Like the other reviewers, I urge anyone reading this to stay clear of this practice. I think the IRS knows this guy is shady and so they will audit you if his name appears as the preparer. He's unresponsive, hostile at times, and doesn't value your business.
Posted: 1/28/2015 • Last edited: 4/26/2015 • Link to this review
In our initial interview with Howard he states that his fees cover any dealings with the IRS that may arise for any reason. This year we received an audit of our 2009 taxes. Howard assured us that it was an easy fix and promised to take care of the issue. After 6 months the issue has not been addressed, our emails go unanswered, and when we presented him with our concerns he dropped us from his practice. Furthermore, prior to dropping us from the practice he told us he sent a letter to address the issue, we called the IRS and nothing had been received. When we confronted him, instead of providing us with the letter he dropped us and told us he was washing his hands of the issue and we were on our own.
Posted: 8/08/2012 • Last edited: 4/26/2015 • Link to this review
Please do not waste your time with this business. It is near impossible to get Howard to respond to emails even though he refuses to take phone calls or phone appointments. Or he will respond and say he'll do something, i.e. contact the IRS for you, and then he doesn't do it. He'll file your return, he just won't handle any follow up when the IRS asks questions--which could be important to avoid penalties! After spinning my wheels for weeks waiting on him, I'm going to have to pay and hire someone else to finish what he didn't.
Posted: 8/06/2012 • Last edited: 4/26/2015 • Link to this review
Howard is not a typical CPA, and its true he is not the most polite or professional person in the business. He is however great at piecing together personal and business tax forms that can save you tons of money. His creative mind has my total tax load, state and federal, business and personal, at about 3% of my income and I make over $300,000 a year. For that reason he is money well spent.
Posted: 3/23/2012 • Last edited: 4/26/2015 • Link to this review
I can't say anything about his services or how good of an accountant he is.... I didn't get that far... He was the most arrogant egotistical person i have ever corresponded with...
Posted: 5/24/2011 • Last edited: 4/26/2015 • Link to this review
Howard leads you down the road of big returns, tells you he will handle any audits for free, he tells you not to respond to IRS inquiries, then he does nothing as the IRS audits your retun, tries to garnish your wages and take you house. He is the worst. Don't buy into the hype. He is the worst. Also, the IRS usually audits all of Howard's clients, so beware that he will not be there for you, but he will already have you money. I know at least five other clients who went thorugh the saem nightmare. Howard should be in jail.
Posted: 9/18/2010 • Last edited: 4/26/2015 • Link to this review
I went to Howard after being referred by a friend. I was having some trouble with back taxes. Howard made me feel very comfortable and safe. He also gave me some very good advice on other tax issues. I was able to find out some valuable information that will greatly inrease my refund amount. He's very ethical and honest.
Posted: 6/10/2010 • Last edited: 4/26/2015 • Link to this review