Tax Problem Resolution

You’ve got a friend in the tax business. Let us be your go-to for any tax resolution needs you may have. From IRS wage garnishment protection to helping you get “Innocent Spouse” protection, we have the experience you need.

From 0-20 million and thru the sale my company, Howard was there by my side all the way. Thanks Howard!

Scott Billings, Formerly of Arcar Graphics, Inc.

I find you and your staff very knowledgeable, very flexible and very good at explaining all the salient details that I need to be able to make good solid decisions when it comes to my tax and financial situations.  You are always upbeat and a pleasure to talk and work with.  I would recommend you and your firm to anyone.

Paul Bryant

Thank you for the prompt and efficient filing of my tax return-E filings are great. In addition to those 2 favorable items, I like the specific deadlines you set for tax preparations and increased fees that may be caused by delaying the needed information. Since I am a procrastinator, "the carrot and stick” method was very helpful.

Dick Stockment

Throughout the many years Howard has processed our tax returns, the results have been: Prompt, Precise and Paramount.

Forrest Zeal

Three years ago Howard Kaufman became my small accountant. This financial relationship has been extremely advantageous to me. Howard is not only knowledgeable, he is easy to talk to, and is readily available to help me with my many questions and concerns. I really appreciate what Howard has been able to offer me, and I recommend him to others who are looking for financial help.

Barbara Dress, Language and Literacy Consultant

I am relieved to be in Howard's good hands. He is a pleasure to work for and even answers his phone! Old school in the best way. and yet always top on the latest changes. He has weathered this little storm with great patience.

Patsy Engelhard

Howard Kaufman has been my accountant for the past 20 years. I met Howard at a trade organization. Through this association, I came to know and trust Howard. He has assisted me with my individual and business accounting; everything from payroll, accounts payable, financial statements and tax returns to long range planning. The trait I admire most about Howard is his honesty. I feel that he truly watches out for the well-being of his clients. Howard is constantly giving me suggestions that save me thousands in taxes each year. With all my business experience, no one has ever gone that extra step.

Donald A Harbecke, Trailside Electric, Inc.

I would like to thank Howard and his staff for outstanding tax assistance they provide. I had Howard do my personal taxes and small business taxes for several years and have been very pleased with the assistance he delivers. He is always available and on a scale of 1 to 5 he exceeds the bar well past 5. You will be extremely pleased to have him assist you in your tax needs.

James Konefal

My husband and I have worked with Howard for more than ten years now. His down to earth, practical suggestions, along with his considerable expertise, make tax season easy for us. We took his excellent advise last spring about a small business we run, and our lives became infinitely better. Easy to talk to, Howard brings his considerable experience and knowledge to the table as we work through the taxes every year. Kaufman Financial is the best!

Barbara Fryzel

You have processed my returns for sometime now.  I have always been pleased with the quick response to any of my questions.   Both you and your staff have been both professional and polite.  Thank you again, Sibyl.

Sibly Massey

Dear Howard, For the last twenty-seven years, it has been my pleasure working with you as I could always count on you to constantly be looking for ways to minimize my taxes. You have always been available to discuss investment ideas prior to my making any moves, and, so many times, you have saved me thousands of tax dollars. Your help has been invaluable to both me and my company in the past and the present… I am looking forward to another 27 years of working with you.

Ravin D. Ray ,President DuKane Properties, LLC

Your solid tax and always reliable financial guidance has been of incredible help to me. It is no stretch to say you’ve lifted the burden of preparing my taxes and guiding my investment strategy as I prepare for the future off my shoulders. I sleep soundly at night knowing that I am able to depend on your always honest and reliable advice and counsel.

T. Skilling III, Weatherskill, Ltd.

Just a short note to say thank you for your support and guidance with our accounting and tax matters. It is a pleasure working with you and your staff. I am looking forward to continued successes in our business relationship.

Ted Jablonski, TDS Machining, Inc.

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