"I was in desperate need of a new accounting firm. My previous accountant rarely returned calls, and they didn't process my statements in a timely manner. It got so bad I ended up being penalized from the government for their tardiness. I took a chance with GW Carter, Ltd. and hoped they could make sense of my accounts and help me understand what to do. They answered all my questions, no matter how trivial they were and they have saved me a considerable amount of money already. I am so appreciative of this company and all the work they have done for me.
I highly recommend GW Carter, Ltd. for all your accounting and bookkeeping needs."
Certified Wedding Gown Specialist
"It has been several years since I started to work with Gary. Preparing tax paperwork for international students sometimes can be very complicated, so it is important for my psychological and financial balance to deal with somebody whose judgment I can trust. Gary is such person, I always had confidence in his professionalism; using his services to do my income tax papers really paid me back big time. He is very competent, accurate, and considerate of what options are best for a client. I am happy to work with Gary and am grateful for the quality of the service he provides."
Home Country: Russiayanxx016@umn.edu
"Gary does excellent job on tax returns, especially if you are a foreign national like me. His knowledge on visa status (I personally changed my visa status from F to J and H), tax treaties, and tax law is immeasurable. He saved me lots of money by getting maximum refund from Fed and State but also charging me very reasonably. The best of all, he never missed returning my e-mail."
Professor/Associate Clinical Specialist
Home country: Korea
"We've been really happy to have our tax returns done by Gary Carter and his team for the last few years. One of the agents we've used before charged a lot more, the other a little less, but one of the returns had to be corrected later by Gary. I've always felt more comfortable when Gary Carter has done our returns - our questions were always interpreted correctly and answered promptly and helpfully. Using the web return has made the process easier as well, in the past I hated having to wait and gather everything together and then traipsing out to someone's office, with the web version I just entered our records as I received them."
Dr Charles Sanderson
Home Country: United Kingdom and
Home Country: Australia
"I was an exchange student at the University of Pennsylvania for one year. During my studies I worked part-time at the University's hospital, and after that at a New York based company. As many people that have to file a tax return for the first time, I was intimidated by its complexity, especially in my case. I was looking for someone that has understanding in non-immigrant visa classifications, international tax laws and also familiar with international student's complex cases. I found Gary's website on the internet. I read that he is on the University of Minnesota's faculty, and had verified this by searching the University's website. I liked his service pledge and the fact that one is not charged for the services unless he is satisfied. The questionnaire I was asked to fill was quite simple and the service cost was reasonable, based on a comparison I made. Therefore I decided to try his services. Gary provides a professional service which can be seen from the completed tax return. He saved me money that I was eligible for, and answered many questions I had. Today, four years later, I still use Gary's tax services and I am very satisfied. I would recommend him to anyone, and especially for foreign nationals."
Home Country: Israel
"I am very satisfied with your work. I trusted your work and give you all my personal and legal information because I knew that you are a professor in Carlson School and also ISSS office’s recommendation. Your excellent service proved your professionalism in the area of preparing tax return for a complicated situation like mine. I would like to have this chance to express my thanks to you!"
Home Country: P. R. China
"I trust the work you do, you do it very well, fast, & with attention to lots of details."
Home Country:Slovak Republic
"I was very fortunate to be able to find this service on the web. Mr. Carter's service worked very well for my tax returns. His response for my question was very fast and easy to understand. Also, he took account of my visa status very carefully. The great thing about "Tax Notebook" system was that I didn't feel inconvenienced from the distance between California and Minnesota. (I live in CA.) I think it is difficult to find such a good service for a reasonable price. I am satisfied with his work."
Home Country: Japan
"I used Gary Carter ("The Tax Guy")'s service for my 2004 and 2005 returns. I highly recommend Mr Carter, especially if you are a non-resident alien (NR). The complexity of filing taxes for non-residents is mind-boggling and few tax experts know the tax rules that specifically apply to NRs.
In fact, I sought the advice of two experienced tax specialists for my 2004 return. I had done a lot of research myself, but wanted to seek the advice of a professional to validate my findings. As none of them seemed to know the rules applicable to my specific situation, I posted a message on an online forum and was directed to Mr Carter.
Mr Carter very quickly and clearly assessed my situation. I could eventually claim a large refund from the IRS thanks to his advice. Had I followed other specialists's directions, I would have forfeited this refund.
Using Mr Carter's service will save you a lot of time, effort and will give you the assurance that you correctly filed your taxes. Depending on your situation and how well you know the tax code, you might even save a lot of money.
I wholeheartedly recommend "The Tax Guy".
firstname.lastname@example.org, August 2006.
"Mr. Gary Carter prepared my tax returns for the years 2001 and 2002. In 2001, I worked in New Jersey, California, and Minnesota; in 2002, I changed my visa status from F-1 to H1-B. All these issues confused me how to prepare my tax returns, although I did it by myself in the years 1998-2000. I would say that Professor Carter really does good work, and I especially appreciate his expertise on tax treaties. I think that the service fee is quite reasonable. Some of my friends in CA, NJ, MA, who have other professional tax firms prepare their tax returns, were charged higher than his service fee. I expect that Professor Carter will prepare my tax returns for 2003, 2004, . . ."
Home Country: China
"As an foreign professional I was concerned that I was not filing my taxes correctly or that I was overpaying by not taking advantage of some exemption clause. Of course, money was tight and local accounting firms wanted to charge me several hundred dollars for this service with no clear evidence of experience in this area. When I first contacted this firm, I was relieved to find someone with real expertise in my particular tax situation. I received responsive and thorough service at a fair price. All my returns were clearly organized and ready to mail. Once, the IRS made a data entry error and claimed I owed them extra money, Gary followed up with them and explained how to fix the problem. Another time, he found an exemption specific to my country of origin that saved me money. I have been using this firm for three years and I can't complain of the value I have received."
Home Country: Venezuela
"The tax service is very personalized, reliable and adequately priced. I am very happy with your service."
Home Country: Argentina