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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to get taxes done?

Hiring a professional to help with income tax preparation can be priceless. Pro help can mean no mistakes and a maximized tax return. The cost to get your income taxes done depends on the professional you hire. Tax attorneys or in-demand CPAs will often have the highest rates for their services. Next in the pricing tier are enrolled agents, who will usually have higher rates than individuals solely working with a preparer tax identification number (PTIN). Nationally, the average cost of income tax preparation ranges from $150 to $190. Income tax preparation prices can also vary based on where you live and the complexity of your tax returns. Here are some examples of average income tax preparation prices from an enrolled agent:  

  • Taxpayers filing only a W-2 tax form: $50.
  • Taxpayers filing a W-2 along with additional tax forms such 1099-INT and 1098-E: $150.
  • Taxpayers with several tax forms and one or two additional considerations such as a rental property, investment transactions, K-1 income, 1099-MISC or a simple small business: $225.
  • Taxpayers with multiple activities (rentals, K-1 income, small business, etc.), several stock transactions and more: $395.

Nationally, the average hourly rate nationally for a tax prep professional ranges between $150 and $450.  

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.

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 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.

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.

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. 

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.

Reviews for Little Havana tax preparers
Thumbtack Customer
I had them prepare the tax return on a business of mine, which was too complicated for me. They took care of it promptly and effectively.
Delgado Family Tax LLCDelgado Family Tax LLC
Jarrod H.
Mark is a very knowledgeable tax preparer. His wisdom and guidance allowed my wife and I to navigate a tricky tax scenario regarding my multiple businesses. Thanks to Mark we will be filing our return accurately and on time while minimizing our tax burden. I look forward to using Mark next year as well.
Marks Mobile TaxesMarks Mobile Taxes
Bianca T.
Eddia prepared tax returns for both myself and daughter. Her work is outstanding. She was patient, answered all of my questions, worked to get us great returns, and was able to get them done very quickly. The cost was also affordable for the tremendous value. I totally recommend Cutler Bay Tax Services.
Apex Advisor Group: Tax and Accounting ServicesApex Advisor Group: Tax and Accounting Services
Lisa S.
Daniel was very professional and kind. He was able to answer all of my questions and stayed in constant contact. Additionally, he worked quickly and completed our taxes promptly. He was reasonable and his work is of high quality. We will definitely use him as our tax preparer in the future and I will highly recommend his services.
Daniel MauraDaniel Maura
Raymond P.
Initially I was skeptical based on past history of one shady tax preparer. However, Jimmy quickly instilled confidence. Very articulate, knowledgable - quick to hop on phone for clarity and managed to cover the cost of consultation with a nice refund. Looking forward to working with Jimmy in the future on amended returns. Thanks Jimmy for the excellent service.
Thumbtack Customer
If I could give Mark 100 stars rather than the 5 stars, I would. Mark came to our home on time and was extremely professional. The moment he came in, he introduced himself, provided us with his business cards and asked where he can get started. Mark is extremely knowledgeable and listens to what the client needs. He took everything into account and took his time to provide my husband and I with the most return possible. I am ecstatic that we found him as he will be our tax guy from now on. Hire Mark and you will not regret it. My husband and I have moved 4 times in the past 7 year for work and had dealt with disappointing outcomes. It was a relief to know that we have found one of the best tax preparers in the entire South East! Hire Mark Latimore!! -Shayla
Marks Mobile TaxesMarks Mobile Taxes
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