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How to Find the Best Tax Return Preparation in Sonoma, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Santa Rosa CA


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

Updated January 31, 2014

 The TOP 10 Tax Return Preparation Services in Sonoma County CA

North Coast Financial Services: David Von Bima, EA
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(707) 585-8300
460 City Center Dr
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
IRS EA #41021
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 CSEA (California Society of Enrolled Agents) NAEA (National Association of Enrolled Agents)

Areas Served: Rohnert Park CA, Santa Rosa CA, Petaluma CA, Cotati CA, Sebastopol CA
Services: tax return preparation, tax return filing & tax services

Debbie Coe Tax Preparation & Bookkeeping
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(707) 829-5766

Sebastopol, CA 95472
CTEC Registration #A017532
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 CTEC (California Tax Education Council)

Areas Served: Sonoma County
Services: tax return preparation, tax consulting, tax filing services

How to Find the Best Tax Return Preparation in Sonoma, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Santa Rosa 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 Sonoma County are required to either be CTEC Registered with the state, or a CPA, or an EA (Enrolled Agent). Enrolled agents in Sonoma 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 Sonoma, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Santa Rosa 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 Sonoma, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Santa Rosa 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 Sonoma County CA Are Much Better Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these tax preparers in Sonoma County: North Coast Financial Services: David Von Bima, EA, Sonoma Valley Tax Services, Walter Gioseffi Enrolled Agent, Debbie Coe Tax Preparation & Bookkeeping. Other tax preparers in Sonoma, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Santa Rosa CA that might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions To Ask Tax Return Preparers in Sonoma County CA 


When it comes to tax preparers in Sonoma, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Santa Rosa 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 Sonoma, Healdsburg, Sebastopol, Rohnert Park, Petaluma and Santa Rosa CA 

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

94975, 95452, 95404, 95471, 95408, 94922, 95407, 94999, 95401, 95441, 95465, 95425, 95476, 95486, 94954, 95430, 95448, 94931, 95421, 95442, 95402, 94927, 95473, 95487, 94951, 95416, 94952, 95419, 95480, 95492, 95406, 94953, 95412, 94923, 95446, 95433, 95472, 95436, 94972, 95439, 95450, 94955, 95497, 94928, 95444, 95403, 95409, 95405, 95431 and 95462


 

Tax Preparers Santa Rosa CA

A Counting House Santa Rosa CA 95406
A Mobile Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95409
Alfonso Mares Santa Rosa CA 95404
Allen's Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95404
Americas Income Tax Santa Rosa CA 95403
Andy Nielsen Tax Santa Rosa CA 95403
ATS Tax & Planning Service Santa Rosa CA 95403
Baldenegro Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95404
Christine M Cromwell EA Santa Rosa CA 95404
Constance J Austring Santa Rosa CA 95401
Craig Perry Santa Rosa CA 95401
De Vries Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95405
Denegri & Associates Santa Rosa CA 95404
Dennis M Paynter Santa Rosa CA 95409
Don Roberts Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95401
Duckworth Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95401
Gil's Business Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95407
H&R Block Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95401
H&R Block Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95401
H&R Block Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95403
H&R Block Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95403
H&R Block Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95405
H&R Block Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95407
H&R Block Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95407
Horwinski Associates Santa Rosa CA 95401
Income Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95407
J Dorris & Associates Santa Rosa CA 95401
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95401
Kendrick & Associates Santa Rosa CA 95404
Larkfield Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95403
Latino Income Tax Santa Rosa CA 95407
Lee Stephens Business & Tax Santa Rosa CA 95403
Liberty Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95403
Liberty Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95405
Linda Shear Santa Rosa CA 95401
Master's Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95404
Moss Adams Santa Rosa CA 95401
National Income Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95407
Numbers Plus Tax Santa Rosa CA 95407
Olvera's Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95406
Options Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95405
Palmer's Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95403
Paternoster & Associates Santa Rosa CA 95403
Peggy Fransen-Moore Tax Santa Rosa CA 95401
Pletkin & Associates Santa Rosa CA 95403
Redwood Empire Business Santa Rosa CA 95402
Redwood Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95401
Richard Strobino Santa Rosa CA 95404
Richard Woolfe Tax Consultant Santa Rosa CA 95401
Romero-Rodriquez Santa Rosa CA 95404
Scott M Slonoff Santa Rosa CA 95403
Selective Tax Service Santa Rosa CA 95401
Tax Service Plus Santa Rosa CA 95401
Taxtec Santa Rosa CA 95403
Thomas A Rohde & Associates Santa Rosa CA 95405
Thomas M Howard Santa Rosa CA 95401
Timothy E Williams Santa Rosa CA 95404
Vazquez Taxes Santa Rosa CA 95403

 

Tax Preparers Windsor CA

H&R Block Tax Service Windsor CA 95492
Judy Ramirez's Tax Service Windsor CA 95492
Net Profit Windsor CA 95492

 

 


 

Tax Preparers Cloverdale CA

Income Tax & Notary Public Cloverdale CA 95425

Tax Preparers Healdsburg CA

H&R Block Tax Service Healdsburg CA 95448
Ledger Domaine Healdsburg CA 95448
Maria Villarreal Income Tax Healdsburg CA 95448

 

 

Tax Preparers Petaluma CA

Amylex Petaluma CA 94954
Ansbrotax Petaluma CA 94954
Business Management Service Petaluma CA 94954
Douglas H Pickford Petaluma CA 94954
Gayle Crayne Petaluma CA 94952
Gloria K Pearson Petaluma CA 94954
James Troxel Tax Preparation Petaluma CA 94952
John T Edwards Petaluma CA 94952
Kenneth R Topper Petaluma CA 94952
Liberty Tax Service Petaluma CA 94952
Lojas Tax Service Petaluma CA 94952
Lynn Johnston, Enrolled Agent Petaluma CA 94952
Parodi & Associates Petaluma CA 94954
Petaluma Tax Petaluma CA 94952
Theresa O'Connor Petaluma CA 94954

 

 


Tax Preparers Cotati CA

H&R Block Tax Service Cotati CA 94931

 

Tax Preparers Rohnert Park CA

Cathy Netz Rohnert Park CA 94928
Express Tax Rohnert Park CA 94928
H&R Block Tax Service Rohnert Park CA 94928
H&R Block Tax Service Rohnert Park CA 94928
Haley's Tax Service Rohnert Park CA 94928
Julie A Bernard Rohnert Park CA 94928
Timothy J Nelson EA Rohnert Park CA 94928

 

 

 

Tax Preparers Sonoma CA

Garcias Income Tax Service Sonoma CA 95476
Lester Von Lahr & Associates Sonoma CA 95476
Margaret Abramowitz Sonoma CA 95476
Money Matters Sonoma CA 95476
Sonoma Tax Service Sonoma CA 95476
Sonoma Valley Tax Service Sonoma CA 95476
Susan Hand, EA Sonoma CA 95476
Tax & Business Affairs Service Sonoma CA 95476

 

 

Tax Preparers Guerneville CA

Russian River Tax Service Guerneville CA 95446

 

Tax Preparers Occidental CA

Charles Ferris Occidental CA 95465

 

Tax Preparers Sebastopol CA

Bardella & Associates Sebastopol CA 95472
Joe B Rosa Consultant Sebastopol CA 95472
Kim Parker Sebastopol CA 95472
Paula J Koneazny Sebastopol CA 95472
Selective Bookkeeping & Tax Sebastopol CA 95473
Tax RX Sebastopol CA 95472