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More About Tax Preparation

Speak via one-way video with a credentialed income tax expert—CPA, EA, or tax attorney—via TurboTax Live to get tax advice tailored to your needs in the Washington, D.C. area. For further information about preparing your taxes,
see the articles below.

TAX PREPARATION


What Do I Need to Bring to My
Tax Preparer


You are required to include specific tax documents with your income tax return. You also may need to include other documents to support your tax deductions. Here is a quick overview of the most important documents to have ready when you file your taxes return.

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GUIDE TO TAX PREPARERS


4 Types of Tax Preparers


There are four basic types of income tax preparers that can assist you with your taxes in Washington, D.C.: certified public accounts (CPAs), enrolled agents (EAs), tax attorneys (specializing in tax law), non-credentialed income tax preparers. Here’s a simple overview of their similarities
and differences.

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TURBOTAX LIVE TAX EXPERTS


Why Our TurboTax Live CPAs and Enrolled Agents Love Helping People Like You!


There are plenty of good reasons why TurboTax Live’s certified public accountants and enrolled agents look forward to helping customers like you. These include the challenge of the work, the variety, and the ability to save you money. Read on to learn more.

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CPAs


What is a CPA (Certified
Public Accountant)?


A certified public accountant is a licensed accounting professional with special training and credentials that allows them to perform accounting services such as tax preparation for businesses
and individuals.

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TAX PROFESSIONALS


What is a Tax Professional?


Anyone who prepares taxes for money can call themselves a tax professional, but only credentialed tax professionals known as Federally Authorized Tax Practitioners (FATPs) are allowed to represent you before the Internal Revenue Service on income tax matters. Find out more about the three kinds of tax practitioners granted the privilege of representing you: certified public accountants, enrolled agents, and tax attorneys.

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FINDING A CPA


How to Find a Good CPA for Your Taxes


Follow these seven simple steps to find a qualified CPA to prepare your taxes. First, make sure they have a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) on file with the IRS. Second, verify that their CPA license is in good standing. Third, ask them what they specialize in and make sure that it matches your needs. Fourth, ask how much tax filing experience they have. Fifth, confirm that they are willing to sign your tax return on your behalf. Sixth, make sure they provide year-round tax planning advice. And seventh, agree on their fees up front.

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