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How to Find the Best Tax Return Preparation in Napa Valley CA


The best tax preparers in Napa County save you lots of money by deductions that other tax return preparers miss, and in a way that's legal and safe. 

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best tax preparers in Napa County and issues related to hiring them.

Updated November 19, 2013

 The TOP 10 Tax Return Preparation Services in Napa County CA

Bristow Bookkeeping & Tax Service
(707) 252-2238
2800 Jefferson St
Napa, CA 94558

Areas Served: American Canyon CA, Napa CA, Calistoga CA, St Helena CA, Yountville CA, Angwin CA

Associated Tax & Financial Service
(707) 252-0442
3035 Solano Ave
Napa, CA 94558

Areas Served: American Canyon CA, Calistoga CA, Napa CA, Angwin CA, St Helena CA, Yountville CA

Doud Bookkeeping & Tax Services
(707) 255-9144
1732 Jefferson St
# 10
Napa, CA 94559

Areas Served: Napa CA, American Canyon CA, St Helena CA, Calistoga CA, Angwin CA, Yountville CA

Knutson Curry & Associates
(707) 255-9154
1718 Jefferson St
Napa, CA 94559

Areas Served: Napa CA, American Canyon CA, Angwin CA, Yountville CA, Calistoga CA, St Helena CA

Dan Moore Tax & Financial Services
(707) 257-7600
1547 3rd St
Napa, CA 94559

Areas Served: Napa CA, Calistoga, Angwin, Pope Valley, St Helena, Rutherford, Yountville

How to Find the Best Tax Return Preparation in Napa Valley CA 

Preparing your own tax returns is too expensive. That's because a good tax preparer will find ways to reduce your tax bill that far outweighs their fees for preparing a tax return. 

Tax return preparers in Napa County are required to either be CTEC Registered with the state, or a CPA, or an EA (Enrolled Agent). Enrolled agents in Napa County are tax professionals who have been tested and approved by the IRS to represent tax payers to the IRS and are automatically licensed to prepare tax returns for all 50 states. 

Tax preparers are not legally required to have professional liability insurance to protect you the client from financial loss if they made a mistake, however all tax preparers bearing The Prime Buyer's ReportTOP 10 symbol do have professional liability insurance (such as Errors & Omissions) for your protection, in addition to passing all of the other requirements for certification as Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 such as our research phone calls to their previous clients to verify high satisfaction, hiring only employees legal to work in the U.S., sufficient length of time in business, clean complaint record, and more.


Numerous Services Performed By Tax Return Preparation Services in Napa Valley CA
Tax preparation can be performed by CTEC Registered Tax Preparers (CRTPs), Enrolled Agents (EAs), and CPAs. They can also advise you on tax related issues. EAs (Enrolled Agents) are tax preparers that have passed the special enrollment examination given by the IRS. They can prepare out of state returns, individual income taxes, corporate tax returns, non-profit tax returns, partnership tax returns, sales statements, tax audit representation, and sales tax representation. If the need arises for litigation support, EAs are also qualified to provide IRS representation.

Some tax return preparers in Napa Valley CA are certified QuickBooks Pro advisers, and they can teach you how to use the program and set it up on your home system for simple records transfers. Many tax professionals, including EAs, offer free initial tax consultation or provide free electronic filling. And if you need extensions with deadlines later in the year than April 15th, good tax return preparers give service all year round.

Some Tax Return Preparers in Napa County CA Are Much Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these tax preparers in Napa County: Dan Moore Tax & Financial Services, Knutson Curry & Associates, Bristow Bookkeeping & Tax Service, Associated Tax & Financial Service, Doud Bookkeeping & Tax Services. Other tax preparers in Napa Valley CA that might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions To Ask Tax Return Preparers in Napa County CA 


When it comes to tax preparers in Napa Valley CA, ask these questions about their abilities, experience, and credentials.

• How long have the tax return agents been in the business? (All tax preparers bearing the Prime Buyer's Report — TOP 10 symbol have been in business for at least a year or in the industry for over 5 years.)

• What computer programs do the tax preparation services use for record keeping?

