The Worst Tax Preparer Reviews

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
Client Review of

Gregory S. Schuessler, CPA

Columbia, MD

Pasadena, MD
March 6, 2018

We did business with this firm for a year in that years time we had a terrible experience. We are a small business which this firm really hurt our business they were not attentive to our needs. Attending to payroll, business assistance, tax reports, answering questions. Weeks and months would go by without a return phone call about situations that ended up costing us money each time. The months following, they did not provide us with timely responses to our very basic questions about tax filing. They file our taxes wrong costing us fines. They filed extensions on our taxes and result of penalties/interest, not to mention the undo stress the lack of communication the replacement preparer completed our taxes. They would not fix the predicament that they got us into, we had to call the IRS and write letters. They provided far more confusion with filing our taxes in the wrong counties and did nothing to back up their mistakes, we had to take care of it and then they gave us a bill. I am not sure how this company operates or how they justify their billing. They never provided answers to our questions or the IRS. Greg Schuussler CPA firm was literally the worst experience we've ever had with a CPA. Their accountant grossly miscalculated our tax liabilities leaving us with paying a tax bill with a fine we were not expecting. It was a simple "math error" that was admitted to be the fault of the CPA. It cost us a few hundred dollars in penalties and interest payment as a result. They overcharged for services we did not receive in our best interest
Client Review of

Roberta L. Bertrand

Elbert, CO

Elbert, CO
March 5, 2018

Roberta had us amend multiple years of taxes and got paid for those services. It triggered an audit. Roberta, we found out was not authorized by IRS to represent us at audit (not qualified by IRS at that time), but she came and wasn't allowed to speak, but she still billed us for that audit meeting. Her Mom, the CPA came along, but did not fight for us during the audit. They sat quietly to the side, but billed us. We hired attorney. We still lost the audit as the premise was invalid reason to amend tax returns. It was financial windfall for her as we paid for amendments that were based on false premise, had to pay attorney fees, new CPA fees to return our taxes to original status, penalties and interest. Roberta wouldn't speak to us. Roberta would not pay invoice for payments to provide amendments based on her premise and would not pay penalties and interest which is common practice when accountant makes an error. We had paid those taxes, she wrote amendments for money and we had refunds. After refunds, audit was triggered and we were charged penalties, interest, legal representation and more money to CPA to meet our original tax returns before Roberta stuck her hand into previous years taxes that were paid in full. After she wouldn't speak to us, she referred us to her lawyer, but wouldn't provide actual lawyer information. She fired us for having an issue with her work. Her mom, the firm CPA has had sanctions which we found out about after the fact. We don't recommend this accounting firm. https://apps.colorado.gov/dora/licensing/Lookup/LicenseLookup.aspx