Michel Tax &

Accounting Service, Inc.

32 Oswego St.
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
(315) 635-6293

Tax Season Hours: Mon-Thu 8am-9pm, Fri 8am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-3pm Client Tax Organizer Check NYS Tax Refund Status Check IRS Tax Refund Status

About Us

Committed to Saving Your Tax Dollars - and Helping With All Of Your Accounting Needs.

Welcome and thank you for visiting our Website. In addition to providing you with a profile of our firm and the services we provide, this Website has been designed to become a helpful resource tool to you, our valued clients and visitors. Our dedication to superior client service has brought us to the Internet as we endeavor to continue to provide the highest quality professional service and guidance.

Our firm was founded in 1955 by Dan's father-in-law, Dave Forst. Now, about to begin year in Baldwinsville, we stand ready, willing, and able to assist with all of your financial needs - including tax preparation, payroll and bookkeeping. We work hard at being efficient, qualified preparers, and we strive to keep our fees affordable for everyone. In August of 2005, our staff was proud to have been recognized by the Internal Revenue Service for excellence in income tax preparation. In total, 18 tax preparation services throughout the United States were recognized, 6 in each size category. By filing more than 2500 federal returns electronically in 2005, Michel Tax & Accounting Service, Inc. qualified in the "large business" category. No other New York State tax preparers were honored in 2005.

As you browse through our Website, you will see that we have highlighted background information on our firm and the services we provide. We have also included useful resources and interactive financial calculators (in our Financial Tools section). In addition, we have taken the time to gather many links to external Websites that we think would be of interest to our clients and visitors (in our Links section).

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you may have - we'd love to hear from you. We pride ourselves on being proactive and responsive to our clients' inquiries and suggestions.

Firm Profile

At Michel Tax Service we believe in the value of relationships. We view every client relationship like a partnership, and truly believe that our success is a result of your success.

We are committed to providing close, personal attention to our clients. We take pride in giving you the assurance that the personal assistance you receive comes from years of advanced training, technical experience and financial acumen. We provide a variety of services including: Income Tax Preparation for all types of businesses, and individuals IRS and State Audit Representation Payroll Reporting QuickBooks setup, support and training Business startup services Monthly bookkeeping Financial statements - making sure your financial records are timely and accurate.

Our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and extensive business relationships is indicative of our commitment to excellence.

Client Services

Our firm offers a wide range of services to our individual and business clients. Because our firm is relatively small, our clients benefit by getting personalized quality service that is beyond comparison. Below we have listed the services that we offer to our clients along with a brief description. As the list below is by no means all-inclusive, please feel free to inquire about a service if you do not see it listed.

Tax Planning

Tax planning is an essential element of the tax preparation process. By making tax planning part of your overall business strategy, you can use our experience and access to the most current new developments in the tax laws to minimize both your current and future tax liabilities.

Tax Preparation

Our significant investment in computerized tax preparation and research software enables us to accurately and efficiently prepare returns for various types of entities including individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates, and not-for-profit organizations. /p>

Estate & Trust Tax Preparation

Please feel free to contact Dan or Terri regarding your specific needs for Estate Tax or Trust return preparation.

IRS Representation

During our years of experience dealing with many taxing authorities, we have achieved a level of competence that can ensure our clients they are being properly represented before the various federal and state tax agencies.

Payroll Services

As a business grows, it must hire more employees, which can result in increased payroll administration. We can assist you in implementing the controls necessary to ensure a reliable, efficient, and effective payroll system. Our firm can also help you develop a payroll system and prepare all necessary payroll tax returns in a timely manner.

Sales Tax Services

Many of our clients are responsible for collecting and submitting sales taxes in many different vicinities. We can assist your company in the compilation of information and preparation of sales tax returns in an efficient and timely manner.

Bookkeeping/Write-Up

Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis and are the foundation of a successful business. Our qualified staff can assist you with the day-to-day tasks associated with bookkeeping.

