At Dunn and Apell Accounting, we offer years of tax planning, compliance, and business tax returns preparation experience to help you minimize your tax obligations on business assets so that you can stretch your hard-earned dollars further and spend more time doing what you love.

Unlike walk-in tax services, we offer year-round advice and support for all your business tax return and planning needs.

Business tax returns for every business type and size

We work with multiple industry sectors and focus on helping small- to medium-sized business grow and succeed with minimal tax impact. Our staff is highly experienced with business tax returns for:

Let one of our licensed staff members work with you to complete your business tax returns and enjoy year-round support, tax preparation, and planning. At Dunn and Apell Accounting, you’re more than just another account. Our friendly, knowledgeable, and experienced staff look forward to working with you one-on-one to ensure your business takes advantage of any applicable tax breaks and maintains the lowest possible impact.

Answers to commonly asked questions

How does my business tax return get filed?

We are an authorized IRS e-file provider, and as paid tax preparers, we must file your tax return electronically. We only need you to complete an IRS e-file Signature Authorization form, which we provide, and your six-digit Identity Protection pin (if the IRS supplied you with one).

What do I need to provide you for you to complete my tax return?

Upon choosing to work with Dunn and Apell Accounting and Tax Preparation, you will be provided with a Tax Organizer to help you gather the tax information needed to prepare your business tax return. In the Tax Organizer, you will find a list of the information you need to provide, including:

  • Your personal information (EIN or SSN, W-2s, 1099s, Schedule K-1, etc.)
  • Financial business reports (profit and loss, balance sheet, cash flow statement)
  • Asset information
  • Income reports
  • Expense records
  • Business loan information
  • Inventory reports
  • Payroll data (All employee W-2s, W-3s, and 1099-MISCs)
  • Deductible expenses (home office, mileage, charitable donations, etc.)
  • Stocks and bonds information
  • A copy of your previous year’s tax return
What is the turn-around time for business tax returns?

It depends on the complexity of your return and how organized and timely you are in providing us with the necessary forms and paperwork. Once we have all of the information from you to complete your return, you can expect to receive submission confirmation from us within two weeks. The closer the April tax submission deadline, the busier our staff becomes, which can impact turn-around times.

We recommend getting all of your necessary paperwork to us as early as possible (ideally by February or early March) to avoid delays. We will do whatever we can to ensure your return is filed on time and as quickly as possible.

What does it cost to have you complete my business tax return?

The cost to prepare and file your business tax return varies greatly depending on business structure and complexity and is impossible for us to predict. Our prices are competitive with other accounting firms and walk-in tax services in the area. Plus we offer one-on-one support throughout the year. Please get in touch with us for an estimate on your business tax return.

Do you include my personal taxes when filing my business tax return?

That depends on the structure of your business. If you are a sole proprietor or the sole member of an LLC, then yes. As a small business, your business income is recorded on Schedule C, which is filed along with your personal income taxes. At Dunn and Apell Accounting, we view personal and small business tax returns as a combined service. Businesses structured as partnerships are also considered part of a combined service of personal and business tax returns.

However, if your business is structured as a corporation, your business is considered a separate entity and requires separate taxes. In this case, your business taxes and personal taxes are treated as separate services versus combined.

What happens if my business gets audited?

We work with our customers proactively to avoid common mistakes that could put your business at risk for an audit. However, should your business be audited by the IRS or another tax authority, one of our licensed accounts at Dunn and Apell Accounting will provide support throughout the audit process, including IRS representation. We negotiate and communicate with the auditing agency for you until the issue is resolved.

How do I know what business structure to use for my new business?

When starting a new business, it’s important to choose the right type of entity, as it can have significant legal and financial consequences. We can help you select the proper entity type by providing guidance on each type’s legal and financial implications, assessing your business goals and needs, offering tax advice, and providing compliance guidance. We can also help with the necessary documentation and filings to create the entity if needed.