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Appelrouth Farah & Co, PA

Coral Gables, FL 33134
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For more than 30 years, Appelrouth Farah & Co, PA has worked with clients all over the world to offer tax and accounting solutions. The firm is a member of MGI Worldwide, an alliance of accounting and consulting firms in more than 80 countries. The business specializes in ad valorem tax appeals, business taxation, estate and gift tax planning, individual taxation, international taxation, state taxation, and taxpayer representation. Clients say the staff makes them feel like family.

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Brito & Brito

Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Brito & Brito has been providing tax services for more than 25 years. The tax firm specializes in working with men and women who serve in law enforcement, teaching, firefighting, and the military. The business files tax reports, handles out-of-state tax returns, handles bank reconciliation, creates profit and loss reports, and gives advice on new tax laws. Clients say that the staff at Brito & Brito have extensive experience, provide great customer service, and are knowledgeable and professional.

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Calas Group

Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Calas Group has worked with clients including individuals, medical practices, retailers, estates, wholesalers, nonprofit organizations, commercial organizations, and construction companies. The company's services include tax planning and preparation, plus solutions for tax problems. Based in Coral Gables, the tax firm is a Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The company is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

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Fajardo & Associates, LLC

DORAL, FL 33172
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The manager of Fajardo & Associates, LLC has more than 30 years of experience in accounting. The tax firm has experience working with restaurants, gas stations, hospitality businesses, HOAs, franchises, and property management. The business keeps track of local, state, and federal law changes and helps clients plan their taxes accordingly. The company also provides finance and accounting services.

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Fresh Start Tax

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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The team at Fresh Start Tax has more than 95 years of combined professional experience. The tax firm provides help for IRS wage garnishment, unfiled tax returns, filing back taxes, payroll tax settlements, and other tax issues. The Fort Lauderdale business serves clients around the U.S. and has been seen on ABC, Yahoo! News, Miami Herald, Newsday, and Beyond the Dow. The company is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

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J.J. Palacio, PA

Miami, FL 33186
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J.J. Palacio, PA has been serving the Miami area for more than 20 years. The firm deals with tax issues such as payroll problems, back taxes, non-filed returns, IRS audits, IRS liens, IRS levies, and wage garnishments. The company advises individuals and businesses with tax saving strategies.

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Jiron & Company, CPA, PA

Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Jiron & Company, CPA, PA has been serving the Miami area for more than 10 years. The company's services include tax preparation, application of tax ID numbers, consultation services, bookkeeping, QuickBooks advice, and payroll for small businesses. The business is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The Jiron & Company site offers a variety of tax and finance calculators. Clients attest to the company's reliable services and helpful financial advice.

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Lord Breakspeare Callaghan LLC

Miami, FL 33186
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Lord Breakspeare Callaghan LLC has been providing tax solutions for individuals and small to medium businesses for more than 25 years. The staff have more than 50 years of combined experience in accounting. The firm prepares business tax returns, prepares financial statements, calculates payroll and sales taxes, handles bank reconciliations, and gives depreciation reports. Clients have praised Lord Breakspeare Callaghan for its hardworking, caring employees.

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Marc E. O'Connor, CPA, PA

Miami Lakes, FL 33014
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Marc E. O'Connor, CPA, PA serves business owners, executives, and independent professionals. Based in Miami Lakes, the company provides tax preparation and planning and help with tax problems such as non-filed tax returns, payroll issues, bankruptcy, IRS wage garnishment, and IRS liens. The accountant is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and BNI Momentum.

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Max Tax Agency

Miami, FL 33130
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Max Tax Agency helps individuals and small businesses all over the country with tax planning and preparation. The Miami tax firm files sales tax reports, prepares business tax returns, processes payroll, and prepares bank reconciliations. Clients give positive feedback for the agency's thorough organization and real results in tax savings.

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Padro & Company, PA

Miami, FL 33172
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The owner of Padro & Company, PA has more than 25 years of experience in accounting for small to large firms. The business is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and has been in business since 1996. The tax firm serves businesses with income tax preparation, international taxation services, QuickBooks training, management consulting, and other services. Padro & Company, PA also helps individuals with tax preparation.

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Tax House Miami

Miami, FL 33138
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Tax House Miami is a family-run business whose accountants have more than 20 years of combined experience. The accountants help individual and corporate clients with tax preparation and tax defense. The business offers a cozy, relaxing atmosphere for a low-stress tax filing experience. Clients have praised Tax House Miami for its helpful, intelligent staff who provide fast and polite service.

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Tax Pros

8746 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33165
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Tax Pros is a Miami-based company that has over 20 years of experience assisting clients with tax preparation and bookkeeping. With over a dozen offices located throughout Florida, the company works with sole entrepreneurs and big businesses to help clients obtain all potential credits and deductions on their yearly tax refunds. Tax Pros also provides credit repair and financial planning services. All services are available in both English and Spanish.

