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  • What are the benefits of using a tax filing service?
    Using a tax filing service can save you time and effort by simplifying the tax preparation process. These services can also help you maximize your deductions and credits, which can lead to lower tax bills. Additionally, tax filing services often provide the needed support and guidance in case of audits or other tax-related issues.
  • Can I use a tax filing service if I have a complicated tax situation?
    Many tax filing services are designed to handle different tax situations, including the more complex ones. However, if you have a highly specialized tax situation or unusual circumstances, it can be a good decision to consult a professional tax preparer or accountant.
  • What are tax filing services?
    Tax filing services help individuals and businesses prepare and file their tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or other tax authorities. These services can assist with tax preparation, calculation of taxes owed, and submission of tax returns.
  • Are tax filing services expensive?
    The cost of using a tax filing service can greatly vary depending on the provider and the complications of your tax situation. Some services offer free tax preparation for simple tax returns, while others charge a fee depending on the required forms and schedules. Therefore, it's essential to compare the pricing and features of different tax filing services to find a suitable fit for your needs.
  • How do I choose a tax filing service?
    When choosing a tax filing service, consider factors such as the provider's reputation, pricing, features, and customer support. Look for services that offer relevant support and better reviews and ratings as compared to other users. It is also beneficial to compare different services and read the fine print to ensure you understand all the costs and requirements.
  • What happens if I make a mistake on my tax return?
    If you make a mistake on your tax return, you may be subject to penalties and interest on any taxes owed. However, if you use a tax filing service, you may be able to receive assistance in correcting any errors or responding to an audit. Be sure to keep all of your tax documents and records in case of any issues.
  • Is it safe to use a tax filing service?
    Reputable tax filing services use advanced security measures to protect your personal and financial information. Look for services that use encryption, two-factor authentication, and other security features to ensure the safety of your data. Additionally, be sure to read the privacy policy and terms of use before using a tax filing service.
  • What does a tax planner do?
    A tax planner is a professional who helps individuals and businesses save money on their taxes like corporate tax planning. They do this by finding ways to minimize the amount of taxes owed and by taking advantage of tax breaks and deductions.
  • What is the purpose of tax planning?
    The purpose of tax planning is to minimize your tax liability. This can be done by taking advantage of tax breaks and deductions, or by structuring your finances in a way that minimizes your taxable income. Tax planning and management is an important part of financial planning, and can help you keep more of your hard-earned money. It's a good idea to consult with a tax professional to make sure you're taking advantage of all the tax breaks and deductions you're entitled to.
  • What are the current tax brackets 2022?
    Seven tax rates are still in effect for the 2022 tax year: 10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35% and 37%. However, these tax brackets are adjusted as per the state of inflation.
  • What does tax planning include?
    There are many aspects to tax planning and management. The most basic forms of tax planning include ensuring that you are taking advantage of all the deductions and credits that you are eligible for and that you are filing your taxes in a timely manner. More complicated forms of tax planning may include strategies to minimize your overall tax liability, such as investing in certain types of tax-advantaged accounts.
  • Who needs Tax planning?
    We help you customize tax planning strategies that help you feel financially secure, and the following are the individuals and businesses who need tax planning - Established Trust Sole Trader Company limited by guarantee Growing partnership International enterprise Non-profit organization And more
  • How will Schafer & Associates help me?
    Every one of us works very hard every year and provides very less priority to tax planning, which is an essential part to consider. Tax planning is all about analyzing the financial situation of the individual or business. It is where Schafer & Associates helps you enhance your savings and tax efficiency.
  • What documents/information might I need to prepare my tax return?
    Following are the documents or information you might need to prepare the tax return - Salary Slips Personal documents Income documents Self Employment and Business Records Deductions Proof of losses IRS letters For more details, call our professionals at 843-942-1777.
  • Will My Information Be Kept Confidential?
    Yes. Schafer & Associates keeps all of your personal or business information private. We keep the entire information confidential which can damage a company's reputation or the ability to do a business.
  • Are there deadlines for filing my tax returns?
    Yes, there are deadlines for filing your tax returns. For example, in 2022, 18 April was the last date to file tax returns.
  • What should I do if I enter incorrect information on my tax return in Schafer & Associates?
    You can fill out a revised tax return in case you enter incorrect details on your tax return in Schafer & Associates.
  • What are Schafer & Associates?
    Schafer & Associates, CPA is Florence's #1 tax firm for individuals and business tax planning services. Backed by years of experience and a team of dedicated tax experts, we provide each of our clients with personalized attention. Whether it's tax planning, tax filing, or tax strategies, we provide the best services with the utmost professionalism.
  • What are common reasons for tax audits of businesses?
    Here are some common reasons to consider for tax audits of businesses - Reporting higher than average income Rounding up your income Not report the entire income Home office deductions Traveling costs Vehicle use Internet bills Large cash transactions of restaurants, beauty salons, and barbershops Claiming business losses every year
  • Should I file a tax return if I had no income?
    In any year, if you have minimal or less income, you can skip filing your tax return and the related paperwork. However, it is perfectly legal to file a tax return with zero income, and it can be a good idea for many reasons.
  • Is there a difference between Tax Preparation and Tax Planning?
    Both tax preparation and tax planning are important credentials to consider as a part of the financial planning process of any startup. The primary purpose of tax preparation is to ensure that you operate according to state and federal laws. However, tax planning aims to maximize tax savings and minimize tax penalties for the clients planning tax.
  • I haven't filed a tax return in several years. What should I do?
    If you haven't filed your federal income tax return for the current year or in any of the previous years, you need to file your return as early as possible, no matter the reason for not filing the return. There is generally a limit of about ten years on collecting penalties, taxes, and interests for each year you did not file.
  • What are the tax preparation fees?
    The price that tax accountancy professionals charge from individuals or businesses is known as the tax preparation feed. The general rule is that if your tax return is more complex and your earnings are higher, the fees for your tax preparation will increase.
  • How long will it take to get my refund?
    It takes two to three weeks to get your refund if you e-file, while it can take about months if you file a paper return.
  • How is Schafer & Associates different from tax services offered by other firms?
    We aim to help our clients save as much as they can when planning or filing taxes. Further, we are aware of the importance of tax planning, so we help you to plan today to decrease your future burdens. Whether you are a bigger firm or a small business, we help resolve tax-related queries better.
  • I will not be able to send my return on time. What should I do?
    You can state the reason for the delay and request the prescribed authority to give you some time to send your return on time. If your claim is correct and genuine, your request gets accepted. For more details, contact our experts at 843-942-1777.

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