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What Our Clients Are Saying
Lubna Channo and the professional, hardworking team at Tax Planning Boutique have been a pleasure to work with. I have engaged them for the past several years to deploy advanced tax planning strategies that have significantly improved my tax situation. Lubna does a great job explaining the nuances of the tax law as it applies to my situation in a way that is easy for me to understand. She answers all of my questions and proceeds forward quickly and efficiently without delays. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone looking to improve their tax situation in a compliant and ethical way.
- Dr. Kirk J. Wojno, MD
Founder and Managing Member
MDPath (Michigan Digital Pathology)
a Pathnet partner
Finding Tax Planning Boutique and Lubna Channo, CPA, saved my life. After a decade of neglectful indifference from my CPA, I owed tens of thousands of dollars to the government. Ms. Channo and her team dug into the mess with painstaking attention to detail, deep accounting, and tax law know-how, and a healthy pinch of tough love--and have brought me back from the IRS abyss and certain personal ruin. We are now planning for a prosperous future. Even if your circumstances are not as dire as my own, I can recommend this firm without reservation. Honesty, integrity, and high-level competence are what Tax Planning Boutique is all about.
- Dr. Christopher Pallotto DDS
It was a pleasure working with Lubna. With her many years of experience and professional advice, she was able to help us tremendously in our tax planning since we started the PLLC several years ago. The Tax Planning Boutique is highly advised to anyone who wants to do better in terms of accounting and tax planning. Thank you, Lubna!
- Dr. Elias Skaf, MD
Very professional service. I have peace of mind getting my pharmacy and my charity taxes on time at reasonable prices with this firm.
“They are very understanding, and they consistently outperform themselves.
They will have time and advice for you all the time. They do care about their clients.
I am so blessed and thankful to them.
- Dr. Nidhal Garmo, Pharm D.
We have used Lubna Channo to prepare our income taxes for two years now. Prior to that, I was on overseas assignments for nearly ten years, and my employer utilized KPMG to prepare our income taxes due to the multiple countries that taxes had to be filed for, income equalization, etc. It always seemed very mechanical to me, and KPMG never once sat down to understand our situation for us to manage our taxes better.
So, we needed someone who could understand our prior complex tax history, as well as handle my family’s new farming business upon repatriation. Not only did Lubna expertly handle our new tax preparations, but she went through all of the prior KPMG returns and pointed out mistakes that were made, which led to some prior year resubmissions by KPMG and tax dollars; returned to us! We were extremely impressed by her knowledge of the tax code, and now we understand the benefits of a “tax planner” versus a “tax preparer.” She has given us numerous ideas on managing our taxes for the future to minimize our tax obligations. She was also very engaged when the recent federal tax reform was being approved and explained to us how our tax obligations would change under the new guidelines.
We would highly recommend Lubna as a tax planner, especially if you have any significant complexities in your returns (business interests, investments, etc.).
- Jim Yaklin Director - Product Program Cost Optimization at General Motors
Knowledgeable, professional, accomplished, and reliable.
- Dr. Beeravolu Reddy, MD
Excellent service: prompt, knowledgeable, and efficient.
- Dr. Gundlapalli, MD
Highly recommend Lubna! Professional, knowledgeable, ethical…She truly gives excellent advice for the dental profession to make sure that all deductions are appropriately accounted for.
- Dr. Atheel Kinaia, DDS
Lubna’s specialty and tax planning services have been excellent. Advice and constant guidance had benefitted both myself and my company tremendously. She is very on top of her work and is always available if needed. I suggest to other professionals to go in and see Lubna, and she can save you thousands on your taxes!
- Channo DDS PLLC, Dr. SC
Lubna understands the business of healthcare which is one of the most regulated industries in the country and offers tax strategies that are defensible and legit. I have worked with her on several occasions and have found her detailed granular with an eye for detail. Lubna is an astute CPA who does her homework and possesses the knowledge to handle complex tax returns and advise large health care groups.
