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Connect right on your screen with a live expert to discuss your taxes this year. They can even customize your experience so you only answer questions that apply to you and your situation.

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We’ll ask about your work, family, and other things relevant to your taxes. We partner with hundreds of employers and financial institutions so you can auto-import your
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If you have questions, just select the “Live help” button to chat with an expert or set up a video call at a time that’s convenient for you. You can even connect after
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Start in TurboTax Live and, as an optional upgrade, have your own dedicated expert or CPA prepare, sign, and file your return. You can also select the “Do my taxes for me” button at any time.

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More About Tax Preparation


Check out the articles below to learn about the various kinds of tax preparers, including Houston CPAs, and how they can help you file your taxes.

EA AND CPA CONSIDERATIONS

EA vs. CPA tax professionals: what’s
the difference?


Hunting for a highly qualified expert to help prepare your taxes? Two of the most qualified are EAs, who are credentialed by the IRS, and CPAs, who are licensed by your state or territory. While similar, they differ in important ways. To see how, see the
related article.

OVERVIEW OF TAX PREPARERS

What is a tax preparer?

Any tax preparer can complete your tax return, but only certain credentialed preparers can represent you in front of the IRS, should you be audited. Learn about the various kinds of tax preparers and the credentials and training
they hold.

TAX ACCOUNTANT GUIDE

What is a tax accountant?

Accountants can specialize in various areas—cost accounting, payroll accounting, and forensic accounting among them. Some accountants specialize in tax law and regulation. These are tax accountants. They can offer a variety of accounting services to individual taxpayers, small businesses, and many organizations. These services often include the preparation and filing of income
tax returns.

GUIDANCE FOR CPA VETTING

How to find a good CPA for
your taxes


Only accountants who are licensed by the state can provide services directly to the public. These are called certified public accounts, or CPAs. Identifying a high quality CPA is a matter of looking into public data online, such as the CPA’s license status and Preparer Tax Identification Number. It also helps to ask a few direct questions when you speak with
a CPA.

TAX ATTORNEY GUIDANCE

Everything you need to know about
tax attorneys


Tax attorneys specialize in interpreting and applying tax laws, regulations, and policies to their clients’ individual tax situations. In addition to preparing and filing income tax returns for their clients, tax attorneys protect their clients’ rights before the IRS and in
court, if needed. They also provide wealth
management assistance.

ABOUT INCOME TAX PREPARERS

4 types of tax preparers

The four basic kinds of tax preparers can all prepare a tax return, but there are differences between them. CPAs are licensed by the state, EAs are certified by the IRS, and tax attorneys are bar-certified. Some tax preparers are not credentialed by a third-party organization. They are non-credentialed preparers. Learn why these differences matter
to you.

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