John Cataldo is not only the most unprofessional accountant I have ever used but he is also the most unprofessional business owner I have ever met. A family member of mine suggested I use John for my yearly tax returns because he had used John for his business and personal accounting for 20+ years.
The first year I used John there were so many mistakes on my tax return that he had to type the entire return over. When I questioned some of the mistakes John acted like I was attacking him and told me that he really doesn't have time to do such small returns anyway. A few days later I received the corrected forms that were still littered with mistakes. I had to personally fix the mistakes my self and send the forms in.
This continued for about three years. John always told me what it was going to cost me and if there was an increase in his fees. When I got the bill for my 2010 return I noticed that the bill was $95.00 more then the years prior. I was shocked and thought there may have been a mistake or a typo.
When I questioned his billing he started to scream at me and told me to pay what I paid the previous year and to never come back. He hung the phone up before I even got a chance to talk. I wrote a check for the amount he told me to pay and moved on with my life. About a month later I received a past due notice for the difference in the two bills.
I called and left multiple messages and never got a response.
I decided to pay the difference and look for another accountant. So please think twice before hiring a dishonest, and careless accountant like John Cataldo.