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EA vs. CPA Tax Professionals: What’s the Difference?
If you’re interested in professional help with your taxes, you might be wondering what types of specialists there are and which one you need. An enrolled agent and a certified public accountant are both tax experts, but when you should work with an EA vs CPA differs based on your needs. Here's an overview of both. Read more…

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…

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