You’re wise these days if you don’t pay close attention to the political tug-of-war that seems to be getting worse and worse. If so, you might not have yet seen that the federal government seems headed for another shutdown.

Which is rough news for any poor schmoe out there who is trying to go it alone — especially Chicago business owners, due to the complexity of all of these new regulations.

But you’re smarter than that, right?

You probably understand that working with a smart Chicago tax professional provides you with options.

Not only do you not have to deal directly with the IRS (we do that for you), but if something did come up requiring their input, we have a “Practitioner Priority Line” that isn’t available to those poor souls who try to go it alone.

Furthermore, last week’s filing numbers data (compared to the previous year at this point) indicates that a lot of people are biding their time to get started on their taxes.

Which is what I wanted to talk to you about.

Now, I have a favor to ask of you for the week ahead, in my note below, but before I get to it, a word:

How good will it feel to know you took care of business a month or two before tax day comes, when others are scrambling? My office will be buzzing at the beginning of April, but I hope you’ll be on a beach somewhere, or a mountain if that’s your preference, enjoying trail mix while pretending to read a good book. Keep me in your thoughts when that time comes.

If you have turned on the news, it’s evident the shutdown shook things up a bit in terms of IRS workers having to kick things into overdrive. But with a another government shutdown possibly pending …. well, things might get ugly.

But we love helping you process tax season. Especially in confusing regulatory times like this. No one should have to figure this all out on their own.

Every year we get to meet new business owners hoping for just that: having an expert to walk alongside them (often we end up as friends). We also love growing because of our Chicago clients’ referrals.

Often, our clients acknowledge the mutual benefit that comes from such a relationship, and year after year that verbal affirmation keeps us going — so we encourage you to keep it coming. If we’ve helped you in the past, thank you for your generous feedback! It really means the world to us.

In addition, we can’t express enough how grateful we are for your trust in us. We don’t take that lightly.

Now, to help earn the trust of others, as we continue to grow our business owner client base, we have one request of you….

Well, perhaps two.

If you have filed your taxes with us before, would you:

A) Write about how our team has helped you in the past? You can find us on Google, and we’d love to have your feedback!

https://goo.gl/maps/oDHXC2iSRsQ2

If you haven’t filed your taxes with us before….

Find us on that platform to read about client experiences in the past. The proof is in the internet-review-pudding. We’d love for you to be next in line.

https://goo.gl/maps/oDHXC2iSRsQ2

(And if for some reason you weren’t satisfied with our service, please send me an email through the button at the top of the page. I will do everything within my power to make it right, and will make it a priority, even this week.)

B) Would you share this note with anyone you think would benefit from help with their taxes? Especially if it’s someone you think would prefer to file with a personable touch.

You can let him or her know we are willing to review their tax return to make sure that everything was done right for them. They can call us anytime at (773) 995-2990 and mention you referred them. We’re excited to hear from some of your friends and family!

So again….

Fast forward to a month or two from now when you can relax, knowing that TODAY you took necessary steps toward financial responsibility, for the good of you and your business, and get on from the dirty tax details. At the end of the day …. that’s our job.

Lucky for you – we happen to love it. 🙂

Warmly,

 

Ayton Taylor

(773) 995-2990

A.L. Taylor and Associates, PC