I had used an accountant in Northbrook who I felt was overcharging me for compiling my taxes at the beginning of each spring. I heard a recommendation from a friend to use this company and they were great. They're much closer to home for me. It only took him about 30 minutes to go through all of my tax information before it was ready, and another 10 minutes to sign my return. Not only that, I saved about $300!! He was a much better value.