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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 Raytown tax preparers
Gregg g.
Mr. Steiner worked with my schedule and made my tax preparation uncomplicated in a comfortable setting.
Steiner Tax & AccountingSteiner Tax & Accounting
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
Miranda P.
Once she received my W2 she was very fast in getting my taxes prepared. I would recommend her!
T's ServicesT's Services
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 Services LLCFisher Tax Services 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
QwikiTAX, LLCQwikiTAX, LLC
Chris R.
Working with Mr McCool was an experience I hope to continue in the future. His professionalism, punctuality, and flexible schedule that fit my needs resulted in a quick turnaround on my tax preparation and eased my mind since I'm new to KC. Thank you so much for your services and I look forward to using your services in the future.
McCool Tax Services LLC CPAMcCool Tax Services LLC CPA
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.
QwikiTAX, LLCQwikiTAX, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We finally met with Tina today following a personal series of unfortunate events. She couldn't have been more understanding and helpful. We thought we would have to postpone & try getting our taxes prepared yet again, but Tina offered to rescue us from 92 hwy! Instead we all agreed to meet at Walgreens while our truck was awaiting tow.....She is currently working on our tax returns. So far I'd have to say that Tina has been a blessing. ☆☆☆☆☆ It occurred to me that I never finished my review I would like to let everybody know working with her has been a blessing! Tina did a wonderful job she did our taxes in amazing miraculous timing everything was done right we got our max refunds w/ no problems, and she charged us a very fair if not low amount for all the work she did. I would definitely hire her again especially if you have crazy tax problems or back taxes or haven't filed in a while. She's confident & knowledgeable - thank you Tina for everything☆ J&C
T's ServicesT's Services
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.
QwikiTAX, LLCQwikiTAX, LLC
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
QwikiTAX, LLCQwikiTAX, LLC
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