Silver Spring, Maryland
8736 Flower Ave, Suite B
Silver Spring, MD 20901
301-587-4829

How to Choose The Right Tax Preparation Professional January 21, 2016

Silver Spring, Montgomery
How to Choose The Right Tax Preparation Professional, Silver Spring, Maryland

Another year has gone by, and that means it’s time to think about filing your taxes again. When you’re in the market for high-quality tax preparation services, it can be overwhelming to begin the search. How do you know if you’re making the right decision?

ZP Tax of Silver Spring, MD has great advice about how to choose the right tax preparation provider for you. One major consideration should be your accountant’s level of education. Here’s what to look for when you're seeking tax help:

  • Enrolled Agents: Though the IRS doesn’t have any rules about who’s allowed to prepare taxes (meaning that anyone can), Enrolled Agents are required to prove their competency first. This means they’ve shown that they can prepare tax returns and adhere to ethical standards, so this title indicates that they have the appropriate tax education in tax preparation.
  • Certified Public Accountants: CPAs are college graduates who have passed an intensive accounting exam to get their licenses. This means they have the education and credentials to sift through complex tax law and complete complicated tax returns.  
  • Tax Attorneys: Tax attorneys have both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree, so they are highly educated in the laws governing the IRS and taxes. They may or may not actually prepare tax returns, though, and their expertise is usually reserved for those experiencing an audit or other complication.

tax preparation

When you’re ready to work with a great tax preparation specialist, rest assured that ZP Tax provides qualified professionals to help you every step of the way. Learn more by visiting their website or by calling ZP Tax at (301) 587-4829.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from ZP Tax, Inc.
5 Situations Where Professional Tax Preparation Makes Sense, Silver Spring, Maryland
When it comes to tax preparation, you may be tempted to handle the process on your own. While filing a single return can be simple, there are times when it’s best to ask for help. Th...read more
Some Tax Preparation & Planning Aspects to Consider When Selling Your Business, Silver Spring, Maryland
Selling your business can be a major life milestone, potentially giving you a handsome return on the investments you’ve made in the company and setting you up for bigger and better t...read more
First-Time Home Buyer? Use These 5 Helpful Tax Preparation Tips, Silver Spring, Maryland
Owning a home can have amazing tax benefits. The key is knowing what to do to take advantage of them. The professional tax preparation team at ZP Tax in Silver Spring, MD, specialize...read more
3 Reasons Your Business Needs Bookkeeping Services, Silver Spring, Maryland
If you own a small business, you may manage funds on your own or keep bookkeeping services in-house. But ZP Tax in Silver Spring, MD, offers a better way to get things done. By ...read more
3 Tax Preparation Tips to Make Filing Easier, Silver Spring, Maryland
It may not be tax season, but there are steps you can take all year long to make tax preparation easier when you finally are ready to file.  Below, the knowledgeable team at ZP ...read more