Services

We offer a wide selection of accounting and income tax preparation services.


Pamela S Barber, EA has a lifetime of experience in the field. She began offering her services locally (preparing tax returns with the accepted technology of the time -- a #2 pencil!) in 1983 and her services are still performed with the same level of personal, professional attention to detail, but using state-of-the-art technology to ensure that your tax returns and business finances are in compliance with modern, complex tax laws.

Local ownership sets us apart from national chains, franchised retail tax preparers, and faceless online preparation sites. Each tax return prepared and every accounting report or payroll is personally checked and approved.

We would be happy to speak with you concerning any business or personal financial concerns you may have. Please click "Contact us" today to set up an appointment to discuss your unique situation. Pamela S Barber, EA

Income Tax Return Preparation

Pamela S Barber is an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service. An enrolled agent is a person who has earned the privilege of practicing, that is, representing taxpayers, before the Internal Revenue Service. Enrolled agents, like attorneys and certified public accountants (CPAs), are unrestricted as to which taxpayers they can represent, what types of tax matters they can handle, and which IRS offices they can practice before.

IRS Enrolled AgentTax practitioners can become Enrolled Agents by demonstrating special competence in tax matters by taking a written examination, passing a background check to ensure that the professional has not engaged in any conduct that would justify the suspension or disbarment of any agent from practice before the IRS, possess the years of past service and technical experience required to meet the IRS's stringent guidelines, and complete annual continued education to stay current on the complex changes that occur in our tax laws.

What this means is that you are assured that a tax practitioner with a valid "EA" designation, like Pamela S Barber, EA, is well knowledged in not only the basis of tax regulations, but has also studied current changes and modifications to tax law.

We also utilize enterprize-grade tax preparation software which allows us complete control over the resulting tax return prior to filing. Plus, as a certified Electronic Return Originator, we file the return directly to the IRS through a secure electronic connection and can receive confirmation of its acceptance within 48 hours.

PAYROLL & EMPLOYER Services

As an employer, you are responsible for following the laws when paying your employees. This is no simple task. The IRS is concerned with proper withholding, reporting, and paying social security, Medicare, and income taxes. The DHS and the INS are cracking down on employers to guarantee that employees are eligible to work under the law. The banks have become stricter concerning check printing specification compliance, and encourage direct depositing to reduce fraud.

You don't have time to worry about all these necessities, you have a business to run, and your employees want to get paid. What's the solution?

Outsource your Payroll & Employee Reporting duties to Acinta, Inc, a Payroll Service you can trust!


The State of Arizona is leading the nation
by requiring all employers to use the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's E-Verify system to help ensure compliance with immigration laws. We can ease the burden of the process by helping you to understand what every employer is required to do to by law, and by processing your new employees.

With a solid foundation in business accounting and a long established dedication to local business success, Acinta is the trustworthy payroll service you need to help build a stronger, more profitable business in full compliance with the law.

Call Acinta today to discuss how we can save you time and money, and help you to understand and comply with the law.

BUSINESS ACCOUNTING & BOOKKEEPING

Acinta offers the finest in complete accounting services for your business. From basic bookkeeping to assisting you with QuickBooks to producing complete financial reports, Acinta is your trusted source.

We can handle new business set-up, re-organizing your existing business, or simply working with your established accounting system. We can help you understand the legal requirements and reporting which are the responsibility of any business. Even sorting out QuickBooks or other financial software confusion is no problem.

Please contact us today to discuss how Acinta can help your business flourish.

AUDIT & problem resolution

No one is better equipped or more knowledgeable in the resolution of "situations"--audits, levies, threatening letters, et cetera -- than Acinta. We can help with overwhelming back-taxes, sales tax, and other neglected situations, and can often find ways to save you money when you have fallen behind.

Per the Internal Revenue Code, the IRS may accept a lower amount than what they believe is owed on personal or payroll taxes. This "Offer in Compromise" must be initiated, by disclosing either that you are unable to pay the amount that is due, or that you do not owe the amount due. We are able to assess your candidacy for an Offer in Compromise by using the same formulas auditors use.

If the IRS is after you for money, a good portion of what you are expected to pay could be comprised of penalties and interest. However, if your situation meets specific requirements, the IRS might remove the penalties and interest - either partially or in full. In the event that you can present reasonable cause for failure to pay taxes, confirm that you were not negligent in efforts to repay the tax debt in question, and verify that due diligence was implemented, relief becomes more probable.

A tax settlement payment plan with the IRS is formally known as an Installment Agreement. It is possible that the IRS may accept monies for unpaid taxes over the course of up to five years, allowing you to avoid wage garnishment or even imprisonment.

In cases involving divorce, both taxpayers are jointly and individually responsible for the tax and any interest or penalty due on joint returns filed -- or neglected -- prior to the divorce. This is true even if a divorce decree states that a former spouse will be responsible for any amounts due on previously filed joint returns. One spouse may be held responsible for all the tax due, even if all the income was earned by the other spouse. An "Innocent Spouse" relief may be sought.

As an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service, Pamela S Barber, EA can represent you at an IRS audit, or assist you in the resolution of any of these situations:



The longer you wait, the more troubling your situation could become.
Call us today to discuss how Acinta can help get your unique "situation" resolved and your finances back on track.