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The Brunton, Strachan & Khan CPA Firm, Chartered

1200 Brickell Ave Ste 1950, Miami, FL 33131
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The Brunton, Strachan & Khan CPA Firm, Chartered is an accounting and tax services company in Miami that specializes in international taxation and foreign partnerships. Its accountants determine filing requirements and prepare tax returns for U.S. citizens, green card holders, nonresidents, and foreign entities. The firm uses IRS amnesty and voluntary disclosure programs to assist clients with undisclosed assets and unreported income. Estate planning services are also available, including estate tax closing letters and IRS transfer certificates.

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Vizcaino Zomerfeld, LLP

Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Since 1989, Vizcaino Zomerfeld, LLP has worked with small and mid-size businesses, government entities, organizations, high net-worth individuals, and multinational corporations. The firm has been recognized as one of the Top 100 local businesses by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, a Top 100 Small Business 2009 by Business Leader South Florida, and a 2014 Power Leader in Law & Accounting by South Florida Business Journal.

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Zuckerman & Mata, LLC

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394
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Zuckerman & Mata, LLC is a tax firm based in Fort Lauderdale that has served the area for more than 30 years. The company has an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating a firm can receive. The staff have experience with Florida sales and use tax, IRS investigations, delinquent tax returns, and estate taxes. Clients say the staff are knowledgeable, helpful, and professional.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Should you pay someone to do your taxes?

If you're concerned about getting everything right and paying the right amount, you may want to hire someone to fill out and file your tax returns for you. You don’t need a tax accountant, but many people prefer not to have to worry about their taxes every year.

What is a tax accountant?

A tax accountant is a professional who receives training in federal, state, and local tax laws, codes, and proceedings. They are qualified to assist individuals in filing their taxes and are usually in a private practice or employed by a professional tax service.

What do tax accountants do?

Tax accounts ensure their clients' tax returns are filled out and filed correctly. They also advise clients on the correct documents to bring to their appointment and make sure they're aware of every credit or deduction available to them based on their specific circumstances.

How much does it cost to have someone do your taxes?

According to Investopedia, the average cost of hiring a tax professional is usually between $146 and $457. If you have complex taxes or your income is higher than average, a tax accountant may charge higher fees because of the extra time and risk involved.

How do I check if taxes were filed?

To see if your federal taxes were filed correctly, you can contact the IRS by phone or by going online — IRS.gov — and viewing your account. If you filed with an online service, check for a confirmation that your returns were accepted. For state and local taxes, contact tax departments where you live.

Can a dependent file taxes?

Technically, a dependent can file. They're only required to file taxes when their annual income is over the tax year's minimum threshold. With this in mind, if someone who is a dependent on another person's return expects to be eligible for a refund, they can, and should, file taxes for the year.

Can a 17 year old file taxes?

A minor can file taxes but isn't required to, outside of a few situations. The most common instance is when their income exceeds the standard deduction for the year. In most cases, the parent is allowed to include this return and income with theirs for the year.

Can you file taxes with no income?

It's legal to file your taxes, even if you didn't earn an income during the tax year. Many people choose to do this because even if you didn't pay any taxes for the year, you can still take advantage of eligible credits, carry over state deductions, and protect against future audits.

How do I file a tax extension?

To file an extension with the IRS, you'll need to fill out Form 4868 and pay any taxes you owe so that you don't have to pay a penalty for unpaid taxes. The extension itself is not penalized — it gives you an extra six months to file your tax paperwork.

How do I file back taxes?

To file your returns for unpaid taxes that you owe, you'll need to gather the forms you would've filed with the old returns and file them. You can still take advantage of any credits and deductions that were active over the years you didn't file if you can show the necessary documents.

Can married couples file taxes separately?

Married couples can choose to file taxes together or separately, but they’re encouraged to file together. The IRS extends several benefits for married couples who file jointly, so this is the most common option of the two.

How do I become a tax accountant?

To become a tax accountant, you need to receive a traditional bachelor's degree in accounting and training — either as part of your education or separately — in your local, state, and federal tax codes. Many tax professionals receive post-graduate certifications, such as the CPA, although this isn't required.

How much do tax accountants make?

The annual earnings of tax accounts and preparers varies widely based on their level of experience and employer. According to Forbes, the average earnings for an accountant can reach $95,000 in some states, while tax preparers usually earn less.

Do tax accountants need to be CPAs?

Tax accountants are not required to be CPAs but many are. This is because accountants who are also CPAs are often looked at as being more credible and qualified if they're in private practice. It also qualifies them for more responsibilities as they move up in their careers.

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