Dave Fechter, Inc. Reviews (4)
Over the phone: Business will pay consumer the $in a payment plan, first payment for $will go out in today's mailNext payments are Nov-Jan, for $150.00, all payments will be mailed on the first of the moth
The letter you wrote me leaves out many pertinent factsFirst you did admit that the records were in a poor conditionWhen you came in on March 12, you never told me of his large pension withdrawals which would cause such a large settlement due to the Federal Government and StateAs a
result, there was large possibility for large penalties. You never provided me the data to file the tax return until three months after the due dateThe penalty for late filling of the tax returns is based on the unpaid balance so if you would have provided me with the data in a timely manner you would have not received such a large penaltyThe penalties resulted from my efiling not going through but if you would have provided the data in a timely manner you would not have such a large amount due the government. I was the one who got the federal penalty reduced when you came into my office. I told you when you later called that the State abatement is much harder to get resolvedAt this time I told you I would prepare the letter See Attachment A for the letter I prepared at no cost to you to mail to the Franchise Tax BoardBefore you ask for any settlement (I disagree because they were delinquent in giving me the data) you have to let the State of California administrative process work its way out. The Franchise tax Board law is very simple in that the late filing penalty is based on the unpaid balance and if the taxpayer would have given me the data in a timely manner my efiling problem would not have had any financial impactAlso I should get credit for the hard work I performed in getting the federal penalty waived. Revdex.com the amount of the penalty was caused by the taxpayer providing me the data so late in the gameIn addition, I did as promised provided a letter to them to get the State of California to abafe the penaltyI had a perfect year records as an Enrolled Agent and OPA and have not done anything wrong in this caseThey must exhaust the Franchise Tax Board administrative process before any other action such as litigation would be pursued
I have reviewed the response made by the business in reference to my concern, and find that this resolution is satisfactory to me.
I am rejecting this response because: Mr. Fechter insists on ignoring the facts and refusing to accept responsibility for his ineptitude in preparing my 2015 tax returns for my deceased sister and brother-in-law and he does not support his sloppy work. His “facts” are inaccurate at best. I hired him to file taxes which he failed to do. He specifically told me they were e-filed and they were not. He told me he filed for an extension, but the State request for extension was rejected. He did not tell me it was rejected, nor did he attempt to resubmit it. The IRS and State returns he attempted to e-file did not go through and he did not refile nor tell me they were not accepted. The penalties assigned were based on NOT FILING my returns. I did explain to him when I met with him on March 24th, 2016, what the situation was with my sister and brother-in-law’s finances and he never mentioned the need to make a pre-payment. I provided Mr. Fechter with all the documents on June 27th and the returns were only available to me on July 21st. Neither the IRS nor the State Franchise Tax Board received my 2015 tax returns until I sent them in manually after being contacted by them in May, 2017. Mr. Fechter did write a letter to the IRS to get the penalties abated due to a one-time clause for hardship which was granted, with a penalty of $212.83. He did not acknowledge his failure to file. I have submitted a request to the State for abatement or waiver on the $1,741.56 that I have prepared myself. I do not accept Mr. Fechter’s letters to the Revdex.com or to the State as they are filled with inaccuracies and denial of his incompetence and responsibility to file taxes for a paying client. Mr. Fechter was negligent in his duties as CPA and contracted tax preparer. When the requests for tax filing extension to the IRS and CA FTB and later the 2015 tax returns to both agencies were e-filed by him and rejected, he obviously didn’t check to see if they were accepted because he didn’t try to resubmit them nor did he notify me that they were rejected. I incurred real penalties due directly to his negligence because I assumed he had done his due diligence, which he hadn’t, and I didn’t know that tax returns hadn’t been filed until notified by the tax collection agencies over a year later. The penalties should be Mr. Fechter’s responsibility because the failure to file was due to his negligence.