Business Entity Selection

Choosing the form of entity of your business (e.g. "S" corporation, sole proprietor, limited liability company) is a crucial decision that can have longstanding tax implications, positive or negative. We can assist you in evaluating the pros and cons of each entity type to help you determine the most advantageous form of business for your company.

Business Succession Planning

Effective coordination of the transition of your business to your successors is critical to ensure its continued success once you decide to remove yourself from the company's day to day operations. With a solid background in tax and other financial matters, we are fully qualified to address the complex issues of business continuation and can assist you in developing a strategically sound plan.

Estate Planning

Effective estate planning facilitates the orderly transfer of assets to your beneficiaries, provides security for your surviving spouse, and can reduce or eliminate the tax due on the transfer of your business and other assets. For business owners, providing for business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.

Financial Tools

Should I refinance my mortgage? How much do I need to save for my child's college education? As accounting professionals, these are some of the questions that are posed to us on a daily basis. We are providing these interactive financial calculators and other tools to assist you with some of the day-to-day questions and concerns that may arise. While these financial tools are not a substitute for financial advice from a qualified professional, they can be used as a starting point in your decision making process.

Auto


Auto Loan Early Payoff Find out how much interest you can save by increasing your monthly auto loan payment.
Car Loan Calculator Determine your car loan payment based on your purchase price or find out how much you can buy based on your monthly payment.
Home Equity Loan vs. Auto loan Use this calculator to determine if a home equity loan makes sense for your next automobile purchase.
Lease vs. Buy Should you lease your next automobile or finance it? Find out with this calculator!

Business


Breakeven Analysis Find out how many and what price you must sell your product at to make a profit.
Business Debt Consolidation Calculator Should your business consolidate its debt? Use this calculator to find out.
Business Valuation - Discounted Cash Flow This tool calculates a business valuation based upon the discounted cash flow methodology - illustrating how changes in projected growth rates and capital assumptions impact the business Net Present Value.
Cash Flow Calculator Having adequate cash flow is essential to keep your business running. Use this calculator to help you determine the cash flow generated by your business.
Commercial Loan Calculator Use this calculator to estimate your debt service coverage with a new loan. If your debt service coverage is high enough, including your new loan payment, you have a good chance of being approved.
Equipment Buy vs. Lease Should you lease your equipment or finance it? Find out with this calculator!
Financial Ratios This calculator helps you to zero in on areas of your business that may need attention. Areas such as solvency, liquidity, operational efficiency and profitability.
Inventory Analysis Use this calculator to determine how much inventory you should hold, and efficient timing of your inventory orders.
Net Operating Loss Carryback/Carryover If you are a sole proprietorship and have a NOL, use this calculator to determine the carryback/carryover of this loss to another tax year.
Profit Margin Calculator This calculator can help you determine the selling price for your products to achieve a desired profit margin.
Working Capital Needs Working capital essential to running your business. This calculator assists you in determining your working capital needs for the next year.

Debt and Credit Cards


Accelerated Debt Payoff Consolidating your debt is only half of the battle. You still need a plan to get your debt paid in full. This calculator can show you how to accelerate your debt payoff.
Consolidation Loan Investment Calculator Getting a consolidation loan can do more than payoff your debt. Use this calculator to see the results of paying off your debt and investing your payment savings.
Credit Card Optimizer The Credit Card Optimizer helps you determine the best distribution of your credit card debt.
Credit Card Pay Off Use this calculator to see what it will take to pay off your credit card balance, and what you can change to meet your repayment goals.
How much do you owe? Use this calculator as a starting point for your debt management plan.
Personal Debt Consolidation Should you consolidate your debt? This calculator is designed to help determine if debt consolidation is right for you.
Roll-Down Your Credit Card Debt! The Credit Card Roll-Down Calculator applies two simple principles to paying off your credit card debt.
Snowball Debt Elimination Calculator This Debt Calculator applies two simple principles to paying off all your Debt that can cut years off of your repayment schedule.

