TAX PREPARATION BY RHODES-MURPHY
Preparing your own tax return can be a daunting task. While there are many free services and online options available, money-saving deductions and credits can be easily overlooked by even the savviest taxpayer. The process can be confusing, frustrating and costly. The current tax code covers more than 72,000 pages and is a marvel in complexity and exceptions.
Affordable Expert Tax Services
Depending on your income level, taxes can claim more than a third of your annual income. When faced with such a large liability, you should be sure you aren’t paying more than you should. The affordable cost of getting your taxes prepared by a Rhodes-Murphy tax preparation professional can save you hundreds to thousands of dollars on your taxes and keep the IRS out of your mailbox!
With more than 50 years of service and 16 convenient locations in the Augusta area, our tax experts put their knowledge and experience to work for you. They know the tax code and constantly study changes in tax policy to understand how those changes affect you. They will accurately prepare your return to take advantage of all of the deductions and credits to which you are entitled.
Our offices are staffed with experts in the tax industry to provide the most comprehensive and user-friendly tax help available. As a Rhodes-Murphy client, you receive professional bound copies of your tax returns, safe-keeping storage of your tax documents and access to a variety of options for your refund.
What You Should Bring
When you’re ready to get your taxes done, make sure you have the following documents ready to bring along to your appointment.
- Social Security Card
- Driver’s License
- Dependents’ Social Security numbers and dates of birth
- Proof of Residence for Dependents (i.e. school records)
- Proof of Health Insurance
- Wage Statements (W-2)
- Last year’s return (if available)
- The Rhodes-Murphy Income Deduction Checklist, available here
The experts at Rhodes-Murphy have been designated by the IRS as Authorized IRS e-file Providers and we electronically file tax returns for all our clients free of charge. The process is simple: We prepare your tax return. You sign your electronic tax return. We transmit the return to the IRS. And within 48 the IRS sends us an notice that your return has been accepted for filing. It’s that easy!
When Can I Expect My Refund?
If due a refund, you can expect to receive it in approximately three to four weeks from the acknowledgment date – even faster with Direct Deposit (half the time as when filed on paper). If you owe tax, we have options to assist you as well. As the client, you must pay the preparation fees up-front, before the return can be e-filed.
IRS e-file returns are virtually error-proof with an error rate of less than one percent. IRS e-file greatly reduces the chance that you will get an error letter from the IRS. Rhodes-Murphy participates in the Federal/State e-file program for both Georgia, South Carolina, and most other states.