How to Find an Honest Tax Preparer

Carpenter, Evert and Associates is a certified public accounting firm in Bloomington, Minnesota. Because of our experience and training, we understand the importance of hiring a well-qualified company to do your tax preparation. CPAs are experts in tax preparation and planning, and can give you the highest level of service available. The IRS has released a list of helpful … [Read more...]

IRS Warns of Tax-Related Scams

With the start of tax season comes tax-related scams. The IRS recently published a press release outlining potential tax scams and threats of identity fraud. They also offer helpful tips for avoiding tax scams. IRS Newswire, January 23, 2014 Issue IR-2014-5 WASHINGTON — With the start of the 2014 tax season approaching on Jan. 31, the Internal Revenue Service urged … [Read more...]

Need Professional Tax Help?

 The Tax Checklist from Carpenter, Evert and Associates can help you decide if it's time to hire a tax professional. To make the most out of your tax deductions, get a free Tax Organizer from Carpenter Evert. Tax preparation was easy when we were in our 20s. Grab your W-2, a 1040EZ form, and you were done in 15 minutes. As life gets more complicated, so does tax … [Read more...]

Overdue Taxes? There is Help Available

When you owe overdue taxes, it is about as stressful as life gets. What most people don't realize is that the IRS is almost always willing to work with you to get your overdue taxes paid in a way that makes the most sense for your situation. The IRS is offering a webinar next week on how to handle overdue taxes. The webinar, Payment Alternatives When You Owe the IRS, is … [Read more...]

Audit Settlement Program from the IRS

The Internal Revenue Service announced this week they are implementing a nation-wide program that expedites settlements for small businesses being audited by the IRS. The program is called Fast Track, and it was created to help small businesses and self-employed people have the same alternatitive dispute rights that big businesses have had for years. Under the Fast Track … [Read more...]


We often view the IRS as the bad guy, lurking in the shadows and waiting to jump out and spring a tax audit on us. Actually, the IRS can be quite helpful to businesses and individuals when it comes to tax information.  Their website,, has a huge amount of information that can answer our tax questions in simple terms that we can understand.  All the information … [Read more...]