FOOL PROOF TAX PREPARATION
SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS & CREATIVES
HEY, I'M ILENE!
I am sole owner of Squires Tax Preparation which I have owned and operated for the last 15 years. Nothing in life is a coincidence. In 2005, I was on a mission to apply for an MBA when I had my taxes prepared by a woman of color who worked on Wall Street by day and owned a tax prep service by night, in my Harlem neighborhood. That same woman offered to write me a letter of recommendation for business school if I agreed to study under her tutelage and later work in her store during tax season. So I did just that! And no, I never went to business school, but I became great friends with my mentor. Instead, I became a professional photographer, which is how I spend my time when tax season ends.
Most of my clients have 'grown up' since 2005 and now boast returns that are naturally more complicated. In other words, we've sort of 'grown up' together as they allowed me to manage their tax preparation from year to year. I'm lucky that these regulars have stood by me over the years, often referring their colleagues, friends, and family.
No, I am not a CPA, but I have CPA partners I work with when returns are beyond my capacity. And because I am a small business owner of multiple businesses, I can share with you the basics of establishing healthy tax habits at any point of your business's history.
ARE YOU A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER?
Great! If you're reading this we probably have a lot in common. My background is unique - I worked 10 years in Education Reform in NYC before becoming a full-time, freelance photographer in 2010. I understand, first hand, the challenges of being a freelancer and/or business owner and can speak to operating and sustaining said ventures.
Businesses can't thrive if they are disorganized, so it is vital that you establish structures and routines that keep you in compliance with the IRS.
I'm trained to inform you on the following topics:
Estimated Tax Payments
ARE YOU AN INDIVIDUAL TAX FILER?
Confused about why you owe so much when tax time rolls around? Or why your local franchise is charging you an arm and a leg to file, yet you have no idea what you are filing? I am here to help demystify the scary, old IRS for you by setting you up for success.
Preparing for and filing your taxes should be easy and systematic. I can help filers who have basic 1040 returns with no items to claim as well as filers who have more involved situations like children, properties, businesses, and/ or investments.
For more complex tax returns, I have two CPA partners that consult with Squires Tax Preparation on an 'as needed' basis. I am also happy to refer a bookeeper and/or financial advisor that is well suited for your business. Rest assured that you will be taken care of from start to finish.