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    February 5, 2020

    "Jennifer was fast and efficient! She was very patient, helpful,
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    February 27, 2020

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    Berkeley, CA
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    February 29, 2020

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More About Tax Preparation

Searching for a Oakland 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 Oakland tax preparation

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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