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    San Jose, CA
    February 22, 2020

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More About Tax Preparation

Searching for a San Jose 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 Jose tax preparation

CPA GUIDE


What is a CPA (Certified
Public Accountant)?


Some accountants work inside businesses, some work
for accounting firms, and some
offer their accountancy services to members of the public. Those who provide accounting services—including income tax preparation—to the public must be licensed by the particular states or territories where they ply their trade. These individuals are certified
public accountants, often referred
to as CPAs.

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CONCERNING EAs AND CPAs


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


CPAs and EAs both are experts in tax preparation and filing, but there are important differences between them. See the article below to find out which one might be better for you.

CPA GUIDANCE


How to Find a Good CPA for Your Taxes


There are easy ways to identify a good CPA for doing your taxes. These include checking public records regarding their CPA license and their Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). You can also ask them up front about
their specialties, fees, and experience.

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TAX PREPARERS


4 Types of Tax Preparers


There are four basic kinds of income
tax professionals: certified public accountants, known as CPAs; enrolled agents, often referred to as EAs; tax attorneys, who are tax law experts; and non-credentialed preparers. Here's a
brief overview of how they differ from
each other.

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ENROLLED AGENTS


What is an Enrolled Agent for Taxes?


The IRS permits only certain tax professionals to represent clients before the agency.
These include CPAs, tax attorneys, and enrolled agents—also known as EAs. Many EAs
are former IRS employees with many years of tax preparation knowledge. Enrolled agents
enjoy “unlimited practice rights,” signifying that they can represent all kinds of taxpayers, including individuals, organizations, and businesses, in IRS proceedings,
including audits.

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TAX ACCOUNTANT OVERVIEW


What Is a Tax Accountant?


Accountants specializing in the preparation of federal, state, and local taxes are known as tax accountants.
These individuals are experts
in the laws and regulations pertaining to the calculation of individual
and business taxes. Tax accountants can offer tax advice, provide tax
planning, and prepare, sign, and file tax returns
for their clients.

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