Today we’d like to introduce you to Carson Sands.
Carson – please share your story with us.
Sands Company was created because I saw another way of assisting clients with their tax needs. It is our belief that you can have a higher level of expertise and communication for an affordable price by simply staying away from the unnecessary expenses that many firms believe are essential to running a practice. By avoiding fancy high rise offices and offices decorations that cost thousands of dollars we are able to pass those savings on to our clients. We believe in making the whole tax process as short and simple for the clients as possible. We will go to the client’s home or office if that makes things easier, or many of our clients deal with us exclusively through phone and email. This method is growing in popularity because nobody wants to spend one of their precious few days off talking about taxes. Today we are accepting new clients that share our philosophy on simplicity and efficiency.
Has it been a smooth road?
The process has been fairly smooth so far. We saw some opportunities as many CPA’s in our area started to retire, so we have been available to step in and help people transition.
The challenges were more on a personal level. In order to start this business, the Carson and his wife Teran Sands made many financial sacrifices along the way. Carson and Teran have sold a house, lived in a tiny space with a baby, and shared one car in order to save money to start this business.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Sands Company story. Tell us more about the business.
Sands Company specializes in tax services including Tax Returns and Tax Planning for individuals, small and mid-size corporations and partnerships, estates and trusts. We also assist with payroll and accounting/bookkeeping services. We are most proud of the number of clients we get from other client referrals. We do not advertise, so those referrals are the heart of our growth plan, and every single referral is someone telling us “you are doing a great job.” The difference between Sands Company and other CPA’s is that we are willing to adjust our processes to fit the client’s needs. Whether they are at the height of technology or have never seen a computer we can help them. If they like to understand every aspect of their tax return, or if they would rather discuss taxes as little as possible, we can accommodate that.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
Over the next 5-10 years we will likely see a growing trend in automation of accounting and tax services. In order to stay relevant CPA’s will have to remain at the forefront of technology.
Another important change is likely to be a revision of the tax code. If you look at the pattern of overhauls to the US tax system you will see a trend that shows that we are past due for some changes.
- Address: 2806 South Murvil St.
- Website: www.sandsco.net
- Phone: 4325531946
- Email: CARSON@SANDSCO.NET