Questions to Ask a Tax Accountant

Before you trust your taxes to anyone, ask a few questions.

What licenses and designations do you and your associates hold?
How long have you been practising?
Do you feel qualified to handle my particular tax situation?
What are your fees and other charges?
Do you preform the work personally, or will it be outsourced to another company?
Approximately how long will it take to finish my tax return?
What is your privacy policy?
You may also wish to check with your state’s board of accountancy for CPAs, or the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility for EAs, to ensure that the tax professional you are hiring is still in good standing.

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