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More About Tax Preparation

The various types of San Diego tax preparers—including credentialed experts like CPAs—bring different levels of knowledge and skills to tax preparation. The articles below offer tips and resources to help you choose the right tax preparation
service for you.

TAX PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION


What Is a Tax Professional?


Tax professionals have the skills, credentialing, and experience to help
you prepare your taxes. They make a point of staying current on the frequently changing tax policies and regulations governing the calculation and filing of taxes. Consult the full article to find out how the differences between various tax professionals can impact your tax return and how much you might owe or receive as a refund when you file.

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CPA PROFILE


What is a CPA (Certified
Public Accountant)?


Many accountants work within businesses in areas such as payroll accounting or cost accounting. Accountants who want to offer their services to the public at large must be licensed by the states where they live. This licensing usually requires that the candidate be examined and credentialed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. To find out more about CPAs, see the article linked below.

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CPA VETTING GUIDE


How to Find a Good CPA for your Taxes


Before offering their services to the public, CPAs must demonstrate their knowledge and skills to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). They also must be licensed in their respective states or territories. But how can you find out before meeting with them if they are licensed and their license is up-to-date? Check out the article before for ideas about vetting this and other aspects of a CPA.

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GUIDE TO TAX DEDUCTIONS


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


Occasionally people experience
major changes in their lives. They get married, or they get divorced. They buy a home, or sell one. They have a baby, or adopt a child. Life changes like these can have a huge impact on your taxes. To learn more about the tax implications of major life changes, review the accompanying article.

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CONSIDERING TAX DOCUMENTS


What Documents Do I Need to Bring to My
Tax Preparer?


Preparing your taxes often involves several documents: your tax return, of course, but also income statements like Form W-2 or Form 1099. It may also require proof of your identity, and the identities of your family members. You might need receipts and other evidence of payment to support some tax deductions, including Form 1098, your Mortgage Interest Statement. Here’s a quick overview of documents you might need at tax time.

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TAX ATTORNEY DESCRIPTION


Everything You Need to Know about
a Tax Attorney


Attorneys who specialize in the interpretation and application of tax policies and laws are known as tax attorneys. Tax attorneys can perform a number of services for individuals, businesses, and organizations. These can include the preparation of tax returns and providing tax planning guidance. To find out more, read the article linked below.

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