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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Answers You Need

WHY WOULD I USE SHIELDS ACCOUNTING SERVICES INSTEAD OF TURBOTAX?

For a basic W2 approach, TurboTax may seem cost effective; however, keep in mind that you are not getting the true value of a professional tax accountant. At Shields Accounting Services, we have extensive tax knowledge and know of different strategies to filing so we can ensure you get the return that you deserve. We have been able to reduce our clients tax liabilities by thousands of dollars, which is something we strongly feel cannot be done without meeting with a professional tax accountant.

DO YOU ACCEPT CLIENTS OUTSIDE OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS?

Yes, absolutely! We have clients throughout Illinois, Florida, Texas, and California currently. At Shields Accounting Services, we do taxes for clients remotely via phone and email. We also travel to meet with our clients, regardless of their geographical location, when needed.

WHY ARE YOUR SERVICES A BETTER VALUE?

At Shields Accounting Services, we will take the time to look for every possible deduction on your tax prep. We pay close attention to detail and are always available if you have questions or concerns. We are committed to our clients wholeheartedly, and it is our guarantee that if you contact us you will receive a response within 24 hours.

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?

Our fees are based on flat rates versus hourly. Everyone’s situation is different, but we have found our rates to be anywhere from 30% - 50% less than most larger firms or tax agencies. Contact us today and we can discuss.