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14 October 2019

Back again, I still can't say enough great things about Res and Brass Taxes. He's the real deal, goes the extra mile and cares. I'm so grateful to have found him and his firm to help me through the trials and tribulations of taxes. He's so good, I almost don't want the word to get out but he's too good of a person and accountant not to spread the wealth. He deserves every bit of accolades he receives and then some. You won't be disappointed! More...

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25 May 2018

Rus and his team understand freelancers, and they're calm and kind. They've been my accountants for 4 years now and in that time they've always been kind enough go the extra mile (e. g. writing a letter for me when I applied for affordable housing). They've been really wonderful! More...

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25 May 2018

Brass taxes is terrific. I've referred so many people to them over the years that I just wish they'd give me a referral bonus ;)

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25 May 2017

I've been using Brass Taxes for the last 4 years, and they've always been awesome. Before Brass Taxes, I went to H&R Block, who had NO idea about freelancer/artist returns. Rus and his team cater to freelancers, and are very knowledgeable about how to sort everything out. First, you are prompted by their easy-to-follow website to upload your documents, etc. - it's a nice, streamlined system - and then you talk to a cool human at the end to wrap things up. Last year, I had a complicated issue with some crowd-sourcing money, and Rus was super helpful in addressing it. They've always been the most professional, caring, and helpful staff - I would HIGHLY recommend them, especially if you're a freelancer! More...

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18 March 2017

Take the pain out of getting your taxes done and book an appointment at Brass Taxes. Call me a dork, but I actually enjoyed getting my taxes done today. Rus and his colleagues are conscientious and personable. You can choose to go to their office or have your taxes done online.  I met with Rus online today using video and it was easy and convenient. Well worth the reasonable price! More...

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26 February 2017

I prefer video conferencing because it saves me a commute, and I have all my paperwork here, organized at my desk.Also, since I live in CO and I still want awesome tax service, I do my taxes with Brass Taxes via video conferencing. For the past six years Brass Taxes has been accurate, incredibly helpful/patient, and not to mention human and funny. Every year I finish my taxes with a smile. More...

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21 February 2017

We used Brass Taxes three years in a row and each time we were very happy! Marci and Rus are both excellent and we received some of our highest returns thanks to their knowledge. Highly recommend!

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22 March 2016

Another fantastic experience with Brass Taxes. We had an online appt with Caroline and she was fantastic. Great refund, easy peasy.

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12 March 2016

I fall into the "other nice people" category of customers Brass Taxes serves: I'm not a freelancer, I don't own a business, but I do work in one state and live in another and have some light itemization to take care of. My return isn't too complicated but it's still well over my head, and Marci did a great job of finding things to itemize that I never would have thought of, explaining what works and why, and I feel confident that they secured my best possible return. Two weeks later, my returns had arrived and I couldn't be happier. Don't think Brass Taxes isn't for you just because you have a less complicated return -- they're incredible and I'll never go anywhere else! More...

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8 March 2016

I will not trust anyone else with my taxes.Rus and his growing team are awesome!Now, living in LA, I Skype my appointments. Their prices are very fair and they know what they are doing with artists and freelancers, you cannot say that about H&R Block.Support a small, growing business with preparers that take the time AND ask what kind of music you would like to listen to during your session!This is my 5th tax year with Brass Taxes and Caroline took great care of me this year.I cannot recommend enough! More...

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2 March 2016

This is my 3rd year filing through Brass Taxes. I'm a freelance Assistant Director. i typically have 20-30 w2s, 1099 income, file in several states and like to really expense my spendings appropriately. For a portion of what many of my colleagues pay, I've found brass taxes to offer an easier system and a smoother filing process. My whole system is more organized because of what I've learned through using brass taxes. You upload everything, complete a clear questionnaire regarding expenses and then go in for your appointment to file. Doing your taxes is annoying regardless, but it's really not a big deal anymore when someone can do it for you correctly and for a great price. Oh and I've always gotten a return, something I definitely could not say before I found them. More...

