Offering over 40 years of accounting and tax preparation experience
Charles M. Ertel, CPA, LLC (a Colorado company) located in Denver Colorado since 2021 and Charles M. Ertel, CPA, PLLC (a New York company) located in Bridgeport NY since 2016, are offering knowledge and expertise to its clients. As a highly credentialed and experienced CPA and enrolled agent tax practitioner, and with forty years in corporate tax and accounting, I serve my clients for a reasonable and affordable fee. From students, the elderly, singles, newlyweds, established families. For business accounting we serve small businesses, corporations, S-Corps, partnerships, trusts and estates. My firms focus on Tax Planning and Preparation, Enrolled Agent Services and other tax and accounting services.
If you’re looking for a firm that will focus on your individual needs, and always treat you like a client who matters, look no further. Our firm is large enough to offer a full range of professional services, but small enough to give you the individual attention that you deserve.
The business entity—LLP, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, etc.— that you select for your business has enormous financial and tax implications. It is important that you make the right decision. I can explain each choice and its implications.
An IRS audit can be an intimidating and complex process. If you or your business face an IRS audit, I can bring to bear years of experience in dealing with tax matters and IRS audit procedures to ensure that you are properly represented when dealing with the IRS and other tax authorities.
Have you filed your tax returns every year, but not paid all the tax you owe? Maybe you just didn’t have enough money at the time and planned to pay more later. Unfortunately, the penalties and interest that are added to back taxes greatly increase how much you will ultimately owe the government.
An offer in compromise allows you to settle your tax debt for less than the full amount you owe. It may be a legitimate option if you can’t pay your full tax liability, or if doing so would create a financial hardship.
Many married taxpayers file a joint tax return because of the benefits this filing status allows. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true. If you filed a joint return with your spouse or former spouse, you may be held liable for the taxes, interest, and penalties–even if it was your spouse who earned the income and/or claimed improper deductions or credits.