Insurance


Disability Insurance Use this calculator to determine how much disability insurance you may need to cover expenses if you are unable to work due to illness or injury.
Health Savings Account (HSA) Savings Calculator Use this calculator to help you determine how much your Health Savings Account (HSA) will be worth over time.
Health Savings Accounts (HSA) Employer Benefit This calculator helps estimate the value of creating a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with Heath Savings Accounts (HSA) for your employees.
Life Insurance Calculator Find out how much life insurance you really need!
Long Term Care Calculator Long term care is needed by those who can't perform the basic tasks required to take care of themselves. This calculator can help you determine if you are financially prepared for this impending expense.

Loan


Alternative Payment Frequencies Use this calculator to determine your payment or loan amount for different payment frequencies.
Amortizing Loan Calculator Enter your desired payment - and let us calculate your loan amount. Or, enter in the loan amount and we will calculate your monthly payment!
Balloon Loan Calculator A balloon loan can be an excellent option for many borrowers. Use this calculator to see how a balloon loan might work for you.
Debt Consolidation Calculator Should you consolidate your debt? Use this calculator to find out.
Enhanced Loan Calculator Use the slider controls to instantly change your monthly payment, loan amount, interest rate or term.
Equity Line of Credit Payments What will my monthly payments be for an interest only equity line of credit?
Existing Loan Calculator Use this calculator to analyze one of your existing loans. Calculate your remaining balance based on the number of monthly payments you have remaining.
Home Equity Line of Credit Calculator How big of a home equity line of credit can you receive? Use this calculator to find out!
Line of Credit Payoff Use this calculator to see what it will take to pay off your line of credit, and what you can change to meet your repayment goals.
Loan & Credit Line Payment This calculator helps determine your loan or credit line payment.
Loan & Credit Line Tax Savings This calculator helps determine your tax savings on loans or credit lines with tax deductible interest payments.
Loan Comparison Calculator Use this calculator to sort through the monthly payments, fees and other costs when comparing loan options.
Loan Prequalification Calculator Use this calculator as your first step in determining your ability to qualify for a loan.

Mortgage


Adjustable Rate Mortgage Calculator This calculator helps you to determine what your adjustable mortgage payments will be.
ARM & Interest Only ARM vs. Fixed Rate Mortgage Use this calculator to compare a fixed rate mortgage to two types of ARMs, a Fully Amortizing ARM and an Interest Only ARM.
Balloon Mortgages A balloon mortgage can be an excellent option for many home buyers, use this calculator to see if a balloon mortgage might fit your needs.
Bi-weekly Payment Calculator Using bi-weekly payments can accelerate your mortgage payoff and save you thousands in interest. Use this calculator to compare a typical monthly payment schedule to an accelerated bi-weekly payment.
Maximum Mortgage Use this calculator to determine your maximum mortgage and how different interest rates affect your how much you can borrow.
Mortgage APR Calculator Use this calculator to find the APR on your mortgage.
Mortgage Comparison: 15 Years vs. 30 Years Use this calculator to compare these two mortgage terms, and let us help you decide which term is better for you.
Mortgage Loan Calculator Use this calculator to determine your monthly payment and amortization schedule.
Mortgage Payoff Save thousands of dollars in interest by increasing your monthly mortgage payment.
Mortgage Points Calculator Should you buy points? Use this calculator to find out.
Mortgage Qualifier Can you buy your dream home? Find out just how much you can afford!
Mortgage Refinance Break Even Should you refinance your mortgage? Use this calculator to determine when you will break even.
Mortgage Required Income Use this calculator to determine how much income you need to qualify for a mortgage and how different interest rates affect your required income.
Mortgage Tax Savings Calculator Interest and points paid for a home mortgage are tax deductible. Use this calculator to determine how much your mortgage could save you in income taxes.
Refinance Interest Savings Use this calculator to see how much interest you can save by refinancing your mortgage!
Rent vs. Buy Are you better off buying your home, or should you continue to rent?

Personal Finance


Basic Financial Calculator This works just like a pocket financial calculator. In addition to arithmetic it can also calculate present value, future value, payments or number or periods.
Checkbook Balancer Balance your checkbook with this quick and easy calculator.
Credit Assessment How is your credit? Use this calculator for a quick assessment!
Home Budget Analysis Analyze your budget, see where your money goes and find out where you can improve!
Life Expectancy This calculator can give you an idea of your life expectancy based on your current age, smoking habits, gender and several other important lifestyle choices.
Net Worth This calculator helps you determine your net worth. It also estimates how your net worth could grow (or shrink!) over the next ten years.

