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How to Find the Best Tax Return Preparation in Hayward, Oakland, Dublin and Fremont CA


The best tax preparers in Alameda County CA 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 Alameda County and issues related to hiring them.

 

Updated November 26, 2016

 The TOP 10 Tax Return Preparation Services in Alameda County CA

Philtax Inc. - Philip Fiegler, EA
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(510) 530-1174
4096 Piedmont Avenue, #358
Oakland, CA 94611

   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau CSEA (California Society of Enrolled Agents) NAEA (National Association of Enrolled Agents) NTPI (National Tax Practice Institute) CSTC (California Society of Tax Consultants) AATP (American Academy of Tax Practice)

Areas Served: Oakland CA, Alameda CA, Berkeley CA, Emeryville CA, Piedmont CA, Albany CA
Services: tax return preparers, tax planning, trust tax preparation, IRS problem resolution, ...

Putney-Klein Associates, Inc.
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(925) 932-2612
1243 Alpine Road #219
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
EA (Enrolled Agent)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau Chamber of Commerce-Walnut Creek CSEA (California Society of Enrolled Agents) FPA (Financial Planning Association) AiP (International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy) NAEA (National Association of Enrolled Agents)

Areas Served: Berkeley CA, Oakland CA, Albany CA, Emeryville CA, Alameda CA, Piedmont CA
Services: Tax return services incl. tax return preparation and tax return filing, tax ...

How to Find the Best Tax Return Preparation in Hayward, Oakland, Dublin and Fremont 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 Alameda County are required to either be CTEC Registered with the state, or a CPA, or an EA (Enrolled Agent). Enrolled agents in Alameda 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 Hayward, Oakland, Dublin and Fremont 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 Hayward, Oakland, Dublin and Fremont 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 Alameda County CA Are Much Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these tax preparers in Alameda County: Philtax Inc. - Philip Fiegler, EA, Putney-Klein Associates, Inc., Patel & Associates, Checkmate Tax Service, Wilson & Tornlof, Inc., David Stone & Associates. Other tax preparers in Hayward, Oakland, Dublin and Fremont CA that might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions To Ask Tax Return Preparers in Alameda County CA 


When it comes to tax preparers in Hayward, Oakland, Dublin and Fremont 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 Hayward, Oakland, Dublin and Fremont CA 

Regulatory Bodies & Trade Associations Related to Tax Preparers in Alameda 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 Alameda 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 Alameda County within the following zip codes:

94614, 94568, 94704, 94705, 94545, 94540, 94662, 94661, 94557, 94701, 94537, 94560, 94606, 94619, 94588, 94610, 94544, 94620, 94555, 94601, 94587, 94624, 94551, 94550, 94612, 94566, 94538, 94618, 94709, 94604, 94613, 94617, 94702, 94712, 94623, 94552, 94580, 94543, 94501, 94602, 94703, 94541, 94615, 94607, 94577, 94707, 94609, 94579, 94603, 94546, 94586, 94605, 94710, 94621, 94706, 94708, 94611, 94578, 94502, 94542, 94536, 94608 and 94539


 

Tax Preparers Alameda CA

A&T Tax Service Alameda CA 94501
Alatorre & Phraner Tax Service Alameda CA 94501
At Home Tax Service Alameda CA 94502
Blakely's Income Tax Alameda CA 94502
Brian O'Neil Alameda CA 94501
Fassio's Tax Service Alameda CA 94501
First Advantage Tax Consulting Alameda CA 94502
H&R Block Tax Service Alameda CA 94501
Irene Fong Alameda CA 94501
Lars G Hansson Alameda CA 94501
Margeret Crawford Alameda CA 94501
Paul Hallowell Enrolled Agent Alameda CA 94501
Phoenix Business & Tax Service Alameda CA 94501
Susan L Jeffries Tax Alameda CA 94501
Tax Management Group Alameda CA 94501
Temps & Taxes Alameda CA 94501
Travnicek Associates Tax Alameda CA 94501
Vincent & Co Alameda CA 94501
Wilson & Tornlof Alameda CA 94501
Wordserve Alameda CA 94501

 

Tax Preparers Albany CA

April McMahon Albany CA 94706
Beall & Weil Tax Service Albany CA 94706
Hartlane Tax Service Albany CA 94707
JW Warrington & Associates Albany CA 94706
Lillian Lea Albany CA 94706
Numbers Game Albany CA 94707
Sarah Knox Miyazaki Albany CA 94706

 

