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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 Houston tax preparers
Anna S.
Great service (tax preparation) at the reasonable price.
Amya Tax ServicesAmya Tax Services
Thumbtack Customer
Mac was great, made me feel at ease with Tax preparation!! He will be our tax guy from now on!!
Mac Reed, EA, MSAMac Reed, EA, MSA
John N.
Would highly recommend Jonathan for tax preparation services.
Jonathan Wyman, CPA, LLCJonathan Wyman, CPA, LLC
Allan N.
Best experience in 53 years of yearly tax preparations.
Tax And Business Solutions  MBA,EATax And Business Solutions MBA,EA
Steven S.
Service prepared my 2016 tax returns quickly and efficiently
Tax And Business Solutions  MBA,EATax And Business Solutions MBA,EA
John R.
Dylan, was very helpful and is very knowledgeable. He did everything anyone could have asked and more in preparing our 2016 taxes. He went above and beyond to help us and is very good at what does. We sincerely appreciate his effort and would recommend him to anyone who needs advice or help in tax law and tax preparation. Thank you Dylan!
Greenway Tax AdvisorsGreenway Tax Advisors
Thumbtack Customer
My experience with the Amya Tax service was excellent straight to the point and I am confident in my tax preparation. The price I feel is fair and I will use this service going forward.
Amya Tax ServicesAmya Tax Services
Thumbtack Customer
He is very knowledgeable about tax preparation. He was able to explain everything that he was doing. He also has the best prices. I would recommend him to everyone I know who needs help on their taxes.
Mac Reed, EA, MSAMac Reed, EA, MSA
Deon E.
Yolanda was AMAZING! She was very fast in responding to my inquiry and preparing my taxes for me! I would definitely recommend!
Shaw Tax ServiceShaw Tax Service
Thumbtack Customer
I used Mr. Reed for both business and personal tax preparation this year. He was very punctual and was able to save me money for the first time since opening my business 3 years ago! I HIGHLY recommend him for tax prep.
Mac Reed, EA, MSAMac Reed, EA, MSA
Michelle T. H.
Looking for a tax preparer in my line of work is very difficult, as you want somone who knows and understands your expectations across the board (tax laws etc)...&...Trevor was that person! Upon hiring Tax Express I focused on the past client feed back prior to making my decision to move forward in working with them and I am NOW proud to be able add to the positive feedback! Thanks TAX EXPRESS for making filing my taxes this year streamline.... we look forward to a working relationship moving forward!
Clark Tax & AccountingClark Tax & Accounting
Akbar A.
Mr Setlur prepared my personal and business tax returns. He did respond to my request on Thumbtack quickly. He is very knowledgeable and did a fantastic job with filing of my tax returns. He pointed out a deduction that my prior years CPA did not realize. I recommend him highly with no reservation.
Naresh Setlur CPA, CGMANaresh Setlur CPA, CGMA
Thumbtack Customer
Nasir was very courteous, polite, friendly and knowledgeable. He exceeded my expectations about tax preparation and I will use his services again and highly recommend his services. A very pleasant experience.
Amya Tax ServicesAmya Tax Services
Thumbtack Customer
Randall was very prompt in preparing my returns and always answered any questions I had. He helped me understand my slightly complicated tax situation more thoroughly. Would recommend!
Next AdvisorsNext Advisors
Justin G.
Jonathan was extremely professional and responsive while doing our taxes. He was also very good at keeping my wife and I on target through the whole process. Finally, Jonathan not only helped us with this year's taxes, but gave us advice on how to be better prepared for next year. I would highly recommend the services of Jonathan Wyman.
Jonathan Wyman, CPA, LLCJonathan Wyman, CPA, LLC
Beatriz Q.
Great service, she explained the whole process in a friendly professional manner, did excellent job. We plan on coming back to her from now on for sure! Reasonable price. Plus I highly recommend her services! *She prepared our 1099s, and will be doing our LLC + prepare our Business & Personal 2017 taxes*.
M. Morales, CPA PLLCM. Morales, CPA PLLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jonathan was excellent in preparing tax return. He was also flexible on where to meet especially that i don't have a car. He was very considerate. He was quick on doing his job. I definitely recommend him.
Jonathan Wyman, CPA, LLCJonathan Wyman, CPA, LLC
Jacquie G.
Jonathan spent a lot of time with me on the phone, text, and email answering every question I had. He is extremely knowledgeable and understanding. He prepared and filed my taxes and I didn't have to do much of anything.
Jonathan Wyman, CPA, LLCJonathan Wyman, CPA, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I cannot say enough good things about Mr. Reed! Awesome customer service! Consummate professional! Knowledgeable! I had been searching for a great tax professional for my small business and one I felt comfortable with and trusted. Mac was very responsive in his communications for setting up a consultation. He took his time and answered all of my questions and concerns that I had about the business and the tax preparation process. Not only did I find a tax professional, I found THE tax professional to whom I will continue to do business with for years, and years to come. I highly recommend Mac Reed and his team!
Mac Reed, EA, MSAMac Reed, EA, MSA
Thumbtack Customer
I had my personal income taxes prepared by Mr. Reed, and the process was seamless. I wasn't really expecting a return, but he delivered! He is very knowledgeable, professional, and personable. I will definitely be a continual client. Thanks Mac Reed & Associates.
Mac Reed, EA, MSAMac Reed, EA, MSA
Melissa C.
I highly recommend Sony Joseph for your tax needs. He prepared three years of returns for me in 3 days! He not only thoroughly answered all of my questions but was very knowledgeable, professional, and most importantly was accountable to the deadline he set.
Sony Joseph CPA PCSony Joseph CPA PC
Ahone N.
Thank you Jonathan for your great service. Punctual and extremely professional. He did an excellent job preparing my 2017 taxes. I had a few complications because of an amendment in 2016 but he worked his magic and I am grateful. Thank you.
Jonathan Wyman, CPA, LLCJonathan Wyman, CPA, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Extremely happy with my service today! Mac was prompt, inviting, and made me feel welcomed! He was very knowledgeable and provided thorough feedback while preparing my taxes! He saved me a huge chunk of money as well, which I didn't expect to be possible.
Mac Reed, EA, MSAMac Reed, EA, MSA
Wanda M.
Jonathan Wyman is a courteous and responsive professional. He accommodated every question with a prompt response. I am very pleased with my tax return preparation and the reasonable price for the quality of Jonathan's work. I will most definitely seek his services in the future and recommend Jonathan for all who are looking for a professional and trustworthy CPA.
Jonathan Wyman, CPA, LLCJonathan Wyman, CPA, LLC
Sam K.
I was in the market to find a new and highly reliable individual to prepare my 2016 Federal tax returns. After interviewing several potential candidates provided me through Thumbtack I decided to engage Jonathan Wyman, a CPA, PLLC . Obviously tax preparation is by itslef a daunting and emotional experience and so one hopes for the best! From the outset, Jonathan was absolutely terriffic. After our initial interview he kept me informed at every step of the process, since I am a hands on person I like to know what is going on and why. As such Jonathan kept me in the loop so that at each step in proces from organizing my materials through checking the final product Jonathan kept me informed as to not only what we were doing but why. Ultimately after receiving all of the raw materials Jonathan asked a number of questions which I answered and in turn received the completed forms for my review. After asking a few questions the taxes were completed as promised on time and with my input. I feel absolutely confidant that I made the right choice and I look forward to a pleasant business relationship with Jonathan in the future. He is the best!
Jonathan Wyman, CPA, LLCJonathan Wyman, CPA, LLC
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