How Our Process Works

Step 1: Contact Us

  • Telephone: 248-934-0550
  • Use our online contact Form: HERE (or use the contact form below)

Step 2: Upload Your Documents to Our Secure Portal

  • A meeting isn’t required for us to prepare you taxes. Once you decide that Senter, CPA is a good fit for you, we will provide you with a link to your personal, secure portal, which we will use for 90% of the process.
  • You can scan or take pictures of all documents, and then upload them to your portal.
  • If you are not technology savvy, you’re more than welcome to drop your documents off at our office. Just call ahead to make sure someone will be available to greet you. 

Step 3: We Begin Preparing Your Return

  • Once we get copies of your last two tax returns and current year documents, one of our preparers will begin working on your return.

Step 4: Request Additional Information

  • We will contact you via email, phone, or set up a video meeting if we have any questions or need additional information. 

Step 5: Tax Return Review

  • Once your return has been prepared and near completion, a CPA will review and analyze the return for any planning strategies for current and future years.
  • This part of the process is to ensure your tax return is prepared accurately and to identify anything that may be missed, or strategies to take advantage of.

Step 6: Tax Return Sent to Client Portal

  • Once complete, your return will be sent to your secure portal for you to review.
  • Once approved for e-filing, documents will be sent to you for your e-signature.
  • Invoices can be paid online right in your portal.

That’s it!

Ice Cream for Books! Fundraiser to Support Rotary Club of Clarkston Imagination Library

Please join us for ice cream as we raise money to support our Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library right here in Clarkston sponsored by the Rotary Club of Clarkston. Each child under 5 in a Clarkston zip code is eligible to receive a FREE book each month.

Hiring: Certified Public Accountant

We are looking for a driven, detail oriented professional with a positive attitude to join our growing team. The Office Manager plays an important role in maintaining positive company experiences. If you’d like to join our team, please send us a resume with a cover letter stating why you think you’d be a good fit.

Hiring: Office Administrator

We are looking for a driven, detail oriented professional with a positive attitude to join our growing team. The Office Manager plays an important role in maintaining positive company experiences. If you’d like to join our team, please send us a resume with a cover letter stating why you think you’d be a good fit.

How to Pay Your Invoice from the Client Portal

Did you know that you can pay your invoice right in your portal? Here are step by step instructions on exactly how to do that. After you submit your payment and the payment is processed, you will receive a receipt via email.

Filing a Tax Extension – Not as Scary as It Sounds

If you feel you need even more time to file your taxes, there’s no need to worry. Filing a tax extension is still an option, and truthfully, it’s not nearly as frightening as it may sound.

Filing Dates for Tax Year 2021

There are several important dates taxpayers should keep in mind for this year’s filing season.

Make Your State & Federal Income Tax Payments Online!

Did you know that you have the option to make your state and federal income tax payments online? You can pay your state and federal income tax online, by phone, or with your mobile device using the IRS2Go app.

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Different POAs and Why We Might Request Them

A power of attorney, or POA, is a legal document that gives another person the authority to make decisions on their behalf. POAs come in different forms, each suited for a specific purpose. Here we will look at 3 different types of POAs and explain why you may receive a request for one.

Rotary Club of Clarkston Imagination Library

As the President of the Rotary Club of Clarkston, I’m excited to announce that the Rotary Club of Clarkston is sponsoring a Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for Clarkston!  This initiative allows each child from ages 0 – 5 to register for a FREE book each month in the three zip codes of Clarkston: 48346 – 48347 – 48348.