• What are the service rates for tax preparation services? Do the tax preparers have a rate chart available?

• What tax preparer certifications do they hold?

• Are they willing to give you the name and numbers of some clients you can call as references? (All tax return preparers bearing the Prime Buyer's Report — TOP 10 symbol have already had their client references called by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)

• Do they generally deal with tax preparation for businesses or for individuals?

• Do the tax preparers specialize in income tax preparation, federal tax preparation or state tax preparation?

• What can the tax preparation services tell you regarding capital gains taxes, estate taxes or tax planning advice?

• What are their hours of operation in case you need to reach them?

• Will they show you proof of liability insurance (such as Errors & Omissions) which protects you from paying fines in the event of a mistake? (All tax return preparers bearing the Prime Buyer's Report — TOP 10 symbol have already shown proof of liability insurance to research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report)

• Do they attend continuing education courses? If so, how often? This is important to be able to stay on top of the constant changes in the tax code.

• Do the income tax filers have a privacy statement they can file with your records?

• Will the tax preparation services store your tax information? If so, for how long?

• Can you see the tax preparers credentials? (All tax return preparers bearing the Prime Buyer's Report — TOP 10 symbol have already had their license or registration verified by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)

• Will the tax preparation services provide a written contract?

 

 

 

Resources About Tax Return Preparation in Napa County 

Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations Related to Tax Preparers in Napa County
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
CSEA California Society of Enrolled Agents (http://www.csea.org/)
CSTC California Society of Tax Consultants (http://www.cstcsociety.org/)
CTEC California Tax Education Council (http://www.ctec.org/)
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs (www.dca.ca.gov)
Diamond Certified www.diamondcertified.org
FTB Franchise Tax Board of California (http://www.ftb.ca.gov/)
IRS Internal Revenue Service (http://www.irs.gov/)
NAEA National Association of Enrolled Agents (http://www.naea.org/)
NATC National Association of Tax Consultants (http://www.natctax.org/)
NATP National Association of Tax Professionals (http://www.natptax.com/)


Media Regarding Tax Return Preparers in Napa County
International Tax Review
Journal of the American Taxation Association
Journal of Property Valuation and Taxation
Journal of State Taxation
Journal of Taxation of Investments
Money Magazine
SmartMoney
Taxes-The Tax Magazine


The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Tax Preparers in Napa County within the following zip codes:

94515, 94581, 94573, 94558, 94599, 94576, 94567, 94503, 94559, 94562, 94508 and 94574


Tax Preparers American Canyon CA

April 15th Tax Service American Canyon CA 94503
H&R Block Tax Service American Canyon CA 94503

 

Tax Preparers Calistoga CA

James Flamson Tax Service Calistoga CA 94515

 

Tax Preparers Napa CA

Associated Tax Service Napa CA 94558
Bristow Tax Service Napa CA 94558
Capital Business Service Napa CA 94559
Colleen Elia Tax Preparation Napa CA 94558
Dan Moore Tax Service Napa CA 94559
Diaz & Diaz Income Tax Napa CA 94558
Doud Tax Service Napa CA 94559
Elsie Taxes Napa CA 94559
Express Tax Napa CA 94558
Full Spectrum Napa CA 94559
Ging E A Chan Napa CA 94559
H&R Block Tax Service Napa CA 94558
H&R Block Napa CA 94558
Haley's Tax Service Napa CA 94559
Imcome Tax Napa CA 94558
Jack T Smith Napa CA 94558
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Napa CA 94559
Judith Lewis Tax Office Napa CA 94558
Knutson Curry & Associates Napa CA 94559
Latino Professional Service Napa CA 94558
Liberty Tax Service Napa CA 94559
ML Gillespie Napa CA 94559
Morton & Co Napa CA 94559
Ranch Tax Service Napa CA 94558
Ray Litz Income Tax Service Napa CA 94558
Romero's Tax Service Napa CA 94558
Stratton & Associates Napa CA 94581

 

Tax Preparers St Helena CA

Daniel L Wojtkowiak St Helena CA 94574
Maria Creano St Helena CA 94574
Robert L Withrow St Helena CA 94574