Tax Preparers Berkeley CA

Abacus Tax Service Berkeley CA 94710
Amobi Ugonabo Co Berkeley CA 94701
Aplustax Berkeley CA 94702
Checkmate Berkeley CA 94702
Gayna Radtke Berkeley CA 94702
Gretta Fletcher Berkeley CA 94710
Herb Yarmo Associates Berkeley CA 94709
JO Tax Service Berkeley CA 94702
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Berkeley CA 94702
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Berkeley CA 94704
James Shum Inc Berkeley CA 94710
Marlyce Johnson Tax Preparation Berkeley CA 94710
Michael Alef & Associates Berkeley CA 94709
Padgett Business Service Berkeley CA 94704
Pagan & Stern Tax Berkeley CA 94710
Stephen E Block Co Berkeley CA 94710
Tax Plus Berkeley CA 94702
Tax Service Pagan Landers Berkeley CA 94710
William Lamb Berkeley CA 94702


Tax Preparers Emeryville CA

Associated Tax Service Emeryville CA 94608
Chava's Tax Emeryville CA 94608
H&R Block Tax Service Emeryville CA 94608
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Emeryville CA 94608
United Tax Front Emeryville CA 94608

 

Tax Preparers Oakland CA

ABC Tax Ashby Business Center Oakland CA 94609
Adonis Rentoria Oakland CA 94601
Alvin Chau Tax Practitioner Oakland CA 94607
Arithmetic Tax Planning & Preparation Oakland CA 94612
Better Tax Returns Oakland CA 94621
Bob Gadd Oakland CA 94618
California Income Tax Council Oakland CA 94610
CBA Tax Service Oakland CA 94619
Consultax Oakland CA 94611
DL Tyler & Associates Oakland CA 94610
David M Stone & Associates Oakland CA 94611
Days Publications & Tax Admin Oakland CA 94607
Diane's Tax Preperation Oakland CA 94605
Dimond Tax Services Oakland CA 94602
Dorothy's Tax Preparation Oakland CA 94605
Express Tax Service Oakland CA 94607
Faith Darling Tax Service Oakland CA 94610
Fiducial Business Center Oakland CA 94618
H&R Block Tax Service Oakland CA 94601
H&R Block Tax Service Oakland CA 94602
H&R Block Tax Service Oakland CA 94606
H&R Block Tax Service Oakland CA 94609
H&R Block Tax Service Oakland CA 94610
H&R Block Tax Service Oakland CA 94612
H&R Block Tax Service Oakland CA 94619
Harry's Income Tax Service Oakland CA 94605
Herb Leibowitz Taxes Oakland CA 94612
Hoang Le Tax Service Oakland CA 94606
IAS Systems Oakland CA 94612
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Oakland CA 94602
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Oakland CA 94605
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Oakland CA 94606
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Oakland CA 94607
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Oakland CA 94609
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Oakland CA 94619
Jaech & Ngo Oakland CA 94610
Janet Jobert Income Tax Service Oakland CA 94611
John A Ward Income Tax Service Oakland CA 94601
Jones Expert Tax Service Oakland CA 94602
J's Tax Preparation Oakland CA 94621
Leo Williams Tax Service Oakland CA 94605
Liberty Tax Service Oakland CA 94601
Lindon Co Oakland CA 94607
MC Tax Service Oakland CA 94621
Many Happy Returns Oakland CA 94602
Maria's Income Tax Service Oakland CA 94601
Ong Associates Oakland CA 94607
Philtax Inc. Oakland CA 94611
Prado Tax Service Oakland CA 94619
Prince Tax Service Oakland CA 94609
San Pablo Tax Service Oakland CA 94609
Sanders Tax Service Oakland CA 94601
Segers & Associates Oakland CA 94605
Speed Tax Return Oakland CA 94607
Sunshyne Easy Tax Oakland CA 94619
Superior Tax Service Oakland CA 94607
Superior Tax Service Oakland CA 94605
Tax Clinic Oakland CA 94601
Tax Pros Oakland CA 94611
Tax Tyme Oakland CA 94605
TBT Tax Service Oakland CA 94621
Terrace Tax Service Oakland CA 94611
Tony's Family Tax Service Oakland CA 94605
Tucker & Associates Professional Oakland CA 94602
Unified Professional Service Oakland CA 94607
USA Income Tax Service Oakland CA 94610
Victor Pang & Associates Oakland CA 94607
Walter Nygaard Tax Service Oakland CA 94618
Wil Ash & Associates Oakland CA 94610
William H Heinrich III Oakland CA 94612
Williams & Associates Oakland CA 94619

 

Tax Preparers Piedmont CA

Mikic's Tax Service Piedmont CA 94610

 

 


