Toyer, Dietrich & Associates
Your Accountants in the Greater Everett, Washington Area

Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t see the answer to your question here, please call our office! We offer convenient consultation appointments at an affordable price for those inquiries that require detailed answers or research.

How long does it take to get my taxes prepared?

The time involved to complete a tax return depends on several things:

  • The difficulty of the return – Tax returns that have a lot of pieces may take longer to finish, especially if they are new to us.
  • The time in which you turn in your paperwork – Tax paperwork turned in during March or April (peak season) or just before the deadline take longer to due simply because of the volume of returns received at that time.
  • The completeness of your paperwork – Tax return paperwork that is incomplete takes longer because we need to take time to contact the customer, sometimes multiple times, to get it. Tax paperwork that is brought into us in small increments also causes a delay because we do not process the taxes until all paperwork is received in order to save our customers the expense caused by the need to redo the return with new information.
  • The availability of the people who are assigned to work on your return – Our time consists of more than individual tax returns. During tax season, we have multiple deadlines for business and payroll taxes that are due, as well as bookkeeping and payroll services for business customers that cannot fall behind.
How much do your services cost?

We base our fees on the time required for the type of service and the personnel assigned, plus out-of-pocket costs. We also give consideration to the difficulty and size of the assignment, the degree of skill required, time limitations imposed on us by others, the experience and ability of the personnel assigned, the nature of the project, and the level of cooperation by the customer.

Our minimum charge for a personal tax return is $500.00

Payment for services is due at the time of pickup for tax returns. For billed services, payment is due no later than the 20th of the month following the date on the Invoice or Statement. We are unable to take payment for tax return preparation from your tax refund because all funds go directly to you, either in the form of a paper check or direct deposit.

If you are in need of bookkeeping, payroll, or other financial services, we would be happy to schedule you a consultation appointment for an estimate.

Where can I find the status of my tax refund?

Visit our Customer Help Center HERE

What type of payments do you accept?

Mailed in or brought in to the office:

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Money Order

May be made in-office or online by clicking the Payments button in our top bar

  • E-Check
  • Credit Cards

VISA, MasterCard, Discover

 

Can I pay the IRS directly?

If you do not want to send the IRS a check to pay your tax bill or your estimated taxes (our suggested method), you can visit IRS.gov to make payments. You may also request direct debit from your account in your tax organizer or before we file your tax return.

How can identity theft affect me?

Most often, victims of identity theft via tax return are unaware that their identity has been stolen until they try to file a tax return. In most cases, it is a case of a social security number that has already been used to file a return – either the tax payer or one of their dependents. Typically, the result is that the return is denied by the IRS and the tax payer is forced to fill out paperwork stating their identity has been used to file a fraudulent return and prove their identity with documentation.

More About Identity Theft

How can I identify IRS scams?

Scammers pretending to be from the IRS continue to target taxpayers. These scams take many different forms. Among the most common are phone calls and fake emails. Thieves use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try and steal money from taxpayers. Identity theft can also happen with such scams.

Taxpayers need to be cautious of phone calls or automated messages from scammers who claim to be from the IRS. These criminals often say the taxpayer owes money. They also demand immediate payment. Scammers also lie to taxpayers and say they are due a refund. They do this to lure their victims into giving their bank account information over the phone. The IRS warns taxpayers not to fall for these scams.

Tips to avoid scams

Can I get a tax transcript?

Visit our Customer Help Center Here

Frequently Asked Questions

If you don’t see the answer to your question here, please call our office! We offer convenient consultation appointments at an affordable price for those inquiries that require detailed answers or research.

How long does it take to get my taxes prepared?

The time involved to complete a tax return depends on several things:

  • The difficulty of the return – Tax returns that have a lot of pieces may take longer to finish, especially if they are new to us.
  • The time in which you turn in your paperwork – Tax paperwork turned in during March or April (peak season) or just before the deadline take longer to due simply because of the volume of returns received at that time.
  • The completeness of your paperwork – Tax return paperwork that is incomplete takes longer because we need to take time to contact the customer, sometimes multiple times, to get it. Tax paperwork that is brought into us in small increments also causes a delay because we do not process the taxes until all paperwork is received in order to save our customers the expense caused by the need to redo the return with new information.
  • The availability of the people who are assigned to work on your return – Our time consists of more than individual tax returns. During tax season, we have multiple deadlines for business and payroll taxes that are due, as well as bookkeeping and payroll services for business customers that cannot fall behind.
How much do your services cost?

We base our fees on the time required for the type of service and the personnel assigned, plus out-of-pocket costs. We also give consideration to the difficulty and size of the assignment, the degree of skill required, time limitations imposed on us by others, the experience and ability of the personnel assigned, the nature of the project, and the level of cooperation by the customer.

Our minimum charge for a personal tax return is $450.00

Payment for services is due at the time of pickup for tax returns. For billed services, payment is due no later than the 20th of the month following the date on the Invoice or Statement. We are unable to take payment for tax return preparation from your tax refund because all funds go directly to you, either in the form of a paper check or direct deposit.

If you are in need of bookkeeping, payroll, or other financial services, we would be happy to schedule you a consultation appointment for an estimate.

Where can I find the status of my tax refund?

Visit our Customer Help Center HERE

What type of payments do you accept?
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit/Debit Cards* (Minimum $50.00)

*VISA, AMERICAN EXPRESS, MasterCard, DISCOVER

*Card payments subject to a processing fee of 5% (or a minimum of $2.50)

Can I pay the IRS directly?

If you do not want to send the IRS a check to pay your tax bill or your estimated taxes (our suggested method), you can visit IRS.gov to make payments. You may also request direct debit from your account in your tax organizer or before we file your tax return.

How can identity theft affect me?

Most often, victims of identity theft via tax return are unaware that their identity has been stolen until they try to file a tax return. In most cases, it is a case of a social security number that has already been used to file a return – either the tax payer or one of their dependents. Typically, the result is that the return is denied by the IRS and the tax payer is forced to fill out paperwork stating their identity has been used to file a fraudulent return and prove their identity with documentation.

More About Identity Theft

How can I identify IRS scams?

Scammers pretending to be from the IRS continue to target taxpayers. These scams take many different forms. Among the most common are phone calls and fake emails. Thieves use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try and steal money from taxpayers. Identity theft can also happen with such scams.

Taxpayers need to be cautious of phone calls or automated messages from scammers who claim to be from the IRS. These criminals often say the taxpayer owes money. They also demand immediate payment. Scammers also lie to taxpayers and say they are due a refund. They do this to lure their victims into giving their bank account information over the phone. The IRS warns taxpayers not to fall for these scams.

Tips to avoid scams

How do I complete the 2020 W-4 Form?

The IRS has finally released the new 2020 Form W-4. We know there will be a lot of questions regarding how to fill it out and we are currently looking into posting a tutorial. In the mean time, you can find the new form HERE. If you have questions in the mean time, the IRS also has a FAQs page set up that you can access: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/faqs-on-the-2020-form-w-4

Can I get a tax transcript?

Visit our Customer Help Center Here

About Us

We strive to build a relationship with you, so we may better understand your individual accounting needs. This means we also go above and beyond to provide you with opportunities for growth. We will take the time to get things done and that we will do them right according to your individual needs and circumstances.

Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Weekends by Appointment

Visit Us
3801 Colby Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

Contact Us
Office: (425)258-3432

Fax: (425)259-7048
jill@toyercpa.com

 

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About

We strive to build a relationship with you, so we may better understand your individual accounting needs. This means we go above and beyond to provide you with opportunities for growth. We will take the time to get things done and will do them right according to your individual needs and circumtances.