Tax Tip

Have kids in School?

Required school supplies can be deducted on your Minnesota tax return.  This includes: School supplies, computers, insurance on a school tablet, tutoring, transportation expenses, music lessons and equipment rental, and enrichment classes.   

Things that can NOT be used: school clothes (unless required uniform), non-required school supplies.

About  Me

Sarah Syverson

Sarah Syverson

"You hear all the time, how people absolutely dread doing or getting their taxes done. I strive to make it a more enjoyable experience by getting every deduction available for each client. To ensure they leave my office with a smile."

 

 

In 2011, I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Minnesota School of Business. While attending college I practiced my degree skills managing a local optometrists office. Once I  obtained my degree, I took over as General Manager at a retail optical center, where I worked until the birth of my twins! I then decided to leave the workforce and dedicate myself to being a full time stay at home mom.

 

Eventually this gave me an opportunity to follow my true passion,  tax preparation.  I  worked at a large chain, but  after one season I decided to go out on my own. In 2014 I set up my office in the basement of my home and placed my 1st ad on Facebook. To my surprise the response that I got was overwhelming. In my first year I accumulated 50 new clients. Clientele continues to grow leaps and bounds year after year. I maintain a 94% retention rate and most of my new business is gained simply by word of mouth.  In 2018 I took some big business steps by beginning a customer referral program, built my own website and Facebook site, and placed another ad.  Shockingly, the 1st day it launched, I had over 20 new clients.

My goal is not solely to provide tax preparation, but to educate my clients on their own tax situations. I do so by going over each client's return in great detail so they understand each numbers why and where. This will help them plan ahead for next year.

To be the best I can be at my position I decided to go back to school and get my Masters in Accounting at St. Mary's University of Minnesota. Upon completing my furthered education I will meet all requirements needed for the Board of Accountancy. Allowing me to pass the examination to become a licensed Certified Personal Accountant (CPA).