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Find tax preparation services in Columbus, OH

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Find tax preparation services in Columbus, OH

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Top 10 tax preparation services in Columbus, OH

Clients agree: these therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Fair Winds Tax And Financial, LLC

Fair Winds Tax And Financial, LLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
15+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Melanie B. says, "I cannot begin to explain the positive experience I had with Fair Winds Tax And Financial! I worked with Joshua and he was great! For the last couple of years I worked with an experienced accountant who was close to home. He knew all about my small business which made it easy each year to hand him the needed docs and walk away awaiting completion and the bill. However, this year, having different financial needs, I had to search for services that were less expensive. And, here is how I found Joshua. Joshua was thorough, professional, and timely; yet thoughtful, caring, and sincere. More than I could have ever expected from a tax preparer! Thus, he is much more than that to my family and me than that. Whether you are in the market for a new financial services company, I highly suggest just talking to Fair Winds to see what they can do for you! I can guarantee you won't be sorry you did! Thank you for everything, Joshua!" Read more
Tax World By Tax Bar

Tax World By Tax Bar

4.9Exceptional(14)
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Jane says, "Hours. Very knowledgeable. Efficient" Read more
NLC Financial

NLC Financial

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Sarah S. says, "I loved that Nancy was very professional and made me feel at ease!" Read more
GDS And Company Solutions

GDS And Company Solutions

5.0(1)
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
JoJo says, "Nana has taught me so much that I feel like a pro managing my business. When I first reach out, I had no idea all the things I was doing wrong and the tax implication it could have cost me. She help clean up all my books and brought it to current. " Read more
KAS

KAS

New on Thervo
34+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
KAS' mission is to power our client's financial flywheels by properly and efficiently providing accounting, tax, and financial compliance services, measurement programs, and proactive planning. KAS believes the ultimate goal is to increase personal and/or business net worth and there is a clear process to accomplish the goal: properly organize your financial life, properly measure your current financial status, and then properly plan and execute from that informed position.
Westside Tax Services LLC

Westside Tax Services LLC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
That I can help each and every client that is needing the help to get there taxes completed. And that they can get them all done the right way. Thats what the big kicker is.
Chuck Franklin CPA LLC

Chuck Franklin CPA LLC

New on Thervo
Offers online services
Serves Columbus, OH
We look for the most opportunities possible to save and minimize taxes not only currently but in the future as well Helping people, not only with their taxes but also helping them enjoy what they do
MidOhioCPA

MidOhioCPA

New on Thervo
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
We offer no-contact services. We can pick-up documents at your door or we can send an encrypted link for you to send documents electronically. We also are highly successful in negotiating reductions in Tax debt. We love helping taxpayers reduce their tax liability and tax filing stress. We have clients who hadn't filed their taxes in several years before working with us. We are always happy when someone trusts us to get them caught up with their tax filing....
Tamika Sanders

Tamika Sanders

New on Thervo
Offers online services
Serves Columbus, OH
I've been in the business of tax since 2001. I'm a believe in finding ever possible deduction allowed for my clients. I love helping my client get all the savings that are do to them, by either maximum their refund or lowering their tax liability.
Whin Global

Whin Global

4.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
6+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Diana T. says, "Great information " Read more

Your tax preparation questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does tax preparation cost?

Professional tax preparation costs $100 to $500 per return on average, with most individuals spending about $220. While your geographical location may impact the fees, the biggest factors affecting the cost of your tax preparation are the complexity of your tax return and the type of professional you hire. Certified public accountants (CPAs) and tax attorneys typically charge more than Enrolled Agents or non-credentialed seasonal tax professionals.

Is it worth it to pay for tax preparation?

Paying a CPA or tax preparer to do your taxes may be worth it if you have a complex return or have new items or calculations on your taxes that you are not familiar with. If you run a business, buy a house, manage multiple properties, or do anything requiring more than a simple tax return, professional tax preparation can save you time, ensure the return is done correctly, and protect you in the event of an audit or issue.

What is a tax preparer?

A tax preparer is a professional who prepares and files income tax returns for individuals or businesses. While all tax preparers have a preparer tax identification number (PTIN), they have varying levels of education and credentials. The list below includes professionals who can prepare your taxes and represent you in front of the IRS if needed for audits, appeals, or anything related to your return.

  • Enrolled Agent (EA) – An EA is certified by the IRS and can prepare taxes anywhere in the United States.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – A CPA has education and licensing through the state in which they practice. CPAs
  • Attorney – A licensed tax attorney has passed a state bar exam and earned a law degree. A tax attorney may specialize only in tax preparation or offer several services.

Non-credentialed tax preparers include seasonal tax service employees and the IRS's voluntary Annual Filing Season Program participants. These professionals have a PTIN but may not have formal education or certifications and may not be able to represent you in front of the IRS.

How do I choose the best tax preparation service near me?

When searching for a tax preparation service near you, be sure to:

  • Compare preparation fees from at least three companies that are licensed, bonded, insured, and have been in business 5+ years.
  • Search the IRS's directory for a certified public accountant (CPA) or an Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP).
  • Check their licensing status and look for disciplinary actions against them.
  • Ask for a preparer tax identification number (PTIN).
  • Confirm the tax preparer can represent you for any related audits, payments, or collection issues.
  • Check out their reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Avoid hiring a tax preparer who bases their fee on the size of your tax refund.
  • Confirm that the tax preparer will sign your return.
  • Never sign a blank tax return.

What questions should I ask when searching for tax preparation?

Asking the right questions can help you choose the best tax preparation service for your needs:

  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • What training and credentials do you have?
  • How long have you been preparing taxes?
  • Do you have a guarantee?
  • Can you represent me in front of the IRS if needed?
  • What kinds of returns can you prepare?
  • Do you file electronically?
  • How soon will I get my refund? 
  • What do I need to bring with me to the appointment?

Reviews for Columbus tax preparation services

Recent success stories from people in the Columbus area.
Ralynn W.
Very Professional, Good communication and I can’t wait to come back again and I I do recommend others to come here to get there’s done also.
Tax World by Tax Bar
S.Fleming
Professional,experienced, overall Great Job!
NLC Financial
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