Tax Preparers Castro Valley CA

All About Taxes-KJ Malakoff Castro Valley CA 94546
Allied Tax Plannners Castro Valley CA 94546
Anderson Tax Service Castro Valley CA 94546
Bedeger's Tax Castro Valley CA 94546
Beutler & Associates Castro Valley CA 94546
Bottom Line Tax Service Castro Valley CA 94546
Don & Linda's Tax Service Castro Valley CA 94546
Karen Collopy, EA Castro Valley CA 94552
Lola's Tax Service Castro Valley CA 94546
Margie's Tax Service Castro Valley CA 94552
Nodohara Associates Castro Valley CA
Professional Income Tax Service Castro Valley CA 94546
Tax Gallery Castro Valley CA 94546
Virginia Mainer Castro Valley CA 94546
Wolinski Tax Service Castro Valley CA 94546


Tax Preparers Hayward CA

Access Pro Tax Hayward CA 94541
Adtech Tax & Payroll Hayward CA 94544
Beverly Fiala EA & Van Camp's Hayward CA 94541
Cammack Family Tax Service Hayward CA 94545
Carney's Tax Service Hayward CA 94541
Carole C Owens, Tax Preparer Hayward CA 94541
Downes Tax Pros Hayward CA 94541
Eva Smith & Associates Hayward CA 94541
Exact Tax Service Hayward CA 94545
Golden Crown Tax Service Hayward CA 94541
H&R Block Tax Service Hayward CA 94541
H&R Block Tax Service Hayward CA 94544
H&R Block Tax Service Hayward CA 94545
Hayward Tax Service Hayward CA 94544
Hosino's Income Tax Service Hayward CA 94544
JC Tax Service Hayward CA 94544
Jack Hewitt Tax Service Hayward CA 94544
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Hayward CA 94544
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Hayward CA 94545
Jackson Tax Service Hayward CA 94544
Keith Erickson Tax Service Hayward CA 94544
LP Tax Service Hayward CA 94544
Larsen's Tax Service Hayward CA 94541
Latino Business Center Hayward CA 94544
Liberty Tax Service Hayward CA 94544
Linda's Tax Service Hayward CA 94541
Margie Reymundo's Tax Service Hayward CA 94541
Ragasa Income Tax Service Hayward CA 94545
Renne Income Tax Service Hayward CA 94544
Si Se Puede Tax Service Hayward CA 94544
Suarez Stone Tax Service Hayward CA 94541
Superway Taxes Service Hayward CA 94544
Swopes Income Tax Service Hayward CA 94541
Tax Center Hayward CA 94544
Thomas Kugler Inc Hayward CA 94541
TIPS Hayward CA 94541
WMH Service Hayward CA 94545

 

Tax Preparers San Leandro CA

AM Tax Service San Leandro CA 94577
Accurate Tax Service San Leandro CA 94577
Arthur Frazee San Leandro CA 94577
Capital Tax Service San Leandro CA 94577
Charlie H Gilpin San Leandro CA 94577
Classique Tax Solutions San Leandro CA 94578
Gouveia Tax Service San Leandro CA 94577
H&R Block Tax Service San Leandro CA 94577
H&R Block Tax Service San Leandro CA 94578
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service San Leandro CA 94577
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service San Leandro CA 94578
Joyeria Rochcitas San Leandro CA 94578
Liberty Tax Service San Leandro CA 94577
Liberty Tax Service San Leandro CA 94578
Liz Tax Service San Leandro CA 94577
Martha Veloz Tax San Leandro CA 94578
Moore & Christie San Leandro CA 94577
Morales Income Tax Service San Leandro CA 94579
Nancy L Ott Income Tax Service San Leandro CA 94577
Nero's Tax Service San Leandro CA 94577
Right Way Tax Service San Leandro CA 94577
Saffarian & Associates San Leandro CA 94577
Siba & Associates San Leandro CA 94578
Susan Kamensky EA San Leandro CA 94577
Tax Power of California San Leandro CA 94577
Tax Return Preparers San Leandro CA 94578
Tax Services On Wheels San Leandro CA 94577
Tax Shoppe San Leandro CA 94579
Vallejos Tax Service San Leandro CA 94577

 

Tax Preparers San Lorenzo CA

Bay Wide Tax San Lorenzo CA 94580
Baywide Tax Service San Lorenzo CA 94580
H&R Block Tax Service San Lorenzo CA 94580
RG Business Center San Lorenzo CA 94580

 

 

 

Tax Preparers Dublin CA

Business Inc Dublin CA 94568
Hanson Tax Service Dublin CA 94568
Laimdota Maizitis Dublin CA 94568
Liberty Tax Service Dublin CA 94568
Pallesen & Butler Tax Service Dublin CA 94568
Robert R Bordley & Associates Dublin CA 94568
Tax Solutions Dublin CA 94568


