|The main reason for having tax professionals prepare your tax return is to take advantage of their specialized knowledge. If your return is complex or you know very little about taxes, a professional can be a tremendous asset.|
|Fees for professional tax services vary greatly depending on how many forms you need to file, the complexity of your return, the firm you choose, and the qualifications of your tax professional (enrolled agent vs. CPA). They can range anywhere from less than $100 (using an online tax professional) to several hundred dollars for a more complex return.
|When you look for a tax professional, be sure the firm is an authorized e-file provider if you want to e-file to the IRS. Go to www.irs.gov/elec_svs/ero/indiv.html to search for an e-file tax pro near you.|
|To locate a tax pro from the Find an Authorized IRS e-file Provider Web site, enter your zip code in the search box and click the Submit button. A list of tax professionals who provide e-filing services will display.|