Readers’ Choice: Best Tax Preparer in Plainview

Keep the taxman at bay by choosing the right expert.


April is tax season. Everyone has a method for filing taxes. It’s as limitless as the deductions you can claim.

Many choose to go it alone and prepare their own taxes. And there’s always your brother-in-law, who your wife swears is good with numbers.

But for those who don’t, there’s an army of professionals – from CPAs, attorneys and accountants to tax preparers – who know the tax code and can navigate the e-file process for you.

Better make that appointment now. Personal income tax returns are due Tuesday, April 17.

Time to weigh in.  is looking to unearth the best tax preparer in town. Readers’ Choice is a new weekly feature where we ask you – our readers – to tell us your top picks.

Each Monday we’ll list our nominees – this week it’s tax preparers – and ask for your recommendation. Did we leave your go-to spot off the list? Go ahead and add it in comments.

Wednesday we’ll narrow the field, taking your recommendations to put to a vote in the ultimate flat tax poll. 

The following week we’ll announce our winner.  

Nominees were selected randomly from a list of 50 financial planners contained in our directory. If your favorite or your firm isn't listed here, add them to the comment section and we'll get yours posted. In addition, if you're a financial planner, why not and upload a picture of yourself or your office? It's free. It can make a huge difference in getting the word out about your business.

Our nominees:

Tom April 02, 2012 at 02:11 PM
I have been using MSC for years and have never had a problem. Martin has always been very professional in his service and he is a nice guy.
Arthur K. Adamo, DDS April 02, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I have been using my accountant, Raymond Zajac of Plainview, NY 516-692-9717, for the past 37 years and have found him to be outstanding. He is very much up to date on the latest IRS regulations and I rely on his knowledge and professionalism. Dr Arthur K. Adamo
Jason Molinet April 02, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Thanks Tom!
Jason Molinet April 02, 2012 at 08:29 PM
@Arthur Does he work for any of the firms listed or is he independent?
Joe Dowd (Editor) April 03, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Thanks, Arthur and Tom. Can you give me some insights into costs for a standard form, not too complicated?
Tom April 03, 2012 at 12:08 PM
It was under $150.
ray zajac April 03, 2012 at 08:35 PM
really depends. $150.00 is very fair. thanks art for your kind words. ray z.
Joe Dowd (Editor) April 05, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Last chance to vote on your favorite tax preparer in Plainview: Let us know who your guy is?


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