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What Is Form 2848, Power of Attorney, and When Is It Used?
To protect your privacy, IRS employees won't talk to just anyone about your taxes. To give them permission to discuss your taxes with someone else, you'll need Form 2848. Read more…

Tax Attorney vs. CPA: What's the Difference?
Tax attorneys and CPAs are two different, but similar, professionals who can help you with taxes and financial planning. Learn what each one does and when you might call on them for help. Read more…

What Documents Do I Need to Bring to My Tax Preparer?
Whether you prepare your taxes yourself or get help from a tax preparer online or in-store, knowing what documents you'll need at hand can help prevent tax filing errors and possibly lower your tax bill. Read more…

What Is a Tax Accountant?
Accountants that specialize in the laws, rules, and regulations for the preparation and calculation of federal, state, and local taxes are typically known as tax accountants. Tax accountants provide a range of tax-related services to both individuals and businesses, which can include preparing and filing tax returns. 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…

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