The Worst Tax Preparer Reviews

Client Review of

Kurt Meier, CPA

Saint Marys, OH

Lima, OH
March 31, 2021

I attempted to have my taxes done by Meier Consulting last month. When I submitted my return, I did fail to include 2 forms. Also when my return was completed, Meier Consulting also failed to include a 1099 form that I did submit with all of the initial forms. I tried reaching out to them via phone, voicemail, and email multiple times, and they are not good at all about getting back with you. About 2 weeks after submitting the 2 forms that I failed to include initially for them to file an amended return, I was finally advised that the return was now complete. Again the return was not completed correctly. I again reached out to them multiple times requesting a full refund, as at this point I was completely frustrated at the lack of communication on their part and the poor service I had received from them. At that point, they did agree to mail me a check for a full refund. After about 2 weeks, I emailed them again because I had not received the refund check. I was then lied to by Kurt Meier when he told me that the check had been mailed 2 weeks prior. About 5 days later, I received the refund check. At this point I had already filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau because of the lack of communication on their part. I did find it interesting though that the envelope containing the refund check I received was postmarked days before I received it. If he had actually mailed the check when he told me he did, the post marked date would have been about 2 weeks prior. Also, I am definitely not a proponent of mask wearing. But outside his business, there is a sign saying that masks are required inside the business. But as we walked up to enter his business pick up our tax return, Kurt greeted us at the door and said we could take off our masks, that he only has that sign out front to please "Daddy DeWine". Not a great look, if you ask me. So if its not clear enough already, I definitely do NOT recommend Kurt Meier or Meier consulting at all. I don't appreciate being lied to, and receiving poor service.
Client Review of

Atikur Rahman, AFSP

Jackson Heights, NY

Raleigh, NC
March 26, 2021

Mr Atikur Rahman was my to-go tax accountant. Until 2020 when I filed my 2019 taxes. Then I had to change to someone but then again had even a worse experience. So I contacted Mr Atikur Rahman to file my 2019 taxes. So for covid restrictions I was told to send my w2s through email. And he asked me to send him his payment through the app Zelle (I have the receipt). Then tried calling him alotta times and I got a hold of him and I asked him that if he filed my taxes and if not I would like the refund , so I can go someplace else. Then Mr Atikur replied "if you want I'll refund twice the money back you gave me". Also he said " why you speak to elder like this?" I replied I wasn't being rude or neither I didn't say anything wrong I replied "I just want my taxes filed or money back please that's all I ask for". Atikur Rahmans response was very unprofessional and personal . After sending my w2s and the payment I tried contacting Mr Atikur again by phone and text several times. All he replied that was "be patient" "working" through text. (I have the texts as well). Then he Didn't gave me no updates what was going on or that he filed my taxes or not. Then he never bother contacting or refunding the service pay. And then after 10 days he replied with a screenshot how he wasn't able to file my taxes because it was already submitted by someone else. (I got that screenshot too) . Then after I even requested my money back through the Zelle app for service pay of 60$ I paid him through the app. But never responded back. I wouldn't recommend Mr Atikur to anyone.
Client Review of

Brian I. Gilpin, CPA

Vacaville, CA

Vacaville, CA
March 24, 2021

(Racist) I would like to share my experience with Mr. Brian Gilpin. My wife gave him a call for some tax advice today 3/22 he answered the phone with a very cocky tone. She had to pass the phone over to me because she couldn’t deal with him. I noticed a huge change in his voice when he asked for her first and last name and she gave him her name which is a Hispanic last name. When I took over the phone call he asked me how long we have been in business for And said your wife mentioned you guys owe $30,000 in taxes from last year. He then asked me, “Why don’t you guys just pay it then?” And he said this in a very smart sarcastic tone. I said, “well we are in the process of arranging a payment plan with the IRS. And Brian said “ figures, you’re “KIND” are always behind on their taxes. It’s a shame that you cannot pay your taxes. I was shocked to hear what I was hearing? We are in 2021 and it’s sad to see we are still dealing with so much racism from so-called business professionals in our community that feel superior over other individuals with different skin color or nationality. I asked him, “excuse me?” And he still had the audacity to clarify himself by saying “I have lots of Hispanic Latino clientele and the majority of them on average are behind on their taxes. It’s a shame! I am not trying to be racist or anything but I’m just speaking facts” I honestly just needed to hang up the phone at that point. It was disgusting. My jaw dropped and my heart begin racing. I did not want to lose it on him. I figured I would just take the appropriate route by reporting him to all available resources, The BBB, NASBA, YELP, Google, Clutch.CO, whitepages, CPA etc For a business professional like this to be serving the public is beyond me. I do not understand how someone like this could even get licensed in the state of California. When you’re dealing with and serving the public you should not be making racist or prejudice remarks or opinions or viewpoints when dealing with clientele in the marketplace. It is extremely offensive and not right. I hope that anyone that comes across this review can come forward and open up to share their experiences with Brian as well because his license should be revoked as a practicing CPA in the state of California. I am very sure if he came off this way to us after a 30 second conversation over the phone. I can only imagine what else he must say to his existing clientele with who he deals with on a daily basis. Situations like these in our community should always be escalated and handled correctly by reporting it to the appropriate agencies. I am taking the roll in doing the right thing and reporting Brian to the state of California. Anyone else that would like to screenshot this and put this on their social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc is welcome to. I give full consent to share my review so that other people in our community here in the cities of Fairfield, Vacaville, Vallejo and Sacramento etc. do not render services from Brian I. Gilpin