Privacy Statement

Privacy Policy



CPA’s, like all providers of financial and tax services, are now required by law to inform clients of their policies regarding the privacy of client information. We at PAYNE, NICKLES & COMPANY highly value your trust and confidence in us, and we want to assure you that your personal information is kept confidential by us. As Certified Public Accountants, we adhere to the highest level of professional ethical responsibility and obligations to protect the confidentiality of client information. This Privacy Policy summarizes how we protect your personal information. Personal information includes information we receive from you when you meet with us in person or over the phone, when you send us information by mail or e-mail, through our website, on tax preparation worksheets, and on other documents or forms that we use in preparing your tax return or in providing other services for you. This notice applies to former clients as well as current clients. During the continuation of your relationship with PAYNE, NICKLES & COMPANY, we will advise you of our privacy policy and practices at least once annually, as required by law.
Confidentiality and Security

As a CPA firm, PAYNE, NICKLES & COMPANY is prohibited by the Internal Revenue Code and professional ethics from disclosing tax return information without our clients’ consent. We have, therefore, always maintained the confidentiality and security of client personal information. We follow standard industry practices to actively protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of your personal information from unauthorized access and anticipated threats or hazards. Access to your information by employees is restricted to those individuals having a business need for such information. Additionally, our employees are bound by internal confidentiality policies.

Information We May Disclose

PAYNE, NICKLES & COMPANY regards your personal information as confidential. In the course of providing tax return preparation, tax and financial planning, tax and other compliance engagements for you, we will disclose information to other parties only with your consent, when deemed ncessary to provide information in connection with legal proceedings, or as permitted by law. The law permits disclosure in certain other instances, such as if we must share information to protect against fraud, in response to a court subpoena, and to others who are assuring our compliance with professional accounting standards (peer review).

Our Pledge to You

As Certified Public Accounts, our professional ethical obligations and responsibilities have always demanded no less than the highest regard and duties toward the confidentiality of your personal information and the security of your privacy. We will protect your personal information, use it appropriately, and complete your engagements with us in such a manner as to always maintain your trust and confidence in us. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this.

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