Why do you ask me to show up 15 minutes before my scheduled appointment?

As a courtesy to our tax professionals, as well as to our clients who have arrived on time, we ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your appointment. This guarantees that you are in our office and on time for your scheduled tax appointment. It ensures that time is not taken away from your actual appointment with your tax professional. We have found this provides enough time for you to check in and complete the necessary paperwork. Clients arriving 10 minutes or more after their scheduled appointment time will be considered late. We have gone to great lengths to minimize any wait time in our office and make your visit as efficient as possible. Consequently, if you arrive more than 10 minutes late for your scheduled appointment time, we reserve the right to reschedule your appointment, based on availability. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.