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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 Highland Creek tax preparers
Lea W.
I would recommend Clay Blue as a CPA; he assisted us this year with our tax preparation. Mr. Blue was quick to respond to my emails, and prepared our tax return in a short amount of time.
W. Clay Blue, Jr., CPAW. Clay Blue, Jr., CPA
Thumbtack Customer
Bernice provided us with extremely thorough and informative tax services this year. She is a very knowledgable tax preparer with a great level of professionalism and we will be using her as our regular tax accountant.
Stephens Tax & AccountingStephens Tax & Accounting
Guy B.
Having my taxes prepared here was so fast and no fuss. Great experience!
H. Gaston Sr. Consulting Services, LLCH. Gaston Sr. Consulting Services, LLC
Mark T.
Received a quick consultation to prepare for next year taxes. Very knowledgeable regarding real estate and maximizing tax breaks with depreciation and other items. Will definitely be in touch next year.
Simple Tax CPASimple Tax CPA
Nick I.
Clay prepared our taxes for the 2016 tax season. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of tax and financial planning. We liked his patience, timeliness and his professionalism. We plan on using him in the future, and will certainly use again in 2017.
W. Clay Blue, Jr., CPAW. Clay Blue, Jr., CPA
Wanda L.
Are you Looking for a tax preparer; then I highly recommend Ms. Harrell. She is very professional but still personable; she stayed in contact with us and our taxes were done timely; I will be using her in the future..
K Harrell's Financial Services, IncK Harrell's Financial Services, Inc
Anthony B.
Easiest tax preparation I ever had done. Very welcoming and easy to talk to, good energy. Will do busy again in the future.
HYGPJ FinancialsHYGPJ Financials
Thumbtack Customer
Bernice prepared my individual tax forms for federal and three states. She was thorough and able to answer all my questions. Great experience!
Stephens Tax & AccountingStephens Tax & Accounting
Thumbtack Customer
Bernice is VERY personable, but very thorough in getting the job done. She will ask questions and makes sure that nothing is missed for tax purposes. Bernice is very attentive to your situation and highly recommend her for all your tax related issues and preparation.
Stephens Tax & AccountingStephens Tax & Accounting
Robert B.
The whole Tax preparing experience was god right from the initial contact, submitting my forms, receiving responses timely and getting all my questions answered.
AccountAbility Tax ServicesAccountAbility Tax Services
Keith S.
Angela far exceeded our expectations and provided us with a very pleasurable experience! She is very personable and well versed in tax preparation. Kept us informed of our tax situation, gave solid advice towards a solution for current and future filings. I highly recommend her services and we will definitely be returning. Thanks, Angela for your hard work!
HYGPJ FinancialsHYGPJ Financials
Tangie A.
Alison was very prompt, professional, and knowledgeable. I wanted to deal with someone who was a certified accountant, not just a tax preparer, and she provided me with exactly what I needed. She gave me expert advice and treated me as a valued client. I highly recommend her!
Alison M. Eddings, CPAAlison M. Eddings, CPA
Thumbtack Customer
Had already decided to make a change in tax preparer beginning in in 2018, I began my search early. After meeting with several prospects, I decided on Reg. He comes across as professional and responsive. During our meeting he reviewed my already filed current year returns, checked figures for accuracy and asked excellent questions.
Troy R.
Edin was very responsive and punctual. We planned on meeting after 5pm on a Friday, however, he accommodated last minute to meet me around 3pm. Process was very easy and stress-free. Gave me great tips to prepare for tax filing throughout the year. Would recommend to friends and family 10/10 times and will be filing with him next year. Thanks, Edin!
Maximum Accounting and Tax ServicesMaximum Accounting and Tax Services
Andre B.
If you are looking for a true professional with the knowledge and background to answer your questions about your business, rentals, etc to prepare your taxes, then choose Mr. Jay Barr. Jay is a Licensed CPA, who understands the law and accounting practices to help you get the best return possible. I really liked that he has a secure web site to transfer all confidential documents for review. Top notch service. Thanks Jay and look forward to working with you again.
Barr Law Firm LLCBarr Law Firm LLC
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