Tax Preparation Services

File Your Taxes Quickly and Easily with Professional Tax Preparation Services

You could try and file taxes on your own, but you’ll be taking a huge risk with your personal finances if you don’t hire a professional to provide you with tax preparation services.

Tax preparation computer programs have made it easier than ever to do taxes on your own, but they are really only useful for people with very simple tax situations. If you have multiple jobs, children, multiple properties, or any other unique considerations, professional tax return preparation is a must. A licensed CPA can weed through all of your personal information throughout the last year to prepare tax documents that are complete and accurate. By submitting tax documents that are clear and accurate, you can reduce your chances of hearing from the IRS in the future. No matter if you need

Get the largest return possible

Hiring professional tax preparation services can go a long way towards making sure you file your taxes the right way, but that’s only half of the story. If you use one of those computer programs for tax return preparation, you aren’t likely to get the entire refund you’re due.

Although tax programs allow for nearly every kind of deduction, you can’t take a deduction that you don’t know exists. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of tax deductions that are available to individuals and businesses that include:

  • Out-of-pocket charitable contributions
  • Student loan interest
  • Earned income tax credit if you’ve lost a job, taken a pay cut, or worked fewer hours than normal
  • Moving expenses to take a first job
  • Costs associated with looking for a new job
  • Cleaning services when traveling when you’re not reimbursed by an employer
  • Union dues
  • And many more

The possibilities for tax deductions and credits are nearly endless, and a professional CPA can help you find each and every one.

Answering your questions

Doing taxes on your own can be extremely frustrating because you’re likely to have tons of questions that tax filing computer programs can’t answer. With professional tax return preparation, you are able to work with a real person. As you comb through all of your financial and personal information together, you can ask questions in real time. You can rest assured that those answers are completely accurate because a professional CPA is up-to-date on all the latest tax laws.

Whether you’re an individual or you need to complete taxes on behalf of your business, professional tax preparation services will ensure you file your paperwork properly, ultimately providing you with greater peace of mind. To learn more about how professional tax return preparation can help you, or to schedule an appointment, click here.

Tax preparation services FAQ

Can the CPA who files my taxes also help me with any issues that arise with the IRS?

Properly certified CPAs will be able to help you with any tax issue, including concerns raised by the IRS. As a matter of fact, your regular CPA is the best person to ask because they are already familiar with your tax situation.

Not only can your regular CPA answer any questions you have, they can help you get to the root of the problem and assemble the documentation needed in order to respond to an audit. They can also tell you if you should get a lawyer involved.

However, it is important to note that beyond a basic consultation, most CPAs will charge additional fees for dealing with an audit. It is not included in the basic fees associated with the initial tax preparation services.

How long will it take to file my taxes?

The answer to this question depends on your unique situation. For basic individual tax preparation, you aren’t likely to need any more than an hour. For particularly complex situations or business taxes, you may need a bit more time.

It’s best to raise your concerns with your CPA and make your situation clear while you’re scheduling an appointment. They will be able to schedule an appointment that’s long enough to meet your needs.

Can tax return preparation fees be taken directly from my return?

Unfortunately, most CPAs are unable to deduct your fees directly from your return. That’s because your return comes directly from the IRS. Only a direct partnership with the IRS would make this possible, and most firms do not have this type of relationship with the Internal Revenue Service.

However, some CPAs will work with you to create a payment plan that works for you. Don’t hesitate to discuss any payment concerns with your CPA before your appointment.

What if I don’t have enough time to schedule an appointment?

Because appointments can be a bit lengthy, many CPAs offer drop-off services. In order for this service to work, you need to assemble every bit of information that your CPA requires, which means clear communication before you drop off your information. Ask your CPA if this is a service they provide, and if so, exactly what they need in order to complete your taxes on your behalf.