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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.  

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 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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Reviews for San Antonio tax preparers
Bruce S.
Mr. Ng provided me with expert, courteous and responsive tax preparation service. He knows tax law. Mr. Ng is a true professional in all aspects of his business. I highly recommend his tax preparation services. After a second time of using Mr. Ng's tax preparation service he delivered consistent quality of service. A top notch, 5-star experience. Again, I appreciate his courtesy, expertise in tax return preparation and responsiveness in communication. I highly recommend using Mr. Ng's services.
Abynus Tax and Accounting Services LLCAbynus Tax and Accounting Services LLC
Larry B.
Marco was quick, professional, and thorough in preparing our tax return.
Marco Flores CPAMarco Flores CPA
R. S.
Had a great experience and have found a my tax preparer.
Tax MaxTax Max
Dina K.
Wonderful experience with Mrs Perez !!! Looking forward you having her help my family with tax preparation as well as helping us with our business taxes
Perez & Associates Tax Group, LLCPerez & Associates Tax Group, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Marco was very helpful, efficient and knowledgeable. He prepared our taxes quickly in order to meet the deadline.
Marco Flores CPAMarco Flores CPA
Thumbtack Customer
Marco is extremely knowledgeable in both corporate and personal tax filing. He is thorough, timely and provides individualized support and attention to detail, leading the customer through the process and explaining every new aspect of tax preparation.
Marco Flores CPAMarco Flores CPA
Thumbtack Customer
Very satisfied with Marco Flores and his work on my 2014 taxes. I usually prepare my own taxes but had some different tax situations this time around. Marco knew the answers to my questions and was very efficient considering the short notice i gave him. Very knowledgeable and his prices are fair. Will use his services again.
Marco Flores CPAMarco Flores CPA
Russell H.
Glory Tax USA was very good about answering any questions I had and she prepared my taxes shortly after I presented my tax paperwork to her. She was very prompt and professional regarding doing my taxes. Later after my taxes were finished I had a question about my taxes and I left her a message on her phone. She got back with me in a short period of time to give me the answer I needed. I appreciated how quickly she returned my phone call and answered my question.
Glory Tax USA - Tax Preparation & ConsultingGlory Tax USA - Tax Preparation & Consulting
John T.
Simple, Straightforward, Tax Return process and dispute document processing. Went in with a non-filing tax notification, got out with a document package to clear that notification within two days, give and take you prepare the necessary document first. JBJ has been a real life savior.
JBJ Tax & Accounting ServicesJBJ Tax & Accounting Services
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Marco to prepare my 2015 tax returns. He did an excellent job, preparing everything accurately and even helping me to find some expenses I could write off against my business income for the year. I recommend him highly.
Marco Flores CPAMarco Flores CPA
Thumbtack Customer
Marco was an early Christmas present. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable and very comfortable to be with. He gave me the best service at a very reasonable price that I have had in years of working with other tax preparers. I highly recommend him especially if you have more complex or complicated taxes to prepare. He is the consummate professional. Timely and accurate are his won't finds anyone better and you won't be sorry you chose Marco Flores.
Marco Flores CPAMarco Flores CPA
Michelle T.
Marco has prepared my taxes for the past two years. Excellent customer service, always answers any questions I have very quickly and accurately, and always delivers the service that I pay for. You will not be disappointed!
Marco Flores CPAMarco Flores CPA
Dee O.
This was the first time that I had to turn to a professional for help with my tax preparation. I had a few obstacles that I had no idea where to even start. After much research and reading many reviews, I am really happy that I chose Marco Flores. He turned what I thought was a total disaster into. Great situation. I was unaware of several deductions and steps that were taken that greatly helped my cause. I am very grateful. Mr. Flores will be my CPA going forth for tax preparation.
Marco Flores CPAMarco Flores CPA
Lizabeth A.
I have always done my own taxes, even with a rental I own, I went to Marco because I was concerned I wasnt getting the most return I could get. He looked at what I had , gave me an estimate on what my return should be and an estimate on the fee for him to prepare my taxes. The gain was far more than the cost. Should have done this years ago. Marco and his assistant Sarah are both very professional.
Marco Flores CPAMarco Flores CPA
Thumbtack Customer
Marco was very professional. He met me on a Saturday to begin with. He personally called me to assist me with all of his questions and my concerns. Marco was very knowledgeable with my very specific needs regarding land, royalties and easements. I highly recommend him to prepare your taxes. I will definitely continue to utilize his services.
Marco Flores CPAMarco Flores CPA
Thumbtack Customer
After looking for and speaking with many different people to take on our taxes, Marco was who we decided to go with. We had a complicated issue with needing to file many years of back taxes and we were very nervous about who we trusted to do things right. I asked many questions of everyone we spoke to. Marco was very patient, answered any questions I had, made us feel very at ease and didn't make us feel like we were a bother. Our current tax year, we prepared ourselves while he worked on the other 8years. We ran into some problems and he was great enough to review them and help us through making everything right. With this being our 1st time ever needing to hire someone to do our taxes, we are extremely pleased and happy with our experience with Marco and he will be our go to guy in the future! Thank You Marco for all your help and professionalism!
Marco Flores CPAMarco Flores CPA
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