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1 March 2016

You don't think of tax-doing as an opportunity to not only *do taxes, but to network, set career goals, laugh, brainstorm, catch up (you also don't think about writing a Yelp review about a tax prep service)-- but over the past five or so years that I've used brass taxes, I find tax time not just not-stressful, but a kind of nice wrap up to the year. There is definitely an overabundance of intelligence here, and it finds its outlet in helping you understand your taxes, finding opportunities for savings, offering advice for thinking through next year -- I've asked for counsel on salary negotiations, international employment, and other general financial matters, too.  For me it's no small thing that the owner has worked in comedy (and is actually funny). I don't laugh easily but see humour as a most compelling evidence of intelligence and understanding. And down to brass taxes:  the uploading and video options make it easy to manage an appointment (I've even had my taxes done from London), taxes are always in on time, and I always get a much-needed refund.  It's taxes done plus; highly recommended. More...

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29 February 2016

I've used Brass Taxes for personal taxes for a few years now, and just started using them for my business tax return.  As a small business owner I was thrilled to see that they provide the same great service - fast, attentive, one-on-one service that understands what it's like to be an entrepreneur.  Because they focus on artists, freelancers, and independent contractor types, they had some really strong money-saving ideas that reduced my overall tax burden.  If that's not worth paying for, I don't know what is. More...

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27 February 2016

Taxes aren't fun. But these guys make it as close to fun as possible. I went to Lee, and he explained things really carefully and tried to help me find whatever deductions I qualified for. He was super patient with all of my questions, too. And to top it off, he put on some Rolling Stones tunes. Really good prices, really good experience. More...

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26 February 2016

These guys are simply the best. I went there years ago after my last accountant really messed up. Rus, the owner, sat with me, calmed me down, and we were able clean the entire thing up. I've been using Brass Taxes ever since. They are both web based and also brick and mortar. I've worked with some of the newer accountants as well, and have recommended Brass Taxes to many of my friends. They actually care and know what they're doing. Great combo and stress free taxes year after year. More...

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26 February 2016

This will be my third year going to Brass Taxes (this year via Skype, because I left NYC) and I've had nothing but wonderful experiences. I'm a filmmaker and was finishing grad school, then had student loan questions, and magically (it seemed) all was figured out. This is a truly smart, knowledgable, awesome group of people that will calm you right down. I get wacky stressed with financial stuff, but it's been smooth sailing with Brass Taxes. Also, the new office on Dean Street kicks ass. Highly recommend! More...

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26 February 2016

I went to Brass Taxes after the guy I had been using for years wouldn't take the time to answer my questions anymore. He just wanted me to send in papers and he'd file, with zero interaction and my emails ignored. Very different experience with Rus & co. They provide an excellent level of service. My questions were answered and I felt very taken care of. Highly recommend. Please don't hesitate to use them. More...

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8 September 2015

I really lucked up finding these guys!!!I met with Marci a few days ago for a consultation. We reviewed my personal and busIness  tax returns for the past two years. She was great at assessing the errors and had no problems praising the previous tax professional on the areas that were done correctly. One hour later, we had a concrete plan of action and i think I even walked away a little smarter ( lol). I am excited about working with Brass Taxes. They understand the nuances of self employment  and the common errors people make when a book keeper  or accountant is not on your payroll. More...

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26 May 2015

Best tax preparation ever. efficient, fun and easy. couldn't ask for more from what is usually a painful process. Highly recommend!

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29 March 2015

Guys. Brass Taxes rules. The entire experience was so professional, helpful, and actually really informative. I worked with Lori and she gave me some really solid advice on how to conduct myself as a better adult human for this tax year and wasn't at all mad or judgey that I was a mess for 2014 taxes. Go. here. They rock!

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23 March 2015

I love this place!!!!!!!!!  Seriously cannot say enough good things. I have been procrastinating on my taxes for months and finally made my appt. What a relief to have it done.  The process was so easy and affordable.  The staff is amazing and they patiently answered all my questions.  This is the first year I have felt good about filing taxes.  I will definitely be coming back. More...

