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Best Tax Services in Carmichael

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Carmichael Tax Services on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Sacramento, CA 95825

Why choose this provider?

Ornelas & Associates is a tax preparation firm located in Sacramento, CA. The company was founded by certified public accountant Jim Ornelas in 1995. Initially located in Cameron Park, Ornelas & Associates moved to Sacramento in 1997. The company provides tax preparation services, tax problem resolution, small business services, individual financial services, and more. Owner and operator Jim J. Ornelas is affiliated with the Small Business Development Center and the American Society of Tax Problem Solvers. The website for Ornelas & Associates includes a tax refund tracker as well as a gallery of financial calculators to help customers make good financial decisions. Customers praise their customer service and attention to detail.

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4.0 / 5 (14)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Sacramento, CA 95864

Why choose this provider?

TaxMax Services is located in Sacramento, CA and serves customers in Sacramento and other nearby communities. The company provides a drop-off tax preparation service, a free tax return double-check, tax preparation services, business tax services, and audit services. The mission of TaxMax Services is to help their customers achieve peace of mind in the knowledge that their taxes have been prepared correctly and that their refund will be as large as legally possible. Customers describe them as organized, knowledgeable, and professional and praise them for their ability to prepare taxes quickly and accurately while still getting better results than other tax preparers.

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5.0
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5.0 / 5 (5)

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Sacramento, CA 95825

Why choose this provider?

Malkasian Accountancy is a family owned and operated tax preparation and accounting service located in Sacramento, CA. Services provided by Malkasian Accountancy include tax preparation for businesses and individuals, payroll services, accounting services, bookkeeping, offers in compromise, QuickBooks training, and QuickBooks support. Malkasian Accountancy has provided tax and accounting services to generations of customers in the Sacramento area. Customers describe them as courteous and pleasant, and praise their prompt attention to customer tax returns. The company offers a free consultation for new and potential customers to determine their needs and develop the best tax and financial strategy for that particular business or individual.

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Google
5.0 / 5 (9)

Professionalism:

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5.0
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FAQs

  • Introduction

    In the early spring of every year, nearly everyone has a decision to make — should you try to file your taxes on your own or hire a tax professional? There are pros and cons to each option. For example, hiring someone to do your taxes isn't free, but it will ensure that you can take advantage of everything at your disposal when filing your tax returns.


    Ultimately, the decision about whether to hire a tax professional will come down to factors such as the complexity of your tax situation and whether you'll be able to file them on your own.

  • When can I file my taxes?

    You can file your tax returns between getting access to your annual income information and Tax Day. In most years, federal Tax Day occurs on April 15, but in 2020 and 2021, tax deadlines were delayed because of COVID-19, extending the filing period. 

  • How much do you have to make to file taxes?

    State and local minimums to file taxes vary concerning where you live. The federal minimums fluctuate depending on your age, filing status, and tax year. For example, if you filed in 2020 as single and under 65 years of age, your income needed to be at least $12,200.

  • Do I have to file taxes?

    If your income over a calendar year exceeds the threshold for your age group and filing status, you must file a federal tax return for that year. State and local rules vary. For example, there are some areas that don't have income tax at all and have different rules for filing taxes.

  • What happens if you don\'t file taxes?

    If you don't file and pay your taxes by the deadline, unpaid taxes will incur interest up to 25% of the unpaid amount. This, in addition to the unpaid amount, will be what you owe the IRS. Different states treat unpaid taxes differently and penalties range from fines to jail time.

  • How do I file taxes?

    Filing taxes involves getting your annual income documents and statements and filling out a tax return, which will tell you the amount you owe for the year. You can choose to fill out your returns yourself and mail them or file online. Or, you can hire a professional to fill out and file the returns for you.

  • How do I file taxes for free?

    There are several services that offer free filing of federal tax returns. The most notable are online services, including IRS.gov and TurboTax. You can also look around for community organizations that offer tax filing for free as a service for community members, including the local library.

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