]
posted by KuraFire on Mar 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Life & Taxes

Asking for a friend: Accountant in NYC? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Mar 28, 2011 - 4 answers

Seeking Personal Recommendation for DC Tax Preparer

Can you personally recommend a reasonably priced tax accountant in Washington, D.C.? I'd like to keep the cost under $500. Also, I think I'd prefer an accountant in a solo or small practice, for the personal touch, but if you've had a great experience with a big firm or chain, do tell. Finally, I'm looking for someone with an office that's Metro accessible and not too far outside the city. [more inside]
posted by bigboggle on Feb 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Do I need an accountant?

Do I need to start using an accountant? [more inside]
posted by bhamrick on Dec 17, 2010 - 8 answers

accountant freelance taxes

I'm a freelance graphic designer and I need a great (and reasonably friendly) accountant in the NYC area. Maybe an online/remote accountant would be ok too? I don't feel the need to see someone in person, but I'm not sure a far-off accountant would be familiar enough with NY/NJ tax laws. Any recommendations? Thanks!
posted by The Dutchman on Dec 15, 2010 - 1 answer

Advise on changing BoD election procedures

What sort of lawyer or accounting firm would be best to advise a large NGO who is re-evaluating the way board members are elected? [more inside]
posted by kimdog on Dec 9, 2010 - 6 answers

Internet business internet taxes international appeal

Help with website revenue taxation/company setup. International complications ? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2010 - 2 answers

What should our accountant be doing for us?

Unexpected tax assessment came in the mail. What should our accountant be doing for us? [more inside]
posted by felix betachat on Oct 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Original ideas for website content

I am working on setting up a website for a very small management consultancy. I am thinking of some really interesting content to differentiate from the mundane. Metabrain please help. [more inside]
posted by trashcan on Jul 20, 2010 - 6 answers

Quickly closing down a UK company

YouAreNotMyAccountantFilter: I own a tiny UK Limited Liability Company. It has done quite badly and made about 1000 pounds in the last year. My accountant has just informed me that he wants 900 of those to do last year's accounts and HMRC/Company House filing. [more inside]
posted by Zarkonnen on Jun 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Taxes: Hope Credit + Fellowship = WTF?

Any recommendations for an affordable but good accountant/tax preparer in Tempe/Phoenix, AZ? Bonus points for thorough knowledge of graduate student scholarship/fellowship issues. I think I may need to file an amended return -- please hope me! [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Apr 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Taxes in Seattle!

Can you recommend a tax person in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on Mar 16, 2010 - 2 answers

Good accountant in or near Hoboken, NJ?

Looking for a recommendation for a good account in or near Hoboken, NJ to prepare personal tax returns. [more inside]
posted by Godbert on Feb 23, 2010 - 0 answers

SWF ISO DC CPA

Looking for a recommendation for a good CPA or accountant in the DC, NoVA, or Southern Maryland area to field a set of somewhat-complicated questions about taxes. (Read: H&R Block is not going to cut it here.) The problem? All my close friends use TurboTax, and I'm reluctant to mass e-mail my entire contact list for recommendations, since I think the type of CPA (or accountant--is there a difference?) might matter in this situation and figuring out what flavor I need means disclosing more personal financial details than I'm comfortable with. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 - 2 answers

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