Key 2019 Tax Highlights
Advantage Tax Service is a family owned and operated tax preparation firm located on West Main Street in Spartanburg, SC. For twenty seven years we have been entrusted to complete thousands of tax returns, Because we get new business from the people who know us best, client referrals continue to fuel our growth. We continue to build our business on a very basic principal, which is one satisfied client at a time. We invite you to be the next one. We look forward to serving you soon.
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UPDATE ON THE CORONAVIRUS AND THE HOW IT MAY IMPACT THE REST OF TAX SEASON
Tax season has been extended. The revised due date to file will be July 15, 2020. This pertains to both filing and paying any tax liability that may be due for both the Federal and SC returns.
We are monitoring very closely the Coronavirus and we have made preparations to continue to serve our clients. As this virus and it’s impact continue to evolve and develop, we remain focused on the health and safety of our staff and communities, as well as our commitment to you, our valued clients. We are here to support you and are working hard to ensure our staff can continue to provide you with uninterrupted dependable service.
Advantage Tax Service values the health of all our clients, our staff, and their families. As Covid-19 continues to evolve, we are looking at alternate means to reduce in-person tax preparation appointments until it is safe to do so. There are several methods for you to get your tax documents into the hands of our experienced tax preparers without risking Covid-19:
*Upload to our secure portal (all you need is an email address and a smartphone or scanner)
*Drop off in our mail slot at the office
We’ll prepare your return and contact you upon completion. At that time, we’ll discuss options on how to finalize. In limited situations we may be available to meet with you, but only by appointment. It’s a simple process as we have dozens of clients who complete the filing of their returns year after year without ever stepping foot in our office. We ask for your patience as we navigate these uncharted waters. We look forward to serving you.
We want to warn our tax clients to please beware of stimulus payment scams. Here’s what our clients need to know about stimulus payment processing in order to protect themselves from scammers:
1. Be alert for phone scams – The IRS, Treasury Department, or any other government agency will not contact you by phone to collect information for stimulus payment processing.
2. Be alert for phishing scams – Government agencies will not email or text you to collect information for stimulus payment processing. Watch for suspicious emails or text with links or attachments requesting information for processing stimulus deposits or checks. If you receive one, do not click the link or open the attachment. It’s a scam. Delete. it.
3. Be alert for state-related scams – State agencies will also not call, email or text you to collect information or a fee to process a stimulus payment. To date, no state has introduced their own version of a stimulus payment.
As of now, we are only aware of one communication that a taxpayer will receive from the IRS. No later than 15 days AFTER distributing a stimulus payment, the IRS is required to mail a notice to the taxpayer indicating the payment amount, whether the payment was mailed or deposited, and a phone number to call if the taxpayer did not receive the payment.
Every year our staff receives training called continuing education. Having logged 99 plus hours this past year, it better equips us to serve our clients. We pride ourselves on our clients seeing the same experienced staff each and every year. Jim and Matt continue to be in good standing as IRS Enrolled Agents and Lynn and Terry are current on the Annual Filing Season Program having completed IRS approved courses. Remember that you are dealing with a local, family owned and operated business that goes to great lengths to treat each client in a personal manner and we put your needs first. And to top this off we offer you this premium service at a very low cost. If you are looking for an experienced, personable, reasonable price, and knowledgeable tax professional you should give Advantage Tax Service a try. Let us alleviate all the stress of doing the returns yourself or the outrageous fees that others would charge. Some try and get the most from you, we try to get the most for you.
With the arrival of Monday, January 27, 2020, all systems are GO with the IRS and SC Department of Revenue. Our system has been tested and passed with flying colors as we have completed over 100 acknowledged returns and we are now ready to blast off into another Tax Season.
So now if you have all your “Tax Stuff” there is no better time than right now before the “peak” season hits in early February. We have been and continue to book appointments within our extended hours of weekends 8 – 6, Saturday 8 – 4, and Sunday 10 – 4. Of course we also honor walk-in traffic and are ready to either meet you for the first time or welcome your repeat visit. We have made a great number of friends over the years and are even seeing many that started with us in 1992. We are extremely honored to serve you.
So, if you are new we welcome you. If you are back for the second or more time, we are glad to see you again, or if you have skipped us for one or more seasons, we welcome you back as well.
Please know we value your business and truly look forward to making or renewing our friendship with you. Here’s wishing you a large refund and please know we’ll deliver an accurate return at the fairest price possible.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.