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How to Find the Best Tax Return Preparation in Redwood City, South SF and Burlingame CA


The best tax preparers in San Mateo 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 San Mateo County and issues related to hiring them.

 

Updated November 23, 2016

 The TOP 10 Tax Return Preparation Services in San Mateo County CA

Peter B Diaz CPA & Associates
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(650) 400-2539
1811 Kentfield Ave
Redwood City, CA 94061
State License #48316
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 Chamber of Commerce-Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce-Redwood City Chamber of Commerce-San Mateo AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) CalCPA (California Society of Certified Public Accountants)

Areas Served: San Mateo County incl. Redwood City, Menlo Park, Foster City, Portola Valley, ...
Services: specializing in tax return preparation, tax planning, tax audit representation, ...
Key Brands: Lacerte Software

How to Find the Best Tax Return Preparation in Redwood City, South SF and Burlingame 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 San Mateo County are required to either be CTEC Registered with the state, or a CPA, or an EA (Enrolled Agent). Enrolled agents in San Mateo 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 Redwood City, South SF and Burlingame 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 Redwood City, South SF and Burlingame 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 San Mateo County CA Are Much Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these tax preparers in San Mateo County: Peter B Diaz CPA & Associates, Reliable Tax Service, Padgett Business Services, E & F Income Tax, Business Management Services, Edens Patrick, Klaus Jane E, Vorsatz Frank. Other tax preparers in Redwood City, South SF and Burlingame CA that might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions To Ask Tax Return Preparers in San Mateo County CA 


When it comes to tax preparers in Redwood City, South SF and Burlingame 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 Redwood City, South SF and Burlingame CA 

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

94038, 94080, 94066, 94060, 94027, 94061, 94070, 94083, 94005, 94063, 94064, 94025, 94021, 94017, 94014, 94018, 94401, 94030, 94026, 94402, 94010, 94128, 94062, 94020, 94098, 94019, 94016, 94002, 94028, 94403, 94011, 94065, 94096, 94074, 94037, 94044, 94404 and 94015
 

 

 


Tax Preparers Belmont CA

Advantage Tax Belmont CA 94002
John Walton Tax Service Belmont CA 94002


Tax Preparers Foster City CA

Cristina E Reddell Foster City CA 94404
Elynna M Chung Foster City CA 94404
Norman M Golden Foster City CA 94404

 

Tax Preparers Menlo Park CA

Adrian's Income Tax Pro Service Menlo Park CA 94025
H&R Block Tax Service Menlo Park CA 94025
Lynne E McClure Menlo Park CA 94025
Norberg Schwerin & Hatt Menlo Park CA 94025
Professional Tax Center Menlo Park CA 94025
Tax Time Menlo Park CA 94025

 

Tax Preparers Redwood City CA

Able Tax Service Redwood City CA 94061
Bruce D Lacina Redwood City CA 94062
First America Tax Solution Redwood City CA 94063
Grupo Progreso Redwood City CA 94063
H&R Block Tax Service Redwood City CA 94061
H&R Block Tax Service Redwood City CA 94063
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Redwood City CA 94063
Jesus Alcala Income Tax Service Redwood City CA 94063
Monarcas & Associates Redwood City CA 94063
Patrick Edens Redwood City CA 94063
Romen Tax Service Redwood City CA 94061
Taxes Hispano Redwood City CA 94061


Tax Preparers San Carlos CA

BL Pang & Associates San Carlos CA 94070
Clayton S Patterson San Carlos CA 94070
Data Tax San Carlos CA 94070
Fabris Tax Group San Carlos CA 94070
Finnegan-McMahon San Carlos CA 94070
Gottfried Associates San Carlos CA 94070
H&R Block Tax Service San Carlos CA 94070
James W Allison San Carlos CA 94070
Kim Fusch EA San Carlos CA 94070
King & Associates Taxes Service San Carlos CA 94070
Southward & Associates San Carlos CA 94070


