Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a CPA vs an Accountant?

A: Certified Public Accountant is an advanced professional designation for accountants. To become a CPA, an accountant must pass a comprehensive exam, continue their education through ongoing courses, and agree to maintain the high standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Q: How does BRD bill for your services?

A: Our standard billing procedure is to bill monthly. We require payment upon receipt. All standard forms of payment are accepted including credit cards.

Q: What hours are you available?

A: We are available during normal business hours, which are 8:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday. We would be happy to make special arrangements for evening or weekend consultations.

Q: What role do you play if the IRS or Georgia Department of Revenue sends me a notification about my tax return?

A: If we prepared your tax return, we respond to questions and attempt to resolve issues. If there is an issue that involves the information you provided us, we’ll discuss appropriate next steps and fees.

Q: How much and what kind of preparation do you need for my return?

A: We prefer that your materials be in a computer accounting program, but we have taken materials in almost every imaginable form. Contact us with questions about specific software packages.