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  • katbsg182,
    San Jose, CA
    February 22, 2020

    "Their summaries of explanations are very helpful and I learned a lot from them. This is my first time filing my taxes by myself, so it was rather intimidating. TurboTax made it smooth like butter."

  • Lyvu89,
    San Jose, CA
    February 21, 2020

    “I decided to give TurboTax live a try since I knew that there is always an accountant available to help with any questions. I will definitely use this product again next year due to its convenience and
    ease of use.”

  • olioli1990,
    San Jose, CA
    February 17, 2020

    “Had excellent service from the CPA provided, and they
    took the time to
    walk me through each step of the
    TurboTax software."

  • ortega56,
    San Jose, CA
    January 29, 2020

    "I liked the help I received from the
    three wonderful tax people
    on the
    phone. TurboTax actually walked me all
    the way through and was there when
    needed help."

  • Jolene86,
    San Jose, CA
    January 24, 2020

    "Thanks to my TurboTax assistant,
    Donna B., everything
    was done fast
    and easy!
    Thanks TurboTax!"

  • Jandra,
    San Jose, CA
    February 18, 2020

    "She was excellent
    and helped me with everything
    I needed
    to add and more."

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More About Tax Preparation

TurboTax Live enables you to connect with a real tax expert using one-way video to get personalized assistance so you can file your income taxes with utter confidence. For more information about tax preparation in the San Jose area, refer to the tax tip articles below.


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.

Read more


Had a Life Change? TurboTax CPAs
and EAs
are By Your Side

Major life changes, including purchasing
a home in
the San Jose area, getting married,
or having a child
(or adopting one), can have a major impact on your
taxes. You can
count TurboTax Live to ensure you
make the most of the tax advantages that
accompany these
life changes.

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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.

Read more


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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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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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.

Read more

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