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More About Tax Preparation

Searching for a Houston 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 Houston tax preparation

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.

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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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