- Mr. Mathur
A friend told me about you, and I was hoping to get my tax concerns advised I found most valuable the S Corp vs Schedule C conversion to my advantage. This was very expensive for someone like myself with so many life issues post-divorce. I would recommend her services. Lubna knows her tax code; take advantage of that knowledge!
- Kimball Family Dental, DR. SF
In late 2014 I was in the process of starting my business. Wanting to be certain I was setting things up correctly, I went in search of a tax accountant and came across Lubna & Tax Planning Boutique. Given my circumstances, I needed an expedited process—Lubna went above and beyond to ensure a smooth process as well as making many great recommendations for improvements. I’ve had the privilege of working with her for eight years and still look forward to our discussions and collaborations as we file and plan for the upcoming year.
- Nathaniel Pardington
Normally I am the guy who would do his taxes using one of those self-filing tax preparing software packages you can buy just about anywhere and get it done with minimal cost but uses a lot of time and aggravation, and you wonder if you got everything that you are entitled to get back. That all changed for the tax year 2015.
In 2015, my father passed away. I received a retirement account in which I had to take minimum distributions every year, selling his home and wondering about the taxable proceeds and buying my condominium. Instead of relying on that tax preparation software, I needed a real tax professional to guide me through the past year and assist me with my future tax planning needs.
I was introduced to Lubna Channo at the Tax Planning Boutique through Dave Ramsey's Endorsed Local Provider (ELP) program in 2016, and I can say it was the best decision I have made. Not only had Lubna and the Tax Planning Boutique gotten me through that stressful tax year, but she has also guided me in each of the years since in preparing my taxes and also planning my tax strategy so that I keep as much money in my pocket throughout the year instead of giving the government a no-interest loan.
I am not a person who gives a recommendation easily, and if I do, it has to have been an extraordinary experience. I can say Lubna Channo at the Tax Planning Boutique is someone I can recommend, and I know that she will give you the stress-free and professional experience that I have had for the last four tax years.
- David Sobcazk
I am writing you to express my sincere gratitude and utmost appreciation for the resolve of my tax debt to the IRS. I want your prospective clients to realize what I experienced concerning my debt of $87,000 owed. Through ‘Offer in Compromise,’ after almost one year exactly, I managed to resolve my issues for $1,500!!!!! This was truly unbelievable to me. This settlement was the original amount your company proposed to offer to the IRS officer in charge of my case. Never would I have thought this could be the result. I guessed at best perhaps around $10,000 or much more. Words cannot express my deepest gratitude for your expertise, knowledge, and efficiency throughout this ordeal. If anyone wishes to contact me, I can be reached for verification and a true verbal testimonial. Thank you again for all you have done for my very heavy dilemma with magnificent results.
-James S., Troy Michigan
In Sept of 2017, I received a tax audit for 2015-2016 (taxes I prepared myself). IRS was seeking approx 40,000. Lubna Channo was highly recommended to me. I was nervous, confused, and had no direction in my first meeting with Lubna. After my appointment, I left her office with none of the above. I had total trust in her that she would take care of me. During the process, Lubna kept in constant communication with me, giving me statuses along the way. Lubna's professionalism, tenacity, integrity, and knowledge were above and beyond what I expected. Her calmness and poise kept me calm and at ease. My result was 0 balance! I'm very grateful for Lubna. She has turned my life around. Lubna has been my tax accountant for life! Thank you, Lubna.
-Ed. L., Elmira, Michigan
There was a sense of comfort and security in our first meeting. There was no element of judgment, simply a reaching out to resolve my issues. My experience with [Tax Planning Boutique] has made me very happy. Patience was extended to allow me to deal with the emotional pressure points of not having my taxes in order. The office procedure is clear and well communicated. The primary benefit, in my opinion, was having a trusted adviser! [They have] improved in my life, knowing that certain aspects of my finances are in order and stabilized.
-Curtis C., Rochester Hills Michigan