Top Five Things To Look For In A Tax Preparer

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Blog by Hunter Tax Resolution

Most people require assistance when it comes to preparing and filing a tax return. Some may even find themselves having to provide additional information to the IRS, which they may be unaware of what it is or where to find it.

Hiring a tax professional could save individuals both time and money when dealing with the IRS. These tax professionals can prepare tax returns, help file income taxes, and assist taxpayers when dealing with the IRS, tax notices, tax liabilities, audits, and more.

So if you’re looking for a tax professional to help you with your taxes, here’s a list of the top five things to look for in a professional tax preparer.

1. Integrity
As a reputable professional, a tax preparer must refrain from abusive tax schemes that can stimulate institutional corruption. They have a duty to safeguard the integrity of the tax system. In short, the tax preparers should carefully place themselves between the tax authority and their clients as watchdogs to maintain the integrity of the tax system.

2. Relatability
Before hiring a tax preparer, you need to make sure that you are able to get along and relate to them. If you work with someone, you are uncomfortable with, their experience alone won’t help you both figure out an efficient solution for your tax problems. Not being able to get along with a professional you hire can become a big problem in the long run.

3. Knowledge
Filing a tax return cannot only be complicated and confusing but is also constantly changing. The Federal tax code is adjusted each year, making it nearly impossible for the average taxpayer to be fully aware of all changes that may apply to them. A good tax preparer needs to be updated on the changing rules and regulations and has a good understanding of how tax laws work.

4. Honesty
Whether taxpayers regularly use a tax professional to help them file a tax return or they have decided to work with one for the first time, it is important to choose a tax return preparer wisely. Taxpayers are responsible for all the information on their income tax returns. Most tax return preparers are honest and provide great service to their clients. However, some preparers are dishonest. Ensure you hire a professional that is reliable and honest.

5. Experience
Not all taxes are the same, and filing taxes for an individual, a large corporation, and a small business is all completely different. Before you hire a tax preparer, make sure they have the experience needed to bring a higher level of understanding and expertise to the table. This can make getting your taxes done an easier and less stressful experience.

If you’re looking for a tax preparer and enrolled agent in Tacoma, WA, reach out to Hunter Tax Resolution. Born and raised in the Puget Sound area, I attained my status as an Enrolled agent in 2019. I believe that empathy is the highest form of communication. As a local, I believe that giving back to the community is just as important as conducting business in the community. As a tax professional, I am known to be innovative and am looking for ways to reduce your tax burden. I offer tax services to clients across Tacoma, Puyallup, Renton, Olympia, Seattle, and the surrounding areas.

For a complete list of my services, please click here. If you have any questions about tax preparation, I would love to hear from you. Please contact me here.