How to choose a tax return preparer
Choosing a tax return preparer can be a mixed bag. A business may do an excellent job with advertising their services but a substandard job with the return. What are some ways you can increase your chances of selecting a competent preparer? Well, here's a couple of things to ask:
- What are your qualifications? Are you a CPA or Enrolled Agent or a Registered Tax Return Preparer?
- Do you have any disciplinary actions against you with the State Board of Accountancy or IRS Office of Enrollment for enrolled agents?
- How many returns do you prepare each year and how many tax seasons have you been preparing tax returns?
- Do you provide electronic filing?
While these are just a few questions to ask, you should feel comfortable with the professional you will be dealing with. If you feel uneasy, trust your instincts and keep searching for another tax professional.
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Richard J. Garcia | 06/06/2012