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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 Atlanta tax preparers
Thumbtack Customer
I found Tiffany to be very methodical and thorough in here approach to tax preparation. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking professional tax preparation services. Great job Tiffany.
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Oouida y.
Ms Miller is a genuine tax professional. she was very punctual and pleasant to work with. She was very thorough in preparing my taxes and very helpful and knowledgeable with past and current tax laws. She is my new tax consultant. I am happy to have found her.
Miller Tax Consulting, LLCMiller Tax Consulting, LLC
BERNIE B.
Excellent tax preparation service. I really enjoyed my experience. knowledge, professionalism, and excellent customer service. Highly recommended!!!!
Personal Financial Solutions, LLCPersonal Financial Solutions, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Poulos proved himself both attentive and capable while preparing my 2013 tax returns. He has contacts within the GA state tax office, and was able to get quick answers to a somewhat complicated business matter. I will be happy to work with Andrew again from both a small business and person tax standpoint.
Poulos Accounting & Consulting, Inc.Poulos Accounting & Consulting, Inc.
Nima A.
Terri is extremely responsive to our needs and diligent with her timelines and project completion promises. Within less than a week during the height of tax season she prepared our tax return filings. Glad I stumbled upon on her on Thumbtack!
Miller Tax Consulting, LLCMiller Tax Consulting, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Poulos is completely professional and took the time to explain many tax-based nuances of which I was unaware. At this point, I likely will never return to a franchise based tax preparation company because of the experience my family has now had with Mr. Poulos.
Poulos Accounting & Consulting, Inc.Poulos Accounting & Consulting, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
April was very knowledgeable and efficient. She prepared my individual tax return quickly and gave me useful advice to make future returns go smoothly.
Peerless Financial Group LLCPeerless Financial Group LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We've worked with Andrew for the past 2 years for tax preparation. He's made the process easy for us! Andrew is always responsive, very knowledgeable and straightforward with his advice. He's been a big help in not only getting our current tax year affairs in order but also in proactive planning for the next year.
Poulos Accounting & Consulting, Inc.Poulos Accounting & Consulting, Inc.
Allan L.
Mr. Alvarez is a true professional. He prepared my taxes in a timely manner and for the price he initially quoted. He answered any questions I had about his work and asked me the right questions in order to accurately prepare my return. I’m I chose Alvarez CPA & Associates!
Alvarez CPA & AssociatesAlvarez CPA & Associates
Michele T.
I hired Cititax to prepare my husband and my year end tax returns. We had a lot of life activities this year from having moved, gotten married and purchasing a house for the first time so we wanted to hire a professional to ensure we maximized our tax return. Shybi was a real pleasure to work with and extremely responsive from initial request to the time our returns we’re filed. His price was competitive and I feel we were charged fairly. We are very busy and could be difficult to get in touch with but Shybi was patient and efficient in all of our meetings. He provided valuable insight and was able to answer all of our questions. He turned our returns around within hours once I had provided him with all of the necessary data. We would definitely hire CITITAX again and refer to anyone looking for someone to prepare their personal tax returns.
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