Vivian Kao, CPA joining us.

posted Jan 21, 2016, 11:20 AM by Hem Ramachandran

CPA Vivian Kao has joined us for this tax season.
She has many years of experience in compilation, review, audit(financial & employee benefit plan), prepare tax projection, tax return for company and individual. 
She can be reached at

We are expanding!

posted Aug 6, 2009, 7:06 AM by Hem Ramachandran   [ updated Dec 8, 2009, 2:55 AM ]

Our Tax Services is expanding from doing taxes during Tax Season to doing full gamut of CFO services.  We are now part of INDUS CFO Services LLC; therefore, we are now expanding into Payroll, Bookkeeping, and Business Financial Consulting.  Rest assured, saving you money while doing taxes is still our primary responsibility towards you!  You can visit our parent company website at


Starting this tax season, you will see us at more locations.  We are now at the Fiesta Mart on Stassney Lane.
We are open from Jan 1st to April 30th, 2010. Expected times when we are open is 10:00AM to 8:00PM everyday.
Call (512) 850-4313 to set up your appointment or call for any questions you might have.

Doubled Refund from TurboTax -$1100(TurboTax)-$2350(TaxxTime)!

posted Mar 31, 2009, 2:24 PM by Hem Ramachandran   [ updated Nov 8, 2009, 1:29 AM ]

A family came in today to have their tax return prepared by us. They initially prepared their return using TurboTax, but didn't file it because they wanted a second opinion before submitting to IRS.  After reviewing their information, we discovered additional deductions which TurboTax didn't catch; therefore, this resulted in an increase of their refund from $1100 to $2350. They went home happy!

Three Ways to Tackle Tax Organization

posted Mar 23, 2009, 4:22 PM by Hem Ramachandran

Tips from Avery Denison, the label people.....
It’s tax time already, yet it seems like only yesterday we filed our taxes and vowed to make sure we’d keep all our paperwork organized so the next tax season would be a breeze. Funny how this time of year has a way of sneaking up on us. If you find yourself feeling unprepared and maybe a little overwhelmed again this tax season, here’s a great place to start. Check out these quick organization tips to make staying on top of your taxes as easy as 1-2-3.

Tip 1: File under “E” for efficiency

One of the most time-consuming aspects of doing taxes can be going through the mounds of paperwork you’ve accumulated over the year. Instead of sorting through your receipts and documents during crunch time, make it easy on yourself by organizing them in file folders labeled by category. Some of the most common categories include income, investments, medical expenses, home/property expenses, childcare costs, education, donations and miscellaneous expenses such as auto registration, last year’s tax preparation fees, moving costs, etc. Then it’s simply a matter of dropping in the right receipt, statement or documentation into the appropriate folder for easy filing.

Creating customized labels for your file folders is quick and easy with Avery File Folder Labels with TrueBlock Technology and free Avery Templates. You can even reuse old folders by replacing old labels with your new, updated labels. Your folders still look nice and neat because these labels are designed to completely cover up old markings or existing labels for a bright, white look every time.

Tip 2: Tax documents, to go

When you’re ready to file your taxes and plan to meet with a tax preparer, simply transfer the documents from your file folders into a secure Avery Heavy-Duty Binder. You might want to consider making an extra copy of all your information. That way, you’ll have one set to keep with you and the other to leave with the tax professional. Organize your tax binder with Avery Durable Ready Index® Dividers and free Avery Templates using the same categories from your file folders. With stronger, heavier paper, stronger tab reinforcement and double-sided hole reinforcement (on tabbed dividers), these dividers are three ways stronger to last longer and can withstand frequent referencing. And for loose documents such as receipts, you can keep them safe inside Avery Secure Top Sheet Protectors.

Tip 3: Create your own hall of records

Once you’ve filed your taxes, use the binder for easy storage. Add a binder spine insert so you can identify the binder by tax year. Over the years, you’ll have an organized library of tax binders, should you ever need to reference any of your annual tax returns or documents.

Getting ready for tax time doesn’t have to be complicated. Once you’ve established a tax organization system that works for you, filing your taxes should become a whole lot easier. And with an effective system in place, you’ll be tackling taxes like a true pro—without that tax time panic.

File your extensions early!

posted Mar 9, 2009, 7:43 AM by Hem Ramachandran

Reminder: You don't have to wait until April to efile your 1040 extensions. We encourage you to efile those extensions now, just in case you need more time to finish the actual return. Call Hem at 970-6336 for more information.

Over $100,000 WORTH OF REFUNDS!

posted Feb 7, 2009, 4:17 PM by Hem Ramachandran   [ updated Feb 11, 2009, 3:49 AM ]

We are happy to announce that by Feb 7th, we have disbursed over $100,000 worth of tax refunds to our clients!

Dont' buy that software you are planning to buy, come to us for personal attention and maximum refund working with our expert tax professionals. You might otherwise be missing with software use.
In this case, personal attention and advise is way better than a impersonal software. Set up an appointment, and come on over for your tax refund!

New Location Open!

posted Feb 7, 2009, 2:32 PM by Hem Ramachandran

We have opened a new office on Lamar & Sagebrush. The address is 905 Sagebrush, Austin, TX 78758.
If you happen to live near Braker & Lamar location, please visit our new location to get your taxes done. The office should be open from Monday Feb 9, 2009. Will update this announcement with the phone number very soon. Operating hours will be from 10.00AM - 8:-00PM M-F and 10-5 on Saturday and 1:00-5:00 on Sundays.
Until then, feel free to call us at 970-6336.

We get you more in refund!

posted Jan 22, 2009, 4:03 PM by Hem Ramachandran

A client walked in yesterday, around 7.30 PM, I was ready to go home, and since he was there with his kids, decided to pick up his case. Found that he has paid someone money to do the taxes and then they gave the return to mail it to IRS.
Looked through the return and found that it was around $2000.
We started to do his taxes, asking him various questions and including all this deductions, his refund amount was $4100!
He was astounded, and we were disappointed to see that there are tax practitioners out there, who doesn't seem to know what they are doing. I am also hearing this complaint from people who come from established Tax Preparer companies which are national. I think there should be some kind of checks and balances before someone is allowed to practice taxes.

Adding a new office in Round Rock East

posted Dec 16, 2008, 1:28 PM by Hem Ramachandran   [ updated Jan 16, 2009, 3:12 PM ]

For your convenience, we are adding a new office in Round Rock.
The address is 1901 E. Palm Valley Road Suite 217. It is across the HEB Plus in the "JEAN" Johnson Realty Office. The phone number there is 512-388-8998. Please call in for your appointment.

Now Hiring tax Preparers!

posted Dec 13, 2008, 3:43 AM by Hem Ramachandran   [ updated Dec 13, 2008, 5:11 AM ]

We are now hiring Tax Preparers. If you have worked as a VITA volunteer before, send an email with your resume to to explore possibilites of a seasonal job opportunity. Anyone with knowledge of Taxwise software is encouraged to apply.

Don't have the skills, but like to earn some money helping your family and friend with taxes? Let us know your interest, and we will set you up to start doing taxes for others and earn some supplimental income. You will help us do taxes under our watchful eye. Call 512.970.6336 to find out how!

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