Although most preparers are trustworthy, during the tax season they are mainly available (January to April). They work part-time hours for those who work at retail tax franchises and have limited accessibility beyond the time they are preparing taxes. Tax consultants are normally available throughout the year because their full-time business is tax preparation and consulting. Another benefit of being available for the entire year is that you can consult on transactions with tax consultants that could cause you to pay too much or not enough in taxes. You may want to check out A’s Tax and More for more.
Typically, it’s the norm for consultants to have a deep and thorough understanding of the tax code. Most of them have either professional certificates such as Enrolled Agents (EA), Certified Public Accountants (CPA), or certificates obtained through accredited programmes such as the School of National Tax Training and other professional institutions. They have also generally acquired many years of experience in tax preparation or consulting, either working with customers or through past employment. Why is it important here? It’s not about sounding like a tax nerd and talking in a lingo that’s too hard for anyone to understand. That’s absolutely not. Consultants rely on their understanding of the code, unlike preparers (not all, but most), to offer strategic options that are legal and fair to reduce your tax bill. This also saves you time because, without much effort or research, they are often able to find the reference necessary in the code to take a certain deduction or exclusion.
If you’re looking for speed, convenience, and the lowest possible price, then definitely go to one of the retail franchises with a preparer or maybe even finish your return online yourself. If, however, you are looking for a trusted consultant with a thorough understanding of the code that is available throughout the year, then select a tax consultant. You’re not going to regret that.
CONTACT INFO :
A’s Tax and More
809 W Main St
Phone Number : 281-557-2100