Georgia CPA Client TestimonialsWhat clients of John Dillard, (An Atlanta Christian CPA) have to say...
This is a "thank you" note. You’ve been taking care of me and my company for close to four years now, and without thinking real hard, I can come up with about $400,000 you’ve saved me: Personally, you got me a tax refund of $3,000 that I didn’t expect, plus you got the IRS to waive $15,000 worth of penalties. Your advice on estate planning will save me and my heirs at least $200,000. For my company, you established a $35,000 credit line at a great rate because you managed to get three banks
clamoring for our account. And, best of all, you converted this company to an S Corporation, saving us $150,000 in taxes this year.
You’ve answered all my questions in English, in a way I could understand. You’ve talked to me as a person with a business, not a client with a checkbook. You’ve taken the time to get to know me, my business, and the way it all fits together. You’ve removed my burden of paperwork and form filing and unbalanced ledgers and allowed me to concentrate all my energy on product development and increasing our sales. In short, your thoughtful attention to this company has made it possible for us to grow.
Again, thank you for your guidance. We really couldn’t have done it without you!
Jeanette Crews Designs, Inc
There are not enough words to properly thank you for your time and efforts concerning my husband’s Offer and Compromise.
I had worked for nearly 2 1/2 years with a "Brand X" CPA until I was referred to you. Boy am I ever thankful for that referral. You were able to clear up the income tax problem within nine to twelve months which is the time table that you had anticipated. With your recommendations and guidance, we were able to settle the Offer and Compromise saving $57,000, not even including penalties and interest.
We often jest that you must be a "demi-force" but I think you are just one hell of an accountant who knows the system and understands the needs of his clients.
Thank you once again as I look forward to working with you on all of our business and personal returns. I also look forward to telling everyone what a wonderful job you did. But I especially appreciate that we are out
of purgatory and may now venture forward with our life.
I wanted to express my thanks for all your tax advice and strategies you have provided my firm. I always feel comfortable and assured when you perform for my firm.
I appreciate you setting up my business as an S Corporation. In this way I both avoid the double taxation of a C Corporation as well as legally avoid Medicaid and FICA taxes by taking shareholder distributions. As a layman I was not aware that so much could be done to legally limit my tax liability as well as giving me the additional protection of a corporation.
I also appreciate your representation of myself in submitting an offer in compromise. You have allowed me to get back into the tax system while saving me $62,000. I feel as if your services are outstanding and truly appreciate your professionalism and abilities.
Allied Building Supplies
"We appreciate the fact that you were able to get the IRS to waive its 75 day rule of filing for an S Corporation by over 600 days. I know you worked on this with the IRS over a period of several months, but this issue above has saved us approximately $22,000.00 in taxes."
American Lenders Service Co.
"John, I really appreciate the work you’ve done on my behalf. You literally saved me thousands of dollars by going back to the prior years and “carrying back” my current year taxes. You can be sure I won’t forget that or hesitate to recommend you to others. I had been hoping to find a good accountant that I could trust and rely on to help me with my business and the Lord filled my need when he brought us together through the Chamber of Commerce."
Beverly A. Anderson
Anderson Realty, Inc.
"Lately we had felt that our company had grown to a stage where we needed to dramatically upgrade our accounting services. You promised to be as aggressive as legally possible and have helped us get: S-Election back dated by the IRS, saving us $16,000; and a refund for 1995 taxes paid as a result of a poor cutoff by our prior accountant, saving us $12,000."
"Thank you for talking with our students at DeKalb College on Monday, March 7, 1994. Many factors affect the difficult career decisions our students must make. Personal contact with a practicing professional in the field is helpful because it makes the idea of being an accountant real and human. Your willingness to share your knowledge and insights certainly indicates your commitment to the accounting profession and the advancement of understanding of the field."
Ingrid R. Torsay, Assistant Professor of Accounting
"At the beginning of my particular situation, I truly felt all was hopeless. But you wouldn’t let me quit, gave me the needed support when I floundered with despair, and gave me the incentive to continue on. Well, you were right. We did win."
"Your work on my tax issues has saved me money, made me money, and allowed me to focus on the every day of running my business. You aren’t just a CPA, you’re a ‘business partner’ with your clients."
Robert C. Smith
"Thank you for the financial consulting that you have provided my company. Your initial suggestion and help in obtaining a line of credit for the company will make the balancing act with cash flow much easier. I would also like to thank you for your suggestion and referral to a paycheck company to help us off-load some of the routine business matters that takes time better spent elsewhere."
Scott J. Wilson, PhD
"Actually, the Offer In Compromise, was only the beginning of a continuing flow of pertinent information and expert advice from you concerning my business and tax affairs. It has helped me tremendously knowing that you understand my financial needs and that you always follow through."
"We commend you on a great job, and through your efforts and knowledge saved us a great deal of money."
Isaac and Gloria Powell
Powell’s Learning & Development Center, Inc.
"The presentation you made on Financial Management at our July 21st Chapter meeting has to rank with the top of all we have had in the recent past. It was informative, covered the subject, the audience was interested from beginning to end and, above all, added to the knowledge of our counselors to make us better equipped to offer assistance to our clients."
Leonard J. Seligman, Chapter Chairman
"Congratulations on being chosen the Small Business Administration as the Accountant Advocate of the Year. It’s always nice to be recognized for good work and we know you have earned the accolade. Thanks too, John for the work you do for SCORE, we appreciate it."
Fred J. Macfee, Chairman
"Thank you so much for the work you do with small business. It is this hard work that has resulted in your being selected as the 1999 Accountant Advocate of the Year for the State of Georgia. Please accept my sincere congratulations."
Charles E. Anderson, District Director
US Small Business Administration, Georgia District Office
"Just a short note to congratulate you on being named the Accountant Advocate of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration."
Paul D. Coverdell
United States Senate
Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, "Surely not I, Rabbi?" Jesus answered, "Yes, it is you." While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father’s kingdom."
When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Then Jesus told them, "This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: " ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee." Peter replied, "Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will."
Matthew 6 25:33