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Whether you want help or don’t have time to do your taxes, you might want to hire a CPA. Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) can help you gather the necessary tax forms so that you can file your taxes properly. If you decide to work with one, you may wonder how to find one.
Organizations like the UCPAA can help you find a CPA in your area. You can contact these organizations and ask for a member directory or simply for a few names. If you go through an organization, you can have the assurance that the CPA isn’t completely new to the job. You can also weed out potentially fake CPAs who might try to scam you out of money.
If you know anyone who has worked with a CPA, ask them who they hire for taxes. You can usually trust recommendations from your family and friends. Also, you can ask questions about how responsive the CPA is, the cost, and other factors. The more information you can get about a CPA, the easier it will be for you to make the right decision for you.
Both CPA organizations and personal referrals can help you find a good accountant. After all, you’re trusting your CPA with a lot of important information, so you need to make the right choice.