YEAR ROUND TAX SERVICES – PORTLAND METRO AREA
Federal and state taxes are a significant part of your financial picture. During the year you may need to make financial decisions and most of them generally affect your tax liability.
This is especially true if you have a business. Not only conditions that affect your profit but also if you have employees. Payroll issues can be very complex and prompt resolution will save you penalties and interest.
We encourage our clients to contact us with situations that come up. The most efficient method is by e-mail. You can expect a prompt response to simple questions. However, if they are more complex issues we will suggest additional time and documentation from you.
If you receive a notice from the IRS or the state, send it to us ASAP. Time is of the essence. We won’t be able to advise you on the phone if you just call and “tell” us about it. Either fax it or scan and email it. If we don’t have a Power of Attorney for the IRS or Oregon from you, we will need that.
If you are past due on your taxes, we can help. Refer to our section on Tax Resolution. Eileen has many years’ experience in working with the IRS and the state of Oregon. There are ways to deal with this type of issue. Waiting for it to go away won’t work.
We are a complete tax accounting service. If you have questions, call 503-538-8340 or email. We can help.
Why should I pay a preparer assist me?
The U.S. tax code grows more complicated every year and spans thousands of pages — even government experts can’t agree exactly how long it is. So it’s not surprising that millions of Americans hire professional tax preparers to complete their returns.
There are different licenses for tax preparation; C.P.A., Tax Attorney, Enrolled Agent and in Oregon there is a Licensed Tax Consultant. At Sautner & Associates, Eileen Sautner is not only an Enrolled Agent, Licensed Tax Consultant, but also a U.S. Tax Court Practitioner. The designation of U.S.T.C.P. allows her to represent a taxpayer in U.S. Tax Court. To date, there are only 4 individuals with this license in the state of Oregon.
To receive this designation, an individual must pass an exam given at U.S. Tax Court in Washington D.C. The passing rate is 5-8%. Eileen was the second individual from Oregon to pass this exam since 1942.
As a professional, we are bound by ethical standards. An Enrolled Agent is also authorized to represent you before the IRS on all tax matters, including audits, collection and appeals. But remember, the taxpayer is still legally responsible for all information on the return.
Our role is to ask appropriate questions, gather information provided by the taxpayer and in the event it appears the information is either not complete or possibly fraudulent, we are limited to asking. If we believe the information provided could possibly trigger an audit we will advise you our opinion.
If the taxpayer makes a mistake or intentionally defrauds the government, they will be on the hook for any additional taxes, interest and penalties — even possible prosecution.
As a professional preparer we must not only be educated on current tax law, we must provide complete privacy and confidentiality, and calculate the lowest tax liability allowed by law.