Choose The Right Tax Preparer

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When the time comes for paying taxes several Americans consider getting assistance from tax preparation services. These facilities, however, can vary significantly in accuracy and value.

The following information may help taxpayers figure out whether they need to have a tax preparer, and if so, how to choose the tax preparer that best meets the specifications of they need.

The requirement for tax records
Prior to your determination to file a tax return, taxpayers ought to make certain that they truly need to get help. With the aid of tax preparation software packages or the IRS, taxpayers can make tax preparation decisions independently as well as decide to prepare their taxes themselves.
Nevertheless, if taxpayers do not feel qualified to prepare their taxes or their tax circumstances are so complex that they do not really feel comfortable preparing their own individual taxes, they should connect with a tax preparer.

Before taxpayers employ tax preparer services, it is recommended that they figure out what kind of services are necessary, then select the tax preparer that is in a position to best execute the services needed for the least amount of money.

Types of Preparers
Tax preparers are very different in qualified education and training, so taxpayers must choose cautiously to ensure they pay only for services that are needed.

There are four main forms of professional tax preparers: enrolled agent, certified public accountant (CPA), a lawyer and tax preparer.

Registered agent:  Registered Agents are certified through the IRS, have worked for five or more years with an auditor or the IRS after passing their state exam. Registered representatives are entitled to represent taxpayers before the IRS.

Certified Public Accountant: CPAs are professionally qualified and authorized to represent taxpayers before the IRS. CPAs are usually trained in accounting.

Lawyers that have passed the bar exam have the right to represent taxpayers before the IRS, but it is possible they may or not have unique tax coaching.

Tax preparers: Tax preparers may or may not have unique tax training or experience. Some organizations require tax preparers to have great education and expertise, while some call for extremely little education.

Making a selection
For complicated tax circumstances, it is more logical to refer to tax professionals. To determine which type of preparer suits your needs the best it is advised that you carefully analyze your situation.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding tax preparation, please take advantage of a professional tax preparer. We can help you with several tax planning strategies and determine which is best for you, so contact us now and let us help you get your tax estimate set up for the future. Visit our website to get in touch with a professional tax preparer and sign up for a free tax preparation consultation.

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As seen in Forbes Magazine, Karla Dennis is an expert tax and business strategist. As an enrolled agent, Karla is licensed to represent taxpayers in all 50 states. She holds a Masters in Taxation and Business Development and is the author of two books, Tax Storm and Against the Odds.


Karla, CEO of consultancy firm Karla Dennis And Associates, Inc.™, has saved her clients thousands of dollars and has been featured in various media outlets such as Forbes, MSNBC, KTLA, Yahoo! Finance, and SmartMoney, marking her as the ultimate tax expert.


As of 2014, Karla became the new host on the “Mind Your Business” radio show, KTLK AM 1150, sharing her financial and business knowledge with the greater Orange County and Los Angeles areas. As a supporter of women’s rights and issues, Karla is part of the Women Network, an organization built to educate and mentor women. In addition, Karla is the radio host for Women Network Radio, a show that aims to uplift and empower women of all walks of life.

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