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23 March 2015

I was so nervous about having to file taxes by myself considering I'm a freelance photographer. I made my appointment with Brass Taxes online, prepared all of my paper work as it instructed and met with Erin a few days later. Erin is a total tax god; everyone that works at Brass Taxes are tax gods. I could not have had a better experience, and to top it off, I got money back! Everyone is so sweet and informative, and their office space is beyond amazing. Completely hip and laid back, plus they let you choose the music you want while they're filing your taxes. Yeah, it's that amazing. Forget H&R forever!!! More...

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19 March 2015

These guys are so great! Everything was handled efficiently and smoothly. Their office is really chill and definitely takes the head spinning confusion out of taxes. Lori was very smart, thorough,  and super nice. I thought I was going to owe money, but they squared it all away and now I got money back! They have great hookups with technology too! You can use Skype and they have lots of ways to pay as well. I highly recommend! More...

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14 March 2015

Wow, they really made my day. The atmosphere was chill and cool, Lori was helpful and nice, and I got more of a refund than I expected.  Well, well worth the money.  Thanks so much! More...

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28 February 2015

Awesome experience! They were super laid back and not at all angry that I was late due to the whack weekend train schedule. .. Way better than my usual H&R block experience and more affordable. Will def be going here from now on. More...

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24 February 2015

Very nice office with knowledgeable people.  Marci helped me and took the time to explain a lot of things I was confused about. I recommend this office.

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22 February 2015

The atmosphere is fun and laid back. As soon as my husband and I walked in we felt less stressed about our taxes. We aren't freelancers, but we moved to New York during the tax year and wanted to make sure we did the part-time residency aspects right. Marci worked with us and was incredibly informative, kind, and patient. We were in good hands. I appreciate the ways they use the the internet to receive and submit all documents. Because of all the digital prep, we had less to explain during our appointment and could focus on our important questions. This place is top notch. We are grateful and will be back next year. More...

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24 January 2015

Never have I had such a pleasant experience having my taxes prepared. From the very first interaction with their website, to rescheduling, the team at Brass Taxes is A+++++. Extremely knowledgable with regard to deductions. Tres professional, upbeat, and friendly. Taxes are not fun. Somehow I had fun and walked away with a smile. Marci was quick and efficient and totally trustworthy. Go to them! More...

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28 August 2014

Brass Taxes is awesome. Not only have they helped me with my taxes but they have also helped me get my Quickbooks in order! Highly recommended for small businesses and freelancers. More...

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16 July 2014

I will never go anywhere else for my taxes. Rus, the owner, is amazing - though I've worked with Marci, too, and she's great. I'm a freelance copywriter and Brass Taxes knows everything I can write off and even held my hand through making quarterly tax payments. Being new to freelance, they have answered so many emails for me the past six months I really feel like they should have charged me more. If you work in an even remotely creative industry (advertising, teaching, artists, etc) GO HERE. It's reasonably priced, you can Skype if you don't want to go to Brooklyn or live out of town (I'm moving to LA and will continue to use them), you get a better refund than the chain places like H&R Block, and don't sweat the fee - it's tax deductible the following year!UPDATE:I just want to say that several years later I'm still using these guys. Currently doing my 2016 return with them so that reminded me to update. I actually left NYC and moved back to Detroit and Rus helps me remotely. I'm pretty sure I'll use them forever, unless I happen to marry an accountant. More...

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12 July 2014

After seeing all the good reviews about Brass Taxes on Yelp me and my husband decided to file our 2013 taxes with them and we're so glad we did! We had our appointment with Marci, who was super nice. fun and knowledgable, and helped us with some questions we had because taxes for freelancers can get very complicated. I really like how their website is set up, basically you send all your tax info to them before the appointment so once you are there all you have to do is go through it to verify that everything is correct.Marci was also very patient with the fact English isn't my first language, explained everything very well and also gave us good advice regarding tax write-offs, expenses, etc for next year.Their prices are super reasonable too, we'll definitely be back next year and I'm recommending them to all my freelance friends. More...

