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More About Tax Preparation

Check out the articles below to learn about the various kinds of tax preparers and how the differences between them can affect Houston tax preparation.

TAX CREDITS AND DEDUCTIONS


Had a Life Change? TurboTax CPAs and EAs Will be by Your Side with Our New Offering TurboTax Live


The one constant in life is change, and some of those changes—buying a home in the Houston area, getting married, having or adopting a child—can significantly affect your taxes. To find out how to take full advantage of major life changes, you can connect online with a certified public accountant, enrolled agent, or tax attorney using TurboTax Live.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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