Welcome to our new website. It is professionally designed and managed to provide our clients information about our firm, our mission and give you an overview of all our services. We hope you can also make use of all the resource tools and links provided.
Gardner’s provides a wide range of services from tax preparation to bookkeeping and payroll services for small to large business. Please click on the various tabs to find more information about our services.
As many of you know, the founder of Gardner’s Tax Service, Richard Gardner, passed away suddenly last year and this has shifted a high volume of work to our other tax preparers. Because of this high volume, we will not be able to accommodate new appointments or walk-in customers until after April 18. We will still be able to file extensions and can schedule appointments after April 18. We encourage all our clients that are able to file an extension and schedule an appointment with us after April 18.
Below are answers to some questions you might have about filing an extension.
Can I file an extension?
The IRS will grant an automatic extension to file your taxes, as long as you complete Form 4868. The IRS does not require you to provide any explanation when filing an extension.
How long is the extension?
The automatic extension is six-months, meaning you must file by Oct. 15, 2018. Failure to do so may result in a fine.
What are the penalties?
The IRS does not fine taxpayers for filing an extension but they will charge interest on any taxes you may owe. The IRS will charge you one-half percent each month on the amount of tax you still owe after the deadline. If you would like to file an extension and feel you may owe, we highly suggest you pay the IRS what you estimate you owe to avoid interest charges.
We appreciate your trust in Gardner’s Tax Service and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.