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16 June 2014

These folks are the best!I had a terrible experience with getting my 2012 taxes prepared by a firm in Manhattan and having everything done by Brass Taxes for 2013 was like a breath of fresh air. I met with Erin at their new office on Dean St and everything was very fast and streamlined, but I didn't feel like she was trying to rush me out of the door. She took the time to go over some specific questions I had for the next year and even did a little research and got back to me via email about some stuff that she wasn't able to immediately answer. And their prices were soooo reasonable. Especially when compared to that jokester I went with for 2012. Will definitely be returning next year and recommending them to all of my freelance friends! More...

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29 April 2014

Brass Taxes is the best! Tax time is usually so stressful and confusing for me. Last year, I decided to seek help with Rus, and I am so glad I did. He and his team made the whole process easy, understandable and pain-free. Rus' sense of humor and grounded understanding of taxes went a long way in calming my nerves. The best thing is that anyone can take advantage of his wonderful services... I live in Colorado and we did it all through email and Skype. Yay Brass Taxes... I will be a loyal client for years to come! More...

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7 April 2014

Rus is simply great. Taxes are a headache. Especially if you just started a small business for the first time or you are an artist with a lot of questions about write offs. Rus gets it, his prices are very fair and he can do appointments in person or on Skype if you moved to California like me. I have had my taxes done by Rus three years in a row and I am confident he got me the greatest return for the least headache. He likes artists and teachers and isn't a schmuck. He even plays music if you want, any music, not Muzak, music. Ill be going to Brass Taxes until I get up the courage to be a conscientious objector. Can I say that online? Probably not. More...

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28 February 2014

Usually, I do my taxes myself, but this year my situation was a bit complex. I lived and worked, and was taxed, outside the US for part of the year, and had self-employment income in the US for the rest of the year. I didn't want to take any chances getting it wrong, so I searched online and found Brass Taxes, and the reviews and testimonials indicated they were the right folks for the job. I submitted all of my documentation online via their superb website, and set up an appointment a few days later. I met with Rus, who was very kind, approachable, knowledgeable, and efficient, and I was out of there within an hour with a confirmation email from the IRS indicating my 1040 was successfully submitted. I will surely be recommending Brass Taxes to my friends, and I will surely be returning next year. More...

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5 November 2013

Rus is the real deal. Having picked up a Brass Taxes flyer, I reached out and met with Rus due to having challenges with my current accountant.  Rus' valuable knowledge, and expertise combined with his professional demeanor, caring nature and guidance/education makes working with him empowering and an overall good experience.  I left his office feeling like I was more educated in the taxation and accounting process than my other two accountants combined!  Finding Rus, an accountant with knowledge, integrity and sense of humor, is a valuable treasure. More...

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21 September 2013

Rus has done my taxes for four years. In that time I've worked three different W-2 jobs alongside countless gigs as an independent contractor. He's always kept it easy, affordable, professional, and, to as great an extent as tax preparation can be, fun!I used to be mystified by deductions and played it safe, but I'm no longer afraid to report every honest cent and keep as much of my earnings as possible. He's worked with me as my career has grown and we even filed via Skype in 2012 after I moved to LA. I'll never use another tax preparer unless he or she works for Rus. More...

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16 September 2013

I found Brass Tax online, and decided to go in part due to their perfect 5-star reviews on Yelp. I always take these with a grain of salt, but I now realize the 5 -stars is only due to the fact that these reviews don't go up to 11! Rus was extremely helpful (and quick to respond) by email, and his website is very user-friendly. In person Rus is friendly, funny, and completely relatable. But none of that would matter if he wasn't great with my taxes. And he most definitely was! He explained everything each step of the way (he's a great communicator!), gave me options, and really demystified the whole process. On top of that, he gave me some very useful advice about some things that I needed help with that weren't in his scope! I definitely wanna buy Rus a beer or three, and thanks to his tax wizardry, now I can!You'd be silly to not use him for your taxes. And no, I had never met him before today. More...

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22 August 2013

Yep there are quite a few 5 stars here and I am happy to add mine to the list.  Rus is pretty great.  I've worked with Brass Taxes the last 2 years and will continue to.  The process is as painless as it can possibly be and I really appreciate the reminders and easy to use website.  And its true, Rus is funny and smart and makes you feel like a responsible grown up.  Win win win. More...

