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Everything You Need to Know about a Tax Attorney
A tax attorney is an attorney who specializes in the interpretation and application of tax laws and policies. Tax attorneys can perform a wide array of services for their clients, including the preparation and filing of taxes. Read more…

Tax Professionals Beware: Tax Scams Targeting You
For tax professionals everywhere, the move from physical paperwork to digital tax filing means that client privacy and cyber security are more important than ever. And while the Internal Revenue Service takes steps to protect your information from identity theft, that doesn't mean that thieves stop trying to steal sensitive information. Watch out for scams and schemes this tax season to keep your clients' information secure. Read more…

What is a Tax Professional?
Anyone who prepares income taxes for a fee can be considered a professional tax preparer, but not all professional tax preparers can represent you before the IRS on tax matters. Only Federally Authorized Tax Practitioners (FATPs) are granted that privilege by the IRS. This article describes the three main types of FATPs: CPAs, EAs, and tax attorneys. Read more…

What is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant)?
A CPA (Certified Public Accountant) is an accounting professional licensed and credentialed by a state or territory to offer accounting services, including tax preparation, to the public. Read more…

What Is a Tax Preparer?
A tax preparer is an individual who prepares, calculates, and files income tax returns on behalf of individuals and businesses. There are several different types of tax preparers, with some having credentials issued by third-party organizations while others are non-credentialed preparers. Knowing the different types of tax preparers and credentials can help you get your best tax outcome. Read more…


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