The Worst Tax Preparer Reviews

Client Review of

Kiran Bhathal, CPA

Ashburn, VA

Falls Church, VA
October 24, 2019

We contacted “Kiran” through an advertisement she placed on Craig’s List, for “Training in QuickBooks”. We scheduled an in-person meeting and met at our office. During the meeting Kiren seemed unengaged with our conversation and was not interested in speaking about the training, which was the purpose of the meeting. We agreed that Kiran would come for training on Friday, exactly two days after our meeting, which was on a Wednesday. On Thursday, we received an email (unprofessional) from Kiren, stating she “Wanted to let us know that she will not be able to move forward with your QuickBooks training”. Our Operations Manager contacted Kiren, who initially would not answer from our office line, however, answered immediately, once we called from a mobile number. When Kiren was asked why she cancelled the training, she replied, “I am currently working on another project”. When asked why she did not relay that information during our meeting and why she had agreed to the training on Friday, Kiren had no explanation. An email was sent to Kiren, following our conversation, requesting an explanation of her actions. She responded by saying, “Your office is out of the way for me to come”. Really Kiren??? Do Not Hire this individual! We found her to be unprofessional, untimely, and rude. Not to mention, her immediate change in tone and body language, once she discovered we are an African American, Woman Owned Business. **Only gave a star...because we had to**
Client Review of

Orient Previl

Boca Raton, FL

Port Saint Lucie, FL
October 10, 2019

Went to Gio for an easy corporate filing - wanted to use an accountant to make sure filing correctly since partners involved - He did not do it but referred it out to someone named Orient using the taxremedy email and he referred to him as a partner - they were quick to collect the money for preparations of the s corp that was agreed upon during the consult would be best for a partnership - I expressed time was of the essence and after several weeks after taking my money and no returned calls - I had to go through a friend to have them return my call - they stated they would start working on it and another week goes by - no return calls or emails - I had to text threatening to return my money since it hasn't even begun with paperwork i could have done in an hour - I then receive an immediate phone call asking for more information that i already provided they then stated they were waiting on the filing fee funds - i expressed to them why when i transferred over funds they did not include that and i also stated i emailed and called several time asking what about the filing fees since i knew they would use this an excuse - Orient then filed the paperwork a couple days later and we had to wait literally 3 weeks for status - i told him i have filed many corp filings through sunbiz and had responses in literally 48 hours - he stated there was a hold up with sunbiz - When i received the receipt from sunbiz i noticed he filed the wrong corp paperwork - we specifically discussed and was advised by this tax firm s corp was the best with having partners - Well they filed LLC not the paperwork we agreed on - then denied ever discussing this me - then said they would look into fixing it - knowing time was of the essence and needed the EIN number that was to go with this paperwork - no calls - no email - I had to file the EIN myself - never fixed the corp paperwork and kept all the money when i had to file EIN and fix their errors myself - agreed to returning half the funds which NEVER was returned - one of the worst experiences of my life with an accountant To top it off when researched to file a complaint - tax remedy which is what they used on emails and transfer of funds was not even in business and inactive on sunbiz so they were working with an inactive license Then to make matters worse I go on sunbiz and they together have 15 different companies opened and closed - several are accounting - so basically open one get bad reviews or reprimanded - close open another one under a different name - same reviews close and then another name
Client Review of

Giovani Noel

Pompano Beach, FL

Port Saint Lucie, FL
October 9, 2019

Went to Gio for an easy corporate filing - wanted to use an accountant to make sure filing correctly since partners involved - He did not do it but referred it out to someone named Orient using the taxremedy email and he referred to him as a partner - they were quick to collect the money for preparations of the s corp that was agreed upon during the consult would be best for a partnership - I expressed time was of the essence and after several weeks after taking my money and no returned calls - I had to go through a friend to have them return my call - they stated they would start working on it and another week goes by - no return calls or emails - I had to text threatening to return my money since it hasn't even begun with paperwork i could have done in an hour - I then receive an immediate phone call asking for more information that i already provided they then stated they were waiting on the filing fee funds - i expressed to them why when i transferred over funds they did not include that and i also stated i emailed and called several time asking what about the filing fees since i knew they would use this an excuse - Orient then filed the paperwork a couple days later and we had to wait literally 3 weeks for status - i told him i have filed many corp filings through sunbiz and had responses in literally 48 hours - he stated there was a hold up with sunbiz - When i received the receipt from sunbiz i noticed he filed the wrong corp paperwork - we specifically discussed and was advised by this tax firm s corp was the best with having partners - Well they filed LLC not the paperwork we agreed on - then denied ever discussing this me - then said they would look into fixing it - knowing time was of the essence and needed the EIN number that was to go with this paperwork - no calls - no email - I had to file the EIN myself - never fixed the corp paperwork and kept all the money when i had to file EIN and fix their errors myself - agreed to returning half the funds which NEVER was returned - one of the worst experiences of my life with an accountant To top it off when researched to file a complaint - tax remedy which is what they used on emails and transfer of funds was not even in business and inactive on sunbiz so they were working with an inactive license
Client Review of

Vincent A. Capizzi, EA

Staten Island, NY

Staten Island, NY
October 4, 2019

My taxes were filed in February, and come August, still no return. When called to confront Vincent Capizzi about this and ask for help, he was extremely rude and standoff-ish. He rushed me off the phone and told me “it’s just processing, you need to wait” and told me if I was so concerned to call the IRS, then gave me a number that leads to an automated message. I believed him for about a month, then realized the IRS says it should only take six weeks to process, unless there’s an issue. After waiting all of eternity to get in touch with the IRS (I literally had to Google how to beat the system and talk to a human), they were so shocked and said he should be stripped of his license. The IRS was actually horrified that it was an accountant who did my taxes. They thought I did it myself because of how poorly and careless Vincent filed my taxes. They said that they couldn’t believe a professional did it, the information was mostly blank, sporadic, and wrong. Mind you my family has been using his services for about 20 years. NEVER again. I can’t get over how rude he was to me, I’m a 23 year old woman. So after I finally confirmed that this was all his fault, I call to let him know and again he wants nothing to do with it or me. The IRS instructed me that he needed to fill out an amended tax return, so I still needed his help. It’s now October and he finally did this form for me yesterday. So after waiting six months for my return that was not coming, I had to wait an additional two months for him to fix his mistakes, and now my new form will be taking SIXTEEN WEEKS to process. I should be receiving my 2020 return before my 2019 because of this mans unprofessional demeanor and carelessness when it comes to his clients forms (that is, once I find a new accountant). Please save yourself time, money, and frustration by going to someone else. I never once received an apology, a refund for the cost of his services, or any form of compensation for this nightmare. Never again! Would give zero starts if I could.