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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.

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.  

How can I find out if a tax preparer os considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out which services are deemed essential in your area, visit the official government website of your state or city and look for information about essential services.

For information on a national level, visit CISA’s publication on critical infrastructure workers. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a tax preparer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a tax preparer near you, ask if the tax preparation can be handled remotely. Most accounting firms and tax preparers may be willing to offer this. Before you hire a tax preparer, contact them and ask about their procedure for working virtually. 

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.

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.

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.

Do tax preparers offer remote or virtual services?

Contact local CPAs or tax professionals to see if they can offer their services without in-person contact. Many firms can operate remotely or virtually, and others that typically operate face-to-face may be changing their procedures to keep up with social distancing guidelines. 

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. 

Reviews for Kansas City tax preparers
Gregg g.
Mr. Steiner worked with my schedule and made my tax preparation uncomplicated in a comfortable setting.
Steiner Business Solutions, LLCSteiner Business Solutions, LLC
Tyler J.
Individual tax preparation for 2017 was quick and easy with Darlis. She was very communicative and was willing to work with my schedule.
Sunrise Tax and Accounting, LLCSunrise Tax and Accounting, LLC
Michael B.
Harvey Fisher is a thorough and time-efficient tax preparer. During this stressful time, he made this process easy. Tax time never felt so smooth. I would be remiss not to mention that the price is right! I'll definitely be using Harvey's services again.
Fisher Tax Resolution LLCFisher Tax Resolution LLC
Kenneth R.
I had always prepared my own tax return up until this point but with a move plus three state returns involved I decided to seek professional help. She made quick, efficient work of it and I may never do my own taxes again. Highly recommended
Sunrise Tax and Accounting, LLCSunrise Tax and Accounting, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I'm New to Missouri and was looking for a tax preparer and my search took me to thumbtack, it was so simple, having them contact me, I had one contact before Zeffrey Johnson, perfect choice he helped me out more then just taxes, he gave me more information to help me find my way here in Missouri. I indorse him 110% he goes beyond just taxes. Mary Guevara
Thumbtack Customer
Brittany prepared my taxes and is working on on-going accounting projects and I am happy to work with her. She has strong knowledge on accounting, and she is responsive and fast in communication. I would highly recommend her to others who need accounting services.
Countless LLCCountless LLC
Bette A.
Jeffrey has prepared my taxes for two years. He is quick, accurate, very polite and easy to work with. It is a pretty seamless process. He explains things very well and answers all of my questions. I trust him completely which is a big thing for me. There is no worry and no hassle. His fee is very reasonable. I highly recommend him.
Thumbtack Customer
Usually I do my own taxes but this year was more complicated since we sold our house in Lenexa and moved to new home in Missouri. I was very pleasantly surprised at the low price and excellent service. Zeffrey did everything on the spot. We spend about an hour going over all my documents and then he said he would have our return completed in about another hour. Rather than driving home and then back, we opted to shop at Costco, which is very close to his office. When we returned, true to his word, he had completed our returns and all we had to do was to sign them. Our taxes have never before been this easy. I highly recommend Zeffrey for fast, friendly and inexpensive tax preparation.
T. T.
Mr. Z Johnson (QwikiTax) gave me VIP service. He explained step by step from the top to bottom. He was very patient and answer every questions I had. He did everything in timely manner (my tax was ready before I was ready). His preparation fee is very reasonable and he quoted me the price before I walked in to his office. I paid half of the price this year because he did not charge me for each additional form like big name company that had been filing my income tax in the past years. On top of it, he gave me another $20 discount because I asked him to file the tax for my son also (I did not know about it). Thank you very much Mr. ZJ and we will see you next year. Taylor
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