Tax Preparers San Mateo CA

Alvarado Tax Service San Mateo CA 94401
Associated Tax Consultants San Mateo CA 94401
Christina Carter Tax Service San Mateo CA 94401
Elliott Tax Service San Mateo CA 94401
Frank Vorsatz Jr Tax Services San Mateo CA 94403
H&R Block Tax Service San Mateo CA 94401
H&R Block Tax Service San Mateo CA 94402
H&R Block Tax Service San Mateo CA 94403
J F Gullo & Co San Mateo CA 94402
Jackie Goodwin San Mateo CA 94401
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service San Mateo CA 94403
Jane E Klaus San Mateo CA 94402
Janny Beale Service San Mateo CA 94403
Lawrence Tax Service San Mateo CA 94403
Linares Tax Service San Mateo CA 94403
Morris H Miyabara San Mateo CA 94401
Punla Winsoton Tax Advisor San Mateo CA 94401
Richard Geiger Tax Service San Mateo CA 94401
Robert Kern Associates San Mateo CA 94402
Teri L Patton Tax Expertise San Mateo CA 94402
William G Andreason Tax Service San Mateo CA 94403

 


Tax Preparers Colma CA

H&R Block Tax Service Colma CA 94014

 

Tax Preparers Daly City CA

Abdullah Income Tax Daly City CA 94015
Corpuz Tax Service Daly City CA 94015
E&F Income Tax Daly City CA 94014
Funes Professional Service Daly City CA 94014
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Daly City CA 94014
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Daly City CA 94015
Larson Tax Service Daly City CA 94014
Liberty Tax Service Daly City CA 94015


Tax Preparers South SF CA

A&B Income Tax Service South SF CA 94080
Andrew Lei Tax South SF CA 94080
A-Plus Tax South SF CA 94080
ASR Tax Service South SF CA 94080
C&R Tam Tax Service South SF CA 94080
Clement Tax South SF CA 94080
Comerford & Cook Tax South SF CA 94080
H&R Block Tax Service South SF CA 94080
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service South SF CA 94080
Oliver & Associates South SF CA 94080
Simon C Wong South SF CA 94080
Strain Fullalove & Associates South SF CA 94080

 

 

Tax Preparers Burlingame CA

Amin Maboudi Burlingame CA 94010
Corus Tax Service Burlingame CA 94010
Del Fierro & Co Burlingame CA 94010
Farhad Tax Service Burlingame CA 94010
GL Dito & Associates Burlingame CA 94010
H&R Block Tax Service Burlingame CA 94010
Humex Income Tax Burlingame CA 94010
Infinity Group Burlingame CA 94011
Joanne McConnell EA Burlingame CA 94010
Laurel L Ward EA Burlingame CA 94010
Legacy Tax Burlingame CA 94010
Peninsula Tax Service Burlingame CA 94010
Rizzato Tax Service Burlingame CA 94010
Stewart Wong & Associates Burlingame CA 94010
Tax Plus Burlingame CA 94010
Tax Pros Burlingame CA 94010

 

Tax Preparers Half Moon Bay CA

Coastal Tax Service Half Moon Bay CA 94019
H&R Block Tax Service Half Moon Bay CA 94019
Kim W Fusch EA Half Moon Bay CA 94019

 

Tax Preparers Millbrae CA

David M Slosberg Inc Millbrae CA 94030
H&R Block Tax Service Millbrae CA 94030
Hansen Lee, Enrolled Agent Millbrae CA 94030
Harry P Aubright Millbrae CA 94030
Pauline Yetters Business Service Millbrae CA 94030


Tax Preparers Moss Beach CA

Zernial Alliance Moss Beach CA 94038


Tax Preparers Pacifica CA

Campbell's Tax Service Pacifica CA 94044
One Day Tax Service Pacifica CA 94044
Thomas Olsen Pacifica CA 94044


Tax Preparers San Bruno CA

Accountax San Bruno CA 94066
Barbara Olsen San Bruno CA 94066
Caesar A Cervantes San Bruno CA 94066
H&R Block Tax Service San Bruno CA 94066

 

 

 

 

 

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Tax Return Preparation Services in San Mateo County serving Pacifica, Millbrae, San Gregorio, San Mateo, Belmont, San Carlos, Brisbane, Burlingame, Princeton by the Sea, Emerald Hills, Portola Valley, Menlo Park, La Honda, Loma Mar, Foster City, Redwood City, South SF, Broadmoor Village, San Bruno, Montara, West Menlo Park, Pescadero, Moss Beach, Colma, Daly City, El Granada, Hillsborough, Palomar Park, Half Moon Bay, Sharp Park, Woodside and Atherton

 

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Resources About Tax Return Preparation in Redwood City, South SF and Burlingame CA

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