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More About Tax Preparation

Searching for a Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C. 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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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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EA vs. CPA Tax Professionals: What’s the Difference?

Both enrolled agents and certified public accountants are tax experts, but they can specialize in different things. See the article below to learn more EAs and CPAs.

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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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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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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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