Garcia & Cuadra P.A.

Independent Accountants and Tax Advisors

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Financial Services | Tampa

Financial Services | Tampa | Garcia and Cuadra

Taxes are unavoidable. How you file them, however, differs from person to person. For instance, independent contractors and business owners have to file a special type of form. The average person typically only needs to file their taxes annually, but independent contractors do not. They need to file quarterly taxes to keep records and payments to the Internal Revenue Service up-to-date. Finding the right business to work with on your taxes is important if you want to avoid fees. Nothing is worse than working hard for your money only to find you have accumulated filing fees and interest. Tampa residents can avoid unwanted fees and interest with financial services from Garcia and Cuadra, P.A. While some can handle their taxes on their own, many people find it overwhelming and confusing. You can keep your IRS payments updated with a little help from the professionals. We may even find hidden deductions and extra credits that you did not know you had!

Small Business Accounting

Businesses of all sizes require professional accounting services. Many employers find balancing their personal taxes alongside business management to be too cumbersome and time-consuming. Small businesses in Tampa can employ financial services to help with:

  • Tax preparation
  • Filing of relevant documents
  • Planning
  • Consultation
  • Finances
  • Litigation

While some small business owners handle their finances on their own, having help from an advisor is a smart move that many choose to make. Small business owners are typically classified under self-employment, which means they have to file Internal Revenue Service payments every quarter. Not being aware of this and waiting until the annual filing deadline can leave you with hundreds of dollars in added fees and interest. Part of keeping your Tampa operation running involves proper tax preparation and financial services. These fines can set you back and put your company in a tight spot. Instead of risking financial setbacks, Garcia and Cuadra, P.A. can help you stay ahead of deadlines.

Enrolled Agents

Rather than dealing with those who may not have certification from the Internal Revenue Service, there are those with approval from the government agency. Enrolled Agents (EA) are tax experts with authority given to them by the U.S. Department of Treasury to represent clients with tax issues. It is the highest credential status given out by the IRS and holds national recognition. In addition to professional financial services, clients can work with an agent with approval from the IRS. To maintain status as an agent, individuals must complete 72 hours of education and yearly ethics classes. This means that you can trust the success and monetary stability of your company with Garcia and Cuadra’s Enrolled Agents.


A critical part of any business is financing and turning a profit. Bloomberg estimates that, on average, most businesses fail within 18 months. A loss of money is the primary reason a Tampa business may not succeed, and improper financing can lead to negative turnovers. Helping you determine the profitability of your endeavor is one of the benefits of working with an accounting and tax services group. In addition to financial services throughout Tampa, our firm offers representation in matters involving litigation, should you need to take your matters to court.

Litigation and Representation

Sometimes, legal action is necessary when dealing with money matters. Unfortunately, tax codes and regulation change all the time, making the process ever the more confusing for those not in the profession. Instead of risking the success of your case, hiring a representative can ensure you have proper support. There are a variety of situations in which you may want legal representation, such as cases involving:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Fraud (both civil and criminal)
  • Non-filing penalties
  • Compromise

The expertise that comes with an Enrolled Agent can be vital to reaching a settlement that works for you. A bookkeeper or an accountant can only assist with so much. When it comes to legal matters, it is best to have someone who knows the ins and outs of tax law. With cases involving bankruptcy, specific guidelines must be met to contest property seizures and taxes. When it comes to civil and criminal matters, it is advantageous in most cases to have appropriate representation to avoid serious charges and fees.

Garcia and Cuadra’s Financial Services

At Garcia and Cuadra, P.A., clients throughout Tampa can benefit from professional financial services. Also, our Enrolled Agents can provide certified assistance with legal matters involving your taxes.

Contact Garcia and Cuadra, P.A. today at 813-415-2431 start properly managing your taxes to avoid potentially overwhelming fees and interest.