Posts by yenorandassociates

Curtis Testimonial

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Blog, Yenor | Comments Off on Curtis Testimonial

I own a cleaning company. We clean nightclubs, restaurants, homes, whatever, but mainly nightclubs and restaurants. I used to be a chef, and then I figured our cleaning crew sucked … I was like, “You know what? I can do that better,” soon I got tired of cooking in the kitchen so I decided to start a cleaning company because I figured I could do it better. I thought back then I was doing everything right. When you’re starting off in a small business, you don’t want to pay anybody, and especially when it comes to if you have to pay somebody to do your taxes and stuff like that because you think it’s simple. You think you can just buy, do everything, and then at the end of the year it’s okay. I did that for 6 or 7 years then realized that I was paying this person wrong or not putting this money over here where it’s supposed to be or not paying quarterly so I can avoid all this stuff. Once it all came down, they said it was 250 or 80 thousand dollars, I was like, “Wow.” Tax issues come because when you start off you don’t know that you need a CPA and accountant. You think that you can do it on your own and just go to a regular income tax person, so after getting everything all messed up on my own, I paid another company before Robert, and they stole my money. The companies that you see on the TV, they kept, “Oh, send me 2 thousand,” or, “Send me 3 thousand,” and so when I got to sending them up to about 10 to 15 thousand, they disappeared. Yep. Shutdown, went out of business, whatever they did, and I never got the money back. I hired a friend of mine to help me out, and she ended up finding Robert. He took over from there and got everything fixed for me. When I met him, honestly, I was like, “Okay, nerdy guy, he should be able to figure out what to do.” I was convinced that he would be able to take care of it, if that makes sense, and I knew he was trustworthy. With the other company that I tried to use, I never met nobody. It was just over the phone. They sold you a good story and said, “Hey, we can do this. We can do that,” but it was all about money right then and there. Before you even got off the phone, before they did anything, “Oh, I need you to take care of this first. I need you to pay...

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Mike’s Testimonial

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Mike’s Testimonial

I have a small contracting business. I do alarms in residences under construction primarily. Over quite a long period of time, when the economy was bad, prices were driven down by that, and some other factors. The margins were very thin, but the overhead stayed the same. You pay the bills, you have to pay to keep going, and you put the taxes off. Then one day, it becomes an obstacle that’s almost impossible to remove. I had a very serious tax problem. I had unfiled returns, and liabilities well into six figures. It was pretty clear that something was going to have to be done, before something got done to me. I was talking to somebody about it, and they referred me to Robert, fortunately. I met with him, and he turned out to be one of those somewhat unique individuals that’s real easy to talk to, even about something that you don’t really like talking about. He combines that with being an exceptional, professional, competent person. I knew pretty quickly that he was the person I wanted to be my advocate. I’ve spoken to the IRS people before, and it’s not so much intimidating, as you don’t know all the things they know. They’re professionals on their side, and you’re an amateur. The likelihood is you’re going to get worked over. They start sending you certified letters, and threatening this, and threatening that. It’s intimidating. I knew immediately that he was the person I wanted to work with. Once you sign an agreement and make him your representative in the matter, they stop bothering you, and they call him. Then, you work with him to provide the information that he needs to do his job for you. I settled for a percentage, a fairly small percentage, of what I actually owed, in exchange for agreeing to keep things straight for at least five years. I was very pleased with it. It worked out well for me. I was able to continue with my business, and not suffer any severe consequences. Yeah, it worked out really well. I suspect that one of the reasons he’s successful in this segment of his business is that the people, our adversaries, in the Internal Revenue Service, probably see him somewhat the way I do, as an experienced and competent tax person. I think he probably gets some leverage there in working with them. He believes in what he’s doing, as well as knowing what he’s doing. He can be very persuasive, without being offensive, when he’s working with...

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Why are People Afraid to get Help for their Tax Problems?

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Blog, Yenor | Comments Off on Why are People Afraid to get Help for their Tax Problems?

I think that people are nervous to get help simply because if a person hasn’t filled their taxes in a few years or owe a lot of money, and they may not have been getting a lot of IRS notices. They may get the odd notice, but it’s not really a threatening notice. They are afraid that, “If I file all these returns and I’m trying to do the right thing, that somehow I’m going to get punished for it, and the snowball is going to come back on me for doing...

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How Much is the Initial Consultation?

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Blog, Yenor | Comments Off on How Much is the Initial Consultation?

When somebody initially calls us, we’ll talk to them and get a little bit of background on what they have. We always want them to come in for a face to face meeting. We want to meet our clients, see if we want to work with them and also if they want to work with us. There is no charge on that initial meeting. We just want to have a get-to-know-each-other meeting and get to know the problem at that point.

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Does the IRS Cause Relationship Issues?

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Blog, Yenor | Comments Off on Does the IRS Cause Relationship Issues?

The burden that the IRS can cause on families is tremendous. A lot of times you’ll have one person in the marriage who is very detail-oriented and wants everything to be filed early. You’ll have a spouse that procrastinates with everything. Usually that spouse tends to win, and things are put off. It really becomes a big fighting point between the spouses because I think they both know that eventually it could cause a great deal of trouble in their...

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