Why use a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)?
For most people, their income taxes are the biggest and most complex financial transaction of the year. Why would you want to leave something that important to anyone less than a Certified Public Accountant?
Certified Public Accountants are required to undergo years of education, then must pass a very difficult 4-part exam, and then must work a minimum of 2,000 hours under the direct supervision of a CPA to become licensed as a Certified Public Accountant. Once licensed, a CPA is required to complete 40 hours of continuing professional education each year to maintain his license. The result of all this is that CPAs achieve a level of expertise that makes them worthy of your trust.
A licensed CPA can also represent you before the IRS. An ordinary tax preparer cannot. If you use an unlicensed tax preparer and the IRS contacts you about something questionable in your return, you are more than likely on your own. But if you use a CPA, he can represent you before the IRS and be right there with you to deal with the IRS and resolve the matter.
Use Bill Mish, CPA and you’ll be able to rest easy knowing you’re in good hands and your taxes are done right.