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Top 10 tax preparation services in Philadelphia, PA

Clients agree: these therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Office Adaptations

Office Adaptations

5.0(2)
Offers online services
9 hires on Thervo
34+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Meghan C. says, "Cheryl was helpful and communicative and helped my mom get a refund for the first time in years. " Read more
Key Tax Group

Key Tax Group

5.0(3)
Offers online services
10 hires on Thervo
29+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Amber M. says, "All I can say is WOW! Key Tax Group are the bees knees! Great work, accurate and really saved me a ton on my returns. Great work Key Tax!" Read more
Tax Solutions LLC

Tax Solutions LLC

5.0Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
4 hires on Thervo
37+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Esther B. says, "Communication was excellent, and very knowledgeable. " Read more
TaxSolvers

TaxSolvers

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
21+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Robert T. says, "Ed is clear, concise, and very responsive to anything asked or needed." Read more
Computax Services

Computax Services

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
6+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Timothy S. says, "Provides a personal touch. He is good with business taxes." Read more
Bensalem Accounting & Tax Service

Bensalem Accounting & Tax Service

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
44+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Maureen Z. says, "Joe was very professional and really knew his stuff! He made the whole process easy! I would highly recommend Bensalem Accounting & Tax Services" Read more
1 Premium Tax Services

1 Premium Tax Services

5.0(4)
Offers online services
1 hire on Thervo
23+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Jason L. says, "Amazing job saved me money" Read more
Brian Lehrhoff EA, Tax & Accounting Services

Brian Lehrhoff EA, Tax & Accounting Services

New on Thervo
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
44+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Every customer gets a personal touch. We do this all year long, not just at tax season. And when you call, you get me not an answering service. Working with people. This is now tax season # 40. If I didn't like working with people, I would have found another job. I solve problems. Sometimes problems you don't even know you have.

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 Philadelphia tax preparation services

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
Charles S.
Cheryl is on top of her tax profession! Her expertise revealed areas where we could make adjustments thereby solving our tax requirement while simultanelusly allowing us to have a tax refund. In addition she suggested ways we could adjust withdrawals from our 401k account, keeping our annual witrhdrawal under a ceiling in order to lessen our tax burden for future tax seasons. Cheryl's demeanor is second to none, and both her profesional poise and genuine courtesy makes her uniquely qualified as one of the best tax preparers/accountants around. I would not hesitate to recommend Cheryl to anyone I know who is in the market for a tax preparer.
Office Adaptations
Karen L.
Extremely happy customer! They saved me a ton on my taxes! TY Key Tax!
Key Tax Group
Marie P.
Lapensohn Accounting was extremely professional , proficient and completed our taxes in a timely manner. All of our questions and concerns for business and home taxes were answered promptly. This office goes above and beyond for their clients. We highly recommend Lapensohn Accounting. See you next year!
Tax Solutions LLC
Frances W.
I get the maximum refund. Accurate service.
Computax Services
Mohommed C.
I was desperate and had a lot of issues. The first day we spoke Ms.Murphy understood my needs and gave me pricing. She already has my bookkeeping and payroll setup, created several 1099's and did my personal and business return. I'm completely satisfied with the site and my services. I would recommend Hamilton Solutions.
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