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How to hire a good tax preparer

Q: I'm thinking about hiring a professional tax preparer this year to help me file my tax return. How do I choose one who's good and how much can I expect to pay? A: If you're bewildered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/04/bus_331352.shtml
Business
Many tax credits renewed for 2012

...make going it alone on tax day costly. Experts say people should seek some guidance, whether it's from a professional tax preparer, up-to-date software programs or tax guides, before filing returns.More than 90 percent of taxpayers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-27/many-tax-credits-renewed-2
Does Barrow want to fix anything?

...shifted the burden from wealthy to middle incomes. The present system is incomprehensible and most people need a professional tax preparer. The Fair Tax, collected like sales tax, is obviously simpler, collected on consumption, and taxes the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/20/let_101176.shtml
Letters
Filing electronically speeds refund

...electronically, you can either use your computer with an IRS-approved tax-preparation software program or go to a professional tax preparer. To sign the returns, use a five-digit Personal Identification Number that you select. To authenticate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/01/25/bus_508911.shtml
Business
Final recommendations for rewriting tax laws delivered

...the lines on a standard income tax return, also cutting in half the number of taxpayers who need to hire a professional tax preparer. The panel determined that tax breaks for homeownership and employees' health insurance could be changed to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/02/fin_18558.shtml
Finance
Benefits of filing electronic returns

...for the 2001 tax season even though the IRS no longer sends forms to people who filed electronically or used a professional tax preparer. Bush's carrot of extra time might get taxpayers to stick with electronic filing - especially if filing is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/10/bus_332532.shtml
Business
Web filing eligibility broadens

...said Terry Lutes, director of electronic tax administration at the IRS. Those filing with help from a professional tax preparer will need to sign a form allowing the preparer to enter their PIN, but that paperwork is kept in the preparer's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/29/bus_309320.shtml
Business
Tis the season for tax software, e-filing

...and a bottle of white wine," says Block Financial Vice President Gene Goldenberg. "If you're going to a professional tax preparer now for whatever reason, stay with them. But if you're struggling with your own tax return or wasting a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/24/tec_251233.shtml
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Search around in looking for trustworthy tax preparer

Most Americans will get assistance from a professional tax preparer or tax software when filing their taxes this year. Better Business Bureau urges taxpayers to use caution when selecting tax preparation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2010-02-21/search-aroun
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Sticking with the human tax preparer

...to prepare my tax return. That's when I confess that I don't use tax-preparation software; I go to a professional tax preparer instead. "What?!" my friends tease. "Mr. Computer Jockey doesn't use his computer to do his own taxes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/15/tec_256273.shtml
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