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Do You — or Don’t You: Do you do your own taxes?

Do You — or Don’t You: Do you do your own taxes?

BY INSTORE TEAM

Do You — or Don’t You: Do you do your own taxes?

Published in the April 2012 issue

9% YES, I DO
 

Yes and no. I handle all sales tax and payroll tax deposits, my actual corporate and personal tax return is completed by a CPA firm. — Mark Goodman; Goodman Jewelers, Abingdon, VA

We do our own taxes with TurboTax assistance. — Alan Goodheart; Goodheart’s Jewelry, Overland Park, KS I have a minor in accounting from Harvard. Pretty easy to do them. — Jan Cook; Precious Gems, Bradenton, FL

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I have my own system and do taxes myself. — Pamela Hecht; Pamations, Calumet, MI

91% NO, I DON’T

CPA is the absolute only way. Anyone owning a business that does otherwise is really not seeing the forest for the trees, in my opinion. My CPA charges me under $1,000 and takes care of everything. If one of our customers tried to set their own diamond we would laugh at them. Why would we try to do our own taxes? — Mark Snyder; Snyder Jewelers, Weymouth, MA

Any time you need to go to the bank, you’d better have a CPAgenerated financial statement. — Bill Elliott; Ross Elliott Jewelers, Terre Haute, IN

We supply data to our CPA once a year and she does the paperwork. Haven’t had any problems so far. Sometimes she will remind us of deductions that we took before but forgot this time. — Mark Thomas Ruby; SunSpirit Designs, Loveland, CO

My bookeeper does the legwork and gives it to the CPA to verify and adjust. — Janet Silver; Roberts Jewelers, Jackson, TN

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I give it all to the accountant. I am clueless. — Erin McMichael Hess; Accents, Colorado Springs, CO

Taxes are too complicated to do on my own. I don’t need a visit from the IRS. Got enough problems. — Craig C. Curtis; Downtown Jewelry & Engraving Shop, Belfast, ME

I keep records on QuickBooks, but our taxes are prepared by a CPA. — Cliff Yankovich; Chimera Design, Lowell, MI I used to tackle them myself, but I think the CPA pays for himself in savings. — Steven Wardle; Forest Beach Design, Chatham, MA

 

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Do You — or Don’t You: Do you do your own taxes?

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Do You — or Don’t You: Do you do your own taxes?

Do You — or Don’t You: Do you do your own taxes?

BY INSTORE TEAM

Do You — or Don’t You: Do you do your own taxes?

Published in the April 2012 issue

9% YES, I DO
 

Yes and no. I handle all sales tax and payroll tax deposits, my actual corporate and personal tax return is completed by a CPA firm. — Mark Goodman; Goodman Jewelers, Abingdon, VA

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We do our own taxes with TurboTax assistance. — Alan Goodheart; Goodheart’s Jewelry, Overland Park, KS I have a minor in accounting from Harvard. Pretty easy to do them. — Jan Cook; Precious Gems, Bradenton, FL

I have my own system and do taxes myself. — Pamela Hecht; Pamations, Calumet, MI

91% NO, I DON’T

CPA is the absolute only way. Anyone owning a business that does otherwise is really not seeing the forest for the trees, in my opinion. My CPA charges me under $1,000 and takes care of everything. If one of our customers tried to set their own diamond we would laugh at them. Why would we try to do our own taxes? — Mark Snyder; Snyder Jewelers, Weymouth, MA

Any time you need to go to the bank, you’d better have a CPAgenerated financial statement. — Bill Elliott; Ross Elliott Jewelers, Terre Haute, IN

We supply data to our CPA once a year and she does the paperwork. Haven’t had any problems so far. Sometimes she will remind us of deductions that we took before but forgot this time. — Mark Thomas Ruby; SunSpirit Designs, Loveland, CO

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My bookeeper does the legwork and gives it to the CPA to verify and adjust. — Janet Silver; Roberts Jewelers, Jackson, TN

I give it all to the accountant. I am clueless. — Erin McMichael Hess; Accents, Colorado Springs, CO

Taxes are too complicated to do on my own. I don’t need a visit from the IRS. Got enough problems. — Craig C. Curtis; Downtown Jewelry & Engraving Shop, Belfast, ME

I keep records on QuickBooks, but our taxes are prepared by a CPA. — Cliff Yankovich; Chimera Design, Lowell, MI I used to tackle them myself, but I think the CPA pays for himself in savings. — Steven Wardle; Forest Beach Design, Chatham, MA

 

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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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