April 12, 2019
I hired Brian Miller, CPA to assist in the filing of these back taxes (2014-2016) as well as 2017. Fast forward to this letter, he has SEVERELY messed up my taxes and will not respond to ANY of my numerous attempts to get ahold of him since the original tax notice in January of 2019. I did speak to him twice. The first time was in January when he stated he was going to work on fixing the issues for me and had me send him all of my documents from the state of Ohio. The second time, once I was actually was able to reach him at his place of employment, he pretended to have severe memory issues and said that I never spoke to him, never called, texted or emailed and that he never knew he was supposed to be fixing a single thing for me! He dodged every attempt to remind him of the times I contacted him with saying he will work on them for me. We then ended the call with him saying, “I will work on this Saturday (April 6th) from my home computer. Please send me the tax transcript that Ohio sent you and I will get back to you.” I sent the tax transcript and have since emailed, texted, called his cell 2 times and left a voicemail and also called his work, I have yet to hear back from him. Not only did he put the wrong address for 3 years of taxes, it appears to me he put ALL of my income for 2015-2016 as Ohio income, which is also wrong. He appears to take on much more than he has time for or to appropriately do his work.
This is not the first time working with him that he completely ignores me and has me late on my deadlines with ZERO explanation, apology or even acknowledgement of such. When I contacted him for the 3 years of back taxes I made it VERY CLEAR I had a very short time frame (a week, I believe), was in serious trouble and was not able to get another extension from the IRS. He said he would take on the work and had the time to get it finished for me in this time frame. This was clearly a lie as he dodged my calls, texts and emails and when I did speak to him, he said he had a couple other tax appointments and was working on other people’s taxes to get them done in time for their tax filing deadlines; basically that it was ok if mine continued to be late since I was so late filing the to begin with and I assure their timeframes did not include threats of imprisonment by the IRS! I was appalled but had no choice but to let him continue to work on them as he had all of my documents and couldn’t answer my calls and CONTINUOUSLY lied about how soon he promised to get them done for me. LUCKILY the IRS gave me another extension that was needed because of him not finishing in time! See, APPALLING. My point is, DO NOT take on work that you do not have the time to do, when someone has a serious issue on their hands and you PROMISE to help them fix it and know once you start, they are STUCK with you, so you do what?....set them aside???!!! As a professional license holder and business woman, the VERY LAST THING I ever want to do is report another professional. At this point, I have no choice but to report him to every single place I possibly can.