Tax Preparation

Taxes are complex and can be daunting for taxpayers. Tax law is constantly changing, and calculating income, deductions, and other factors accurately is an overwhelming task for most. It’s also an essential one. Heintzelman Accounting has the expertise necessary for a smooth, efficient, and painless tax preparation experience.


HAS can connect you with a tax expert who’s authorized by the U.S. Department of Treasury to represent you before the IRS, whether you’re an individual, partnership, or corporation. Unlike CPAs, which can specialize in a variety of different areas of accounting, EAs study and train to specialize specifically in tax preparation. They know the ins and outs of tax law and can help you file your tax return, whether you’re an individual, a partnership, or a corporation. So that they can effectively assist you with the continual changes in tax law, EAs are also required to take at least 72 hours of continuing education classes every three years to make sure their knowledge is up to date. A HAS EA will take at least 90 hours but usually much more.

Connect with a HAS tax expert, who can help you with all your tax needs.

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1How long does it take to process my tax return?
Once we have ALL the taxpayer information, we can provide complete turnaround within 1-2 weeks. Most tax returns are competed within just a few days.
2What is the latest date I can get info to HAS to file by April 15?
In most cases, we can complete your filing if we get all your tax documents no later than March 31. Depending on our client volume around that time, however, there may be delays for those who get their info in just under the wire, and extensions may have to be filed in some cases.
3What happens if I cannot get my information to you by March 31?
Heintzelman Accounting Services will make every effort to remind you prior to the deadline, to get your information to us in a timely manner. However, we understand that things happen, and sometimes circumstances beyond your control can prevent you from meeting the deadline. If this is the case, contact our to let us know, and we’ll file an extension for you.
4What if I need to file an extension and I think I will owe taxes?
HAS will work with you to try to estimate your total income and taxes due. In addition, we will prepare the vouchers you will need to mail in with your payment and extension (additional fees apply).
5Do I have to make a payment with my extension?
No. However, any taxes owed are due to the IRS by April 15 whether you have actually filed your return by that date or not. Any taxes that are not paid by April 15 are subject to late payment penalties and interest.
6What if I get a tax document in the mail after I file my return?
As a rule, we prefer not to start filing returns until all tax documents have been received. We understand that forms may be corrected, filed late, or simply forgotten. If that happens contact us with the new documents as soon as possible. We will determine whether or not your return needs to be amended and file the amended return if necessary (additional fees apply).
7What does HAS do with my sensitive documents once they receive them?
We work in a paperless environment. All documents we receive are secured electronically, and the originals are returned to the client.

What Our Clients Say

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    During 2014 our quickly growing West Michigan specialty food manufacturing company needed to transition from our out-of-state CPA firm to a local accounting firm. Heintzelman Accounting came highly recommended and their dedicated team did not disappoint. HAS handles all of our bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, and tax needs leaving us time to focus on our passion - creating new, innovative flavors. We were excited to find a firm that provides the flexibility and variety of services that we needed and always meets timelines in thorough detail. The staff of HAS is friendly and has a positive attitude which creates a pleasant accounting firm to work with. It is a testament to the great work culture at Heintzelman Accounting Services.