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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 W-2 or investment info.

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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More about tax preparation


Seeking a good Oakland CPA? Look no further than TurboTax Live. You simply connect with an experienced tax expert or CPA at your convenience via one-way online video. You’ll get answers to tax questions, and be able to file knowing they’re done right. For more tips about tax preparation, see the articles below.

ABOUT ENROLLED AGENTS

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.

EA AND CPA INFORMATION

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


Seeking help with your income taxes? Both certified public accountants and enrolled agents are income tax experts. Each brings different backgrounds and strengths to the table. Consult the article below to learn about the differences to see how they can
help you.

ABOUT CPAs

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.

ABOUT TAX PROFESSIONALS

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, and enrolled agents.

ABOUT TAX PREPARERS

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.

ABOUT SCREENING CPAs

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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