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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 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.

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.

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 Cambridge tax preparers
Daniel B.
Mark was very thoughtful, efficient, and helpful during the whole process of preparing our taxes. I definitely recommend!
MARK A STILES CPA, PLLCMARK A STILES CPA, PLLC
Thumbtack Customer
Nicole helped me and my girlfriend with the tax preparation. As non-residents and first time tax filling, she guided us through the whole process that was very new for us. We did almost all the process through email and web portal, so it was very smooth and less time consuming. Her pricing was also very good for the very personalized service. I will certainly continue with her for next year tax preparation.
NGG Tax Group, IncNGG Tax Group, Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Nathan was very thorough, clear, and friendly while preparing taxes for my wife and I for two different states. Great experience
Zielonka Financial Services LLCZielonka Financial Services LLC
Thumbtack Customer
How can I explain my tax experience with Nicole? She is extremely professional. After a bad experience with H & R block I was skeptical about tax preparers. However, she was totally different (I mean she really cares for doing a good job and not just for the money). I would recommend Nicole Green to anybody with complicated taxes. You can put your taxes on her hands with your eyes closed (she will take care of everything).
NGG Tax Group, IncNGG Tax Group, Inc
Joshua K.
Laura was a terrific help. She was very reassuring and clear in communicating what was needed and why. I have total confidence in the taxes she prepared for me. I hope to work with her again in future.
Laura Ryan, CPA, MSTLaura Ryan, CPA, MST
Patricia G.
Large accounting firms often make one feel anonymous. Nicole treated me as an individual. I found Nicole to be very knowledgeable, approachable, and willing and available to respond to questions. Her low overhead costs are reflected in her reasonable fees. I recommend her as a tax preparer and as a human being.
NGG Tax Group, IncNGG Tax Group, Inc
Kristina D.
Orchid Accounting was incredibly professional and personable. They were great to work with and answered any questions that I had and took the time to double check on any areas where I had hesitations. They were able to prepare my tax returns quickly and without any errors. I highly recommend them!
Orchid AccountingOrchid Accounting
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