Originally named Harry’s Tax Service, Harold Buchheit started Buchheit Tax Service in 1972 with the goal to help his friends and family with their taxes and other financial needs. As the company expanded, Harry’s dedication to providing top-notch service with a personal touch for each and every client never faltered.
Dennis, Harry’s son, joined the company in 1993 after graduating from Loras College. He is driven to uphold the professional standards that his father created in every aspect of the business.
Buchheit Tax Service is blessed with an incredible staff that offers a broad range of services for business owners, executives, individuals, and families. You can count on our experts to provide the dedication and experience that you deserve.
I have been a client of Buchheit Tax Service since 1985. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. There isn’t anyone else that I would trust to prepare my taxes.
Tax Filing Dubuque
Tax filing in Dubuque, Iowa can be an easy process for businesses with the right help and know how. Knowing the state tax code can go a long way for business owners looking to file a flawless tax return. However, who has the time to read through every single tax code? Not every tax code on the books will apply to your business. This is where having a tax professional involved in your business financials will come in handy. Even if you just have them on staff to help keep your books in line, chances are they may be educated in the numerous tax codes and can help you work through them and file accordingly.
Understanding Tax Jargon
If you do not own business, you likely do not have a financial staff to help you sort through your finances. Putting a tax return together can be pretty clunky if you are not well organized and knowledgeable about tax laws and codes. You may feel lost and wonder how you will get through this Tax filing without help. Many commercials on television feature easy-to-use tax software that can walk you through every calculation required to complete your return. All that is necessary is to follow the various prompts and put in the numbers you have in your records. This information is very helpful if you understand the language used by the various tax sources you are provided. Sometimes the software even prompts you to click on a question mark or icon to read the definition of what you are trying to input. However, this “help” can sometimes be more confusing, and most tax software will refer you to ask a professional. Most of the time, there is an additional fee required to speak with the professional, especially if you have to call a separate phone number. Sometimes, if the software is being used online, you can chat with the tax professional for free. However, that becomes confusing if you are misunderstanding what the other is trying to say.
Tax filing becomes simpler if you can refer to a reliable professional in person. Isn’t it so much easier to drive to an office or have a professional come to your home to walk you through the step-by-step process of your return? Simply point out to the professional what you do not understand. Have the information you need to input handy, and through a simple conversation you can solve your problem without downloading more software or spending additional money.
Scan and File
Unless your tax professional sits with you from start to finish, your Tax filing may contain errors. It would be to your advantage to have your tax professional check over your return for errors and look for common occurrences that they have seen lead to audits. No one wants to be in that type of situation. Usually audits are long and painful processes. Your tax return will be examined with a fine toothed comb, so you better have every single receipt or proof of everything claimed. Chances are that if the claim looks sketchy and you have no proof, it will not be allowed. You could even face penalties and consequences if you file the return.
Once your return is prepared, you will find your Tax filing will go much smoother if you e-file it.There are many places online to file your returns. Some states may even offer free filing online if you meet certain income requirements. Your tax professional may even be able to file it online for you. Keep the guesswork away from your tax return. Know exactly when it was received by your jurisdiction. You may even get a better idea of when your refund will be mailed, should you have one due.
Tax filing is likely one of the most important things you will do all year. However, in the movies or even on the news, you see people getting away with not filing their taxes for several years at a time. How do they get away with it? At this moment you are likely thinking it is tempting to try. There are so many people in the United States, how could anyone possibly notice that my return is missing? However, just be your luck, you would get caught only after a year or so.
Can you imagine what owing the IRS or your state would do to your credit rating? You can likely forget buying a new car or new home. Retailers are likely to take your credit cards and cut them up right in your face. How long could your owed balances slide before they are considered in default? Having taxes in collections is likely more painful than credit cards or loans. In some way, shape, or form this could likely be considered tax fraud, and you would likely do some time in prison. So is it really worth trying to skip what every American with an income is required to do?
Don’t take the chance. Ask the experts at Buchheit Tax to make your Tax filing in Dubuque, Iowa a breeze.