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Preparing Taxes for Students

By Tim Frye

In order to be a successful tax preparer you should find a specific area of taxes to specialize in, and find a good niche market for that area. Compartmentalizing your tax knowledge can help you focus on more narrowed client base when just starting out. A good example of this is offering your services to the younger generation, such as college students.

There are aspects of preparing a student’s tax return that can be different than simplified returns, and this article will discuss a few of those variations.

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How Hard is it to Become an Enrolled Agent?

By Tim Frye

As you begin down the road of becoming a respectable tax professional, you will first want to establish yourself as a competent, honorable, and proficient tax preparer. Once you develop this reputation, it would be prudent to look into ways to expand your repertoire and explore new avenues of certification. Becoming an enrolled agent is a logical next step for the aspiring tax preparer that is looking to climb the professional ladder. Let's look at the process in becoming an enrolled agent and its possible pitfalls.

 

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How Much Do I Charge as a New Tax Preparer?

By Tim Frye

Preparing someone's taxes can be a very personal and intimated experience for you and your client, considering that by the end of the tax interview you will know your their most private financial details. So when setting your prices the process can be quite subjective, because every tax interview is different. Here are a few different ways to determine you’re billing methods.

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Explaining the Earned Income Credit

By Tim Frye

One of the biggest components in the amalgamation of skills it takes to be an expert at tax preparation is the knowledge of the credits that create the largest refunds. After all, isn't your client or anyone for that matter, looking for the biggest bang for their buck? Well in the world of income taxes that means your client is looking for the biggest refund. The earned income credit is one of the more refundable and substantial credits that can create that very favorable outcome for your client: The gargantuan refund. Here are a few pointers to assist in articulating the specifics on the earned income credit to your client.

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How to Find Your First Job as a Tax Preparer

By Tim Frye

With the use of turbo tax exploding in the last five years, and the "big guys" of the tax prep industry still around and going strong, the tax preparation business is as competitive as it has ever been. In this competitive environment, how do you get your first job as a new tax preparer?

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Read this article and we'll give you tips on finding your first tax preparation job. There are more than 1 million people tax preparers in USA. So you must find a way to distinguish yourself from the crowd.

 

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