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More About Tax Preparation

Searching for a Chicago CPA? TurboTax Live allows you to easily connect with a tax expert or CPA to file your taxes with confidence. You can even have a dedicated tax expert or CPA do your taxes for you with Live Full Service. For more information about tax preparation services, check out the articles below to help with Chicago tax preparation

GUIDE TO INCOME TAX PREPARERS


4 Types of Tax Preparers


Chicago tax filers can choose between four main types of income tax preparers: 1) CPAs (certified public accountants), 2) EAs (enrolled agents), 3) tax attorneys, and 4) non-credentialed tax professionals. The difference between them can be important. Here's brief guide to what those differences can mean to you.

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TAX ACCOUNTANTS


What Is a Tax Accountant?


Some accountants specialize in the government rules, regulations, and laws regarding the preparation of income tax returns and the accurate calculation of taxes at the federal, state, and local levels. These accountants generally are known as tax accountants. They provide a wide range of services to individual taxpayers as well as businesses. These services often include preparing, signing, and filing income tax returns for their clients.

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EA VS. CPA TAX PROFESSIONALS: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?


EA vs. CPA Tax Professionals: What’s the Difference?


Both enrolled agents and certified public accountants are tax experts, but they can specialize in different things. See the article below to learn more EAs and CPAs.

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CPAs


What is a CPA (Certified
Public Accountant)?


Many accountants work in the finance departments of businesses, but some offer their services directly to the public. These accounting professionals are known as certified public accountants, or CPAs. A CPA must be credentialed and licensed by the state or US territory where they offer their accounting services. The services they offer often include preparing, signing, and filing income
tax returns.

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ENROLLED AGENTS


What is an Enrolled Agent for Taxes?


Only a few, select tax preparers are authorized to represent their clients in tax matters before the IRS. Among these are enrolled agents, often called EAs. The IRS grants these highly credentialed tax preparers “unlimited practice rights.” This means that EAs are empowered to handle any kind of federal income tax issue—from filing tax returns and supplemental forms to defending taxpayers in audits. It also means they can represent not only individual tax filers, but also organizations and businesses.

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TAX DEDUCTIONS AND CREDITS


7 Best Tips to Lower Your Tax Bill from TurboTax
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Your tax situation is as unique as you are, but there are a few things that many tax filers can do to decrease their taxable income and increase their tax savings. Here are 7 helpful insights that our TurboTax Live tax preparation experts have identified that can help you decrease your income tax bill.

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