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Let us help you put the pieces Together!   

Wink Tax Services is owned and operated by professional tax preparers; specialists in the field of taxation who have been providing services in Troy, Michigan and all others states since 1981.

Because of our emphasis on tax returns, we able to help you with all types of federal, state or local tax returns. Among the returns prepared here are: individuals (1040), small businesses (Sole Proprietorships, Schedule C), partnerships (1065), corporations (1120 & 1120S), limited liability company (LLC), trusts (1041), estates (706) and many other taxable entities.


This firm is made up of Enrolled Agents (EA). An Enrolled Agent is one who has demonstrated extensive knowledge regarding all matters of taxes, and has passed a vigorous exam administered by the U.S. Department of Treasury. An Enrolled Agent is licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service including audit representation. Unlike attorneys and CPAs, who may or may not choose to specialize in taxes, all Enrolled Agents specialize in taxation. Enrolled Agents are the only taxpayer representatives who receive their right to practice from the United States Government. (CPAs and attorneys are licensed by the states.) Many of our advisors also hold other designations such as, ATA - Accredited Tax Advisor, ATP - Accredited Tax Preparer, CDFA - Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™, CFDP - Certified Financial Divorce Practitioner®. Wink Tax Services, Derrick Winke, EA is an IRS authorized e-file provider.

IRS Certifying Acceptance Agent, Wink Inc. is authorized by the IRS to assist alien individuals and other foreign taxpayers to apply and obtain Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Wink Inc. can certify an applicant's identification documents for the IRS.

Our Mission:  We Save You Taxes

Our goal is to minimize your taxes within the framework of our tax code. We take the time to evaluate and analyze your information and suggest various alternatives to minimize your tax burden. Paying the lowest tax the law allows sometimes requires extensive tax planning. We are available to assist with your tax planning needs. Whether you are contemplating purchasing or selling a home, acquiring a rental or business, selling stocks or any security, retirement or simply adjusting your withholding or estimated tax payments, we are ready to offer assistance.

We Assist in Managing Your Business and Starting Your Business.

Our small business accounting clients appreciate our timely preparation of their financial records. We carefully review each client and call attention to trends and opportunities for planning and improvement. Further with over 20 years experience in starting, selling and owning many businesses, we bring a wealth of experience to the table for you to draw upon.

We Take the Headaches Out of Compliance Filings and Audits.

The burden of complying with numerous governmental regulations and tax filings takes time away from the running of your business. We look after the regulatory overload and handle the routine audits such as workers compensation, this frees you up to do what you do best - RUN A PROFITABLE BUSINESS.

We Help Maximize Your Family Wealth.

Federal and State taxes can take more than 50% of your assets upon death. We take the time to analyze your situation and assist in the planning to minimize or eliminate your estate taxes.

We keep your situation CONFIDENTIAL!

Your business will be handled in the strict confidence dictated by ethical standards demanded of the tax profession. This firm obtains most of its clients through referrals, which means you most likely were referred by a relative, associate or friend. You can feel secure in the fact that your financial and tax information will not be shared with anyone.

New Additions to our site:

Only years, months, and days left until 4/17/2018 Tax Day for 2017 Tax Returns

IRS Announces 2016 Mileage Rates Adjustment

Type 2016 2017
Business 54 cents per mile

53.5 cents per mile

Charity 14 cents per mile 14 cents per mile
Medical/Moving 19 cents per mile

17 cents per mile

2015 IRS only 37% of callers were able to talk to a person, the lowest rate over the past decade. In 2015 the IRS hung up on 8.8 million callers (17% of total calls), to help matters the IRS terms these as "Courtesy Disconnects". Source: IRS National Taxpayer Advocate report 7/16/2015.

2014 IRS will not answer any tax-law questions for tax year 2014 and will only provide answers to basic tax questions. IRS also has halted its longstanding practice of preparing returns for elderly, disabled and low-income taxpayers. Source: IRS National Taxpayer Advocate report 1/14/2015.

2014 IRS expects to answer less than 43% of phone calls with a wait time of 30 minutes or more. Source: IRS National Taxpayer Advocate report 1/14/2015.

Incorrect, Insufficient Tax Answers from IRS Centers
"Taxpayers are likely to receive poor service from [IRS] Taxpayer Assistance Centers." Maybe that’s what you think, but the government thinks so too—the quote is from the Inspector General’s (IG) Office of the U.S. Treasury. An IG survey of 47 Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs) found incorrect tax answers from IRS personnel 49% of the time, and insufficient answers 24% of the time. That’s 73% of the answers incorrect or insufficient. The IG report said "We believe that situations like this will further drive taxpayers who currently prepare their own returns to use paid tax practitioners." The TACs scored better on politeness. IRS staff surveyed were discourteous 4% of the time.

The survey was begun in the Clinton Administration and completed in the Bush Administration. TACs "served" some 9 million taxpayers in fiscal 2000. Letter Report, Treasury Deputy Inspector General for Audit, 2001-40-077

 Ferreira v. Commissioner; T.C. Memo. summary opinion 2001-167 Argued that tax advice from the IRS should be held valid and accountable. Tax Court found for IRS stating IRS advice does not have the force of law.

Getting to Know you:

We would like to be of help to you now and in the future, as you look for answers to all of your tax questions. Winktax.

Please call (248) 816-1220 or (800) 276-8319 to arrange for a time to discuss your individual tax needs and to give us the opportunity to get to know each other.

2701 Troy Center Drive, Suite 255, Troy, Michigan 48084

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We do not offer legal advice. All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for proper legal advice. If you have legal questions, we recommend that you seek the advice of legal professionals.

Tax Disclaimer: To ensure compliance with IRS Rules, any U.S. federal tax advice provided in this communication is not intended or written to be used, and it cannot be used by the recipient or any other taxpayer (i) for the purpose of avoiding tax penalties that may be imposed on the recipient or any other taxpayer under the Internal Revenue Code, or (ii) in promoting, marketing or recommending to another party a partnership or other entity, investment plan, arrangement or other transaction addressed herein.

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Last modified: January 30, 2017