Appointments: A hallmark feature of LTS is the popular two-hour appointment we like to schedule with our clients to perform the due diligence needed to prepare your taxes and achieve tax compliance while catching up socially with how the year went. Similar to the last two tax seasons, we will be pre-scheduling client appointments Monday through Saturday starting at 8:30 AM with the last appointment scheduled no later than 6 PM. Many clients have already alerted us to their preferred time and date for their appointments. Others will receive an appointment similar to their prior years appointment. Should you need to change or set an appointment for this year, please call our office. We will mail you a separate letter with your prescheduled tax season appointment time, date and the tax practitioner you will be assigned to meet with this tax season. We will also call to remind you the day before your appointment.
Mail-in Program: Back by popular demand is our mail-in program which allows you to mail, email or drop off your tax data using the attached data collection sheets or tax organizer instead of setting an appointment. If you avail yourself of this program, we are offering a discount to our fees depending upon the date you get us the tax data: If received or post-marked by February 15th, the discount is 20% and by March 1st, the discount is 15%.
Fees & billing: We have not increased our standard fees. Similar to last year we are again summarizing our fees and billing policy in the Engagement Letter we will need each client to sign, date and return to LTS. Tax preparation fees are based on our minimum fee schedule that is attached to the Engagement Letter you will receive. Instead of tax preparation services, should you require tax consultation, planning or audit representation services, the fee charged will be based upon the hourly rate of the tax professional working on your case.
Data Collection Sheets and/or Tax Organizer: Our familiar tax data collection sheets can be found on our website. Please fill them in and include all the documents requested on the Things to Bring List. Some clients have requested a Tax Organizer package reflecting the prior years tax data for comparison and space to insert the current year tax data. If you would like a Tax Organizer package mailed to you please contact us ASAP. We appreciate clients who come prepared and organized for their tax appointment using these sheets.