The Worst Tax Preparer Reviews

Client Review of

Alfred L. Worthy, CPA

Olive Branch, MS

Southaven, MS
August 16, 2018

After being loyal repeat customers for “years”, had you asked me to review Al Worthy prior to June 2018, I would say he is an upstanding business man of integrity. I used to even brag about him to family and friend and the great job he performed. However, that all changed in June when we received a notice from the IRS stating there was a mistake on our 2016, tax form and we owed over 5K. When I received the notice, I called Al on 6/14/18, and left a vm. He returned with a text stating “can I call you later”. I replied yes and that I would be up until 10, by 10, he hadn’t returned my call. He called the next morning of which I explained the situation, and he stated he would look over our 2016, return. On 6/19/18, I called, left a vm which he returned with a text “in service”. I replied asking if he had a chance to look at the return and for an update. He replied “I looked at the return. I did pick up the wrong amount for taxes. I need to see the papers. I must amend the return and try to identify some additional deductions”. We decided I would leave the papers on his porch 6/22/18, since he wouldn’t be at home and this then when he started going “completely” ghost on me. I sent Al a text message 6/23/18, to confirm he obtained my papers and he failed to answer. After waiting four days with no reply, I sent him a word document via text stating my disapproval of how we were being treated after being loyal customers. He replied, “I got it”, and that he would keep me up to date with a status. After not hearing a word for several days, I texted Al 7/2, (with no reply), and again 7/6, (with no reply). I realize in today’s world everyone is busy with life however, it doesn’t take but a few seconds to respond to a text message. One would think a true man of integrity who admits he made a huge mistake would at least have the decency to return messages, apologize, or offer to reimburse the money I paid him for my 2016, return. Needless to say we got stuck paying for his mistake. In conclusion, if you decide to use Al Worthy for your taxes be aware of this behavior.
Client Review of

Jerry K. Yogboh

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA
August 6, 2018

Jerry is a fraud and a cheat. He prepared my tax returns for the last three years and he has given me refunds that are a lot less than I was due from the IRS. I found out when I showed the returns he filed on my behalf to another preparer and was told exactly this. I've trusted him because we are from the same country in West Africa ( Liberia), but he has betrayed my trust and has lied to me for years about my tax returns. I only now decided to have another tax professional review my tax return documents this year, after he refused to give me my tax return this year. And was told to report him to the IRS, and that he has been defrauding me all the years he has filed my taxes. In 2017, I was due a refund of $1,900, but Jerry told me that my refund was $1,150, after his filling fee of $150. And he did not even give me my refund of $1,150. He told me that the IRS hasn't deposited the check in HIS account yet, even though we are now in August 2018. So we called the IRS and were told the true amount of my refund was actually $1,900 and that it was deposited into Jerry's account in April 2018. Every time I call or go see Jerry, he gives me the run around. He doesn't even answer his phone anymore when I call. In 2015 and 2016, I was due a refunds of $1,800 and $1750 from the IRS, but Jerry said that my refunds were only $900 and $700, after his filing fee of $150 was deducted. He has been cheating me on my refunds every year, without my knowledge, because I trusted him enough not to check the returns he filed for me. With the help of my son, I am reporting him to the IRS Criminal Investigation Return Preparer Program (RPP). He needs to be banned from filling taxes for anyone. He is a fraud of a preparer, a criminal and he is not to be trusted. If he has filed your returns, check them again, because he most likely cheated you, like he did me.