Where is the Value when hiring Senter, CPA?

Often, we get phone calls and questions online asking what our fees are for anything and everything related to tax and accounting and the honest answer is, well… its complicated.  Senter CPA, like most CPA firms, has hourly rates that apply, however knowing upfront how long something can take is impossible until we get started or able to review prior years.  We try to give a range or fixed quotes when able but there a set fee schedule isnt fair to all as all business or individuals are different. Senter CPA may be a big investment up front, but in the long run we can save you a lot of time and money taking care of things you don’t want to spend your valuable time dealing with.  Its what we love doing! 

You do what you are best at and we do what we are best at to produce excellent results. The Senter CPA TEAM strives to always exceed expectations, be efficient, a leader in technology and continues to seek all tax and accouting strategies to minimize taxes and serve our clients to the fullest extent.

Some ideas to maximize your time with us and keep keep costs to a minimum:

  • Organization is key – Try to have everything documented neatly before our meeting. This includes old tax documents from the previous years; Documents from current or previous CPAs, etc.  Try to keep things organized by year as well. 
  • Check in with us before making big financial decisions –  This can include business startups, large gifts, expenses, etc.  We can schedule some tax strategy meetings ahead of any major changes to talk through any questions you may have and avoid large fees for work that could have been avoided. 
  • Take advantage of our client portal – Did you know you can upload documents directly and securely here? Here is a blog post we did about our portal a while back, check it out here: Senter CPA Portal 5 Pro Tips 
  • Keep in contact with us, really! –We like to hear from you throughout the year, not just during tax season.  If something comes up throughout the year and you have questions, call us.
  • Keep us on our toes –  Make sure we are doing everything you would expect of us as your trusted CPA Firm.  Three Quarterly conversations to have with your cpais a blog post we did a while back that discusses some of the value we bring to businesses as their CPA, check it out HERE.
  • Client Accounting Service Packages – Did you know we offer several different Client Accounting Service packages that can be tailored to meet your businesses accounting needs?  By taking advantage of these services, we will work together throughout the entire year and will be there with you for anything that comes up along the way.  The deteails can be found HERE.

Lets Face it, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out how to handle your business and personal tax and accounting needs.  Let us help you! Give us a call at 248-934-0550 or contact us below.


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What To Do After Filing Your Taxes?

Before you put the thought of taxes out of your mind, here are several things we would highly recommend that you do after filing your tax return.

How to Pay Your Invoice from the Client Portal

Did you know that you can pay your invoice right in your portal? Here are step by step instructions on exactly how to do that. After you submit your payment and the payment is processed, you will receive a receipt via email.

Filing a Tax Extension – Not as Scary as It Sounds

Although the federal income tax filing due date for individuals, for the 2020 tax year, will be automatically extended to May 17th, this still may not be enough time for everybody, especially following such an unusual year as 2020. If you feel you need even more time, there’s no need to worry. Filing a tax extension is still an option, and truthfully, it’s not nearly as frightening as it may sound.

Third Round of Economic Impact Payments – Resources

If you need some clarification regarding the EIP third round, we have gathered some links to save you some time and hopefully answer all your questions.

Make Your State & Federal Income Tax Payments Online!

Did you know that you have the option to make your state and federal income tax payments online? You can pay your state and federal income tax online, by phone, or with your mobile device using the IRS2Go app.

Self-Employed Schedule C: Get your PPP Money, NOW!

The Paychex Protection Program (PPP) allows Self-Employed Persons and Scedule C filiers to obtain Paycheck Protection funds using their 2019 or 2020 Gross Receipts, not net income.

Farmers & Ranchers: Get your PPP Money, NOW!

The Paychex Protection Program (PPP) allows Farmers & Ranchers to obtain Paycheck Protection funds using their 2019 or 2020 Gross Receipts, not net income.

Now Accepting eSignatures!

As of January 2021, Senter CPA is now allowing our clients to sign their tax documents electronically!

QuickBooks Online: Applying Payments to Invoices

For any business owner, receiving payment for our hard work is very satisfying, however, it can quickly turn into a headache if the payment is not properly recorded.  The last thing we want to do is leave a paid invoice in an open status and make the embarrassing mistake of sending past due invoices to valued customers. 

Contactless Tax Returns? Yep, We Do Those Too!

Are you wondering how you can get your tax returns done properly and efficiently, while paying as little as possible, AND doing your part to reduce the spread of COVID-19? Senter, CPA has you covered with our contactless tax return process.