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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a tax preparer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to conduct an appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic is virtually, as this will ensure that you remain within the CDC's social distancing guidelines.

Ask tax professional near you if they would be willing to give a consultation via phone call, Zoom, Skype or other video conferencing software to discuss the scope of work. Also, ask them how they handle payments and whether they will be able to conduct all of their services remotely.

Does a tax preparer need to enter my home?

It is not typically necessary for a tax preparer to enter your home. Many CPAs and tax professionals operate remotely. Ask the tax professional if they can conduct their services remotely, and see what precautions they have in place during social distancing.

Can I use digital payments to pay for tax preparation services?

Before you hire a tax professional, visit their business profile to see how they handle payments. Many CPAs and tax experts accept digital payments through Venmo, PayPal, Square Cash, Zelle and other online platforms. More businesses may be changing their payment methods to accommodate social distancing. Check with your tax preparer to see how they handle payments. 

Is it worth it to pay someone to do your taxes?

There are several reasons it could be worth it to have an experienced professional do your taxes instead of self-filing. For example, it can help reduce the chance of you making a mistake that could land you in trouble with the IRS. And, it could save you time for other important tasks. If you have a side job, rental property or many assets, having someone do your taxes can pay off in the short- and long-run.

Contact several tax professionals near you to discuss your needs and get free estimates. Then, decide if hiring a pro is right for you.

What is a tax preparer called?

A tax preparer can take the form of several different job titles, but they must have an IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) to be authorized to prepare federal tax returns, according to the IRS. Some titles may include enrolled agents, who are licensed by the IRS, as well as certified public accountants (CPAs). Some tax attorneys may offer tax preparation and planning services, though not all are qualified to do this.

Is it better to have a CPA do your taxes?

Hiring a certified public accountant (CPA) could be a better option instead of doing your taxes by yourself, but it depends on your tax situation and preferences. Having a CPA do your taxes is usually recommended if you have a business or any type of side job, or if you’ve been contacted by the IRS for a tax-related matter. Others who can benefit are those who own rental properties or have many assets. You can also hire a CPA if you need help understanding what deductions or credit you might qualify for.

Who can file my taxes?

Any individual with a preparer tax identification number (PTIN) is eligible to file your income taxes on your behalf. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean they will be the best candidate to provide the help you need with your income tax preparation. The IRS explains that CPAs, attorneys and enrolled agents are all allowed to legally represent their clients before the IRS. They have a more thorough understanding of tax code than an individual operating solely with a PTIN or an Annual Filing Season Program participant who provides their services on a volunteer basis. Consider the complexity of your tax return and what level of expertise you’ll require. Before entrusting someone with your private financial and personal information, do some research on their qualifications. The IRS has a searchable database where you can verify the background and credentials of your income tax preparation professional. Once you have selected someone, ask about their service fees and confirm their availability. Then provide them with all the documentation they require, including W-2s, 1099s and more. Always ask to review the paperwork before it is submitted, and never sign a blank tax return.

Reviews for Tucson tax preparers
Thumbtack Customer
Dr. Jenkins prepared our 2014 taxes and I could not be more pleased with his services. He is knowledgable, personable, and timely. He took the time the answer our questions and went above and beyond. Highly recommend his services for any of your tax/financial needs!
David Randall Jenkins, Ph.D.David Randall Jenkins, Ph.D.
Allison E.
Manu and Lisa were very helpful especially because we had to file in two states. They prepared our taxes quickly and efficiently! We definitely plan on using them next year!
Rowland Alexander Accounting and TaxRowland Alexander Accounting and Tax
Gail W.
took a chance in finding a tax preparer on Thumbtack. I am so glad I did. Bob Nelson is a retired tax attorney and is a candidate for Arizona state senate! He is knowledgeable, responsive and reasonably priced. After contacting him, my taxes were completed in 3 days. He actually came to my house twice; first to discuss my filing needs, and again to deliver and explain my completed returns. Unbelievable service, I cannot recommend him more highly.
America's Tax Office of ArizonaAmerica's Tax Office of Arizona
Julie D.
Having relocated to Oro Valley in 2019 under difficult circumstances, finding someone to handle tax / financial affairs was critical (and a little scary). I am so grateful for Dave Christian as his integrity, thoughtfulness and attention to detail are unmatched. Dave is knowledgeable, thorough and proved to be a superb resource in preparing my return as well as navigating a challenging situation. I highly recommend AZona Tax, PLLC!
AZona Tax, PLLCAZona Tax, PLLC
Kathleen S.
Nicole was an absolute joy to work with. Even though she was extremely busy, she was right on top of my situation, quickly answering any questions I had calling me immediately when she needed information. She completed my tax preparation well before the deadline and her work allowed me a refund. Her professionalism was definitely worth the cost and I would recommend her to anyone!
Tucson Accounting Services, Inc.Tucson Accounting Services, Inc.
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