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  • Big Pimpin,
    Oakland, CA
    February 5, 2020

    "Jennifer was fast and efficient! She was very patient, helpful,
    and knowledgeable."

  • eleniluvs2shop,
    Oakland, CA
    February 27, 2020

    "I love the personal guidance of my agent, he made filing my taxes a pleasure and a breeze! It's so nice to not have to second guess if I'm preparing my taxes correctly."

  • Mtulley,
    Oakland, CA
    January 26, 2020

    "I was able to file comfortably using TurboTax. Any questions that I had were answered
    right away."

  • neary,
    Oakland, CA
    February 17, 2020

    "Thorough, easy to use, and I received detailed explanations
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    my questions."

  • bcam53,
    Berkeley, CA
    February 11, 2020

    "My taxes are pretty straightforward and TurboTax makes it a simple process to file them. I've been using it for 8 years and it gets better every year. I did sign up for immediate video help and had a question. I got a tax attorney on the phone within the minute. Very satisfied customer."

  • Ken168,
    San Leandro, CA
    February 29, 2020

    "It's fast and easy.
    The tax specialist clearly understood the question and was able to help me solve
    the problem."

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More About Tax Preparation

Filing your taxes with complete confidence is easy with TurboTax Live. You simply connect with a fully credentialed and experienced tax expert at your convenience via one-way online video. You’ll get the answers to tax questions, and be able to file knowing they’re done right. For more tips about tax preparation, see the articles below.


What is an Enrolled Agent for Taxes?

The IRS authorizes only certain, credentialed tax professionals to represent taxpayers before the agency. These include tax attorneys, CPAs, and enrolled agents, or EAs. EAs must
pass a 3-part exam on
tax rules and IRS procedures or have experience as a former IRS
employee, keep up to date with continuing education, and meet strict ethical standards. EAs then can handle all tax matters, including filing
tax returns.

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TurboTax Live Offers CPAs to Answer Your Tax Questions and File Your Taxes

Through one-way, online video, the TurboTax Live network of CPAs, EAs, and tax attorneys can give tax advice and answer questions you may have filing your taxes. They can even sign the return and file it for you. You get tax advice for your unique situation without leaving the comfort of your Oakland home.

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What is a CPA (Certified
Public Accountant)?

Only highly credentialed accounting professionals are licensed to offer accounting services—including tax preparation. These are certified public accountants, or CPAs. Learn more about what a CPA and how one
can help you.

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What is a Tax Professional?

A person who charges you a fee to prepare your income taxes can be regarded as a tax professional. Certain credentialed tax professionals
are allowed by the IRS to represent you before the agency on tax
matters. These include tax attorneys, certified public accountants,
enrolled agents.

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What Is a Tax Preparer?

There are several kinds of tax preparers, and it pays to know the differences between them. Some, like CPAs and EAs, are credentialed by third parties. Others are not. All tax preparers can calculate your income tax, but only some are authorized to represent you before the IRS in
case of an audit.

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How to Find a Good CPA for Your Taxes

When searching for a good certified public accountant (CPA) you can check
a prospective CPA’s Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN)
and state license online. When you speak to the CPA, ask about their experience, fees, and other items covered in the article below.

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