Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few common questions we receive. If you still have questions, feel free to reach out and we will get your questions answered as soon as possible.

Better Accounting maintains a staff of experienced licensed CPAs and accountants.
Tax laws are always changing. We stay up to date by reading journals, newsletters and by taking continuing education courses as required by our firm.
We use a hybrid pricing model. We bill at an hourly rate with a fixed minimum fee, meaning we bill the greater of the fixed minimum fee or total hourly charged amount.
For ongoing work, we invoice every 2 weeks to mimic payroll. Tax filing is invoiced once the tax returns have been filed.
Due to the complexity of returns, some tax returns can be completed within a day or two while others could take a week or more.
 
If you have a deadline or time frame in mind, let us know and we will work to get your return completed on your time schedule.
No, all our tax return and accounting work is completed by firm employees.
It is common to receive notifications in the mail from the IRS requesting information or notifying you of changes.
 
When you receive a notification, please contact the Better Accounting office or send a copy of your notice to us immediately.
 
We will then be able to provide you guidance and help you decide if you would like to address the notice or have us address the notice.
Better Accounting stores a copy of your tax return and the working papers to prepare the return electronically for seven years.
 
We recommend that you keep a copy of your return and original documents for the same time period.
Whether you have tax-related questions or other finance questions, we encourage you to voice any questions or concerns you may have.
 
Better Accounting is a wealth of information and we hope to establish an ongoing relationship.
For small and individual business finances it can be challenging to separate business and personal finances. We recommend keeping separate bank accounts and credit cards.  The separate accounts will ensure proper reporting and will help avoid comingling of assets.