Cooper & Associates, P.C. is a full-service public accounting, income
tax, and management consulting firm serving the greater Houston community
and the Bay Area.
Our dedicated team of professionals provide quality accounting, auditing,
tax, financial and management consulting services to businesses and their
owners. In addition, we provide services to individuals in the areas of
income tax preparation, financial and tax planning, estate and retirement
planning, IRS problem resolution, and personal debt management. We get
to know you and strive to earn your complete satisfaction by paying attention
to details and your individual needs.
in these service areas combined with our small-firm structure enable you
to receive personalized service at a reasonable price. We are licensed
with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas
State Board of Public Accountancy. Our professional staff receives the
required education annually to stay current with the latest accounting
and taxation laws and regulations.
today obtain real solutions leading to real results. We look forward to
much and what kind of documents do you need to prepare my tax return?
A: For personal income tax returns, we need all of the year-end
tax reporting documents for your sources of income (Form W-2, 1099, 1098,
etc.) that are sent to you in January and February. We also need recaps
of your various tax deductions such as donations, property taxes, mortgage
interest, and any sole proprietor business deductions. The more organized
you are in providing your tax information, the less time it should take
us to prepare your tax return.
tax returns, we need your business' year-end financial statements, which
consist of a balance sheet and profit/loss statement. If your business
does not use a computerized software program for bookkeeping purposes,
we have cost-effective software programs where we can maintain your monthly
or annual bookkeeping on our computer system for a reasonable fee. Then
we can prepare the annual tax return using the reports generated by our
computer. Please contact us with questions about specific software programs.
role do you play if the IRS audits me?
A: We will negotiate directly with the IRS officer assigned to
your audit once you authorize us as your tax representative. We will review
the tax return being audited and advise you on any exposure areas. We
will ask the IRS officer to work in our office and deal directly with
us so that they do not interrupt your daily business operations, and we
only provide them information that they specifically request for the audit.
is IRS problem resolution?
A: If a taxpayer falls behind in paying taxes to the IRS, we can
assist in negotiating a payment plan with the IRS. In more severe cases
where financial or health difficulties prevent someone from paying their
taxes, we can prepare a written offer to settle with the IRS for pennies-on-the-dollar,
so that you can get relief and move forward with your life.
secure are your computer systems, and how do you accept data from your
A: We use an inter-office network computer system where staff utilize
the firm's centralized computer programs and files. We maintain a separate
external data backup system to ensure the safety of firm and client data.
We accept client data either in hardcopy form or through the use of e-mail
with files electronically attached.
hours are you available?
A: We are available during normal business hours which are 8:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We would be happy to make special
arrangements for evening or weekend consultations.
do you bill for your services?
A: Our fees are calculated based on the amount of time we spend
on each project and the level of expertise of our staff. Our fees range
from $90 per hour for bookkeeping to $180 per hour for income tax returns.
We will attempt to keep our time to a minimum, and where feasible we will
utilize our client's personnel to prepare necessary schedules and analysis.
We generally present our invoice at the completion of work on each project,
and payment is due upon receipt. We accept cash, checks and credit card
can answer any questions or be of service in any way, don't hesitate to
contact us. To schedule an appointment, call (281) 488-1854 and ask for
© Patrick Cooper, CPA. All rights are reserved. Patrick Cooper & Associates,
P.C. is a Texas-based certified public accounting (CPA) firm serving the
Bay Area, Houston and Pearland, Texas. Our services include income tax
preparation and consulting, financial statement preparation, Quickbooks
bookkeeping and accounting, estate planning, business formation (i.e.
incorporation as a C-corporation or S-corporation, limited liability company,
partnerships, etc.), and other small business services.
began servicing my tax and accounting needs when he purchased the
practice of my long-time CPA who was retiring. When my bookkeeper
needed assistance with recording transactions in our Quickbooks
ledger, Patrick came to my office and assisted her in recording
the transactions. Then he met with me and inquired about the operational
and financial performance of my business, and briefly explained
the differences between reporting financial results under the accrual
versus cash methods of accounting. I learned more from Patrick that
day than I had learned from my other CPA in years."
have since hired Patrick to prepare a compiled financial statement
that was required for a construction bond application, and also
to advise me on the sales tax rules for my contracts. I have been
pleased with the quality and timeliness of his work."
D., business owner,