In 1980, at the age of 22, Lillian Bowman started her part-time seasonal home-based business preparing income taxes for family and friends, while securing several positions in corporate America. In 1982, she worked as a GS-5 Secretary for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 1986 worked as a Cost Accountant for Ecofa, Inc. and in 1990 as Assistant Secretary to Heisman Athletic Director, Downtown Athletic Club.
Although these jobs helped pay the bills, and prepare Lillian with more knowledge and skills, Lillian knew that the growth of her own business would bring more security for the family. Encouraged by her mom, dad, husband, children and family members, thus she pursued her dream to make it a reality.
Lillian’s Professional Services was started out of in a 2 bedroom apartment, while raising four young children and multi-tasking business, work, evening school and home chores. Lillian transformed and utilized her dinning room as an office space with a desk, one computer and a file cabinet. Professional Services’ client base started out primarily with family, friends and neighbors, but rapidly grew from word of mouth to many referrals. It was evident after a few years it was time to expand.
In 1992, Lillian was able to move Professional Services from the apartment to commercial space in the neighborhood right on Fulton Street, enabling her to serve more of the community at large. With the respect of the community, Professional Services’ was a welcomed addition to the area businesses. Her expertise and experience includes, but are not limited to, individual and small business income tax preparation, with special emphasis on home-based business deductions, meeting deadlines and working under pressure, IRS and New York State Representations notary public/notary signing agent, business & legal form-fill consultations, various clerical operations, marketing and business building.
Over the years, Lillian’s has developed a staff of other business minded individuals demanding integrity and moral ethics, she has recruited and trained youths from SYEP as well as adults right from her own community.
Summer youth programs
Lillian’s goal has always been to be a support mechanism in the community, not only in the lives of the adults she assist with their taxes, but also in the lives of the youth. In an effort to show that support, and always find ways to give back. Professional Services continues to participate in employing youths from many programs and young adults from career school and colleges.
To Provide Expert Advise and Quality Services.
Our Commitment to You
To keep you abreast of tax changes all year round via many sources of communication, explain all options, give recommendations and handle all inquiries in immediate response time.
Whether you’re in our office, online or on the telephone, we’re committed to serving you in the most ethical, prompt and courteous manner at all times and sworn to confidentially. Your privacy is important to us.
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I hope you’ll forgive me for being blunt.
I am Lillian Turner-Bowman, I’m a tax practitioner and realize that you may not be used to seeing a tax professional talk like this. It’s not my intention to offend (I’m actually being very careful with my words–I am a tax professional, after all).
But I think you’ll agree that the times we’re currently facing require a little straight talk.
Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes. But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!
As a tax professional, it truly breaks my heart, knowing that just a few thousand, or even a few hundred bucks for us “regular guys” out of that vast pool of overcharging could make a world of difference–and they are just sitting there, unclaimed! And with the economy we’re facing now…it’s essential that the “right” professional handles your taxes and other financial matters.
You see, all tax professionals are not the same. From the “discount” chains (notice the quotes) to classic accounting firms, most fly through tax season in a disorganized mess–bleary-eyed and hopped-up on caffeine. It’s no wonder that they treat you like a number and lapse into excuses and tax-talk. (I told you that I would be blunt.)
Click the button on this page to take your first step. And of course, feel free to poke around our site and discover why I’ve been called “The Most Trusted Tax Professional the New York Area.”
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PPS–Already ready to come in?
I don’t blame you…many folks are fed up with the other options out there. Our schedule is very full…but if you call us at 718-953-6455 or Email Us, we’ll give you two options for coming in right away! We will NOT make dealing with a tax professional as painful as it’s been in the past!
Talk again soon,
Corey and I have been with Lillian’s Professional Services for over 20 years when we first moved upstate N.Y we continued to drive over 2 hrs to continue our service with her company, then we decided to move to The sunny state Fl and we still continue to have Ms. Lilliancontinue to do our taxes and we wouldn’t have it any other way, Ms. Lillian has this spirit about her that makes us feel like family, her staff is very courteous and friendly.
Suzanne Zumbaforlyfe Hing
Lillians Professional Services, I’ve been with you for over 20 years I’ve moved from NYC and still can’t find a better tax preparer, you take your time with each of us! You several people working for you and you still find the time to return a call and hear my wants! I thank you from the bottom of heart! Some people lose their business sense and then it’s all about the money..but not you..you have remained humble like the first day I bought my taxes to you! MAY GOD CONTINUE TO WORK IN YOUR FAVOR…
You the best only Lillian’s Professional Services I use and you and your staff is awesome your team rocks!
Suzanne Zumbaforlyfe Hing
I’m coming back, I can’t go w/o saying you Lillian are the BEST at what you do!