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Q: I received a tax notice from the IRS, what should I do?
A: We realize that receiving a notice from the IRS can
be unnerving. Simply fax, mail or deliver a copy of the notice
to our office as soon as you receive it so we may begin the
process. Most of the time tax notices are date sensitive
and need to be resolved quickly inorder to avoid late fees and
penalties. Tax notices can often be settled simply and
Q: Where can I get blank forms?
A: For Federal forms visit the IRS website by clicking
For North Carolina forms visit the North Carolina
Department of Revenue website by clicking here. You can
also visit the local IRS offices in Wilmington at Randall
Parkway, between Kerr and Independence Avenue's for more
Q: What is the difference between an EIN & a
FEDERAL ID NUMBER?
A: EIN is an acronym for "Employer
Identification Number". An Employer Identification
Number is also known as a taxpayer identification number, or
TIN. A sole proprietorship that has no employees and files no
excise or pension tax returns is the only business that does
not need an employer identification number. In this instance,
the sole proprietor uses his or her social security number as
the taxpayer identification number. For further understanding,
visit the IRS website by clicking here.
Q: What are the sales tax percentages for county &
A: Effective through June 30, 2007, barring any
county rate changes -- state is 4.25% &
county is 2.5% = 6.75% total.
Q: Exactly what information will I need to get my
personal / corporate taxes done?
A: Existing clients will receive a "Client
Tax Organizer" sometime in January. New clients may
request a checklist by calling 910-350-3683.
Q: My IRS payment has not been cashed yet. What
should I do?
A: You may call 1-800-829-1040 and ask an IRS
representative if the payment has been credited to your
account. If it has not, you may choose to place a stop-payment
on the original check and reissue the payment.
Q: You gave me a backup disk with my business
accounting files, how do I restore it to my computer?
A: Depending on the type of work done to the
file, we should have provided you with instructions either
for an "Accountant's Version" or for a "Full
Version". Please call our office and we will be happy to
provide that or simply walk you through it over the phone.