It’s everyone’s favorite time of year again – tax preparation time.  If you dislike doing taxes as much as most individuals do, why not let a professional do it?  Dorothy Lawrence (formerly Butler) specializes in the preparation of tax returns for both individuals and businesses.  We are more reasonable than the “big box” tax preparation places and have years more experience.

Most people don’t realize that the “professionals” at some of the tax preparation businesses have only a few hours of training in preparation of tax return.  Every year, we get tax returns from individuals for different legal matters and in a matter of minutes, Dorothy finds mistakes either that cost the client money that could have been received in refunds or mistakes that cause the return to be amended to keep the client from committing fraud!  Mistakes are regularly made in the classification of taxpayer filing status.  The most common?  People filing as head of household who are actually married.  A head of household status can ONLY be claimed by a single person (single = unmarried) that care for another individual, whether that is a child, elderly relative, or someone else that does not claim themselves on a tax return.  A married couple cannot file separate returns and allow one spouse to file as head of household.

Tax returns must be postmarked by 04/18/2016.  We recommend sending your tax return registered mail so you have proof of the mailing date to the Internal Revenue Service.  If you live in Texas and are getting a refund or do not owe, you will mail your tax return to:

Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Austin, TX73301

If you live in Texas and owe taxes, you should mail your tax return to:

Internal Revenue Service
PO Box 1214
Charlotte, NC28201.

If you haven’t already started your 2015 tax return, contact us for assistance.  We prepare federal and state tax returns annually for individuals all over the country.  If you are self-employed, we will work with you to find the most deductions possible for your business.  Texas Legal Protection Plan members can also use their member benefits to have their tax return prepared.

Dorothy Lawrence prepares hundreds of returns annually.  She holds a Masters in Tax Law from the University of Denver, in addition to her law degree.  Contact Dorothy Butler for assistance with your tax return at (512) 699-5632 or dorothy@dorothybutlerlawfirm.com.