Savings


Benefit of Spending Less Reducing your spending can be worth more than you might think. Use this calculator to see just how much your budget reductions may be worth.
Certificate of Deposit Calculator Use this calculator to find out how much interest you can earn on a Certificate of Deposit (CD).
College Savings Use this calculator to help develop or fine tune your education savings plan.
Compounding and Your Return This calculator demonstrates how compounding can affect your savings.
Cool Million Find out when your savings plan may make you a millionaire!
Don't Delay Your Savings! Waiting to begin your savings plan can have a huge impact on your results. This calculator helps show you how much postponing your savings plan can really cost.
Emergency Savings Calculator This calculator helps you determine how much emergency savings you may need, and how you can begin saving toward this important goal.
Lunch Savings Use this calculator to see how a simple change such as bringing a bagged lunch to work can really add up.
Savings Calculator Find out how consistent investments over a number of years can be an effective strategy to accumulate wealth.
Savings Distribution Calculator Use this calculator to determine savings balance after a series monthly, quarterly or annual withdrawals.
Savings Goals What will it take to reach your savings goal? This financial calculator helps you find out.
Savings, Taxes, and Inflation Use this calculator to determine how much your savings will be worth with these two important variables in mind.

Tax


1040 Tax Calculator Enter your filing status, income, deductions and credits and we will estimate your total tax. Based on your projected withholdings for the year, we can also estimate your tax refund or amount you may owe the IRS next April.
Earned Income Credit (EIC) Calculator Use this calculator to determine if you qualify for the Earned Income Credit and if so, how much it might be worth.
Estate Tax Planning Knowing your potential estate tax liability is a great place to start your estate tax plan. Use this calculator to estimate your estate tax liability.
Marginal Tax Rate Calculator Use this calculator to determine your marginal and effective tax rates. This calculator sorts through the tax brackets and filing options to calculate your true tax liability.
Payroll Deductions Calculator Use this calculator to help you determine the impact of changing your payroll deductions.
Self-Employment Tax Calculator If you are self-employed, operate a farm or are a church employee use this calculator to determine your self-employment taxes for tax year 2013.
U.S. 1040EZ Tax Form Calculator Many people can use the 1040EZ tax form instead of the more complicated 1040 to calculate their taxes. Containing only seven required inputs, the 1040EZ is one of the quickest forms to calculate your tax bill.
   

Info Center

 
 

Client Tax Organizer (click here to download)
A tax organizer can facilitate the process of pulling together your tax information. This basic tax organizer is designed for new clients and allows you to enter your information right on the screen. You can then print the completed tax organizer and fax or mail it to the office.

 
     
 

Federal Tax Forms & IRS Publications (click for more info)
Looking for a federal tax form? Browse this online tax forms library to find downloadable IRS forms. The forms are presented in PDF format and are acceptable for filing with the IRS. You may also choose from dozens of helpful tax publications developed by the IRS to help taxpayers have a better understanding of various tax issues. Available in PDF format, these publications are written in a plain language format geared specifically to taxpayers.

 
     
     

Meet the Staff

Dan Michel, Enrolled Agent

President Years Experience
Phone: (315) 635-6293
dan@micheltaxservice.com

Julie L. Carr, Enrolled Agent

Vice President Years Experience
Phone: (315) 635-6293
julie@micheltaxservice.com

Maria Boule-Murray

Tax Preparer / Payroll Specialist
Phone: (315) 635-6293
maria@micheltaxservice.com

Daureen Hickok

Tax Preparer
Phone: (315) 635-6293
daureen@micheltaxservice.com

Contact

Location:

32 Oswego Street, Baldwinsville, NY 13027

Call:

Phone: (315) 635-6293
Fax: (315) 635-4828
Additional Number: (315) 635-5071