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1 August 2013

My wife and I have used Brass Taxes for two years, going on three. I have nothing but good things to say about them. Rus and his team are efficiency, fast, detail-oriented, friendly, and, did I mention, funny? Oh, and scheduling is easy, and they keep you on top of your paperwork and the appointment with automated reminders. Again, highly recommended. Not only for freelancers too! We are mostly regular people... More...

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22 July 2013

I have filed my 2008 to 2012 taxes with Rus.He is a fantastic and relatable human.I am glad that I have had him to work with. I am an artist and freelancer so I have all types of weird income.He always helps me sort it outAnd is always quick to respond to any follow up questions.He is the exact type of accountant I want to work with. More...

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11 July 2013

From my experience tax people can be bitter and unhealthy and they make your tax experience more of a nightmare than it already is. Not with Rus. He knew just how to keep me calm, playing the coolest jams whilst talking to me almost like a psychologist. His walls are painted a very relaxing shade and he's got some cool wall paper too. But beyond having a taste for design and music, he knows how to do my taxes! And when i forgot to print them out at the end of all this, months later, he sent me a pdf so I could have them. ON HIS VACATION. Now, that's a committed tax guy. I will surely go back to him for business consulting since I don't have a clue how to manage my money. He is gonna help me get organized and smart! I will go to Rus for as long as he's doing taxes. And YOU should try him too. Rus is the man. More...

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26 June 2013

Had a great experience with Brass Taxes - highly recommend them! This year we had a complicated return involving multiple cities, states and countries. Brass Taxes made it easy first to upload the documents, then to have a consultation over Skype to finalize the return.Rus also presented us with a few scenarios he had considered to assure us that he identified the best way for us to file, and utilize the credits available to us. With regard to the overall experience: it was a relief to work with a tax preparer who inspired confidence, and did not make me feel like he was tacking things on to ring up the bill. Finally, beyond the the ease of the process and quality of the result, Rus makes the experience as fun as doing your taxes could possibly be.Once again - highly recommend! More...

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17 June 2013

Last year, after a not-so-great experience with another tax preparer, I was trying to find a new person to help with my taxes and almost as if an answer from the Universe, I came across a flyer for Brass Taxes in Brooklyn. I checked out the website, made an appointment, and really loved how easy it was to work with Rus and what an awesome tax guy he is! He played some cool music, asked me some questions and in no time had my taxes done and I was on my way! After that great experience, I also went to Rus to get help with some LLC questions I had, and in general always seem to have some random, ridiculous questions (I sometimes feel like an annoying 5-year old with all of my "what about this, what about that" questions), but Rus either digs in and finds the answer, or points me in the direction of someone who would be able to better answer non-tax related questions. This year I'm traveling overseas, but was able to send Rus all my tax stuff, he worked his tax preparation magic and sent me everything back prepared and ready to go. He also helped me out with my estimated taxes for this year, which for some reason is my tax achilles heel, and it has been awesome having the stress of figuring that out off my back!I highly recommend anyone to use Brass Taxes. In fact, after my husband was struggling with his taxes this year, I recommended that he use Brass Taxes. After a quick and painless Skype chat with Marci (ok, sort of painful because of some technical difficulties on our end - not their fault and Marci was very patient), she crunched the numbers and he ended up with a nice return, so we're happy customers all around!Thanks for the awesome work, Rus and team! More...

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14 June 2013

This was by far the best tax experience I've ever had.  Rus makes it super easy to get organized.  Love how he maximizes efficiency with his online forms and signatures. A very short meeting or skype conference and bam you're done.   He also made me realize just how many deductions I've missed in the past doing it myself!  As my taxes get more and more complicated I can definitely say that I will be back! More...

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13 June 2013

Russell is a charming, intelligent and dare I say, funny, tax preparer.But most importantly, Rus takes the horrifying stuff that creative types wince, shirk and scowl at - namely forms, ugly rows of numbers, glaring empty boxes and the like - and transforms it into a tidy piece of government paper that says you're a bonafide human being who pays their taxes correctly. Don't do it yourself - it's time consuming, frustrating and you're probably not getting all the deductions you should...leave it to Rus.He's professional and impossibly pleasant. More...

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