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MAPBUSINESS (talk|edits) said:

16 March 2006
Does anybody has any sample letter for "termination of services" due to non-payment...thank you

mapbusiness@sbcglobal.net

Jdugancpa (talk|edits) said:

16 March 2006
I thought I had a sample that I got from my insurance company (CAMICO) but I do not have it. You may want to check with your own carrier. The following is a letter I used this year to shed a couple of clients, but it was not due to non-payment:

"As part of my planning as I go into the new tax season I have evaluated my workload and client relationships. As my practice has grown over the recent years, my work day has grown longer each year. Accordingly, I have reviewed my clients’ needs to determine how each client fits in with the future direction of my practice. Regrettably I have determined that I must ask you to take your personal and corporate income tax and accounting needs to another accounting firm. I am hopeful that you will understand my desire and action to control the growth and direction of my accounting practice. Thank you for permitting me to assist you in years past. Best wishes as you go forward."

JR1 (talk|edits) said:

16 March 2006
"You're fired."

Oh, and you still owe me money....

Beengel (talk|edits) said:

16 March 2006
Jdugancpa - Not sure what state you are in, but had you thought about selling your client list of those clients? Perhaps someone on this board would have been (or still are) interested....

Chris2lane (talk|edits) said:

16 March 2006
In our office, we use a little scare tactic that works. We alert the nonpaying client that on your tax return we are listed as "paid tax preparers". Since we have not been paid for services, we will alert IRS to remove our name from said client's return, because we are no longer a "paid preparer". We never had to follow through on this "threat". I have no idea what would happen if we actually called IRS to do this. They would probably shrug their shoulders.

Jdugancpa (talk|edits) said:

16 March 2006
Beengel, I am in Washington. I sent this letter to 3-4 clients this year. Nothing worth selling. Some clients are more trouble than they are worth.

Taxea (talk|edits) said:

17 March 2006
See non paying clients

and to others that have responded thanks for your comments.

Sandysea (talk|edits) said:

17 March 2006
Well...let me just put in my two cents worth. I have a few *thankfully not many* clients who have not paid...their stuff is in a chair in my office collecting dust and there it will sit until I get some dollars. Somehow they think this isn't work...HA!! I am here until the wee hours and get to my office bright and early and work all day...ok except for the brief time to go to the girls room.

There is a site that lists sample letters...it is:accountants world. I have enlisted that for some new engagement letters and there are letters as well "firing" your client.

I fired an international client last week but did it politely and he begged me to stay with him. We got things ironed out and he is my bread and butter throughout the year...so it doesn't hurt to get tough I guess :)

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