Over and over again courts have said that there is nothing sinister in so arranging one's affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everybody does so, rich or poor; and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands: taxes are enforced exactions, not voluntary contributions. Judge Learned Hand, Commissioner vs Newman, 159F. 2D 848, 850-851 (CA2 1947)

My basic philosophy is that there is no reason to pay more federal income taxes that is required under the applicable law. It is my job to assist you in determining just how much taxes you actually owe and to help you plan your affairs in such a manner as to minimize the taxes that you will owe in the future. I temper that philosophy with lessons learned through more than 30 years experience with the taxing authorities. If you are taking a position that involves some risk that it may be contrary to positions taken or likely to be taken by the taxing authorities, that risk will be spelled out for you in advance.

I will not be associated with a tax return that takes a position that is clearly contrary to existing law or regulation, that is frivolous or unsupported by the facts. That way both of us can sleep well at night.

See my page on accounting service for a list of industries that I have served. In most cases the tax returns were prepared as part of the tasks performed.

I regularly prepare the following types of tax returns:

Limited Liability CompaniesCorporations (Incl Sub S)
Information returns (1099s)Estate Tax (Form 706)
Estate Income TaxSales
Non Profit OrganizationProperty Tax Statements

Some of the more specialized tax services that I offer include:

I can prepare the required tax returns for all states, territories, and most cities that require them. I can also prepare tax returns for past years as may be necessary.

Copyright 2009 Stanley C. Henslee