The Worst Tax Preparer Reviews

Client Review of

Brandy L. Engman

Visalia, CA

Atascadero, CA
March 15, 2018

On February 26th I had a 10 am appointment in San Luis Obispo. I showed up at the hotel where Brandy does taxes. She came outside and said she was with a client and it would be about 10-15. I understood and didn't think anything of it. Almost an hour later I was still sitting outside in the freezing cold and not to mention it was sprinkling. I had to finally leave because I was needed at work and it didn't seem like Brandy was coming out anytime soon! I called the hotel and spoke with Brandy's mom Roberta and she said she supposedly ran after me. Giving Brandy the benefit of the doubt I drove to SLOagain later that evening . My kids and I had to wait again. Once inside everything went well. She was kind as she usually is. And guaranteed that I would have my money in a week. Her we are almost 3 weeks later and there is an issue with my federal taxes and my state taxes haven't even been received. I have been trying to get a hold of anyone at that office. And yeah ok I have received a few emails from Kayla, but nothing fixing the issue. And in top of that I told Kayla what I thought the issue may be. Brandy failed to put my kids SS#'s on my taxes. Instead my daughters ss# read 111-11-1111 and my son's read 222-22-2222. I just don't get this. All I want are my taxes to be filed I shouldn't have to be tracking these people down for something I have already paid for. And truth is I don't like bad mouthing people, but when you're being unethical and taking advantage of people, other consumers need to know. They have that right. I'm not asking for an organ donation. All I am asking for is for them to do their job. Down below it asks which services were provided. There needs to be a box that says crappy service or non-existent services.
Client Review of

Chauncey Watkins

Fort Worth, TX

Ypsilanti, MI
March 14, 2018

This man is scamming innocent tax payers of their hard earned money! I have been filing my taxes with this man for 3 years now and thought I could trust this man with all my private information. I sent him everything he needed to start preparing my 2017 return and when he let me know how much I would be getting back and all of the fees (which he estimated around 400ish for me to file) I told him to let me think about it and when I could get to a computer I would sign everything I needed to and get it back to him. Well I call him back a few days later to let him know I found someone cheaper and he tells me he already filed for me and that he thought I said ok as in ok go ahead and file them. I said but what about the forms I needed to sign and he said well it was just the agreement for the office and I still have the one from last year. So, even though I was upset there was nothing I could really do because it was submitted and filed. Again, this was someone I trusted with all me highly important information. He has everything that identifies me. Weeks go by and I know there’s a delay in taxes so I’m not sweating it and patiently waiting but then I see all the people claiming kids getting theirs back and I’m confused because he submitted it early as heck. So I still give it another 3 weeks we’ll after that I’m still pending so, I call the IRS. I find out I’m being audited because my tax preparer “Chauncey Watkins” added a bunch of unessasary credits that didn’t apply to me so my $4000+ dollar refund went down to $2700 and again I’m like ok well it’s better than nothing so I ask when should I receive it and the IRS person tells me if it ain’t in your bank by tomorrow call us back ASAP. So, tomorrow comes around and what do you know, there’s no money deposited. I call the IRS back and they tell me my money was sent to me. $800 of it was sent to a acoount in some bank in Ohio. Mind you, I DONT LIVE IN OH AND NEITHER DOES HE! I get upset immediately and ask well where’s the rest and was told well he took it he has so many fees and associations on here that $800.00 went to him and then the rest went to another bank and they can’t tell me the locations or names over the phone. So, now my taxes are going to really be delayed and now I have to do the most to report this man to get them back! Idk why he would do this knowing we have communicated back and forth via text message so I have all the proof and I DID NOT even physically sign any tax papers. I now have to drag myself up to the IRS to confirm my identity and now flag my social security for identity theft and fraudulent activity. For the rest of my life now I will have to take extra security measures all because a greedy man scammed his customers and the sad part is he did this to more people and the IRS has literally started auditing all his customers. He took $3000 from my sister as well. Now I have no idea when I can expect to revive my return due to this man and I notified him of this and he denied it at first until I told him what the IRS said and then he says “ oh well, it’s too late, there’s nothing they can do now, I have your money”! ?? Did this man really just admitt this over text messages! Thank you Lordy for making this man confess! Karma will get him! PLEASE, DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER THIS MAN OR HIS COMPANY, THEY ARE SCAMMING THEIR CUSTOMERS AND SENDING RETURNS TO OTHER ACCOUNTS OF THEIR OWN. This is our hard earned money we worked for and they’re acting as someone here to help you and telling you one thing but doing another and then stilling all your money and causing issues with the IRS. The IRS is aware of this issue and taking further investigation measures, but if you had your taxes done with him or his company, please check with the IRS to see if you were a victim of any of his scams, even if you got a return check to see if you got the amount you were supposed. If you have been audited, this is why! Your tax refund will change and then he probably has it set up t
Client Review of

Stephen E. Rothmaler, CPA

Wantagh, NY

Miami, FL
March 10, 2018

Dear all, My wife did not receive her personal 2016 tax return. Mister Stephen E. Rothmaler is pushing her into a big delay regarding the admin and her tax obligations. I have been developing for 20 years many international companies all over the world as CEO and used to work with many CPA all over the world and in the US. I never met such unfair and unprofessional accountant! As she has repeatedly informed Mister Stephen E. Rothmaler and he is well aware, my wife will no longer use the services of Mister Stephen E. Rothmaler as the contractual relations with his represented company were terminated due to my personal choice of our CPA for our 2017 tax returns. Since we are married we need to do our 2017 tax returns together, the delay of my wife's is delaying our both 2017 tax returns. Mister Stephen E. Rothmaler should immediately deliver to her new CPA, all the accounting and commercial documentation of her companies and for her individual documentation, located at your address, as well as at your CPA office address. Mister Stephen E. Rothmaler's refusal to do so despite the repeated to Mister Stephen E. Rothmaler notifications of this, brings additional damages to my wife's , if it continues, it will force us to take legal action to repay the damages of my wife's personal returns, which Mister Stephen E. Rothmaler and his CPA firm have incurred. The annual accounting closing of my wife's individual tax return as well as the drafting and publishing of the annual financial statement are undertaken by Mister Stephen E. Rothmaler and should be released since a long time! You should have done my wife's tax returns 2016 and you did not! It is a shame in the CPA branch to do such things! Manager of Galuny SA Group. Manuel Moinard