I haven’t found a good way to limit the flow of incoming email, and I apologize that I am unable to respond to all inquiries. If you send me an email and don’t hear back, please don’t take it personally! It simply means “I’m sorry, I’ve got too much on my plate at the moment.”
As of Feb 2016, I am unable to commit to very much new work until I get a sense of how many of my clients from last year will be needing my help again this year. Feel free to get in touch, but if you’re not in any rush to get your 2015 taxes prepared, please also consider the possibility of filing an extension; I have much more availability after April 15th.
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My basic billing rate for consultations is $80 per hour. For tax preparation, it's a bit more complicated; please see the Rates page for more information.
In general, it's difficult to provide an estimate for the cost of preparing a tax return without knowing how complex your tax situation is. Send an email with some details, if you'd like a rough estimate.
My approach to taxes, financial planning, accounting, bookkeeping, etc. can best be summarized as: Keep it simple. Complexity in your financial affairs isn't worth it, especially once you take into account the increased stress of not knowing what the heck is going on.
Here are some general guidelines I try to follow, in the interest of keeping it simple. [...read more]