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A Quick Overview of Tax Preparation

A Quick Overview of Tax Preparation

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There are many different types of preparation services that will help a person file income tax returns. Some people may choose to work with a CPA, which is an accountant who specializes in tax return preparation. Certain CPAs may also have specific expertise that will aid a person who has specialized tax return needs. There are tax preparation businesses, such as H&R Block, that will offer their clients help with tax returns, as well as audit representation. These companies will act as the main communicator between the auditor and the tax payer in the event that he or she is investigated by the IRS. There are also computer software and online programs that will offer tax preparation services. Turbo Tax, which is one of the most popular, will make different versions to meet the need of several different types of tax payers.  

Tax Preparation Software
Tax preparation software can make filing income tax returns an easier process. However, there are certain disadvantages for some people. Those with complicated tax returns may not find this software beneficial, because it asks only the most general tax questions. Sometimes this software can miss certain deductions and credits. The most popular of this software is Tax Act, Turbo Tax, and Tax Cut. Tax payers who meet certain criteria may be eligible for free tax return preparation. Online services, such as Free File, will aid in tax preparation for no fee for those who earn less than $52,000 per year. Turbo Tax also makes a certain version of their program that will be made available to these individuals.