Terms & Conditions

Tax Return Preparation, Accounting Consulting & Financial Counseling


Dear Client:


Crystal Clear Tax & Accounting Consulting LLC appreciates the opportunity of serving you and advising you regarding your income tax, credit restoration and/or accounting needs.  To ensure a complete understanding between us, we are setting forth the pertinent information about the services that we propose to provide for you. By agreeing to use our services, you agree to the following:


Tax Work:

We will prepare your federal and/or state and/or city income tax returns based on information you furnish to us.   In order to timely file your tax returns, we need all required information no later than 2 days prior to the tax filing deadline.  You may be required to request an extension if we do not receive all required information by the above date. 


We will use our judgment in resolving questions where the tax law is unclear, or where there may be conflicts between the taxing authorities’ interpretation of the law and other supportable positions.  Unless otherwise instructed by you, we will resolve such questions in your favor whenever possible.


It is your responsibility to provide all the information required for the preparation of complete and accurate returns.  You represent that there is adequate substantiation to support deductions for any expenses claimed on the return.  You are ultimately responsible for the accuracy of your return and should review it carefully before signing it.


You should retain all the documents, canceled checks, and other data which form the basis of income and deductions.  These may be necessary to prove the accuracy and completeness of the returns to a taxing authority.


Your returns may be selected for review by the taxing authorities.  Any proposed adjustments by the examining agent are subject to certain rights of appeal.  In the event of such government tax examination, we will be available upon request to speak with you about your options and will request a fee before performing such services.


If there is an error on the return resulting from incorrect information supplied by you, or due to your subsequent receipt of amended or corrected tax forms (W-2’s, 1099’s, K-1’s), you are responsible for the payment of any additional taxes which would have been properly due on the original return(s), along with any interest and penalties charged by the IRS.


Accounting and Other Consulting (including Credit Restoration):

Our services come in the form of a tax return, financial statement, letter, report preparation, along with consultations, meetings or phone calls.  Our fees are based upon several factors.  We have spent many years becoming very knowledgeable and educated in tax and accounting matters.  In addition, we are required to continue our education annually to maintain our licenses.  When you contact us it is because you need our knowledge and assistance with something, this is when our time becomes billable. If you call us with a “general” question that we can quickly answer, we consider this a courtesy service and you will not be billed for our time.  Phone calls requiring research, business or personal planning, tax compliance, etc. will be billed in accordance with our billing policy. Crystal Clear Tax & Accounting Consulting LLC cannot guarantee an increase in credit score, reduction of any debts or acceptance of any Offer(s) in Compromise.




Any estimate we give is based upon information you initially provide to us.  Actual fees may vary as circumstances change and/or new corrected information is made available.  All fees and costs incurred to prepare your income tax returns are due and payable before the returns are released from our office.


You will receive a pdf copy of your return.  Any additional copies will incur a service charge of $20.00.  We reserve the right to hold the completed returns until your account is paid in full.  Payment in full is required before any tax return can be electronically filed or released.


If your return is for a closely held corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other entity, the person signing that return agrees to be personally liable for our fees if the entity does not pay.  Uncollected invoices will be subject to submittal with collections and incur a collection fee plus Finance Charges.

Traveling Limits:

Crystal Clear Tax & Accounting LLC is happy to accomodate clients at the service address of their choosing (including Virtually). That said, there are mileage and location limits on travelng to our clients' preferred place of service. We will travel up to 30 minutes from our base location (Metro Detroit). Any travel time between 30 and 45 minutes will result in an additional 'Excess Mileage Fee' of $20.00. Any travel that exceeds 45 minutes travel time, will be charged an additonal Excess Mileage fee of $30.00. We will not travel more than 1 hour outside of our base location for non-virtual Tax Preparation & Financial Counseling services.  This does not apply to the Mighty Money Masterclass.


We reserve the right to require retainers at our discretion.  New clients will be requested to remit a retainer.  New client status will remain in effect for the first twelve (12) months of service.  The retainer is an estimate of work to be performed; and additional amounts may be due. In the event we stop work or withdraw from this engagement as a result of your failure to pay on a timely basis for services rendered, we shall not be liable for any damages/penalties incurred as a result of our ceasing to render services.


The client has forty-eight (48) hours from the date of direct deposit of your tax refund to remit payment.  After seven (7) days, the invoice must be paid and the client will be charged an additional $50 fee.


Please be advised that certain communications involving tax advice between you and our firm may be privileged and not subject to disclosure to the IRS.  If you disclose the contents of those communications to anyone, or turn over information about those communications to the government, you may be waiving this privilege.  To protect your rights, please consult with us or your attorney prior to disclosing any information about our tax advice.


"Coach" Crystal Nickson


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