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Tax Returns
#1
Hi Members,

I have found very few reviews of tax professionals in the region. I tried a CPA based on this FB post: https://www.facebook.com/markrlaurincpa/...5289855066. He seemed pretty awesome. Does anyone else have any opinions or pointers to other tax professionals.

Thanks,
Ray
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#2
Unless your taxes are overly complicated: https://simpletax.ca

It's pay-what-you-want.
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#3
If he was awesome, why not go back to him?
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#4
(03-21-2017, 05:21 PM)isUsername Wrote: Unless your taxes are overly complicated: https://simpletax.ca

It's pay-what-you-want.

I used TaxTron two years ago.  Free.  UI is annoying but that's pretty much par for the course.

However ... CRA subsequently discovered a fairly significant error on my tax returns.  I got the notice, and double- and triple-checked, and TaxTron was definitely doing the calculation wrong.  Sad

Now I am back to paying for TurboTax (nee QuickTax).  I'd rather shell out $30 (?) than risk another error.  The simple returns are free, but I expect that the OP has something more complex if he is paying a CPA.  Investments and business income will get you up on the complexity scale pretty quickly.
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#5
http://www.studiotax.com/en/

Also pay what you want. I've used this for many years, no issues.
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#6
(03-21-2017, 07:30 PM)JoeKW Wrote: If he was awesome, why not go back to him?

I did book an appointment with him but wanted to see if there are other recommendations.
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#7
(03-22-2017, 05:08 AM)raybattler Wrote:
(03-21-2017, 07:30 PM)JoeKW Wrote: If he was awesome, why not go back to him?

I did book an appointment with him but wanted to see if there are other recommendations.

I have my own Tax Preparation business ... I highly recommend myself....

www.bonartonline.com

[Mods, if a link is outside of the rules, please delete my post]

Coke
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#8
As A response to a question, I should hope that's OK!

P.S. Took a look at your site, I was surprised that you charge a flat fee regardless of the complexity of the return!
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#9
Agreed, I don't see an issue.

And although I do my own taxes, $30 seems like a very reasonable rate!
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#10
99% of my clients have a few T4's and RRSP receipts, and I hated seeing them start at $55 for the other guy on the "Block".  I do have extra charges for more complex returns (ie. Sole-Prop, etc.), but detailing them on the website just doesn't make sense.

And I do return preparation, I personally am not a CA (But my wife is, and a former CRA employee), and don't do tax planning, etc.

Coke
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#11
I've used DSK on Victoria St N. for the last couple of years. No problem, but there are less expensive options out there.
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#12
(03-22-2017, 08:27 AM)Coke6pk Wrote:
(03-22-2017, 05:08 AM)raybattler Wrote: I did book an appointment with him but wanted to see if there are other recommendations.

I have my own Tax Preparation business ... I highly recommend myself....

www.bonartonline.com

[Mods, if a link is outside of the rules, please delete my post]

Coke

I'm not a mod, but if I was, I'd say this is within the rules if you offer WRC members a discount.  Smile
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#13
(03-22-2017, 04:43 PM)Chicopee Wrote:
(03-22-2017, 08:27 AM)Coke6pk Wrote: I have my own Tax Preparation business ... I highly recommend myself....

www.bonartonline.com

[Mods, if a link is outside of the rules, please delete my post]

Coke

I'm not a mod, but if I was, I'd say this is within the rules if you offer WRC members a discount.  Smile

$5.00 off with the promo code : Chicopee   Wink

Coke
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#14
Do you do U.S. returns?
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#15
(03-23-2017, 01:58 PM)schooner77 Wrote: Do you do U.S. returns?

I used to, but I avoid them now.

Coke
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