When looking for the best tax professional for your situation it is important to find someone that you can trust. You will be sharing information that you do not share with your parents or your children. This is a person that you feel comfortable sharing intimate details about your financial situation. There are lists of questions to ask and minimum qualifications to expect but it all comes down to an emotional decision to choose a person that you can connect with and plan to spend many years checking in once or twice a year and knowing you are more than just one of hundreds of faces that will be seen in this annual 3 month window of time.
It is my objective at every first meeting with a client to connect and get to know them on a personal level. This helps me remember their story when I sit down with them again the next year. The main reason I chose to leave the employ of others and pursue creating my own tax business was the issue of time. Some managers insist that you process returns quickly and judge your performance on how many returns you complete or how many dollars you bring in per hour. When you hire an independent tax professional you get year round service from the person who got to know you instead of the person who happens to be working at the time you need help.
My office is located in the Greater St Louis, Missouri area and I am available by phone or in person all year round. Please visit my website http://www.vcnstl.com/