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    San Francisco, CA
    January 30, 2020

    "Ajay G. was really helpful in explaining why I needed to file by mail and walked me through eveything I needed to do."

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    February 17, 2020

    "The EA was
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More About Tax Preparation

Searching for a San Francisco 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 San Francisco tax preparation

ABOUT EAs AND CPAs


EA vs. CPA Tax Professionals: What’s the Difference?


If you are looking for help with your taxes, you might be familiar with enrolled agents (EAs) and certified public accountants (CPAs). Both professionals are tax experts, have different qualifications. To find out more, see the article before.

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TAX PREPARATION CHECKLIST


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


Your tax return must be supported with certain documentation, especially when claiming money-saving credits and deductions. Here is a brief overview of the most common documents your tax preparer will need to see when preparing your return. Check out this simple list

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UNDERSTANDING TAX PREPARERS


What Is a Tax Preparer?


An income tax preparer is a person who completes and files tax returns for individuals, businesses and organizations. Some have credentials issued by third-party organizations while othersdo not. Understanding the differences between credentialed and non-credentialed tax preparers can help you make decisions that will help you get your best possible
tax outcome.

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CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS


How to Find a Good CPA for Your Taxes


Vetting a certified public accountant for tax preparation is important but relatively simple. Follow the seven vetting tips described below: 1. Check the status of their license; 2. Authenticate their Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN), 3. Ask what kind of accounting they specialize in, 4. Assess their experience, 5. Determine their willingness to sign your return, 6. See if they provide tax planning help, and 7. Discuss their
fee structure.

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GUIDE TO TAX ACCOUNTANTS


What Is a Tax Accountant?


Accountants that specialize in the laws, rules, and regulations for the preparation and calculation of federal, state, and local taxes are typically known as tax accountants. Tax accountants provide a range of tax-related services to both individuals and businesses, which can include preparing and filing tax returns.

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ENROLLED AGENTS (EA)


What is an Enrolled Agent for Taxes?


Many Enrolled agents formerly worked for IRS, reviewing income tax returns. EAs are authorized by the IRS to represent San Francisco area taxpayers in proceedings related to their taxes, including audits. EAs have “unlimited practice rights.” This means they are permitted to represent all types of tax filers, including individuals, organizations,
and businesses.

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