Finding Tax Return Places Near Me
It’s bad enough to have to prepare your taxes every year. It’s even worse when trying to find tax return places near me.
With today’s Internet driven economy, finding a physical storefront tax firm is not as important as just a few years ago. There are many top-notch tax professionals that are “tax return places near me”; in that they are internet-based firms that can service you from anywhere in the world irrespective of your location with the same attention to detail and quality preparation that you have come to expect in a local preparation that is near you.
Basic Preparation Choices For Tax Return Places Near Me
When selecting a tax return place near me, we recommend choosing a credentialed tax professional. That means:
- A Certified Public Accountant or CPA; however, not all CPAs specialize in tax preparation, so you’ll need to inquire.
- A National Tax Preparation Chain; all preparers will properly be registered with the IRS (they have obtained a PTIN) and have a taken a basic income tax course, but the experience level of the preparer that you will deal with will vary greatly and they are generally all seasonal employees. However, you will pay the same price for the return whether the tax preparer is knowledgeable and experiences or not.
- Enrolled Agent: Enrolled Agents (EA) focus on income taxes only and that is why they are recognized as “America’s Tax Experts”. They must pass a grueling tax exam and generally will need to have extensive experience in order to successfully pass the exam.
You’ll want to choose wisely because even when someone else prepares your return, you’re still legally and financially responsible for everything on it. So, when looking for tax return places near me, whether storefront or on the Internet, that they are reputable and experienced. Check out their reputation online, check with the Better Business Bureau, check the IRS Directory of Federal Tax Return Preparers with Credentials and Select Qualifications to confirm the credentials of federal tax return preparers (all paid preparers must have a PTIN) and other resources to make sure that your tax return is prepared accurately and thoroughly.
Tax Firms In The Cloud – Tax Return Places Near Me 24/7 All Around The World
Today’s taxpayers want quality, reputable, efficient work at a reasonable rate and couldn’t care less about storefronts. All aspects of tax preparation can now be accomplished using safe and secure technology in a ‘cloud’ environment” providing you with the convenience of having your return prepared from the safety and convenience of your home. This provides you with many more options than if you were looking for a local storefront tax firm.
Our goal at Tax Samaritan is to provide the best counsel, advocacy and personal service for our clients. We are not only tax preparation and representation experts, but strive to become valued business partners. Tax Samaritan is committed to understanding our client’s unique needs; every tax situation is different and requires a personal approach in providing realistic and effective solutions.
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Tax Samaritan is a team of Enrolled Agents with over 25 years of experience focusing on US tax preparation and representation. We maintain this tax blog where all articles are written by Enrolled Agents. Our main objective is to educate US taxpayers on their tax responsibilities and the selection of a tax professional. Our articles are also designed to help taxpayers looking to self prepare, providing specific tips and pitfalls to avoid.
When looking for a tax professional, choose carefully. We recommend that you hire a credentialed tax professional such as Tax Samaritan that is an Enrolled Agent (America’s Tax Experts). If you are a US taxpayer overseas, we further recommend that you seek a professional who is experienced in expat tax preparation, like Tax Samaritan (most tax professionals have limited to no experience with the unique tax issues of expat taxpayers).
Randall Brody is an enrolled agent, licensed by the US Department of the Treasury to represent taxpayers before the IRS for audits, collections and appeals. To attain the enrolled agent designation, candidates must demonstrate expertise in taxation, fulfill continuing education credits and adhere to a stringent code of ethics.
Every effort has been taken to provide the most accurate and honest analysis of the tax information provided in this blog. Please use your discretion before making any decisions based on the information provided. This blog is not intended to be a substitute for seeking professional tax advice based on your individual needs.