Tax Preparers Livermore CA

Anne Griffith Tax Livermore CA 94551
Bottom Line Tax Livermore CA 94550
Conexion Hispana Livermore CA 94550
Equitable Tax Service Livermore CA 94550
EZE File Tax Preparers Livermore CA 94551
Frank Raymond Inc Livermore CA 94550
H&R Block Tax Service Livermore CA 94550
H&R Block Tax Service Livermore CA 94551
Jane Callabresi Tax Consultant Livermore CA 94550
Jesse Tax Service Livermore CA 94550
La Raza Agency Livermore CA 94550
Liberty Tax Service Livermore CA 94550
Nather Tax Service Livermore CA 94550
Penny Ashenfelter Tax Livermore CA 94551
Penny Cox Tax Service Livermore CA 94550
QCS Livermore CA 94550
Rivas Income Tax Livermore CA 94551
Solluna Livermore CA 94551

 

Tax Preparers Pleasanton CA

Accurate Tax Service Pleasanton CA 94566
Alan D Kionka Pleasanton CA 94566
Allied Tax Planners Pleasanton CA 94588
Alvarado Tax Preparation Pleasanton CA 94588
Ca Tax Service Pleasanton CA 94588
Clark L Despain Tax Pleasanton CA 94588
Conley's Tax Service Pleasanton CA 94566
Davenport & Associates Pleasanton CA 94566
Debra P Donald, EA Pleasanton CA 94566
Fox & Associates Pleasanton CA 94566
Franklin Management & Tax Service Pleasanton CA 94588
H&R Block Tax Service Pleasanton CA 94566
H&R Block Tax Service Pleasanton CA 94588
Harrell Urizar & Associates Pleasanton CA 94566
Janelle Buhlig Pleasanton CA 94566
Michael G Skieczius Pleasanton CA 94588
Pitak & Associates Pleasanton CA 94588
Rochelle E Margucci Pleasanton CA 94566
Total Business Care Pleasanton CA 94566
Tri-Valley Tax Service Pleasanton CA 94566
Westpark Associates Pleasanton CA 94566

 

 


Tax Preparers Fremont CA

Alpha Business Service Fremont CA 94538
American Tax Professionals Fremont CA 94538
Ardenwood Tax Service Fremont CA 94536
BH Associates Fremont CA 94539
Basra Sona Rupa Fremont CA 94536
Bay Wide Income Tax Service Fremont CA 94536
Bee Jay's Tax Service Fremont CA 94536
California Tax Fremont CA 94538
Carlile Tax Service Fremont CA 94536
Deborah Quinn Fremont CA 94539
Derham & Reeves Fremont CA 94536
East Bay Tax Service Fremont CA 94538
Fred Handley Fremont CA 94538
Friedman & Perry Fremont CA 94538
GC Tax Institute Fremont CA 94539
H&R Block Tax Service Fremont CA 94538
H&R Block Tax Service Fremont CA 94539
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Fremont CA 94538
Janice Driscoll Fremont CA 94536
Kent Tax Service Fremont CA 94536
Liberty Income Tax Fremont CA 94538
Lori's Income Tax Service Fremont CA 94538
McMurry Tax Service Fremont CA 94538
Mirasol C Neufeld's Tax Fremont CA 94539
Professional Tax Service Fremont CA 94539
Roland Young Fremont CA 94538
Shiraza Aladin Fremont CA 94539
Strickland's Tax Service Fremont CA 94538
Tax Related Services Fremont CA 94538
Tax Service Center Fremont CA 94536
UBS Fremont CA 94536
Western Income Tax Fremont CA 94536
Western Tax Service Fremont CA 94539

 

Tax Preparers Newark CA

A Neighborhood Tax Service Newark CA 94560
Affordable Tax Service Newark CA 94560
America Income Tax Newark CA 94560
Arnold Tax Service Newark CA 94560
H&R Block Tax Service Newark CA 94560
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Newark CA 94560
Michael J Willis Newark CA 94560
Newark Tax Service Newark CA 94560
R&G Servicios De Income Tax Newark CA 94560
Ten 40 Tax Service Newark CA 94560

 

Tax Preparers Union City CA

Angelo C Ines Union City CA 94587
Bean Counters Biz Com Union City CA 94587
Gonzales Professional Service Union City CA 94587
H&K Tax Service Union City CA 94587
H&R Block Tax Service Union City CA 94587
Liberty Tax Service Union City CA 94587
Samarron Income Tax Service Union City CA 94587
SNT Tax Union City CA 94587
Tax Offices Union City CA 94587

 

 

 

 

 

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