Maybe I've just had bad luck, but the four CPAs I've met so far with have been morons.
The first one I found on superpages and he couldn't help me set a structure for my LLC. Didn't know what paperwork to file, how often they pay taxes, and told me to register the LLC in Montana. The next I met on craigslist (whoops) told me to put my money into a house insurance plan to avoid paying taxes. The third, who works in my office building, was helpful but didn't know anything about paying 1040-S (estimate taxes for self employed) and .. well, we won't get into the fourth. How is it that with basicallymoney.com, limited Googling and 6 mo experience running my own business I seem to know more about the tax code than these guys? [/vent]
I'm a sole proprieter software consultant, hoping to soon start an LLC. I need a local San Diego CPA who can advise my business, make sure I'm following the tax law, make sure I'm paying everything I owe, and I really don't know where to look. Please help?